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Dueling Hawks - Aerial Maneuvers & OODA Loops

During air combat, fighter pilots like hawks maneuver in order to gain a positional advantage over the opponent. Military strategist, John Boyd created what is called the OODA loop, for combat pilots. 36 more words


12HIGH's approach to transforming business strategy

12HIGH actively transforms business strategy.

Business strategy is too often passive. It is too rigid. It is too often theoretical. It is too often presumptuous. 468 more words


Masterpieces are never finished

Just abandoned (attributed to Leonardo da Vinci).

I’m not claiming that the new version of “Boyd’s Real OODA Loop” is a masterpiece, although I think it’s pretty good, but I am abandoning it for now, with the exception of an occasional correction or brilliant rephrasing.¬† 78 more words

Boyd's Theories

What does Time and Space mean for the Airman?

By Ian Shields

Editorial Note: Between February and April 2018, The Central Blue and From Balloons to Drones, will be publishing a series of articles that examine the requirements of high-intensity warfare in the 21st Century. 1,997 more words

Air Power History

Understanding The O.O.D.A. Loop

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” – Mike Tyson

If you spend any amount of time in a Self-Defense training environment you will hear instructors often refer to something called “The OODA Loop”. 697 more words


Practical Active Shooter Response for Non-Responders

Because of recent events, many people are afraid. They have a fear about what to do if something like an active shooter situation happens where they are. 657 more words


Create Distance and Break Contact!!

I’d like to take a moment to discuss a deficit I’ve seen in training. In this lifestyle of ours an aggressive spirit is cultivated. Stand your Ground, Castle Doctrine, Be A Man all have their place at specific times but none of them, even the… 852 more words