This book by Kenneth R. Murray is a must read for anyone looking to further develop their skills as an
instructor. Murray, one of the founders of Simmunitions, gives us an in-depth look at the massive
benefits to reality based training. Not only can we learn the benefits of reality based training, but we he also shows us why it is so crucial we step back and look at why we train a skill the way we do and how it will effect us in real world scenarios. I'm reading this book for my second time because there is so much that can be taken away and one of my favorite topics teaches us about training scars. We have two valuable resources which effect our training. These are our time and our money and often when we try to cut corners in either of these we create bad habits or unsafe training practices that could get us hurt or even worse killed. Understanding this caused me to change my own training and the instruction I provide to my students. Although something may appear to work well on paper, it sometimes gives us this false sense of security.