Introduction

Throughout all my expeditions, the planning, and discipline instilled into me by my Royal Marines training has been invaluable. More than invaluable actually; it's saved my life (and those of others) on numerous occasions.

Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, I've therefore arranged this book in the same way that the Royal Marines instruct their recruits.

The EDI Process

The teaching process is designed to be simple and memorable under stressful circumstances. Every action is taught using a three‐step process:

  • Explain. I'll tell you what I'm going to do and why I'm doing it.
  • Demonstrate. I'll demonstrate and show you the standard required.
  • Imitate. You repeat what I've shown you on your own.

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