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Richard "Mack" Machowicz looks at the upgrade for the M-16/M4 family of assault rifles.
Bio: Richard "Mack" Machowicz's expertise with soldier craft and military hardware comes from his experience as a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Navy SEALs. During his service tenure, he participated in numerous tactical operations with SEAL Team ONE and TWO. While at SEAL Team TWO he was attached to the training cadre as the Leading Petty Officer of Land, Mountain and Arctic Warfare.
Mack has over 20 years experience in the martial arts, studying such systems as muay thai boxing, Jeet Kune Do, kickboxing, aikido, jujitsu, savate, arnis and karate. He was a certified instructor in the Naval Special Warfare Combat Fighting Instructor Course, a Naval Special Warfare Scout/Sniper and has received multiple black belts. Machowicz also served as a personal protection specialist for many high profile individuals within the political arena, business world and entertainment industry.
As founder of the Bukido Institute and creator of the Bukido Training System, Machowicz teaches a performance philosophy that uses unarmed combat as a pathway for exploring the dynamics of doubt, hesitation, second-guessing, stress, pain, fatigue and fear. Bukido shows clients -- including professional athletes and entertainment industry executives -- how to maximize their ability to focus in any environment.
Machowicz's work has been featured in many popular publications including the Los Angeles Times and Men's Fitness, and showcased on ESPN, Lifetime and Fox Sports.
His book, Unleash the Warrior Within: Develop the Focus, Discipline, Confidence and Courage You Need to Achieve Unlimited Goals (Marlowe & Company, 2002), is now available in four languages. Mack is also co-founder of the film company Warpath Entertainment and a member of the Screen Actors Guild.