Showing posts with label Navy SEALs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Navy SEALs. Show all posts

Monday, May 30, 2022

From A Soldier To A Swimmer, The Marathon Swim Story of John Doolittle

While many, if not most, people know John Doolittle as a 25-year military veteran, a retired Navy SEAL captain, and an Air Force Academy graduate where he was a talented breaststroker, he has another side to his multi-faceted career: that of a channel swimmer.

Shannon House interviewed Doolittle, the Chief Revenue Officer of KAATSU Global, for her podcast, Marathon Swim Stories. Doolittle tells House about the establishment of Tampa Bay Frogman Swim, annually raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the NAVY SEAL Foundation, and what led him to swim 33.5 kilometers across a rough English Channel as a tribute to Neil Roberts.

Listen here to the Marathon Swim Story of John Doolittle

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Naked Warrior Recovery - Black Friday Sale

For who? Tactical athletes, Navy SEALs
For what? KAATSU At Home

William Branum, a 26-year veteran of the Navy SEALs and founder of Naked Warrior Recovery, is up to 50% discounts on all Naked Warrior Recovery supplements and products on a Black Friday sale.

For more information, visit

At an early age in his home state of Mississippi, Branum knew he wanted to be part of a team that would push him beyond whatever limits he thought he had and still enjoy the outdoors and all it had to offer. He charged forward and became an Eagle Scout and joined the Navy immediately after high school graduation.

After graduating from the famed Navy SEAL Training (BUD/S Class 208), he was stationed in Virginia Beach, then in San Diego, and finally on Oahu where he served on multiple SEAL Teams, taught SEAL Sniper School, and was deployed around the globe.

As with too many veterans, Branum suffered from numerous physical injuries and psychological symptoms that negatively impacted his well-being and quality of life.

He talked about his use of KAATSU at home and in the Pacific Ocean, Naked Warrior Recovery, and THC-free CBD in the KAATSU At Home interview series with retired Navy SEAL captain John Doolittle and Steven Munatones.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

John Doolittle Joins The KAATSU Team

For who? Navy SEAL, soldiers
For what? Strength, stamina

Retired Navy SEAL Captain John Doolittle as KAATSU Global's Chief Business Development Officer. Originally from Walnut Creek, California, he graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1992 and has a Master’s Degree in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School.

After graduation from the Air Force Academy, he received a cross commission and served as a hard-hat Dive Salvage Officer and Surface Warfare Officer with the U.S. Navy from three years in Hawaii. In 1996, he transferred to the Naval Special Warfare community and became a Navy SEAL.

From 1997 to 2002, Doolittle was assigned to Navy SEAL Team Two and served throughout Europe and Africa including a deployment in Kosovo during the 9/11 tragedy.

In 2002, he reported to Naval Special Warfare Unit Two in Germany and conducted special operations in the Baltics, Levant, Bosnia and East Africa. In 2005, he was assigned to Naval Special Warfare Unit One in Guam as an Executive Officer. In 2006, he was sent to Fallujah, Iraq in support of Special Operations Task Force West.

In 2007, he served in the U.S. Special Operations Command headquarters and was the Deputy Commander for Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force for the Arabian Peninsula in Iraq. In 2009, he commanded the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan. In 2013, he became a director for the Preservation of the Force and Family Task Force in Florida.

He has received a Bronze Star twice, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal twice.

He was first introduced to KAATSU the Original BFR while he was rehabilitating with injured knees and a torn bicep muscle.

Photos above show Doolittle, a former collegiate swimmer at the Air Force Academy, with his graduating SEAL's class in 1996 [bottom row, far right], upon his retirement, and introducing KAATSU to men and women from various walks of life.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Unique Vision By Dr. Yoshiaki Sato

For who? Navy SEALs
For what? meteorite, Japanese swords

Retired Navy SEAL Captain John Doolittle is shown holding a Japanese sword owned by KAATSU inventor Dr. Yoshiaki Sato at the headquarters of KAATSU Japan in Fuchu just outside of Tokyo.

The unique sword is made from a meteorite that had fallen in Japan.

Dr. Sato acquired the raw meteorite years ago and commissioned one of Japan's most renowned sword makers to create an otherworldly long bladed weapon.

The sword is so strong that it was tested by cutting cleanly through the chassis of a motor vehicle.

The unique vision of Dr. Sato - whether it comes to KAATSU or a sword made from a meteorite - is always a pleasure to behold.

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