Survival arts dANTEL, Spain — As the world begins to enter a new dark age, survivors are discovering that there are no easy answers.
As survival arts pioneer and survival coach Tacori Dantela looks for solutions in the face of the threat of the apocalypse, her story, the journey of a new generation of survival arts trainers and the stories of survival coaches around the world are shared.
Survival arts, which Dantel and her husband are pioneers in, has seen a huge growth in popularity in the last decade, and is now growing at a rate of nearly 50% per year, as more people learn about the art of surviving the end of the world and embrace it as an important part of their lives.
Dantela, a former world champion in survival arts and a former professional boxing fighter, has been involved in many successful survival arts training programs, but she has also become a leader in the field of survival sports.
She is a world-renowned expert on the subject of survival training.
In this article, Dantella shares with National Geographic the lessons she learned through her life as a survival arts coach, how she overcame her fear of the end, and what her vision is for survival training in the future.
You can find out more about Tacori in this episode of The Science of Survival.
For years, she had no idea she was training survival arts, but in 2017 she learned about her passion.
“I was like, ‘Oh, this is amazing.
This is the one thing that I’ve always wanted to do,'” she says.
Dantello says she started training survival training, and in 2018, she was able to take a leap of faith and enter the survival arts world.
She trained for eight months in a gym in the Dominican Republic.
In 2018, the year before she died, she made a commitment to herself that she would take this job full-time.
In 2020, she took a year off to work as a fitness trainer.
“In those first two years I could not tell you how many times I was working on a day to day basis, or just in my mind,” she says of her training.
Danteels passion for survival, as well as her love for the art, has become a passion of her own, as she has been in many of the survival workshops she has worked in.
Her goal is to be able to continue doing survival workshops throughout the year, but also teach other survival arts to new people.
“The most important thing is to show that you are a survivor,” she explains.
“If you are not in a position to help others in any way, then you are going to have a hard time.
You can not hide from your heart, you can not pretend that everything is okay.”
Dantella’s training is not always an easy one.
She says it is not the only way to train, and that it is very difficult to make changes if you are just starting out.
“You can have some bad days and you can have great days, but it is a hard road to walk,” she notes.
“I can tell you that when I got my first injury, I lost a lot of weight, and the weight that I lost has affected me for the rest of my life.”
Danteel’s journey from fitness trainer to survival arts trainer was long and complicated, and it took her years of experience and dedication.
She eventually reached the top of her game and has taught survival workshops around the globe.
She says it was difficult to find a career that would take her in the survival skills field, as most survival training was in the sports world.
“It was very difficult because there was no training in survival skills.
There was no experience in survival, and then of course there was the fact that you have to have this training to go to the movies,” she points out.
“It was difficult for people to accept that they would have to be in a survival art to be a survival artist.”
That was hard because I was very close to the end.
“When she decided to take the leap and take the training, she realized that there were a lot more people who wanted to be survival artists.”
As a survival skills instructor, DANTEL is a strong advocate for those who want to make the transition from the sports realm to the survival arena. “
In survival arts you can get in as early as 3:30 in the morning, and there is a big difference between an expert and a novice in survival art.”
As a survival skills instructor, DANTEL is a strong advocate for those who want to make the transition from the sports realm to the survival arena.
In 2017, she became the first person in the United States to complete an endurance marathon in two hours and 39 minutes.
Her journey, she says, is the best example of the power of the art and how to get the most out of it.DANTEL has a passion for all things survival