Importance of self-defense training

The greatest deception that is perpetuated by many in our culture is to ignore the undeniable fact that evil exists and that evil people will stop at nothing to commit horrific acts of violence.

Law enforcement and other first responders are the heroes of our time.  They put themselves at great risk to save the lives of complete strangers.

The world we live in today is growing more dangerous with mass shootings and terrorist attacks on the rise.  Recent attacks by deranged individuals have proven the need for why more people need to stay alert to their surroundings and learn how to protect themselves.

Most people go about their daily activity with little to no thought about the dangers they could face.  The people who attended church services in Texas certainly never thought they would become the center of national attention and the victims of such a horrible tragedy.

Each time a mass shooting happens like the one in Texas we always hear in the details that the shooter only stopped to reload.  Those critical moments are an opportunity for someone to end the attack but it is rare that anyone ever does and the killer continues their evil attack.

These attackers have been shown many times over to be the biggest cowards and almost always end their attack when confronted.

Stories of survivors of mass shootings show that many people did nothing but wait for the attacker to shoot them, watching them as they reload with the very bullets that then take their lives.

As a nation, as a culture and as individuals we MUST change the way we think about those who commit evil acts and be willing to confront them if necessary.  We must also equip ourselves with the knowledge and tools necessary to stop them.

Self-defense training can be an important part in gaining the knowledge necessary to save your life and the life of those around you.  Everyone thinks they know what they will do to protect themselves if something were to happen but the reality is that many don’t have any idea of what they need to do.

In a critical defense situation where you are under the potentially greatest stress of your life, it has been proven many times over that people do not rise to the occasion.  Instead, they default to their level of training.

Your emotional and physical reflexes take over.  If you have not trained and prepared yourself for the situation you are in, you will be at a great disadvantage.

Self-defense training is not just about firearms training, however, that is one component that needs to be addressed.  It is also about preparing yourself physically and mentally to deal with an unknown situation.

Physical fitness and physical endurance need to be a part of your training as well as some form of martial arts or hand to hand techniques, especially for those who live in states where carrying of weapons is harder to do.

I’m not saying that all of us need to spend every waking moment training for the unexpected, but it clearly is becoming more important to make it a part of our everyday lives.  A little preparation can go a long way into preserving your life and the lives of others around you.