This really is so important. I was doing some stretching exercises a few days ago after a run when this young, smart-mouthed, trouble making punk started mocking me. I am 63 years old and this trouble making kid looked to be about age 20. He was also bigger than me. I just ignored him as best I could and resisted the temptation to confront him and tell him to shut his obnoxious mouth. If it would have escalated in to a physical contest of pugilism, I was not confident of my ability to handle him, especially since he had the advantages of youth and size. I’m in good physical condition for a 63 year old man, but I was at a disadvantage here due to my size and age. I found myself going back and studying my elite self defense training system. If I ever cross paths with this young punk or any other trouble making booger man out there, I want to be prepared to finish any trouble that they may start.
Congratulations, everyone, and thank you for the inspiration and dedication! And thank you, Damian Ross and the Self Defense Company! I plan to begin learning to instruct soon. I am in the Elite membership, Module 2, and will soon purchase the Instructor package. I already have a number of potential students who desire to learn self-defense and/or to instruct others. Branding (pre-branding?) myself is fun and exciting. Persistence will pay off as it has for others here!
Wow, an impressive list. To those on the instructor list, but not on this one, believe me. You will only receive after you are willing to give. As we go through the different comments, videos, etc. we will see people about whom we know nothing. Some of these are those that got board and were not here one day. As long as you stay active doing something (anything) you will stay interested. When you read something that impresses you, let the author know. When something fits with something you have learned somewhere else, share your comments and learning with the rest of us. We are all in this together. If we do not hang together, we will hang separately.
I have worn 3A vests since the 1970s. I feel naked without one. AND, for the officers that say a vest is uncomfortable and hot, I was known to walk up to, or walk close to, an officer without a vest, and punch them hard in the chest (heart-punch). When they quit sputtering, coughing and catching their breath, I told them, maybe they are tough enough not to wear a vest. Most started wearing them.
I prolly would like one of those jacket/coats to put on, in the house, just before my front door is breached. I have to smile a bit about the “draw attention to yourself” bit, as in the S, where I live, I’m only in some jacket or coat 3-4 days out of the ‘year.’ ‘Course, I’m hot natured and anything above 70 degrees will have me running like a faucet with sweat at almost any exertion level. I have a vision in my mind of walking into some establishment with that black coat on in 95 degree weather – talk about people dialing 911 suspecting a terrorist attack! That coat, at home, with a ballistic helmet, and built in grenade sumps would definitely be a cheaper alternative than bullet proofing my exterior walls and windows!
BY ALEXANDER CASTIGLIONE
Every headline seems to be a new shooting or a new inspired attack. And if you’re reading this, you’re probably erring on the side of caution. You probably like to be prepared. Us too