Many people take Self Defense training and think of themselves as “prepared” for any situation. Truthfully, if you train in our Krav Maga system at FearLess Nation, you will be prepared for any Self Defense situation that you get faced with. Here is the question that I have for you: could you defend someone else also? It’s an entirely different animal, when you have someone else to protect.
Self Defense is exactly that…Self Defense. It becomes a question of 3rd Party Protection when you hang out or walk with someone else. Learning how to walk with them, stand beside them, and protect them is invaluable. Let me paint a picture for you: you’re walking with your friend, and your friend is standing on your right hand side. Now, a gunman confronts you and threatens you with your life. If you do the standard defense, redirecting the gun to your right, you’ve just gotten your friend shot. How do you address that situation?
Okay, okay. What about this one: same set-up, you’re friend and you are walking, but this time, your friend is on the left. The gunman approaches again, but this time, the gunman aims at your friend, and threatens them with their life. Your standard gun defense doesn’t even begin to address the situation. Now, I am not trying to scare anyone, but I am trying to get you to open your eyes. Defending someone else is not covered in your standard Self Defense class.
One more scenario for you: your friend and you are out for a good night on the town, and suddenly, while you’re out, an active shooter begins to shoot up the building you’re in. Your friend, frozen in fear, doesn’t move or do anything. How do you safely get not only yourself but your friend out? What about the mass mob that is likely to develop out of fear? How do you also defend them against those people? Again, I’m not trying to frighten anyone or make you paranoid; I just want you to be prepared!
Take every opportunity to train in 3rd Party Protection! Learn how to defend the people around you, as well as yourself! I try to do as many seminars on the subject as possible, but there are only so many that I can fit in, so please, when you see one posted, don’t hesitate to take part. This is knowledge that could save the life of someone you love. Come see us in Trinity, FL, and see what it’s all about!