The Chinese Military General, Sun Tzu, once stated,
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
What I know about myself is that I absolutely love my children. And I know that my enemy knows that, too. So, what better way to hurt a mother than to harm her babies?
Unfortunately, that’s a reality of the sick world we are living in today. Between ISIS beheadings, other terrorist organizations hell-bent on killing Americans and deranged gunmen trying to murder our precious innocents, we (moms, dads, teachers, and all other Americans for that matter) can no longer afford to remain helpless, especially in all those ridiculous “gunman-friendly” (A.K.A.: “gun-free”) zones.
So, I decided to take the Resist Active Shooter course at Triangle Krav Maga in Raleigh, NC. The Resist Active Shooter course specifically teaches its participants how to neutralize gunmen in the most dangerous places an American can be today–yes, those annoying “gun-free zones”.
The course features combat specialists from various military and law enforcement agencies, as well as specialists in other fields.
During our training, owner of Triangle Krav Maga and Active Shooter instructor, Molotov Mitchell, said, “Your body can’t go to places where your mind has never been before.”
That’s why the training actually takes place in some locales where mass shootings have most recently occurred: the movie theater, school and the office (of course, as a mother, the school setting was of particular interest to me). Not only are participants placed in these particular settings, they are also placed under the enormous stress (of being in mass shooting situations) through a number of simulation drills.
You can watch a clip of the Resist Active Shooter class right here:
To be honest, I not only trained with my Army veteran nephew, a NC Senator, a Superior Court Judge, some teachers, and several other amazing Patriots. I also brought my ten-year-old son (Kai) to the Resist Active Shooter workshop. At first, I was a little apprehensive about him being there, exposed to such duress. Yet, when it came time for the final test, Kai knocked it out of the park.
During the final drill, we were sitting in a classroom setting when a “gunman” (an instructor dressed in all camouflage, carrying an assault rifle) burst into the room. Kai immediately jumped up and used Krav Maga (defense techniques we had just learned) to get control of the weapon and to knock the “gunman” out of commission. I was quite impressed with my little buck!
If you are not yet familiar with Krav Maga, it is a hand-to-hand fighting system recognized for its brutal counter-attacks, solutions for multiple attackers and the ability to end fights quickly.
Krav Maga (which means “close combat” in Hebrew) was actually created by Imi Litchenfeld during World War II as a defense system for the Jews to fight the Nazis (especially since the Jews were completely disarmed at that time).
Krav Maga is also the defense system adopted by the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). In fact, since every Israeli serves in the IDF, every Israeli also knows how to do Krav Maga. That’s why we hear very few stories about close-contact attacks in Israel. If a thief tries to “snatch” an Israeli woman’s purse, he knows he is likely to have his arse handed to him, by that very woman.
Molotov Mitchell also explains:
“Krav Maga is a fighting system. It’s not a martial art. There’s no muttering, hand gestures, incantations or acting like an animal. We are rather savage. Krav Maga is the most savage fighting system in the world. It is the fastest way to end a fight.”
Mitchell, the Republican NC Senate (District 16) candidate, has been practicing Krav Maga for several years, training up 3 to 5 hours a day, and is also a Black Belt. He is also certified in Force Training, which means he is authorized to teach police and military tactics. He’s taught special ops units and has taught in other countries around the world. Just recently, Mitchell traveled to Moldova (a country well known for high incidences of human trafficking) to teach rape prevention to women.
At Mitchell’s school, Triangle Krav Maga, the goal is“… to equip responsible citizens with the necessary skills to neutralize threats quickly, so they can get home safe.”
Triangle Krav Maga is one of the only Krav Maga schools on the East Coast certified to teach Force Training to law enforcement and military. They also teach modified Krav Maga to children. Not to mention the fact that the school also offers a wide variety of firearms classes.
The folks at Triangle Krav Maga truly care about their community (and their country, for that matter), and their Resist Active Shooter course I recently attended surely reflected that.
With all the threats Americans are facing today, I hope more people choose to participate in practical Resist Active Shooter training programs such as this one.
Stay Dangerous, My Friends!