One never knows when an attacker may strike
I learned that I need to start taking better care of my body and that I would like to enroll in some sort of self defense class. One never knows when an attacker may strike and I have long lived a sedentary lifestyle and not only lack the hand eye coordination to adequately defend myself, but I also have barely enough stamina to climb the stairs in Salazar Hall. I was surprised that the most effective strategy to survive a shooter would be to get close enough to disarm them (assuming running is not an option). From what I gathered, it is all about redirecting the barrel of the gun away from you and maneuvering in such a way that you can disarm and acquire the weapon without putting yourself on the "business end" of the gun. I would like to learn more about how to remain calm and survive mass panic situations such as an active shooter, a fire in a crowded venue, or anything else that involves quick thinking and action. For instance, it would be helpful to know how to escape situations that lack a conventional exit, such as being on the second floor in Salazar Hall with the classroom door blocked or something similar. Overall I was very pleased with the training and I gained not only useful information for active shooter scenarios, but also the realization that I need to get off my butt and start exercising so that I can run fast away fast enough.
American Arnis - Gladiator School
Overall I was very pleased with the training and I gained not only useful information for active shooter scenarios, but also the realization that I need to get off my butt and start exercising so that I can run fast away fast enough.
Savino Hoshizaki, Student Cal State Los Angeles