While David was demonstrating how to take away the gun from Neil, the motion seemed pretty simple. But when it was time for us to practice I realized that it was not as easy to do what he had demonstrated

While David was demonstrating how to take away the gun from Neil, the motion seemed pretty simple. But when it was time for us to practice I realized that it was not as easy to do what he had demonstrated

While David was demonstrating how to take away the gun from Neil, the motion seemed pretty simple. But when it was time for us to practice I realized that it was not as easy to do what he had demonstrated. I did feel more comfortable after practicing the motion a couple times. The first time I tried to do the motion, the movement of pushing the firearm away from my classmate felt weird to me because I was not used to using my left hand. But I wanted my right hand to be the one I used to hit once I disarmed the person from the weapon. I really enjoyed the fact that David took the time to teach us what it would be like to be in a situation where someone has a firearm. I learned that the noise of the firearm can be painful and can even make it difficult to hear if you are close to where the firearm is being fired. I do feel more confident in being able to know what to do in a situation where there is an active shooter. Something I would like to learn more about is self-defense not involving a gun. I learned a little bit from the presentation David gave. I was just wondering what more can be done when neither person has any weapons. The reason for this is because one night I went to go get something out of my friend's car. I did not think much of going by myself since her car was so close to where she lived and I almost got abducted. I have learned to cope with that situation but I still wish to learn what can be done in a situation like that. I was able to escape that night but consider myself really lucky to have escaped because the person was already carrying me over their shoulders. I was able to break free by jumping and screaming hysterically. But I would like to learn more about what other things can be done in a situation like that.

Stephanie Miranda, Student Cal State Los Angeles

American Arnis - Gladiator School
2018-03-09T00:42:45+00:00

Stephanie Miranda, Student Cal State Los Angeles

I really enjoyed the fact that David took the time to teach us what it would be like to be in a situation where someone has a firearm. I learned that the noise of the firearm can be painful and can even make it difficult to hear if you are close to where the firearm is being fired. I do feel more confident in being able to know what to do in a situation where there is an active shooter.