It was cool to see my own country’s martial art being showcased to our class.
One thing that I learned during the self-defense lesson last Tuesday was that you should only be trying to be disarming a person with a gun when they are close to you. It is nearly impossible to try to disarm if they are across the room. Also, something I learned when disarming the person, you grab the gun. That was very surprising to me because you wouldn’t think to grab the weapon that the person is using to harm you. The reason why you grab the gun is because if you just grab their wrist they can still point the gun at you. The goal for you is to keep the gun from being pointed at you. I was surprised that even with an assault riffle, way bigger than a handgun, you still grab the gun and hold it away from you. I was very surprised that the specific martial art we were learning during this self-defense lesson was a Filipino martial art. It was cool to see my own country’s martial art being showcased to our class. I was also surprised to know the person teaching self-defense was Professor Hoffman’s own husband. After learning this self-defense last week there are still many things that I want to learn about this subject. One thing I want to learn is what to do once I disarm the person, what do I do. Also the Filipino Martial art we were learning interested me very much and I want to look into learn more about it and actually practice it.
American Arnis - Gladiator School
I was surprised that even with an assault riffle, way bigger than a handgun, you still grab the gun and hold it away from you.
Vincent Babaos, Student Cal State Los Angeles