very informative and exciting
The self-defense presentation and activity, lead by David Riggs, was very informative and exciting. Although I have taken a kickboxing course on campus, I did not have much knowledge on self-defense with a weapon. Therefore, it was great to have this presentation. After the many shootings, which have occurred within the past several years, it is terrifying to think that a similar event could happen at any time and at any place. When Instructor Riggs was explaining and demonstrating how to disarm a shooter, it was interesting to learn that with just some small movements, it can make a big difference and can save your life. For instance, by twisting the firearm away and against the shooter’s body, the pain of the motion can make the attacker to release the weapon. In addition, it is best to use your whole body such as the legs and arms to defend yourself. Additionally, with the circular motion of the arms, counterclockwise or clockwise, people can block the attacker from harming them. I also learned a little bit about firearms. For instance, most guns are made for people who are right-handed. So, the slot that the bullet cartilage comes out is on the right side of the gun and that is where there is heat. Thus, it would be better and safer for the defender to know this information to help reduce the harm when defending themselves against the attacker. However, the most important part that I took away from the activity was that if I were ever faced to fight the shooter, make sure to point the head of the firearm away from me and attack if possible. Although the thought of having to defend against a shooter is still frightening, this activity made me a bit more comfortable about defending myself.
American Arnis - Gladiator School
Although the thought of having to defend against a shooter is still frightening, this activity made me a bit more comfortable about defending myself.
Vivian Le, Student Cal State Los Angeles