December 11, 2013

Weapons Poll Results and Weapons Training

The results of my latest poll are back ("Do you carry a weapon for self defense?") and it is one of the largest responses I have ever had!  Over 26 of you chimed in and gave me some great feedback on your view of personal protection, which for the most part the majority of you prefer to carry some sort of weapon for self defense. 

No, I'm a pacifist
  3 (11%)
No, My Hands Are Lethal
  5 (19%)
CCW / Gun
  9 (34%)
  0 (0%)
Sap / Knuckleduster
  3 (11%)
Blade - Fixed
  9 (34%)
Blade - Folder
  14 (53%)
  2 (7%)
Baton / Stick
  5 (19%)
Cane / Staff
  2 (7%)

Votes so far: 26
It is interesting to note that Pekiti Tirsia Kali is a modern evolving martial art that includes handgun, shotgun, and rifle training along with bladed combat and empty hands.  Below is a great clip my coach Meynard Ancheta shared Ron Avery's clip on the draw stroke, which is arguably the most important (and common) movement you can do in self defense, empty handed or otherwise.  Study on this and stop by Three Harmonies Martial Arts to train Pekiti Tirsia Kali on Wednesday nights at 6 and Saturday morning at 9:

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