To date, not only have I taken enough Krav Maga to pass the Level 1 belt test, but I’ve also attended an Active Shooter Seminar and Edged Weapons Seminar.
What does that mean?
That this is a messed up place to live!
The Active Shooter Seminar (they should have called it something else because I don’t want to type ASS every time I mention it) was rough. It opened with the sound of gunfire being blasted over the speakers, what was upsetting, personally. And then played again during some drills where we learned to attack the attackers as a group, disarm them, and work together to manage the situation and wait for the police. The class was taught by a local police officer and was 4 hours long. We learned how to not only disarm handguns, but also long guns like shotguns and ARs.
The Edged Weapons Seminar was taught by the same police and was 3 hours. It covered some knife attacks that we learned in class, but also slashing attacks.
Most important thing in disarming someone with a gun- get out of line of fire. Then the most important thing is the same for both weapons- the biggest, strongest, most amazing punch to the face of your life.
It’s such a messed up place that the more people who are training to counterattack and who are ready to take action, the better.
Take a class. Learn to fight.