“Martial arts.” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. … Although the term martial art has become associated with the fighting arts of eastern Asia, it originally referred to the combat systems of Europe as early as the 1550s. The term is derived from Latin, and means “arts of Mars”, the Roman god of war.
While I am opposed to war, the wonderful saying about a warrior in a garden comes to mind.
Using swords, knives, guns and fists are all ways one could fight a war sponsored by governments … or protect themselves. My interest is of course in helping peaceful people learn to protect themselves against attack. Having the skills to meet force with greater force is important in self-defense. The only person that should not be interested is a pacifist.
I have spent almost 50 years living in a geographical location ruled by the United States Government. I have been fortunate that, especially for the first half of my life, the carryover from the days of greater capitalism made our lives very rich and safe. I must look at the Americas as well as the rest of the world over the history of mankind. Doing this makes me realize that my fortune of the first part of my life being in a wonderful bubble does not suggest that the rest of my life will be the same.
Most humans throughout history have known that they should be prepared for war. The spoiled first world existence I and those near me have enjoyed is but a tiny blip in human history. There is a good chance that in the next 50 years, I will need to defend myself against aggression or choose to submit to bad things. The same is true for you. Are you prepared? Have you studied martial arts?
I suggest that you learn the art that I teach, shooting guns. Like other martial arts, it requires much proper practice to master. Most masters will humbly say that they are not masters, that they are only students that are perhaps a bit further along than you. Find a master that can share with you their knowledge. If you do get into a gunfight 10 years from now, will you be ready?
Shooting guns is a martial art, and we look forward to seeing you on the range!