I recently saw a meme as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed. I forget who posted it but the content is extremely relevant for you. It said,
“Nobody needs a $3000 AR-15 Rifle. They need a $700 AR-15 Rifle and $2300.00 worth of training.” - Facebook Meme
Boy aint that the truth? It is a peculiar aspect of human nature that we tend to spend more time and money on things that don’t really “get to the point” of something. Have you noticed this? Investing in an AR-15 is a good step in arming yourself for personal protection. However, that is just the beginning. What is more important? The weapon or the training? You may need a weapon to protect yourself but without good training, it may not matter.
Especially when it comes to firearms, the consequences of your negligence, naiveté, or misconceptions could do more damage than prevent damage. This is true however for ALL weapons training.
I know so many people who carry folding knives for example and yet, they have never trained with it. They carry pepper spray, or stun guns, and have never trained with them. They don’t practice drawing them from concealment, they don’t practice using it to strike a target … they buy it, carry it, and that’s where the journey ends. You are not like them however, you know better.
As this meme stated, you would be better served to save some cash on the weapon and invest the difference that you saved in good, quality training with that and other weapons. You should invest in unarmed solutions as well because what happens if your weapon doesn’t work, cannot be accessed in time, or is taken or lost during your fight? Do you have any other skills?
I recently completed two Personal Protection seminars with groups of women who are members of the Well-Armed Woman LLC. They meet to discuss and shoot firearms, go over safety, proper cleaning and storage techniques, etc. This is AWESOME training and I recommend our Stark County Ohio Chapter and it’s leaders, Susan Brenner and Amanda Thorne highly. However, these women were very smart to seek out personal protection training that dealt with other options and aspects to fighting. The gun may jam, you may run out of ammo and the fight isn’t over, etc. Do you have other skills? These women do now thanks to their personal investment into high-quality training.
I do not want you to fall for the myth that once you buy a weapon you are safe. That is a false reality and a potentially harmful illusion. My mentor, John Viol Shihan, once said, “Buying a guitar no more makes me a musician than buying a firearm makes me a warrior. Just because I bought that guitar doesn’t mean I can play it.”
How true and wise words that I hope you take to heart. I, my colleagues and comrades are here to provide modern personal protection solutions for you and your family, company, group. Etc. Do not continuing deceiving yourself into thinking you are safe simply because you bought a gun. Get training.
If I cannot provide you with the answers to what you seek or the training you desire, trust me when I say I am plugged in to the sources who can. What to do Force on Force firearm training with airsoft pistols where you shoot at real attackers? I know a guy. Want to do grappling and percussion training with your firearm, knife, flashlight or cell phone? I know lots of guys. Want to learn unarmed tactics and solutions for striking and grappling when a weapon isn't available? You guessed it, I know some guys (and gals). Want a greater insight into the criminal mind and the psychology of predators? I know a guy. Chances are, I know someone who can help you with your question and your problem. But you must ask.
My network and affiliation with Martial Sciences International provides me with access to the core and hub of all things martial. I have also interviewed nearly 100 professional protectors from various fields of study, occupation and expertise. Trust me, I know someone who can help you. All you have to do is molon labe…
I conduct weekly personal protection training and I am internationally licensed from the highest martial authority in the world – if you have a training problem you want solved, ask me to solve it.
Invest in a good, functional weapon that doesn’t break your bank account and invest the difference in good, quality training. I know of nothing better to upgrade your personal, professional and protector life with than authentic, reality-based martial training. I can help you with that and so can my network and colleagues.
What kind of training would you like? What personal protection or self-defense problem are you facing? Take action today and get answers and solutions. Email me at info@AlexLanshe.com to request training.
You know in your heart if you have the training necessary to succeed. You can squash your anxiety and worry by taking action and getting training. As Lt. Col. Grossman once famously said, “Preparation cures paranoia”. The “cure” awaits you on the battleground. Molon labe…
Alexander Lanshe Sensei
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