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Old 03-14-2012, 12:43 PM
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Think twice about using it if they know that the guy in the other car is just as well armed.
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I'm sure that would really make a difference if he was behind me
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:13 AM
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Don't just rely on guns.
Try and learn Krav Maga - a form of self-defence.
Both my daughters know how to do it.

Israeli Marines watching Roy Elghanayan's Krav Maga & Israeli Ju Jitsu Demo - YouTube
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Israeli Self-Defense Teaches American Women to Defend Themselves
The Krav Maga Israeli self-defense technique is teaching Americans how to defend themselves in case of an attack.


By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 3/27/2012, 10:11 AM


An Israeli self-defense technique has become widely popular in America, and is being used by the American military, law enforcement agents, and every day people looking to defend themselves, CBS News reported.

Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted, and 80 percent of victims are under 30 years of age. The violence against woman is even more staggering, as one in four women will be raped before they graduate college.

Yet, the Israeli Krav Maga is reducing these statistics and providing individuals with an innovative and effective way of defending themselves.

Cindy Guerro recounted an incident in which a man, she thought was her friend, forced himself on her and said that due to the fear, she merely froze. While Guerra managed to get out of the situation unharmed, it caused her to take control over her future and take her safety into her own hands by enrolling in Krav Maga classes.

“For those people who are looking for a measure of self defense… and they want to get it now, we show a variety of common attacks, what happens on the street during a crime. That’s what we do,” said Darren Levine, a prosecutor for L.A. County and one of the highest ranked Krav Maga instructors in the world.

Levine said that the classes not only provide individuals with the appropriate moves and skills to defend themselves during an attack, but also teach them a mindset that is essential for survival.

“If you were just to teach techniques, then you’re building people for failure. Because you need to teach the mindset to survive, to engage someone who wants to kill you, to stab you, to rape you,” Levine said. “How do you stay there and fight and hit and know where to hit and know how to do all those things?

“Your vision isn’t as good in the dark, and that’s more likely when...they’re going to be attacked, under those circumstances, rather than the beautiful lighting in the gym we have here. It doesn’t make any sense [to only train in a gym],” he said.

Students are placed in different situations in which they feel threatened and are taught how to best respond to each scenario.

One student recounted a recent event in which she was put in a compromising position. “A guy came and just opened my car door while I was waiting at the 7-Eleven, and at the time I just reacted. I just screamed at him, and it shocked him and it freaked him out and he just left my car,” she said. “Prior to this experience I think I would have just panicked.”

Israeli Self-Defense Protects American Women - Features - News - Israel National News

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nothing like bringing a fist to a gun fight =D
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So have I. I'm not stupid, and I don't think you are either.

But why are so many people wanting to remove the guns from the rest of the people?
Who wants to remove guns? The second amendment was just upheld; I would think that has settled it.
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nothing like bringing a fist to a gun fight =D
Someone comes up behind you in a dark street, with a knife at your throat, reaching for your gun is not an option is it?!
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nothing like bringing a fist to a gun fight =D
First line of defense is an extension of your body.

Reaction time to pull a gun and release the safety/cock the hammer versus a bodily swing, if only for a distraction, may give you the seconds you need to pull a weapon.

21 seconds, according to a local Fire Arms trainer.
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