ActiveSelfProtection 23 Aug 2016

Empty Handed Skills are Critical for Firearms Carriers

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Do you honestly have what it takes to win this fight? At Active Self Protection we talk a lot about marksmanship as well as empty-handed skills, and this is a perfect example of why we do. So could you have prevailed here?

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Original video and news story available here:

Why are empty-handed skills so important for self-defenders?

1. Empty-handed skills are absolutely critical for self-defenders. First of all, more conflicts you will encounter as a self-defender will require empty-handed skills than will require firearms skills, simply because more self-defense encounters are physical than deadly. Second, since a firearm is a tool of last resort, self-defenders need to have non-lethal options that include empty-handed skills to protect themselves from likely incidents.

There are THREE more important lessons about empty-handed skills on our website, so go learn! :)

Attitude. Skills. Plan.

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