ActiveSelfProtection 13 Apr 2016

Gunfight Erupts Around Car Full of Innocent People

In General

There are TWO significant parts to this video, one about the lessons from the car full of people, and another set about what happens in the gunfight. Practicing Active Self Protection can help you in either case.

What does this gunfight teach us about protecting ourselves against an attack?

1. One of the best ways to protect yourself while you're in the car is to simply drive off. The car can get away quickly if you are ready, taking you out of danger. So be ready to drive off if you need to! Keep the car in drive until you're ready to get out. Keep the engine running. If you're aware of your surroundings you can escape a lot of problems. And be ready to go backward if the way forward is blocked, because that might be your safest route out of danger.

There are MANY more lessons on this one (plus three class starters for instructors!) on our website, so head there for more:

Attitude. Skills. Plan.

(music in the intro and outro courtesy of Bensound at

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