The showing of the documentary AGENDA kicked off the first SAVING AND SURVIVING AMERICA 2012 class to a packed house. The crowd stayed for the full hour and half showing, and then stuck around to sign up for Jeff Prather’s new SSA-2012 class. Slots for Saving are still available for next month. Sign up now.
This year I will continue teaching for-credit, martial arts and ladies self defense courses at Pima College East. If you need college credit, are near East Campus and are interested in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu or ladies self defense, there are still a few slots open in both classes.
Warriorschool kicked off its new and tenth, official year with a five day Firearms and Vehicular Tactics (FVT) course for deploying DoD operators, a two day, one night Gunfighter-1 for civilian long gun shooters, a corporate CPR course, two Handgun Martial Art Classes (HMAC), five days of our new Warriorschool Fitness at our Marana Range classroom, a one day ladies Fightback course, and a January 8th prayer service.
Plus I taught a packed first class of 2012 for the Bujinkan Yamaneko Dojo, now starting its 22nd year, which is housed in Warriorschool’s Medical classroom complex.
That comes out to more than two classes per day. Our tenth year looks to be the best ever, especially because of our greatest resource -the fine men and women of Warriorschool. We’re off to a great start – I just hope I can keep up!
Today was the anniversary of the attempted assassination of congresswoman Gabriel Giffords, and she attended a memorial service at the University of Arizona. Daniel Hernandez, who attended to Giffords after she was shot was once again in the spotlight, even appearing on Fox News.
At Warriorschool’s medical classroom complex we too held a memorial service. But our focus was elsewhere. It was retired Army colonel Bill Badgers age 73, who despite being shot in the head, used his martial skills to arm bar Louhgner to the ground and disarm him. Without Badger’s quick warrior response of appropriate violence in neutralizing the threat, along with Patricia Masich and Roger Salzberg, Hernandez would have become yet another victim and unable to save Giffords.
While Hernandez is certainly a hero deserving of praise, the truth is that it was a soldier, citizen warriors and violence that ultimately saved the day.