Im here to tell you that shit exists. It is frightening when it is you against more than three or more other people.
However; the military has developed SOCP, which has turned into a conglomeration of multiple forms of martial arts. Take for example Chief Special Warfare Operator Byers. He was number two man through the door, in which his number one man was mortally wounded, his NVG’s were were knocked everywhere he landed on the “objective”, the individual adjacent to him. Was a hostile target after he readjusted his NVG’s and he engaged him in hand to hand combat while keeping the objective covered. On exfill with the objective secured the individual worked his life away to keep his team mate alive. It is rare that actions such as these are awarded the Medal of Honor to the nations top teams, our lives are not as valuable as others in the results military.
Back in the Truman days he made an executive order that all MOH awardees be brought to the White House to be awarded there medal there are no if ands or buts about it. This kind and dubious gesture essentially ended CSPO Byers career in the Teams. While deserving it is a troubling issue.
Martial arts is a key ingredient to life. Everyone wants to be a shooter, make a gun go bang bang like an average street thug, what if you are disarmed before you can. Do you have the ability to to put hands on someone? Everyone is starting to pick up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It is a great thing as 80% of fights end up on the ground; however how do you get there? a trip? a head but? a Judko throw? Several quick disabling strikes to get them there? Do you want them to stay there or is it the gun you just took from them and there homies to get you out of the situation?
This is called field craft? Basic Sere tells you when your being hunted find a good place to hide and hide there, only move when you have to… Advanced SERE, tells you how to get out of illegal restraint, illegal custody as well as many other things. Practice, other things. you may be a quick shooter. Yet you may run into a ex SOF guy like me that has been tortured, waterboarded, and F@$! With 24 hours a day until it has been proven that we can tolerate it. Even evading police capture. Practice what you things other than your shooting. It would be embarising for you and your buddies to loose out to a a 5’8 triple blackbelt that focuses on defending himself, and his family. Make sure your kids know how to protect themselves but further more make sure they are disciplined and not a bully.