To the people who know me, my involvement with Guerrilla Self-Protection may seem paradoxical. I am a bit of a misanthrope. I like to be left alone with my books and a bit of room to exercise. I have a few good friends and that’s plenty. My faith in humanity is such that I look both ways before crossing a one way street.
I first found these guys when I was looking for a combatives course strictly to protect self and family.
The more I learned about them, the more interested I got though. First of all, the combatives aspect was workable and effective. Not “practiced by NAVY SEALS underwater” effective. Not “Turning you into Superman” effective. There was no hype. But there was definitely and unequivocally “giving you a good chance to get home safe” from a dangerous situation type of effective system of combatives!
Second, the people involved were good to interact with. You could ask questions, incorporate stuff into your own repertoire and not have to worship at the altar of dogma.
Third of all you learned about your own power for change. These are not necessarily enormous heroic actions. Just simple small things, that can do to your community a little bit safer, make potential victims a little bit more difficult to find and make the jobs of the predator a little bit harder.
So in the end, I recommend Guerrilla Self-Protection. Do it for yourself and for however much of humanity does not drive you crazy.
Get involved on whatever level you feel comfortable with. Warning. That level may rise on its own.
“It’s better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness”