Do you know what 'they' know?
Submitted by Rich Von Voigt
Riverhead, New York
When you arrive for your scheduled duty day, have you ever considered who you may have to deal with on any given shift at any given time? Have you ever approached someone thinking the person to be small, meek, or otherwise easy to deal with? Do you approach everyone as though they are easily going to comply with your commands or submit to being cuffed just because you ask them to put their hands behind their back?
There are literally hundreds of Martial Arts schools in every city and state — thousands of people, from children to adults, studying all kinds of styles — and not everyone is training for the right reason!
Do you know what they know?
It is a good idea to at least know a little something about how and what people are learning so you can have a better appreciation for maintaining your state of readiness when dealing with subjects. Remember, no matter what a person’s age, no matter what their stature, things may not be what they appear to be.
Go to YouTube or just ‘Google’ Martial Arts Training and see what they know. What you find out may save your life.
Stay safe, stay smart.