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Reasons to Study Self-Defense
Brian Gongol


While there's no guarantee that anything could have prevented the events below, there is reason to believe that people adequately trained in self-defense, particularly through a non-weaponized martial art like Tae Kwon-Do, may have been able to improve their own chances of survival as well as those of the people around them. Particularly in crowded circumstances, a lone attacker should be vulnerable to a counter-attack by one or more trained individuals.

Georgia Courthouse Shooting, March 2005
Prisoner attacked a guard, took her weapon, then killed a judge, a court reporter, a different guard, and a federal agent. Then he took a woman hostage in her own home. Coincidentally, her husband had been killed in a stabbing four years before.

Wisconsin Church Shooting, March 2005
Lone gunman killed seven people, then himself.
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