The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.
No one is coming to save you, you are your own first responder.
We teach the most logical and effective methods to our students. Most would consider our classes advanced. We train to a higher standard so that our students will win the fight.
Taking your first class is more important than owning or carrying a weapon. You will be on the path to mastery and out of the circle of myths.