Mar 1

Forget Guns For a Second: Learn How to Use Your Natural Weapons (For Free!)

With all of the discussion and debate about gun control in this country, I wanted to invite you, the reader, to envision a world in which we are able to take our weapons wherever we go. On the bus. On the plane. In movie theaters. In schools and universities. In a hospital or doctor’s office. Grandma’s house.

If you’re thinking of a world in which we’re packing heat, you’re thinking too hard.

The human body has so many natural weapons: fingers, fists, knees, elbows, feet, arms, shins.

The most important weapon, though, is your mind.

These are the weapons you take everywhere you go. Don’t worry about checking them in any luggage or setting off any metal detectors. Don’t worry about not being able to take them into your favorite restaurant. No matter where you step foot, you’ll always immediately have these weapons to back you up.

You might be asking yourself, “How can I use these weapons?”

For those who have missed it, I have reopened Metamora Martial Arts, a nationally recognized karate program that has served the village of  Metamora, Illinois, for more than a decade.

In your first (free!) class, you’ll learn a number of ways in which you can protect yourself with one of your natural weapons. Come to the Metamora Community Center any Thursday at 6 p.m. in March to take your first karate class. Students ages 8 and up are welcome. I have more than eight years of experience teaching kids, teens and adults.

When you decide that just holding a gun isn’t a complete self-defense, come to me and I’ll help you learn how to engage in unarmed combat through the use of strikes, throws, chokes, grapples, sweeps, breaks and more.

Let me show you how to not only win the battle, but to avoid it completely.

Adam Bockler

Sensei Adam Bockler is a 2nd-degree black belt in karate and the owner of Metamora Martial Arts. He's been in the martial arts since 2003, and has received instruction in tai chi chuan, Hsing-i chuan, judo, tae kwon do and XMA. Sensei Bockler was inducted into the 2014 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Karate Black Belt of the Year. He is the communications manager for Float Mobile Learning.

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