We spent about an hour discussing mindset, and general awareness as well as some possible scenarios. We also answered some questions then got into the actual kung fu with the Marines showing the ladies some techniques and letting them strike the pads. An Armed Forces Network news ninja was on hand to record the proceedings.
I’m particularly grateful for the video as it proves to a number of Navy husbands what their spouses were up to the night they went out to have the Marines “show them some moves.” I’m proud to report my instructors were complete gentlemen. Of course, they understand the consequence of any other behavior is to be the subject of a live demonstration of interpersonal violence.
All in all I think we were a hit and I hope all the attendees were able to take something useful away from our short training session. If you hear any stories out of the Middle East concerning American women gouging out some dirtbag’s eyes after he put his hands on her, it might just be our fault.