Residents interested in learning how to defend themselves have a new resource available. Commando Krav Maga, a middle eastern system taught in more than 40 countries, now has a home in Bay County.
The class, taught by former Marine, David Pierce is filled with simple maneuvers to help participants learn to disarm an attacker in 2 moves. The class using rubber knives and handguns shaped to the correct size and weight of an actual weapon.
The main point of the class is to teach residents how to survive when faced with a life threatening encounter. "You don't have to be the biggest, the strongest to survive an engagement. You just have to have that will to survive and proper training," says Pierce.
For him, the most attractive factor was the simplicity of the system. "I was just totally enamored by the simplicity of it. It takes everything and makes it simple because in a life threatening situation, it's all about what you can just remember."