Guns and Fire arm – Grom and KAPAP Krav Maga
30 years back I was asked if Guns were part of Martial art and my answer was YES
In modern life you are more likely to face a gun than Nunchako or Tonfa in crime or terror atack. If Kyudo a Japanese archery is a Martial art there is NOT an argue that Fire arms is not a Martial art and need to be study as same as knife and other subjects if you want to become a Martial artist and mostly to claim to be a Self Defense teacher.
If you want to perform a Gun disarming you will need to know a thing or two about guns thing with the mechanism of Gun that can be very helpful if you want to understand it and improve your gun disarming technique. You will need to know how to clear malfunctions because gun attacks may include more than one attacker and once you manage get the gun in your hand you want to know how to use it.
30 years ago when I was teaching Fire arm as part of KAPAP Israeli Martial art I was attacked publicly that this training was not the martial art, not part of Israeli Martial art etc. Today with more people understanding the need of knowledge of guns and fire arms and facing new terror attacks and different safety risks we got into a phase of transformation of traditional concept of Martial art that started to change and move to a Tactical mode.
I am teaching Fire arms for years now and in the last few years I have established a cooperation with Master Zeljko Vujcic who is a master teacher of Fire arm in Serbia. We have students from all over the world every month coming to GROM shooting range in Pozarevac, Serbia. Our students come from South America, Asia, Middle East and Europe etc.
“Grom” means “Thunder” perfectly depicting a very active fire arm training with lots of high caliber champions and great shooters.
The word Tactical is a very IN word used by new students mostly which makes me smile because cool words don’t give you skills except decorating your speech.
many times military and Special forces I get to teach or visit get into an argue whether this Sport we do is Real or not. there claim We shoot real people not paper dolls. One day Master Zeljko had to demonstrate with only 3 bullets. He said that bullet doesn’t carry a name like sport bullet or combat bullet. It’s only purpose is to hit a target or human and that’s the real knowledge
I agree that in order to shoot a person a student needs also psychological and other trainings. In this argue I don’t think army police tactic is fit to civilians from the law point of view as they are not going to work in a team but as ONE individual. So all Tactical self defense programs must be adjusted for civilian use to fulfill the standard of modern self defense and be by the law.
I want to express my gratitude to Budo Magazine again for opening this subject. In cooperation with Budo magazine I have filmed a Fire arm Video as part of the Self defense instruction. Hereby I want to announce a new DVD coming soon by Master Zeljko Vujcic and me as a presentation of the Gun and fire arm program that we teach at Grom in Serbia.
The Small Arms Survey, a research project run by a Swiss university, publishes a ranking of estimated civilian gun ownership by country.
While the survey is a trusted and widely used document, the numbers are based on averages that, in some cases — like Yemen and Switzerland — include big margins of error. With that in mind, there remains no doubt as to which country has the most guns in private hands.
• The U.S. has 88.8 guns for every 100 residents.
• Yemen has 54.8 guns per 100 residents.
• Switzerland has 45.7 guns per 100 residents.
• Finland is 45.3 for every 100 people.
• Serbia has 37.8 guns per 100 residents.
Israel for surprise stands at place 79
For KAPAP Krav Maga Course it is NOT mandatory to study Fire arm BUT for anyone who wants to teach Self defense and combative it’s a Program offered to our students with a complete understanding of the gun law and liabilities.
When It come to Gun control I can agree with Clint Eastwood
“I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it. “
Also you can contemplate on following quotes :
Remember the first rule of gunfighting… ‘have a gun.’
Jeff Cooper ( From Fathers of Guns and Combatives )
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman.
“You Can Get Much Further with a Kind Word and a Gun than with a Kind Word Alone .” – Al Capone
In Modern Society a health is very important and that’s why we also teach as part of the Martial art that Fork disarming is a top priority for taking care of what you eat and running a healthy life style is a part of self defense as well.
Your genetics load the gun. Your lifestyle pulls the trigger.
InUSA drugs as medicines abuse surpass any logic and some time its also part of teaching disarming not only guns
I bought a gun and chose drugs instead.
But for some also places around the world its a way of keep your life and self defense has many faces including guns study
We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel, we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house.
We hope you will enjoy the new DVD and also to see you In Serbia Grom Fire arm academy