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Myths about Firearms and Their Owners

If you're interested in self-defense, you should be familiar with firearms. Regardless of your stance on owning firearms, if you want to be an effective martial artist focused on street self-defense, you should train with firearms. 

The next series of posts are a discussion on firearms. Without getting into whether you should own one or not, we talk about myths and basic marksmanship. Along with those topics, I should mention that the reason I believe so strongly in training with firearms even if you hate them is because you never know when you'll encounter one. That choice isn't always made by you. If you're confronted with one and happen to disarm the attacker, you'd better darn well know how to use it or make it useless. So, buckle in and give this a listen, the first in a series on firearms.

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Sifu Caleb Hood is a martial arts instructor at Hood's Martial Arts Academy in Salem, Oregon. He currently offers classes in the Hawaiian-born self-defense system of Kajukenbo Tum Pai, as well as Yang style Tai Chi and cross-trains in Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ). He has experience training people from all age groups and ability levels. He is always eager to share the arts he practices with anyone that has a good attitude and a willingness to work hard. In addition to teaching self-defense through martial arts, Sifu Caleb Hood also promotes a healthy lifestyle, emphasizing healthy physical habits, as well as healthy mental habits. To learn more about the classes offered by Sifu Caleb Hood, or about the art of Kajukenbo Tum Pai or Tai Chi, visit the Hood's Martial Arts Academy website here.