Saturday, November 22, 2008

Making a Difference

Hell in a Handbasket

My brother asked me a couple of years ago why I did this, the blog thing. He knows why I do the martial arts - I love it. I enjoy hitting and being hit, the clash, impact, and wheezing as you attempt to break a grip on your neck. That's easy to understand, right? But this blog thing?? A little harder to explain.

I've been at this since 2004, and, though TDA Training seems to be one of the more popular sites of it's type, haven't made nearly anything doing it. I do it because I love writing, sharing ideas, but a bigger benefit has been the community.

Getting to know George, Pat, DR, Colin, and too many others to name has been a great pleasure. I've recently had the honor of getting to know Mr. James Rummel of Hell in a Handbasket a little bit, and I have to say that I'm impressed.

James has been helping victims of violence put their lives back together and regain some emotional sanity by gaining some control. James teaches those "victims" tactics and techniques for avoiding becoming a victim again, and how to safely and effectively use firearms in self-defense.

By his own estimation Mr. Rummel has taught over 700 people to look forward and not back, and to open, instead of close, their eyes when confronted, facing their fears with steely determination.

I just want to salute him for making a difference. Go over to his site and do the same.

1 comment:

James R. Rummel said...

Thank you for the kind words, and thank you for the link.