A few quotes I felt were worth sharing with all of you.
"Empty hand techniques are only for the times when you have been foolish enough to find yourself without a weapon" -- Colonel W.E. Fairbairn
"Your number one Option for Personal Safety is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence and de-escalation. Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit". -- Aristotle
"We must all be active participants in our own rescue!" -- Dave Spaulding
"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense… The sword is more important than the shield and the skill is more important than both. The FINAL WEAPON is the brain… all else is supplemental". -- John Steinbeck