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Brian Jewell
Tue, Jan 12, 8:27 PM (23 hours ago)
Here is the link to my latest blog. Hope you are doing well and we can get together to train in Parkville again sometime in the near future.
Sometimes I feel like the social distancing is just a tool to cause a decline in procreation and weaken and effective combat training among every day citizens...
Take Care,

Brian, while martial arts schools and gyms are closed and dying, some are training in secret, three that I know of in Washington State and one in Baltimore County.
I don't suspect targeted effects for the shamdemic as much a I suspect a panic caused by a growing need for the system functionaries—an instinctive thirst even—to just scare the peeple in its feedlot of souls. I suspect that with over-domesticated peeple, it has been proven to pay dividends, expected and undreamed, and has become a system habit. We live under a Media Terror Reign of Fear.
There are many good things that come of spreading fear of human proximity. One of these is that peeple will cease to train to defend themselves and be easier to police as well as more likely to want police protection. Standing police down and defunding them is just a gambit to get the peeple to bleat for more peepdogs and more heavy-handed peepherds.
I am working on a piece on proximity sparring right now as I read your email and am thrilled to know that some men back east are meeting in yards and basements and training.
One of the upsides of social distancing for the survival-minded bad-thinker is that it is now more obvious when physical aggression is being offered. Also, peeple have already become much less good at approaching others they do not know. This has made attacks more blatant, developing from a greater distance. Tactically, this helps.
Also, archery is a great idea!
Drawing a bow is good for balancing the punching shoulders and loosing arrows calms the mind. Recently I was escorting my Host's wife in actual four-legged cougar territory and she wondered out loud why he had this archery equipment when he does not bow hunt. I told her, that when the price of ammo goes through the roof or supplies are cut by system decree, or when registered gun owners are told to bring their weapon into the garrison collection point, that he will be able to make arrows. Besides, the horror of seeing an arrow protruding from your partner-in-crime's belly is greater than when he gets shot. And yes, the arrow is almost silent. I think arrows will be a viable anti-drone defense in the not-so-distant future.
The bow and arrow is the perfect urban defense ranged weapon in my primitive estimation. Don't use it until they are inside and bearing down on you. Put it in the belly, so if they keep coming you can grab the shaft and twist it while you wrestle—for leverage, not harm to your innocent attacker, of course.
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Don QuotaysJan 13, 2021

There's an arrowhead called "blunts". They are for killing small game by impact rather than penetration.

Probably work better on a drone than pointed arrowheads.
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