It seems every day or every other day that some tragic incident is happening around the world. It definitely is eye opening when it happens closer to you. Take the following incident this happened just a little over thirty minutes drive from my house.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families involved. Especially these brave law enforcement officers that responded to it and paid with their lives! (Note update: that now we know that the attackers shot and killed the law enforcement officers as they ate)
We as martial practitioner’s need to be prepared and train for the modern realities of violence. We need to train religiously so that we may have a chance in a moment of violence!
I would also add that this country and countries around the world need to make sure that people who need mental health counseling get it. I know in the States that the mental health system is not very good. It needs to be improved upon and our politicians need to quit bickering and make some progress in this area. That is a shame and we pay for it some times with senseless violence!
I heard this on the news on the way into work today and I am glad to here that you and your family are ok.
My thoughts go out to all of the families involved and especially those police officers that responded to it and paid with their lives.