We filmed late into the evening last night, and I'm very pleased with how things went. You might not think about it, but to me the most important aspect of putting self-defense techniques is that all three of us -- me, Seeklander, Janich, Producer Tim Cremin, Director of Photography Brandon Green -- are good with the techniques we show. That is, we're presenting techniques that our viewers, if they use them at all, will use them on the worst day of their lives. Those techniques need to be 100%.
That leads to a process where everything is questioned by everybody...what if the user is short, tall, old, young,, good shape, bad shape, experienced shooter, new shooter, etc.? It's a good process, but occasionally grueling. All of us come from different training backgrounds in both shooting and the martial arts, and those backgrounds are reflected in the final product.
We also have the "assclown" rule, to wit, neither you nor any of us are going to be attacked by ninjas anytime soon, so we avoid ninja-esque techniques. And if you're being stalked by a paid professional assassin, your needs are probably beyond THE BEST DEFENSE!
We've got one more big scenario to film today along with the rangework.
My FFL guy tells me I've got one of the Stag 3-gun ARs waiting for me, and a new Sig 1911. Cool!