After much debate, we’ve decided to postpone next month’s Stab/Slash Survival Skills Seminar in Maryland.
Like much of the world, we’ve been closely monitoring the developments surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19). As self-defense instructors, my co-founder, Dr. Conrad Bui, and I never subscribe to panic. Instead we preach preparation (re: prepping, practicing self-defense, maintaining situational awareness) and smart lifestyle choices (e.g. eating right, training regularly, and proper hygiene).
After all, prevention is the best medicine.
The safety and well-being of our students and their families is our top priority as teachers. So, we are moving the seminar to a later date and heeding recommendations by federal, state, and local officials to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.
We also can’t predict the future, and we don’t know if authorities will implement further restrictions that can limit your travel to our training site. So, rather than hope all goes well with the logistics, we are re-planning to ensure a successful event in the future. (After all, hope is not a strategy.)
For the many of you who have already registered, we sincerely apologize for this massive inconvenience. We are offering two options:
- A full refund, or
- Reserve your slot for when the seminar is rescheduled
We will reach out to you individually in the coming days to see which option you’d prefer.
Let us part ways with the Tiga Tactics motto that I use to sign off on all my emails: “Stay alert, stay humble, stay kind.”
When there is the kind of mass panic we’ve seen recently, things might seem dire and devolve into an everyone-for-themselves situation. But sometimes when you show compassion, you might be surprised to find that others will return the sentiment.