It’s been longer than a decade that our American Air Fighters and our Bomber Pilots never got to have a self-defense rifle on their own. The Gau 5A Aircrew is a self-defense weapon and also a variant of AR-15/M16 pattern design.  The Gau 5A is dedicated for their ejection survival pack which is a semi-automatic rifle suited for long range. The best thing about the Gau 5A aircrew is that it can be broken to half its original size and could be easily fit through a conventional survival kit.

Here are some tips on the Gau-5A Aircrew Self Defense Weapon

Perfect survival rifle 

There is a high possibility that an air fighter could crash or shot down when at war. The air fighters eject their seats and try to move to a safe place against their enemies. At present, pilots are given knives and a sidearm for self-protection.

With a self-defense rifle, which can be added to their survival kit can be used a self-defense device to shoot down the enemies. By using this, they have a better chance of survival against their opponent.

You have a better range 

The Gau 5A has the size of an M5 rifle and can be used as a shoulder weapon. The rifle is capable of firing at a 3 round burst. The rifle also uses a 5.56*45mm ammunition which has a wide range of 200m or 650 feet and much more.

When the opponent is at long range, the Gau 5A would be a splendid option of taking out the enemy. More than that the rifle can be assembled within 60 seconds, which would be an added advantage during critical circumstances.

A special locking system 

The Gau 5A Aircrew looks entirely different when compared to their earlier versions. The locking system is given an upgrade. The Cry Havoc Tactical has come up with this brilliant idea where the lock holds the assembly of the barrel to the rest of the rifle.

The rifle also does not need any special tools for assembling. Mostly the Gau 5A has the features and configuration of the M4 rifle. It uses the direct impingement mechanism, which has been derived from its earlier versions, which means that after the bullet is triggered the gas propellant gets filtered for continuous firing action

Use it as a regular stock gun 

The rifle has a shorter barrel than the M4 and a sig Sauer arm brace. There would be extreme stability by strapping it to the forearm and use it as a regular stock rifle.

Size does matter 

The Gau 5A is small in size and can fit through the air fighters survival kit. The weight of the rifle is decidedly less compared to its counterparts and can be easily carried through even extreme distances. This would help the fighter walk long distances without feeling the pressure on their shoulders.

In short 

There are many benefits and limitations of this unique rifle. Even though it might be lightweight and small, the rounds it pulls of can be damaging for the opponent and would serve as an ultimate compliment for air fighters instead of not owning any equipment for their defense.

Karate is one of the most popular forms of martial arts. It’s a very organized sport complete with training and a uniform. This uniform is known as gi. It seems the uniform evolved from Judo uniform. Apart from learning how to deliver those very powerful kicks and strikes, you need to know how to put on karate gi. This is important in allowing you more flexible movements and comfort when competing. It’s not a matter of just throwing the gi on your body.

Karate gi come in various sizes and different materials. There are lightweight, super middle weight and heavyweight uniforms. Cotton and other light fabrics are common materials for the gi. Cotton absorbs sweat better and is more tough suitable the rapid movements. Wearing your karate uniform correctly gives you some advantages. So how do you put it on to get maximum benefit? Let’s get down to the secret.

Put on your pants and jacket normally. Move the right flap of the jacket towards your left. Raise your right hand as you hold down the belt with the left hand. Then bring the left flap over the right flap. Raise the left hand as you hold down the belt. Then bend forward and adjust the back of the jacket. Finally bend backwards while holding the belt down.

The karate belt is tied by holding the label end with your right hand, then wrap the other end around your waist twice. Pass the non-label end under the two belt layers from below and fold it to face down. Take the label end to the right under the non-label. Bring them to make a tight knot. Both ends of the belt should hang at equal lengths, if not then repeat.

This procedure makes you more free avoiding limiting movements. It also gives you more comfort and a feeling of satisfaction. You will find that you can stretch yourself with much ease. This is essential in boosting your confidence and morale. You don’t want your fighting spirit to be held down by poorly worn uniform. The correct way of putting on the gi will allow you to turn quickly at any angle without any restriction.

At the same time your uniform will not be strained. The good news is that with a couple of practice, you will master this correct way of wearing the uniform. The bad news is that if you don’t learn it, you will appear beaten even before the competition starts.

A long the same line and to give a smarter appearance to correct wearing, you need the right size of uniform. As mentioned above there sizes for kids and adults. If you put on a larger or smaller size you will appear awkward. It may also restrict your actions.

It is much easier to put on correctly a karate gi that fits you well; not too tight, not too loose. You can also choose the uniform from a variety of colors. And there you go. Well set for your lovely sport. Always bring out the best in you starting from correctly putting on you gi.

The tiger claw knives also known as a Karambit are knives that are shaped to look like a tiger claw. It is believed the knives originated among the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra. They look extremely stylish with sharp ridges and a blade that has a 45 degree curve as well as a pointed edge. The tiger claw knives have the preciseness and power of an actual tiger claw. The sleek and unique design of these knives makes you want to own it as soon as you lay eyes on one of these beauties.

Reasons Never To Mess With The Tiger Claw Knives
Wicked during a combat – Wicked is the only word that will come into your mind the moment you see a tiger claw knife. The design of the knife is wicked. This multipurpose knife is a must have if you are a knife collector. This knife can be used as a combat knife and it is held in such a way that the blade will be pointing downwards from the bottom of the fist. In combat it can be used in a slashing or hooking motion. Some knives come with a finger ring at the end, the kind used in a punching motion as well.

Concealability – Another reason why this knife can be deadly is because of its unique feature of concealability. Some of the tiger claw knives are easily concealable. You can either get a karambit which are easily foldable or you can get these miniature sheath type-models, which can be worn around the neck. These knives are a huge advantage since you have the element of surprise during an attack. Their small size and unconventional placement can come in handy in self-defense situations. Some companies even design miniature tiger claw knives specifically to ensure maximum concealability.

Unpredicatability – The moves employed for a tiger claw knife are very different from the usual stabbing and slashing motion done using a common or regular knife. When you are skilled at using a tiger claw knife, your opponent will have a tough time at understanding and countering your move. Punching, flailing, poking, stabbing, and slashing are some of the common moves made using this knife and if you are skilled at using a tiger claw knife then your transition will be very quick between each of your moves. You can deploy this knife conveniently even in compromising situations.

Intimidating – Let us be honest; no one wants a fight against a tiger claw. The tiger claw knife’s design is intimidating enough to keep your potential attackers at the bay. Serrations, the sharp cutting edges as well as the blades that look menacing, the safety ring and doubled edged blades, etc. can make even the strongest opponent think twice before plunging into an attack. Moreover, this knife has a known history of creating serious damage to nerves, tendons and arteries of people who went in combat against a person yielding this knife. This is a perfect weapon for causing some serious limb destruction.

Unique Features – The tiger claw knife has some of the most unique features other than its double edged blades. The safety ring that comes in the knife can also be used as a knuckle buste’. This blunt tool can cause an impact as well as a distraction for you to immediately use it in a slashing motion. This can be held either in the normal way you hold a knife or can be held in a reverse grip. If you are a skilled user you can easily flip it and use it to your advantage.

Conclusion

The tiger claw knife is a multi-purpose knife. It was originally designed as an agricultural and field tool. It can be used for cutting ropes, cleaning, scaling, and other functional purposes. This knife is easy to carry and comes in handy for fisherman, backpackers, military units, hunters, martial artists etc. This is also an excellent self-defense tool.

In the field of martial arts, there is a lot to know. You have new terminology, new exercises, and a lot of hard work. If you have the dedication to become successful, you can go far. However, without the proper martial arts training gear, you might not get very far. Without it, you can definitely get seriously injured.

There are many different types of training gear that you could purchase. Some training gear is good for protecting your body directly. Other types of training gear strengthen your body, thereby protecting it in the long run. Both are essential to being the best fighter you can be. Let’s look for the review of best martial arts training gear that you might need along the way.

Headgear

Headgear is one of the most important pieces of protective training gear because it really helps you to protect your head from injuries, which are serious and can also be fatal. The headgear that you choose must be comfortable to wear, be lightweight for ease of movement and should be well padded around the crown of the head and also along the base of the head that is most likely to be damaged during the training process. You should consider some of these factors before going to buy a headgear.

– The material used in the headgear construction

– What kind of protective features are included in this headgear

– How many protective features exist versus other headgears?

– Is it easy to clean or not?

Body Armour

This is one of the foremost pieces of equipment that you have to consider before joining any martial art or karate sparring. It will protect the trunk of your body, especially, the kidneys, ribs and also prevents your liver from damage.

Gloves

Nowadays there are many different and varied styles of martial arts gloves that are available in the market Each and every style has its own function. Basically, the boxing gloves come in the standard sizes like 10, 12 and 16 ounces. The lighter gloves are used for competitions while the heavier ones are for training purposes. These are designed for use with wrapped hands. Generally, the martial arts training gloves are open-handed which allows for strikes with finger thrusts and fists.

Shin and foot guards

These offer great protection for the attackers as well as the defenders. These shin and foot guards are made from  polyurethane and foam, which are very light and easy to clean as this is the most important feature for a lot of people.

Iron Palm Bag

This Iron Palm bag must be constructed of extra heavy canvas and can be filled with steel shots. It is great for developing the strength in your fingers and hands. If you want to improve your open hand techniques, do so with one of these.

Conclusion

Having the right training gear is obviously very important for practicing all forms of martial arts. If you want to be the best fighter you can be, it’s important that you combine the best training equipment with an attitude of persistence.

Why Study Martial Arts?

Why would you study martial arts today? Well, first and foremost, I would say obviously to defend yourself. I’ve heard people say that you don’t need regular martial arts today because it’s not a hand-to-hand world anymore, it’ guns, knives, bombs, airplanes, and drones.

I disagree. In my life I’ve definitely been in a handful of actual physical confrontations where martial arts has come in handy. I haven’t won them all, but each one made me realize I need to expand my repertoire to other things. I haven’t lost them all either. I’ve had a knife pulled on me twice. I’ve had to defend my own doorway with a knife one time. I definitely feel that they have a relevant place as far as hand-to-hand combat goes.

Defending My Body Against Others and Age

Beyond that, I study martial arts for what I refer to as “complete self-defense.” So meaning to defend myself, not just against another person, but to defend myself against what happens to our bodies with old age. To defend myself against an unhealthy lifestyle, to defend myself against laziness, to defend myself against stress, to defend myself against the urge to quit. To me it’s about all those things. Because one thing martial arts does for you, if you’re with the right group of people and in the right mindset, is it keeps you healthy. It keeps you healthy physically if you’re with the right group of people. It keeps you healthy mentally because it gives you something to push for and strive for. It obviously helps you defend yourself.

A beginning martial artist, what should they focus? A beginning martial artist should focus on the basics. No matter what art it is if you don’t have the basics and fundamentals everything else is going to collapse. I feel that you need to work on listening to your instructors, truly listening to them, not just letting them talk and you’re letting them to finish and then you go try to do whatever and not know what you’re doing and then try to fake it. You see that happen all the time.

Always Stay Consistent

Be consistent even when it’s not convenient. You see this a lot. I can’t tell you how many people have told me they didn’t come in the class because they needed to mow the lawn. That grass will be there tomorrow. Consistency is what pushes you forward. You may not have the greatest day today and the greatest day tomorrow, but if you’re consistent there are still things that you’re learning in those processes. If you’re hit and miss then you’re going to have the results of someone who’s hit or miss. That’s all there is to it. Be consistent even when it’s not convenient. Consistent, by nature, takes out convenience.

I will say also, train for longevity. Especially in the beginning, beginners want to hit everything as hard as they can. They want to use as much muscle as possible. They do what I call squeezing for no reason. They just get ahold of you and just squeeze to hold on because they don’t know what else to do yet. Their strength ratio and their technique ratio or not proportional. The more technique you get the less strength you need.

Conclusion

I’d say those are the big ones: learn the basics, listen to your instructors, and be consistent even when it’s not convenient, and train for longevity. For advanced students or long term martial artists, I would say the things to focus on would be the exact same things as a beginner. Those are the things, most likely, that got you to be an advanced experience martial artist so why would you stray from that? That’s what propels you forward, that’s why beginners focus on it, because it propels you forward. Contact us to find out more information.

This post is long overdue.  Now, I’m just able to start talking about it.  Last month, we lost a good friend, Phil Leslie.  Pardon me, but this post is to salute to a friend.

He Was a Student of the Craft

Phil was a friend and helluva fighter even to the last day.  Back in the day, we used to think about all the things we wanted to do once we grew up and learned the skills to pursue higher ambitions.  He was more of an intellectual, and I was more of an athletic type. Our friendship — though, odd to some — seemed to be packed with good times, though, he left us too soon.

His Early Years

Phil lived in the Los Angeles, CA area.  As adults, we would come across each other and it was a great time when we could recall the good times we had together.  He would ask about how the martial arts school was doing, and I’d provide updates.  I’d ask him about his family, and hew would give me updates.  It seemed so strange that even the West Hills movers his family used after the passing would remark about how wonderful of a man he truly was.  Phil, you certainly touched us dearly and you won’t be missed.

He Inspired Me to Start This Business

Phil was an entrepreneur at heart.  Even as a kid, he would plan these really interesting business ventures, and his ambitions served him well in his later years.  He was a bright guy, and very easy to get along with.  With me as a martial artists enthusiast, I have to say that some of the inspiration for forming the training center could have been attributed to Phil and I’s conversations back in our earlier years.  Phil had a way to inspire and support people in unique ways.

He always treated people right.  Phil always was looking to add value to people’s lives.  No matter what he did, if it was for progress and making a positive difference, he was all in.  I was inspired to do community service because of the example Phil set.  He was always looking out for the other person.  Phil will never be forgotten.

Even as he was consulting for local moving companies in the area, he always had a way to ensure that the other guy would win without being a threat for a conflict of interest.  He was a negotiator and mediator, and with as kind of a heart as his, he always — always — found a a win-win situation to make everyone happy in all the dealings that I’ve known he was involved in.  He brought charisma and passion wherever he went, and his devotion was infectious.

A Special Day for Phil

I promised myself I would commemorate his life in some form.  Roses and card didn’t seem like enough.  This coming Spring, we will be holding a special day to talk about friends from our lives– both, new and old.  Once we get the event finalized, we’ll keep you updated by providing more information on our blog.

Still with a heavy heart, we will endure with love.

-Frank