We just wrapped up our first new format 4-session Personal Defense Readiness course. This was a great group of open-minded students. Although it was a compressed amount of time for a self-defense course, we were still able to cover a substantial amount of material. It was a rewarding experience to see such significant improvements in the students' abilities to weather the ambush and start fighting back as the sessions progressed. This class would not have been nearly as successful without the excellent help that we had from the assistant coaches. What was truly awesome about the training environment of this particular course was how eager our returning students were to step-up and help the new students. I recall on several occasions observing a less-desirable occurrence and wanting to make a teaching point to the student to help them improve, but having Matt, Tammi, or Chris step in and beat me to the teaching point. The real light-bulb moments occurred when we put the training to the test with the coaches wearing High Gear suits, giving the students the opportunity to experience the emotional intensity of an attack through scenarios.