Admittedly, I have bizarre levels of training. For example, the "blade" training I have, starting with fencing at the high school and (briefly) in college. It's a great way to learn the discipline which goes back to 15th century Italian practices--that's why we call it a "French foil." To this day I'd go for a knife if I thought I was in danger. Let's face it, most attackers have no blade training, at all.

Now, when it comes to firearms, I'm not trained at all. Yes, lots of my friends are cops, but if we went shooting it was to hit beer cans.

To be honest, I don't think there is a combat class for civilians in all of Dane County, and I've lived here since 1968.

You guys got any suggestions?