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Disability And Self Defense Class

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If I have a VA rating and would like to take self defense courses, will this affect my rating if the local veterans office discovers this information? It's rough where I grow up and I need to learn how to fight or die. Will this violate my disability benefits?

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I'd be tempted to say that a self defense course was made desirable because of your disability.

Without additional details of both the course and the disability, I would not even try to guess what the VA might try to infer.

I'm about to the point that physical limitations due to SC'd disabilities preclude normal mostly physical defense, making use of firearms

the only really practical alternative in a serious situation. Fortunately, Georgia is a "Must Issue" State, with some state, local, and federal restrictions on where carry

is legal. A court issued "Georgia Firearms License" is also a "concealed carry" license.

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I would think a good self defense class might be viewed as good therapy depending on if your SErvice Connection is tied to mental health.

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You should be okay, unless you're rated for a back injury and you'll be doing a lot of judo type tumbling stuff. Remember big brother is watching. You don't want to be one of those people, on the evening news who are playing games of basketball or football and getting comp cuz they say they can't walk. There's always someone out there, who is jealous and who doesn't think we should be getting comp, even tho we earned it. I make the assumption I'm always on camera, wherever I go. Just sayin . . .


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Situational awareness is best defense.

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I agree with the above, however, self improvement, as in honing skills to compensate for the disabilities you do have, being able to protect yourself accommodating your disabilities is not a bad idea. Not being paranoid, I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, I was always watchful, but now with what's gone on in my life because of my health issues, life experience disabilities, I am even more watchful, you have to utilize your strengths more effectively so no one else can exploit your disabilities. Not advocating violence or anything but I feel better with armament that I know how to use. John is right though, situational awareness is an important tool.

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