Curious to see what others have to say... What event/events made you interested in preparing for self defense? What started your interest in CCW, knives, hand-to-hand, etc? Was it a single event,like a robbery or shooting? Did it happen to you or someone else? Maybe it was a series of events? A conversation with a wise, trusted friend or family member? What started you down the path to self defense? For me it was chronically witnessing all manner of assaults (both penetrating and blunt-force) at work and seeing that some of these events were perpetrated at random on uninvolved, unsuspecting individuals, and realizing it could potentially happen to me. What was your own personal turning point?