There were 29 students in the lecture-type class, Piemonte said. He was sitting in the front row.
While the instructor was demonstrating a self-defense techniques, the gun went off.
The bullet struck Piemonte in the arm. Even he didn't realize what had happened.
Everyone was in shock," he told CNN. "It took me a couple of seconds to realize that I had been shot."
The 26-year-old said he's in good spirits. "I'm just glad my wife did not get hit."
The instructor did not return a call for comment, but Piemonte said he has been calling him regularly to check in.
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