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"Real Life Situations" There are too many variables encoded in this term for it to have any meaning. Is the big man stealing your car? Running you over with a car? Picking a fight at the bar because his wife left him and he's sad and drunk? Throwing one ill-conceived haymaker? The problem with such questions is that the premise of "highly trained and ...


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Ultimately, you get what you train for. Some martial arts training is not appropriate for a violent encounter, some is. It really depends on the training you do. Applicability Is your martial art teaching you archery? Are you likely to use a bow and arrow in a street encounter? Probably not. Is your martial art focused on guns, knives, clubs and ...


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Maybe you failed to do everything... maybe you failed to do nothing. Its one of those quotes that may make an old master seem wise in a movie, but its basically just a noble sentiment that falls apart on examination. Sure, perhaps you're out wandering in the wrong section of town... or didnt cross the street when you should have... or you're in the wrong ...


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Sometimes you cross paths with a douchebag. The reason why martial arts and self-defense classes actually teach you how to hurt people, and not just how to run away, is because some situations are unavoidable. I have found that the more useless the martial arts school, the bigger the emphasis is on running away rather than fighting. That being said, the ...



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