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The FBI has done a study on mass shootings which I've found very informative. Page 11, "Resolutions", has a lot of useful statistics. The slight majority of attacks (56%) end because the shooter commits suicide, flees, or gives up on their own. In 13% of the attacks, it states "citizens restrain" the attackers, which is probably where we're talking about ...


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There are some, let´s call them "self-defense system styles" to avoid any martial art or not discussions, like Krav Maga that could potentially be of benefit in such scenarios. I´m saying potentially as it depends really on the type of thread one is facing, the life experience one might have (war veteran), trained martial artist ... Hitman or a Grandma. ...


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Run, Hide, Fight Most institutions suggest the "run, hide, fight" approach to such terrorist attacks. You should first run from the terrorist; they can't harm you if you're too far away. If that isn't an option, you should hide from the terrorist (they're less like likely to harm you if they can't see you). If both of those previous options are not ...


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The problem that has been made very evident in these incidents is that people who have no experience or training panic. And this seems to be the case whether they have guns or not - if they have not been in a combat environment before, the first reaction is to panic and hide, flee or even stand still and fail to react. While martial arts training may help ...


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I use this: Kubontan Strike in the right points and it would be effective. 10 years of karate may give you some advantange in a fight ( wouldn't it? ). Practicing again would be a good way. Some videos would help you to remember some moves. I do not know about your country laws, but knives use to be allowed. But I know it requires some practice.


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Based on your expressed desire not to cause pain, I would recommend a martial art that focuses on health and enlightenment. The martial arts which claim such a focus will likely direct you towards solutions that don't cause pain to yourself or others. As warned by others, the art of stopping an assailant without any pain is a topic for mastery. Pain is ...


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What if you grabbed the barrel of a shotgun to disarm someone, but they fired the gun? Wouldn't the sheer power and heat burn and shock the hand? I am asking because I saw a video on YouTube of someone demonstrating how to disarm someone with a shotgun, and he grabbed the barrel; it got me thinking!


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Aikido is exactly what you are looking for. Aikido is often translated as "the way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the way of harmonious spirit." Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury. Note that : The most common criticism of aikido is ...


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I am sorry to disappoint you. There is no such thing. Learning a self defence that minimizes the pain to yourself and others is one of those things that people seem to asking for a lot but that can never exist. It is like the proverbial wish of eating your cake and having it too... By definition, martial arts are all about effective application of pain ...


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Quite a challenging set of criteria. To minimise pain to your opponent, you basically need to apply some hold or joint-lock until the opponent submits. The arts that try to apply joint locks while standing - in my opinion and after spending several years studying hapkido and aikido after a solid base of striking arts - require a massive gap between your ...


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What is an "average"person? I know quite a few people that can take a lot of pain/punishment that have never trained. There are also a lot of average people that are simply just much bigger than I am. You want a 3 month, Bruce Lee in a,box course that turns you into a mystical wuxi finger hold master, and there ain't no such creature. And from a personal ...



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