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comment Is kickboxing dangerous even if hits to the head aren't allowed?
There's been studies over the last 10 years that change the idea the brain never recovers cells, however, they're still working out the mechanisms of it. However, the already well known factor is that the brain re-routes neural pathways to non-damaged parts for most injury, which is why mild concussions tend not to have lasting impairment - the worse the damage, the longer the effect until the brain can find a functional pathway. And likewise, repeat concussions eventually knock out too many paths & give long term impairment.
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comment What to do if 2 guys, each one a gun, assault you?
"In most cases..." + did you read the last paragraph? As I said, people spend their entire lifetimes training to figure out best solutions which boil down to the specifics of the situation. GENERALLY, distance decreases danger - by the numbers. SPECIFICALLY, it depends on the situation. So I'm not sure why you're reading a "one solution fits all" answer when that's not what I said at all.
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comment What to do if 2 guys, each one a gun, assault you?
As far as the folks dealing with gun defense - from Krav Maga to Systema to the variety of other smaller combative ones I've seen they all pretty much agree if someone just wants your belongings, go ahead and give it up. That's the "top trained" people in that field. If someone wants you to move to a new location, then it's YOU they want, and you're in trouble then. And all of those systems pretty much consider it among the worst situations to have multiple attackers with guns after you.
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answered What to do if 2 guys, each one a gun, assault you?
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comment Does Krav Maga or any Martial Arts helps preparing to get stabbed?
You may want to read this book to get some idea on the layers of mental/physical stuff that freezes people or slows their reactions: amazon.com/Facing-Violence-Unexpected-Rory-Miller/dp/1594392137
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comment Does Krav Maga or any Martial Arts helps preparing to get stabbed?
Adrenaline is part of it, though the other part is just how blades work and bloodloss. A lot of the reports are just that people feel dizzy or suddenly weak, and that's because the bloodloss has kicked in, and they only thought they got punched - because they didn't know a knife was already in play. That said, I think you're conflating a few things under "shock" - there's the surprise of being attacked, freezing up/fear/panic responses, adrenaline rush, and then shock in the medical sense. These are different but all can impact you negatively in a situation.
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comment How can you properly learn techniques which are too dangerous to ever apply?
Also WW2 has some pretty interesting examples: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Wake "During a 1990s television interview, when asked what had happened to the sentry who spotted her, Wake simply drew her finger across her throat. "They'd taught this judo-chop stuff with the flat of the hand at SOE, and I practised away at it. But this was the only time I used it – whack – and it killed him all right. I was really surprised." Or this vet's description of knife defense in WW2: youtube.com/watch?v=uDGHKyB3T_U
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comment how to survive not doing hardcore Judo after losing your ACL forever
Unfortunately I don't know about other countries' medical systems, however, I know in the US the ligament replacement surgery is common enough, although expensive (however, that has more to do with our medical system than the issue itself.) If you can't get a doctor to ok that, at least get in touch with a sports specialist who can help you figure out what movement options will work best for you.