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Mar
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comment When should I run away?
@Trevoke - I think stslavik's point is that you should already have "what am I prepared to kill/die for?" answered long before you're even in such a situation to begin with. The answer to those questions are also going to be fairly constant, whereas "where's the exit?", "what weapons do they have?", etc are going to depend entirely on the situation at hand. What you're willing to kill or die for shouldn't be something you're deciding while you're in the middle of an altercation.
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Mar
21
comment Do shin guards defeat the purpose of training?
I can't speak for the OP's school, but in mine, it's not that leg kicks are "raining down on your shins," but rather that a number of kicks connect at the kicker's shins.
Mar
21
answered Do shin guards defeat the purpose of training?
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21
comment What qualifies a school or business as a legitimate martial arts system?
@JPM - Keep in mind that it still costs money for things like mats (which are surprisingly expensive) and a training location, so it shouldn't be unreasonable for an instructor to ask for compensation. There is, however, a difference between charging a tuition and price gouging. When it comes to cost, the question should be (in addition to David's questions) "is this reasonable for what I'm getting?"