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Apr
26
answered Which disciplines involve smacking away opponents' strikes?
Apr
26
comment Why should I wear my gi with left side over right side?
Very interesting indeed; in fact it makes sense. I wonder why bother changing sides (from left side over to right side over) at the time of death: why not just leave it as it is (left side over)?
Apr
19
revised How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
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Apr
19
revised How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
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Apr
19
comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
@DaveLiepmann. I'm sorry, I didn't realise you had changed the title. I will edit my answer.
Apr
19
answered How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
Apr
19
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
Thanks @RafalBurchard. I believe it would be beneficial doing this kind of mental rehearsing. Cheers for that.
Apr
19
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
+1 too. Very close to what we are looking for. I think this systematic approach is ideal for analyzing the situation around. It is by rehearsing it (even if mentally only) that we start getting used to the idea of are thus better prepared to face this situation with a bit more awareness. Spot on. Thanks for that @AdamJones.
Apr
19
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
+1 for the "hit fast, hit hard, accept you'll be hit". Though I disagree that boxing as it is taught at the gyms would ideal. I think it would have to be a different school with this sort of situation as their focus, with special attention at the psychology of accepting 'you'll be hit', while giving good instruction on what happens inside of us at a physiological level. By that I mean, getting people to understand the difference between Fear and Adrenaline and how we feel them in our bodies and how to use this to our advantage (being more resistant to pain, etc.) Thank you.
Apr
19
accepted Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
Apr
19
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
Still, +1 for the 'your goal is NOT to grapple'. I agree 100% even though I am a BJJ student.
Apr
19
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
I can't find a single hole in your arguments above. So I am 'forced' to agree with all your points, especially the "strike the one presenting the biggest threat that you feel are capable of downing/incapacitating in one strike" part, which is why I am choosing your answer as the preferred one. Thank you. I guess the whole is about, as usual, psychological preparation and conscious decision on whether to fight or comply.
Apr
17
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
Thank you @Steve V. But this does not really address the question. The point I am trying to learn is which of those agreessors would you attack first, and why; not so much on how to attack them.
Apr
17
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
Definitely agree with the last setence. +1
Apr
17
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
You are very kind. Thanks. Thinking better, if you manage to get someone to land on their head or their back on the pavement as you suggested via a Kokyu-Nague, then this is a pretty good way out too. +1. Thank you.
Apr
17
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
Good point. I see it now. Though, I think I got your point so much that it made me think that in actuality, not even our position is something that we have absolute control of; but you are right.
Apr
17
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
You are absolutely right. I do not disagree with you. I'm just saying that what you mention, only by itself is not enough. The issue with the Uke's resistance is troublesome because it depends on Uke to actually commit to his resistance and continue applying it, which can be useful when the Uke has gotten hold of you. When Uke is only punching or trying to stab you, they will not over-commit as in a Tsuki or Shomen-Uchi. They will try to launch a slash and quickly swing the arm back, rather than leaving it out-stretched for you to Sankyo ou Shiro-Nague them.
Apr
17
revised Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
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Apr
17
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
So Karate does address this issue? What style of Karate is it that you train? +1 for a strong argument. Still, the question I posted on the comment below remains: "What if I attack the strong guy (A3S) because he is in a favorable position, but then the A4G pulls a gun or a knife? Would it be better to have neutralized him first?"
Apr
17
comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
I think I can see where you are coming from with the 'position' argument. I have always thought the same. However the reason why I asked this question now is because someone made me think that sometimes position alone is not enough to assess your preemptive attack, as in the above case scenario. What if I attack the strong guy because he is in a favorable position, but then the A4G pulls a gun or a knife? Would it be better to have neutralized him first? Or what if you hit the leader and the other back-off? Surely there must be a triage process.