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How dangerous can an untrained knife assailant be?

Knife fighting is something a lot of people don't really understand, both being the one with the knife and the one defending against someone with a knife. Someone with a knife, whether they're trained ...
Steve Weigand's user avatar
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How can I improve my defense speed?

Defense is harder than offense because reaction is slower than action. You have to see and recognize the movement, your brain has to process a response, and then you have to respond. So, there is a ...
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Can I tell from how a person breathes that they just started an attack?

Yes and no. Yes, because usually, an attack is linked to hightened adrenaline, which causes a dilation of the eye's pupils and an increase in heart and breathing rate. Also, there may be a slightly ...
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What is the natural position that a person normally falls in a violent encounter?

The question asks in what position do people most often land in after falling down during a fight. Given a lack of statistics about real world fights in general, I don't think we'll have a definitive ...
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Why is it called Truck Attack?

According to a quote in this post: "Suddenly there were all these roads you could take, which is the reason I ended up calling the position the truck." Master also says he spent a great ...
Macaco Branco's user avatar
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Can I tell from how a person breathes that they just started an attack?

No. I agree in a large part with the answer already given by Philip but I want to throw a little bit more context in there. Breathing - or the change in breathing - is just one of the indicators. But ...
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Can I tell from how a person breathes that they just started an attack?

Theoretically, the answer is yes, voluntarily taking an action is controversially scientifically detectable even before the actor is aware and related to breathing. This particular paper reports that ...
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Is there a move that engages almost all muscles in the body to be able to attack with the most energy?

In my experience, maneuvers that require a switch in stance can generate a lot of energy by utilizing the rotational muscles in the legs and core. Leading a switch maneuver in to an attack like a ...
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Is there a move that engages almost all muscles in the body to be able to attack with the most energy?

Craig Pumphrey's brick breaking ram technique is very impressive, and definitely utilize many muscles to create impact. Also, it can be used to break a wall.
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Is there a move that engages almost all muscles in the body to be able to attack with the most energy?

You're probably looking for chapéu de couro in Capoeira. It's a Roundhouse Kick from sitting position. I'll try to describe it, but I'll link you a video as well. You start in a position with 1 foot ...
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Does a person with a rugged look and bold voice not fail in a fight?

No. Appearances do not determine who wins (does not fail) in a fight. There are other factors including speed, bravery, cunning, and deception that may determine the outcome. A famous story where ...
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