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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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What is the liability issuewith personal defense classes?

I think either you or your self-defense instructor are misunderstanding something. If your instructor thinks it's too dangerous to take more than one class with him because of the possibility that you ...
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What is the liability issuewith personal defense classes?

I assume, though it's not clear from your question, that some of the other classes are for law enforcement and/or security officials. It would explain why he's not allowed to teach it to you. It's ...
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What is the liability issuewith personal defense classes?

You should get some clarification from your instructor, but my guess would be that this is a policy of the school and not necessarily anything about a legal reason. If this is a college or university,...
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It makes sense to develop explosive forward movement?

"Closing the gap" unexpectedly is one of the major tactics in fighting, and with good timing can allow you to land a devastating attack even as the opponent attempts to hit you. You can potentially ...
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Martial Arts wannabe accosting and threating neighbor who simply complains over parking issue

I answered a question that was similar to this before, which you might want to read: Close quarter's defense: when you stand face to face with an attacker That answer deals with an aggressor who ...
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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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