Aren't priests supposed to be pious and never engage in power plays or deviant sex?
Originally Posted by danielsaun
"The average thug will never think to do that" is a cop out in martial arts, and possibly a dangerous one. Also, training for the lowest common denominator hardly warrants a lifetime of study.
I don't think the avg. street thug trains in Enshin.
I'm sure your instructor loves this.
I don't just go for ear slaps or eye gouges straight off, I work them into my Silat SD drills.
If its a proper sucker punch, you go down to the ground like a falling tree when it hits you unaware.
If you go to sucker punch me I block and step offline and forward in one movement and as I block your punch and pass you I look for closest target.
I understand all the phrases you used here but what you're saying with certainty is not something that can be done with certainty after a few months.
Improvising is great, but you could improvise before you started learning martial arts. Its like you're at a piano school not playing the piano because you want them to listen to how good you can scat. Boobity bop!
If that's your ear great, eye great, throat sure. I wouldn't discriminate I improvise as best as I can.
Also, you may want to try boxing for a few months to see the uphill battle of hitting tiny targets like the eye or ear. You'll probably find in sparring, when the other guy can move and hit you, that larger targets like the head, jaw, breadbasket etc are hard enough to hit consistently, without trying to aim at little quarter sized ones. You may also find that a boxer or untrained person under stress will tuck their chin and raise their shoulders, which will make the throat and sides of neck harder to hit and position the head in such a way that it withstands forward force much better than when the head is up and relaxed.
Eventually you should go beyond this. Violence comes in all kinds of forms and gouging eyes is only to be used in a very narrow spectrum.
All I care about is ending the attack as quickly as possible.