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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw View Post
    That's right. I fought a street. And while I wouldn't say I won, I might call it a draw.
    While biking up to Sambo practice, I hit a gap in the pavement at a wierd angle, and the bike spinning out from under me. I get thrown from my steed, and hit the concrete. Hands hit first, tuck and roll into a vanilla-bean front rolling fall. I get up and continue on my way; slightly bruised on the hands, but my helmet never even touched the ground.
    I've had two similar wipeouts in the past; once where I hit a curb in the dark and again rolled out of the fall, and another time where my bike slid out from under me on some ice and I hit the ground with a backfall, palms slapping the cement and everything.
    The point of this thread is - martial arts training has saved me from being attacked on the streets once, and being attacked by the streets thrice. That's a 3-1 ratio of terrestrial versus human assailants.
    TL;DR version: BJJ wins. Again.
    I call BS. No mention of lava, broken glass, or drug needles. We all know these all appear anytime you go to the ground. Plus that might have worked on the street but it won't against an avenue or a boulevard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gezere View Post
    I call BS. No mention of lava, broken glass, or drug needles. We all know these all appear anytime you go to the ground. Plus that might have worked on the street but it won't against an avenue or a boulevard!
    No, he lives in Seattle now. His fall was broken, for the most part, by Taco Del Mar bags, empty Tully's cups and bags of marijuana.

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    What kind of bike do you ride?

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    The front roll has saved me from many, many skateboarding related injuries over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gezere View Post
    I call BS. No mention of lava, broken glass, or drug needles. We all know these all appear anytime you go to the ground. Plus that might have worked on the street but it won't against an avenue or a boulevard!
    He was biking from Greenlake to the U District. No needles in that area. The needles are in Pioneer Square. We also don't do lava. When our volcanoes erupt it is mainly ash and pyroplatic flow. Also, there should be no broken glass as we recycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw View Post
    I get thrown from my steed

    So you were thrown from a horse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw View Post
    ...And while I wouldn't say I won, I might call it a draw...
    If you had sprung back up with a loud "Ta-daa", you would have gotten at least a majority decision. Work on it.

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