Thread: What self defense tactic works?
5/18/2012 10:10am, #31
5/18/2012 10:47am, #32"Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***
"The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19
"Hope is not a method... nor is enthusiasm."
~ Brigadier General Gordon Toney
5/18/2012 12:22pm, #33
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I agree there's a spectrum there, ranging all the way from negotiation to shooting the guy, but parts of that spectrum see massively more use than others.
I take it it's less common than experience would tend to suggest?
5/18/2012 1:03pm, #34
5/18/2012 1:20pm, #35
To the OP, I'm guessing that you are street and not detention? And Police not probation? Because those are different animals.
Don't have much to add to what has already been said othere than weapons training in an alive manner. This is not done in most places. I'm blessed in the sense that I have willing partners for training this way, and experienced FMA and JMA weapons guys. So we do this alot! I don't see any FMA listed in your area. But you may be able to get to a Dog Brothers Seminar some time. Look into that.
Otherwise I've found BJJ/Judo to be the most helpful. Footwork from FMA is awesome. And I like the element of training against people with knives and sticks, because I have had incidents with both while on the job.
If you look up the Central Texas Combatives Training Group, they have meet ups all the time to train with weapons. I know they meet in El Paso, occasionally. And there is a lot of LEO/Military guys on that site. They also hold seminars with the Dog Brothers.
And a couple of those guys are on this forum as well.