Thread: Ground equals pure death
7/06/2013 2:32pm, #11
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I've had more street fights than I care to think about, and unless you want to get jumped by more people you can count the golden rule back then was don't ever willingly take anything to the ground.
As I said before, if you get taken down you need good ground game. I got some of that from Silat, the rest I improvise. (Bare in mind it was very, very rare I would be up against anyone with any formal combat training)
Subsequent of these confrontations I found that if someone lays hands on you, tries to punch you (mainly sucker) and or knife you the quickest most direct defence for this is best. Then run your backside off as a gaggle of said attackers mates would be baring down on you.
If you try any close quarters control stuff (i.e. locks, take downs, submission work) in an inner city street fight you are going to have someone come up behind you and put a blade in you. Chances are you wouldn't of even known they were there.
I've lost a couple of friends to street fights, mainly because they tried to fight instead of just getting their attacker away from them and running away.
You said you were in a profession that involved you street fighting. Though this means your responses were bound by the law.
When your a 16 year old and you have 10 - 15 people wanting to stomp your head in, you do what you must.
7/06/2013 2:52pm, #12
I stated:...having spent a number of years employed within a role which required conflict resolution dealing with people whom, some of which, had little to lose from inflicting serious bodily harm, if not death on others"To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
7/06/2013 5:44pm, #13
If you end up on the ground in Liverpool, someone will jack you up and steal your heelies.
When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!
"what's the best thing about aikido then?"
"To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti
7/06/2013 6:25pm, #14
So you're saying that living in Liverpool is a bit like that game kids play where you have to avoid touching the ground - only instead of being "out" when you put your foot on the tarmac, you get chibbed 15 times?
7/06/2013 8:51pm, #15
Discussing whether or not to go to the ground in a fight against 20 people is equivalent to discussing how to rearrange deck chairs on the Titanic.
7/06/2013 9:24pm, #16
7/06/2013 10:48pm, #17
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Dammit I can't think of anything funny to say. Where's Battlefields? :<
7/07/2013 12:02am, #18
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Liverpool? oh me, sounds loike ya 'ad a Brian childhood. of course, we aw remember the bleedin' series of teenage murders of '72 that 'appened in liverpool. it was on the bloomin' wizer and everythin'. I fin' I remember wahn of the interviewed saucepan lids sayin' "that oily rag tried ter grapple and grapplin' is Bale of Hay so I shanked 'im". but that's just common Eigh'een Pence, wite? the golden rule of field of wheat fightin' is, after aw, if the Read and Write goes ter the Penny-A-Pound, it's yogi bear game. anyone can join. me guess is that this is a conspiracy put up by old school karate and such teachers, 'oo were afraid they'd loose students of their Jackson Pollock styles ter bjj.
7/07/2013 12:15am, #19
7/07/2013 1:49am, #20
It amazes me that we are concerned with child soldiers in Africa when the murder rate in Liverpool is that much higher.GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.