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    Streetfighting is not worth of it - if you go to the Street you die

    If you start fighting thgere...well I dont even want to know what happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    Most of the first generation of modern Bartitsu (and other HEMA) revivalists had serious backgrounds in a wide range of MAs and combat sports.
    Which is why I <3 WMA ... including Bartitsu. Some of the guys involved are taking it seriously and have good experiences to draw from when taking the hypotheticals and illustrations and descriptions to actually "smashing an ankle with a walking cane". They know or will try to find out (in a somewhat safe way) if it is the fight ender, as some silly ass people claim.
    ... and there are plenty of silly ass people involved with WMA and all it's ilk. So if you (OP) stumble upon some bullshit know in your heart it isn't all terrible. I have also been seeing Aikido guys muscling in on the Bartitsu scene ... so heads up on that.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost55 View Post
    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WFMurphyPhD View Post
    Slamming the man in the bottom position from time to time keeps everybody on their toes and discourages butt scooting stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
    Which is why I <3 WMA ... including Bartitsu. Some of the guys involved are taking it seriously and have good experiences to draw from when taking the hypotheticals and illustrations and descriptions to actually "smashing an ankle with a walking cane". They know or will try to find out (in a somewhat safe way) if it is the fight ender, as some silly ass people claim.
    ... and there are plenty of silly ass people involved with WMA and all it's ilk. So if you (OP) stumble upon some bullshit know in your heart it isn't all terrible. I have also been seeing Aikido guys muscling in on the Bartitsu scene ... so heads up on that.
    Really? I keep my ear to the ground and I haven't noticed any Aiki-folk.

    But yeah, the current proportions are about 1/3 ironic hipster silliness at steampunk conventions, 1/3 McDojo-style mediocrity and 1/3 serious practitioners. The Sherlock Holmes movies created a geek-shiny pop culture bandwagon out of what had previously been a fringe-of-the-fringe MA revivalist activity and that noise is only recently beginning to abate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    Really? I keep my ear to the ground and I haven't noticed any Aiki-folk.

    But yeah, the current proportions are about 1/3 ironic hipster silliness at steampunk conventions, 1/3 McDojo-style mediocrity and 1/3 serious practitioners. The Sherlock Holmes movies created a geek-shiny pop culture bandwagon out of what had previously been a fringe-of-the-fringe MA revivalist activity and that noise is only recently beginning to abate.
    I thought that would perk your interest, I will try and dig up the link to the dudes page. He was definitely part of where those first two thirds overlap in a Venn Diagram.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost55 View Post
    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
    BILL HICKS,
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    Quote Originally Posted by WFMurphyPhD View Post
    Slamming the man in the bottom position from time to time keeps everybody on their toes and discourages butt scooting stupidity.

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    Wow, all great info. Thanks!

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    If you're interested, I recommend the Bartutsu Wikipedia page for a good, accurate overview and the Bartitsu Society website for all the nitty-gritty.

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