Thread: MAP believes "I don't get it"
5/08/2006 10:19am, #451
Sophist ippons the correct one again!
5/08/2006 12:11pm, #452Originally Posted by seattletcj
In either case, they were able to see whether they had the opening or not, and when they didn't, they didn't attempt to "catch the timing", because trying to do so when you do not have the opening will result in getting hit in the face. That's not a bad habit; it's a /good/ habit.
5/08/2006 12:27pm, #453
OOPSOriginally Posted by Virus
5/08/2006 1:42pm, #454
Excellent analogy, Sophist. You know, your post actually has article potential, in my humble opinion.That civilisation may not sink,
Its great battle lost,
Quiet the dog, tether the pony
To a distant post;
Our master Caesar is in the tent
Where the maps are spread,
His eyes fixed upon nothing,
A hand under his head.
- W.B. Yeats
5/08/2006 3:05pm, #455Originally Posted by Sophist
5/08/2006 11:43pm, #456
I finally got banned. That place gave me a headache.
Just to be clear I showed no love to Kick Chick.
Originally Posted by **** ChickOriginally Posted by **** Chick
Originally Posted by Hapkido Yellow Belt
5/09/2006 5:15pm, #457
Originally Posted by Sophist______
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Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
5/09/2006 6:51pm, #458
I find an interesting analogy to be two groups of guys who want to train for small scale conflicts with guns, one group plays a paintball type of game, and the other says "OK, you come out from behind that building, then I'll come out from behind that wall, then I shoot you and you fall down." Then well do it again. Then we will do henka where I do a roll after coming out behind a wall.
5/09/2006 9:13pm, #459
Ha ha, here's another funny link. Note that this story is in a thread about "successful" self defense efforts.
"When I was about 16 (8 years of training under my belt) I found myself in a foreign country. I went to a party with some of my friends at some youth club place, and I decided to leave early. I didnt have any money for a cab, and the only way I knew how to get home was via a path through a slightly wooded area. I felt pretty safe because the path was meant for people and bikers, and it was only in the woods for like an 8th of a mile.
Right about mid-way someone grabbed me from behind, in a bearhug like grab. As I was being pulled into the woods I started screaming and tried frantically to wiggle free. As much training as I had, there really wasnt much I could do when being lifted off the ground. He put me down and shoved me against a tree, I stomped on his foot and tried to heatbutt back into his face.
Then he leaned up against me with his body to hold me against the tree, he grabbed my hair and pulled my head back, and thats when I felt the knife against my throat. He told me to shut up and I stopped yelling....
So many scenarios played out in my head about all the different things I could do to try to get away, try to disarm him. I was able to stay somewhat calm, and unfortunately, that is the only way that my martial arts training helped me. I was able to run through all the possible situations and realize that the only way for me to have a good chance of surviving, would be to stop fighting.
And I did.... And I'm alive.
I'm pretty sure that if I fought him he would have killed me..... or at least, tried.... For years I kept thinking that if only I had reacted before he lifted me off the ground.... maybe I could have gotten away.... but rather than second guess myself, and my training, I've come to the conclusion that I did the right thing, and that maybe without my training I would have completely panicked, and very likely gotten myself killed.
So theres my story. I think im a survivor because I knew not to fight. And thats how my training helped me."
Best Vietnam War music video I've ever seen put together by a vet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDY8raKsdfg
5/09/2006 9:16pm, #460Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin