I am confused how we have set the bench mark on the ability to defend ourelves from an attack as if we get a choice as to who will attack us.
If somone leaps out with a Machette and starts getting stuck in we are all going to get fucked up alive training or not.
Actually we do get to pick who attacks us, well sort of. What I mean is if you don't do dumb **** like wandering down dark alleys and roaming at night on the streets by yourself and hanging out in high crime areas flashing wads of cash the chances of you be attacked are pretty fucking slim. Avoid places with large amounts of alcohol and testosterone and you have improved your odds of not being in a fight even more.
Originally Posted by gregaquaman
Originally Posted by M1K3
in that regards I agree
I may have to have this thread moved from MABS so the peanut gallery understands that they need to actually think before they post.
when I read this I had a mental image of an 80 year old nanna trying to stop an offender with a 12 guage.
Originally Posted by Mage
I think this is what reality TV has been missing.
As far as I know this thread has always been in YMAS. I almost never post in MABS because usually I have nothing to say there.
Originally Posted by DerAuslander108
If not, mea culpa.
*groan* ok...then do this...
Get a gun, a license, concealed weapon permit, a good lawyer and a kevlar vest....
That's the best self defense...learning a fighting style will not put you on equal footing with an attacker, club fight, some dude pushing you in line...any of that. Fights are never fair and even bruce lee would get his ass kicked if I hit his ass with a chair first, or shot him or stabbed him in the urinal.
Aliveness is about your level of training and whether you are learning and sparring with resisting opponents with minimal protection.
I don't know the guy's age, but I saw a sixty year old going on seventy white belt step up to shiai last summer.
He lost both of his senior division matches and took a little while to get up after being thrown, but he stepped up. Not only was he training with aliveness, he competed.
People keep thinking alive = full-contact. If you have a brittle senior citizen, they can still do drills (and sparring) with motion/timing/energy that aren't boring and worthless....just don't do it with a ton of force/contact.