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    Has anyone actually used karate for self defence? Please name and what you did andlso how often you spar and what kind of sparring.

    #2
    Wytstal, I would seriously suggest reading a lot more and posting somewhat less.

    Why do you ask, anyway?
    Chaos? Panic?... Disorder??.........................​My work here is done.

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      #3
      No, no one in the history of the world has ever used karate for self-defense. Quit now, take up MMA, and get some tribal tatoos. Or barbed-wire. Or tribal barbed-wire.

      Wearing Jordan's jersey doesn't make you play like Jordan. I could post several videos of people using (almost) any art beating someone up. It's all pretty irrelevant unless you train like they do.
      Last edited by maofas; 6/11/2011 10:18pm, .

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        #4
        I got a book on karate from the local library when I was 13 or so. I read it and a few hours later my younger brother had a go at me. A quick spear hand to the throat put him down gagging (I was a bit nervous because I thought he was going to die). So, yes. Now get lost.

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          #5
          I just wanted to know. Thought it could lead to an interesting conversation

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            #6
            Wasn't trying to degrade karate nor celebrate it. Just thought it would be interesting to discuss

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              #7
              As I mentioned, mate. Read more. Go read all the stickies (the threads that say READ ME) in newbie town and YMAS and in the Style forums. And MABS. Wherever you might feel like posting. Read previous threads and get a feel for the forums, there are plenty on this topic or similar that will give you an idea.
              Chaos? Panic?... Disorder??.........................​My work here is done.

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                #8
                When people who do Karate are successful in defending themselves, it isn't that Karate works.

                It just seems that way.

                The defender only appears to have weathered an attack.

                The assailants only pretend to be hurt enough that the attack stops--or does it just seem to stop?

                So......no, Karate doesn't work.

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                  #9
                  i do not think that karate wouldnt work i believe it how you train

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                    #10
                    Holy shit! I never thought of it that way Thanks!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by wytstal View Post
                      i do not think that karate wouldnt work i believe it how you train

                      stop posting

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by wytstal View Post
                        i do not think that karate wouldnt work i believe it how you train
                        If this is what you think of as 'interesting conversation', please refrain from it, post less, lurk and read a lot

                        A LOT!!!


                        A LOT

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                          #13
                          When I was a young teen, I was in a fight and after I got the upper hand, the other guy started running away, and I chased him. He ran around a bush, and when I ran one way he went the other. This is incredibly frustrating when all you want to do is punch a guy. There was a wooden sign sticking out of the center of the bush, I punched it as hard as I could in frustrated desparation. It broke into many flying pieces and everyone thought it was some seriously serious seriousness, and there may have been some kind of bellowing kiai. Then the homeowner came out and everyone ran away, because he heard his sign being destroyed by my fist. Board breaking, yelling, and running away. Karate FTW.

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                            #14
                            When I was training karate I had an encounter with an asshole in a parking lot at a mall. I was parking and getting out of the car with my pregnant wife. He didn't like my driving. We exchanged words. I remained calm. I was confident I could take him easily. He sensed the confidence in my demeanor. He walked away. Karate wins again.

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                              #15
                              So...if you train for your Karate not to work, and that doesn't work, does that mean Karate works?

                              Or is it that you've failed, even at failure?

                              If Karate didn't work in a forest and nobody was around, did it actually work?

                              Do not discuss.

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