Another Self defence system

Discussion in 'General Self Defense' started by Midnight-shadow, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. drop bear

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    He threw a video up of Doug before you did the critique of the the OP. Thinks you are discussing his video?
     
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    Wait, does that count as style-bashing, DB?
     
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    Ahuh, yes thats where I got it wrong again sorry guys thx m8

    Good catch though, I did not realize either LoL

    Thats what we need around here is people helping each other out good sportmanship and no egos policy always works best.

    Sorry again for my unintended interruption!

    Well done M8
     
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    That explains it, although if you read any of my critiques it would have been clear they had nothing to do with the Marcaida video.

    For what it's worth, I like the video you posted much more than the original video being discussed. Marcaida isn't working from the assumption that he's 5 times faster than his opponent or that his opponent will instantly drop from any empty hand strike. He's teaching, not showing off.
     
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    You get to a level of competence that is beyond application and you will naturally start to innovate. Problem with some MA training is that they don't even get to application, much less beyond into more advanced stages of expertise.
     
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    It is not that they don't get to application. It is that it just isn't important. This is where we get a lot of conflict. We suggest someone go out and actually apply it. And then have to spend 20 pages trying to explain why this should be a thing in martial arts.

    And then basically wind up with. "Sorry I don't compete. I don't street fight and only spar gumbies at 20‰. But you should here my opinions on how fighting works"
     
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    State bashing. So it is O.K.
     
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    Jup and he also got taught directly by Pak Turpijn, ask Pak Turpijn's widow. He's the only one she recognizes as a student of her husband.
     
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    To the OP

    The guy knows how to move but as for self defence it is a little off.

    One example of this is where he responds to a knife threat by turning the knife into the stomach of the other person, driving it in with his knee just to make sure.

    In many countries this would be classes as murder rather than self defence.

    Some I guess would claim you could get away with it legally but then you still have the physiological effect that you have to deal with.

    This theme seems to be repeated throughout the demo.

    If it is for military then I guess it is for them to judge, but to show this and then advertise it as a civilian self defence system in my opinion is incorrect
     
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    I turned it off after 12 seconds. He stabs a guy 20+ times and calls that SD?
     
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    ^^^^ You just don't like unecessarily killing people. Like what's with that? :confused:

    Heck maybe you can fix that weakness....

    Reminds me of something that happened to me back around 1985. I met a guy, an old Vietnam combat vet that owned a house together with a couple of cheap apartments where my girlfriend was staying while in college. Anyway, this guy felt that a lot of the trauma, PTSD, etc. associated with killing could be overcome the same way some therapists treat phobias ...by de-sensitizing the individual through gradually increasing exposure.

    He gave the example of growing up on a farm and raising rabbits, lambs, calves, and so forth. When he was little, he said he was really upset when he had to slaughter them. But his dad helped him do it more and more until it became like a game, then finally just another boring chore.

    Similarly, he said his first kill or two in 'Nam upset him, but after he killed a whole lot of people, it was not so much of a problem. So he held that if a soldier had an issue with killing, he should work at de-sensitizing himself by ramping up his kills, eventually, killing as many as possible, and it would get really easy, ...like any other chore. ;)

    When I expressed doubt, he got really worked up about us softies who were a too young and had missed the war. He said that we didn't know sh!t and whipped out a loaded 45 and pointed at me and my girlfriend to let us know what it felt like to know you can die in an instant.:eek:

    Somehow we got him to lower the gun and got the hell out of there. However, none of this desensitized me. Rather, it reinforced my previous knowledge that I did not like killing people, and that I also didn't like being threatened with immediate death. So I don't think I would recommend this approach to training mass murderers. :cool:

    One good thing did come of it however. My girlfriend decided right then and there to move out of this psycho's rental apartment and move in with me. We later married and have been together over 30 years. :)
     
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    your landlord vet friends was partially correct. there is a desensitizing effect that can happen. Grossman has written about this in his book "On Killing". FBI profilers will tell you many serial killers start with animals. hunters will say the same thing. this only applies to the ability to take life and it will vary from person to person. there is about 2% of the population that will have no remorse about killing and that is really what we are talking about here ..remorse. PTSD on the other hand ventures into a totally different segment of psychology. while it overlaps a bit, it cannot be said the "cure" is to kill more. many PTSD cases are not about killing but rather fear, stress and high levels of adrenaline for extended periods of time.
     
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