How practical is Martial Arts for self defense?

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  1. Rat

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    Its a fair assessment if it cannot be found in recording in this day and age it probbly is uncommon to happen. I will make exemptions for poor countries, but even then. smartphones are the norm now, and phones with cameras are as well. Alongside CCTV being pretty common and not that expensive to get.

    Hell even if you cannot find a police report or witness testiomony of a event. If you cannot find any evidence of a event would you belive it happened because somone you dont know told you it did? Now that would depend on you soley.
     
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    Exactly. If someone who was unable to fight could successfully talk their way out of an a** whoopin', no one would be taking martial arts for the purpose of self-defense in the first place.
     
  3. Buka

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    The idea that learning how to fight won't help a person in a fight...is odd to me.
     
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    That's odd to me, too @Buka. Who said that?
     
  5. Duss D Gnutz

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    If you're talking about me, refer to the second comment I made on the first page. That should clear it right up for you.
     
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    i think thats largely silly

    age is not an issue,,physical conditioning is, now it may be that conditioning falls off with age, but really 10 years makes no obvious difference at all, being 40 years older may be an issue

    its the same with the weight issue, it depends what that 20lbs deficit consists off, 20lb of muscle can be an issue, twenty pounds of blubber a lot less so
     
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    Are McDonalds fights being filmed? I hadn’t noticed.
     
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    If this is an attempt to troll, please keep your day job.
     
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    im sure we did this whole conversation a few weeks back

    but il ask the question

    how would you like me to prove my competency at fighting

    posting vids of others doesn't in anyway help
     
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    I’m not aware of fights in McDonald’s being filmed and posted on YouTube. Is this a national or international phenomenon?
     
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    I want to add to what @Steve said earlier: a common question asked about a particular martial art is "will this work on the streets."

    This question is normally skirted by throwing in scenarios of of multiple attackers and weapons... of course, we all know that the question being asked is "will I be able to beat a legit tough guy, who happens to be a non-martial artist, in an unarmed one on one fight if I take this particular martial art."

    No one will ever go straight to answering that question.
     
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    I don't think you really can, unless you fight. That's actually the entire point.
     
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    I don't know about thousands. But I could probably hunt down more than ten with enough time and effort.






     
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    I don't see anything wrong with intimidating someone in a fight. If my fighting stance makes you doubt your ability to beat me up, then I'm already winning the fight at that point before punches and kicks are strong. Fighting stances can be intimidating. He also hit that guy really hard. You don't fall like that from a soft hit.
     
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    If you can use your MA to scare your opponent away, you don't have to fight him.

     
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    I'm not saying that the martial artist didn't get a legit win. Of course it was legit.

    However, the fight would have looked different, had the non-martial artist maintained the aggression that he had before seeing the stance. He may have even been able to keep enough endorphins flowing to be able to take that hit and keep on fighting.
     
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    Like the scene from "The Last Dragon" where one of Leroy Brown's students was working on perfecting the "Art of Fighting without Knowing How to Fight."
     
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    I'll answer this one for you. "Will I be able to beat a leg tough guy , who happens to be a non-martial artist, in an unarmed one on one fight if I take Jow Ga Kung Fu." My answer for myself is "YES" But just because I can beat someone with Jow Ga doesn't mean that someone else will have the same success with Jow Ga.

    Just like one person can take BJJ or MMA and be almost unbeatable, while someone else at that same school takes it, and looses every street fight.123
     
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