Martial arts as defense on the streets

Discussion in 'General Self Defense' started by Gweilo, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. CB Jones

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    Well.....running isnt self defense....its retreat.
     
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    Survive, run, avoid, control, evade and if necessary destroy, it's all about surviving,
     
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    That depends on whether he gives you a choice or not.
     
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    Because self defense is a meaningless word.

    Weasel words are still the best description.
     
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    In a situation where they are very aggressive, you can tell by their body language, if they all mouth, or if they are a threat,
    Are they breathing heavy, are they full of adrenaline, shouting and screaming, probably all mouth, calm breathing and not agetated beware.
     
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    It is action taken to defend your persons. So self defence fits, going back to there isn't a definitive definition for self defence.
     
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    Unless your chasing someone, then it's the pursuit part of The Hunt. :)

    But it's also a pain in the backside.....not to mention the knees and other parts of the body. I have no desire to fight anybody, had enough of that. But I tell ya, when you age, your perspective changes, because I HATE running now.

    If you force me into a running situation - Caveat Emptor, kid, you asked for it.
     
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    who agrees to a fight,, ? generally after some sort of run in,someones says il punch your lights out, the other says, try it, so he does, and a fight happens, where was the agreement ?,
    uk laws doesn't require you to back down or try and leave if your being threatened, running twenty yard to get at him might take some explaining
     
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    Karate was huge by the late 1970s. Various serious MA had been used by military forces for a long time (100 years?), but karate and the MA thing was a big trendy flash in North America. I recall an interview in some MA magazine, with a serving British military officer of a high enough rank to be interviewed for publication, and with some knowledge of the subject being queried. There had been a decade of high profile martial arts stuff going on said the interviewer; what was the British Army and their various specialist forces doing now in the way of training for unarmed combat?

    The officer replied: "We have some of the best people in the world in that sort of thing, and we have done a fair bit of experimentation and study, and eventually we came back to military combat jiu-jitsu."

    Mind you, "military combat jiu-jitsu" is usually meant not to "beat someone up," but to kill your opponent if possible or render him useless, unless a live capture is required, in which case they no doubt send in their top guys. Street fights aren't usually meant to kill, but jiu-jitsu can be modified so that the opponent does not die when hitting the pavement at high speed.

    One thing about jiu-jitsu is that it is a "complete" SD system, so that you may specialize in the take-down, grappling, striking, or any other part of it if you wish. Mind you, the same can be said of a number of other Oriental martial arts.
     
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    Disagree. Running away is simply running away.
     
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    So, if two people decide to step outside and fight, which is it?
     
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    Not really. It's pretty descriptive. Just because you don't like some things some people say when talking about it, that doesn't invalidate the entire term.
     
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    There's a fair amount of people deciding to "take it outside". Those clips included significant audiences that were cheering the combatants along.
     
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    quite possibly all three of those
     
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    The term "jiu-jitsu" (and the variants) is pretty vague. It's not really a single art, but a classification of arts.
     
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    If we use a definition of "defending yourself from harm against a physical attack", running counts. It's right on the margin even for that definition, but it is a way of avoiding that harm.
     
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    How does it become self-defense in that situation? I mean, without someone escalating by bringing a weapon, etc.
     
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    what have they taken outside ? , their argument !,agreeing to go out for an arguments isn't the same as an agreement to fight, and people arguing seem unlikely to reach an agreement on a fight, how do they seal their agreement with a hand shake! .I fail to see what bystanders have to do with it ? nor any evidence any of those people were inside in the recent past.
     
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    as explained, as soon as one is in fear of his safety, an assault has occurred on him by the other one, then he can defend himself, then the police turn up and charge one or both with section 5 publicorders act
     
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    Meh....just call it what it is....running away....avoiding an attack.
     

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