Martial sacrilege (part 4)

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  1. frank raud

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    The question was does your art teach lethal techniques, and if so, at what point? Did I miss the requirement it happen instantaneously?
     
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    Any move used in a fight can cause life threatening Injuries. A punch to the head can kill someone and I'm sure some people will disagree on that but all you need to do is look at how many people have died in boxing to know punches can kill.

    If those moves are in the system then yeah the instructor should teach them as his job is to teach but if the guy goes out and kills someone with that technique that's on the student not the teacher.
     
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    Any technique which causes any sort of impact can kill, if the impact happens with sufficient force to overwhelm the resistance of the targeted anatomy, and the targeted anatomy, if sufficiently thus damaged, will cause loss of life.

    Similarly, any technique which causes a fall, therefore the impact delivered is from the sudden contact with the ground, see answer above.

    Yes, we talk about this all the time, but from the point of view of training safely for our partners. An easy way to understand this is from judo. A simple shoulder or hip throw is relatively benign, when performed on the unresisting uke with tori/nage supporting the partner after the throw as the contact with the ground is made. To increase the... damage... I guess we could call it, you'd loft uke a bit more, then just let go and walk out from under. Or, you ... could... deliberately arrange the throw angles to land people on their head. Done on pavement/concrete, that's relatively brutal, I'd say.

    Most of the other things int he aikido/judo toolkit end up of the maiming variety if one is forced to go that direction.
     
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    well if you are going to go down the it can take as long as you want route, then just holding someone's hands is fatal if you do it for long enough, about 7 days should do it
     
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    Strangling is probably still the quickest way bare handed.

    It would take ten minutes to beat someone to death.
     
  6. frank raud

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    Why don't you help me and say what is to be considered a lethal technique, as chokes apparently aren't good enough for you. And I am aware of the difference between air or blood chokes.
     
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    You have seen people die from human trauma to the throat, a number of times? To be clear, I mean a person hitting another person in the throat - not strangulation or mechanical trauma.


    Sure - I was using casual terms. Yes, frequently broken in strangulation. But we're talking about strikes.

    Are you talking about asphyxial deaths again? When laryngeal injury is correctly assessed and airways re secured mortality rate drops to below 5%... That's what I define as unlikely.
     
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    well a lethal techneque should be pretty much guaranteed to be lethal by any one who uses it. I have,choked lot of people, non of them died so not lethal!.

    cutting some ones head off lethal, stamping on their big toe not lethal

    saying that if you Hung about still strangling the passed out victim for 5 mins, is like saying kicks are lethal if you keep kicking them in the head for 5 minutes after they have passed out, in that case every thing is lethal if you do it for long enough
     
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    ok, all techniques are deadly if you do them for long enough, but choking is possibly the quickest, Il run with that
     
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    When I was a cop, we were expected to elevate the level of force based on the level of resistance being encountered. This means - decide, during the confrontation, whether to push it a little harder.

    At my last school (not my current, I moved) the instructor was an X cop but taught an entirely different approach in regards to self defense. His logic was simple - do your best to avoid a violent encounter. Apologize, walk away, heck RUN away, wtvr BUT once it is inevitable and you are being FORCED into a situation that you tried to avoid, it is ALL in. You crack the throttle wide open. Thing is - you didn' want this fight, your attacker did, so if/when he ends up missing an eye, with permanent knee damage, or worse, that's on him.

    I subscribe to that logic - if forced into a violent encounter, I'm going be as violent as possible. I'm not gonna stick a toe in the water and see if that works, then apply a little more.

    Kids, on the other hand (imho) should be trained with simple parameters - This is a technique for when grown ups (or really big kids) try to hurt you. This is a technique when fighting other kids. Because, I agree, a bunch of 2nd graders probably shouldn't be spear handing each other in the eyes or throat. However, that same kid faced with a disparity of size/strength better be prepared to bring as much "ugly" to the table as they can so they aren't found naked and dead somewhere.

    Niccolo Machiavelli once said - if you are going to hurt a man, hurt him bad enough you need not fear his vengeance.
     
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    Yes. Wasn't my statement perfectly clear? I've been in the ER for 35+ years. It's not something I see every week, but I've seen it more than once. I can recall a few cases off hand. Two were dead by the time they got to us, one arrested while we were trying to secure an airway. I can think of one that survived. Certainly my memory is imperfect and a records search could show more cases. But I've seen at least four hyoid or laryngeal fractures, with 75% of that admittedly small and localized sample resulting in death.

    No, in strangulation deaths these fractures are only found in about 12% of cases. That's not frequent.
    Admittedly, you'll see larger numbers from strangulation, but that's because strangulation is quite common, while properly executed strikes to the throat are really not. I see multiple assaults every shift; I can't recall the last time one of them had been struck in the throat. I see someone who was strangled (either self-inflicted or as part of an assault) every week or two.

    Good luck with that. You're correct in that securing an airway is THE issue. However, most people with these fractures are dead before EMS can even attempt an airway. That is a trait shared by many injuries (such as aortic separation) that have enormous mortality rates. And because these injuries are both rare and subtle, they're very commonly overlooked. By the time symptoms are clear, laryngeal fracture makes successful intubation extremely unlikely. Ditto cricothyrotomy. Tracheotomy is the best option, but I do not know of any EMS program in the US that teaches that procedure.
    There's a good article on Medscape HERE, from 2016. They do discuss various causes of these injuries, but given their rarity it's not surprising that there's no effort to break down statistics by etiology. The sample size for each would be too small to draw any meaningful conclusion.
     
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    Not really - you seemed to swap between discussing trauma and asphyxia, hence my confusion.

    Ok - it was my understanding that figures are higher than 12%. Of course net figures for strangulation will be higher, that's understood.

    Well, I certainly don't have the same level of ER experience as you - and am in a different country - I have heard of a successful tracheotomy first hand, but the damage was a result of blunt force.

    Thank you for the article, I'll have a look.
     
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    That seems about right. How long was the scene where they beat Joe Pesci and his brother to death in Casino?

    Edit: They used bats and shovels, so add about 5 minutes barehanded, depending on strength and aggression. They didn’t kill him; they beat them almost to death then buried them while they were still barely alive. So add another 2 minutes to the scene and you’re good.
     
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    It only took a second for that soccer player to kill the ref with one punch.
     
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    Yeah but I a assuming intentionally. Like those ninja kill moves everyone hears about but don't really exist.
     

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