Discussion in 'Beginners Corner' started by Parzival, Feb 10, 2020.
JR, I’m at work, having a double expression. Almost choked on it reading that.
Word up, playa.
For a second, I thought you said “Looking Good Bruh!” I had to read it a few times to make sure.
I'd rather have this type of post than the ones where they rubbish every style they don't do as being 'fake', tell newbies to the site they are doing the wrong thing, then start have temper tantrums when they are called out. That's unpleasant as well as extremely childish. The thing is these days the way many people speak is extremely odd to the oldies.
I agree 100%. You’re not going to get any counterpoints to that.
Plenty of people have come here with the “Sup Brah” shtick and have been nothing but trolls. I can’t remember the last one’s name, but he was asking about steroids and the like. He was clearly just having what he thought was fun. I’m pretty sure this one’s not much different. Not as extreme, not yet anyway, but he’s not for real.
Just my opinion. You know what they say about opinions.
I have seen a couple of other sites where asking about steroids is the norm, along with a lot of macho posing.
At least the 'sup brah' is better than text speak lol, I may be one of the few that write sentences and use punctuation when writing text messages!
Not after they see me
There's cartilage and bone
Nasal bone - Wikipedia
Very small ones that aren't going to be piercing anyone's brains any time soon lol.
A saucy reply.
Alright, I agree haha. Still would hurt like hell tho
More importantly it makes the eyes water which gives that chance to get away!
So if Women's self defense is a joke how do I make it better?
Ah now that is a very good question!
Not all women's self defence is rubbish, there's some good stuff out there. It has to be seen from a female point of view if you are doing it for women rather than just general self defence.
Another thing to remember is that 80% of attacks on women are made by people the women either knows or has encountered before, the stranger attack scenario is less common than many imagine. something that has to be emphasised is that whatever the women under attack does is likely to be the best thing for her, some women feel they can fight back, some will attempt to talk other just literally switch off and wait for it to be over. You'll hear people say 'fighting back makes it worse' and 'if you didn't fight back you are to blame as well', as well as blaming what women wear and do as 'asking for it'.
Women's self defence is so much more than just learning techniques ( which actually have to be trained over and over again until they are instinctive) it has to address women's fears as well as their capabilities, rather than just wade in with lots of techniques that look impressive. Women also need to know that the techniques they do learn work and that they hurt! No unresisting partners, they need to be 'shout and profanity proof' as well, often a strong verbal attack can make people freeze. Being struck can make people freeze not just women, so 'strike proof' so they know, yes that hurt like hell but I can manage that. No fancy techniques that have to be set or ones that are ' when he puts his left arm here and right arm you can do this...…..' The main purpose of women's self defence is to enable women to do the right things so they can escape, not get into a full scale fight but escape to safety.
So a few points to look for when choosing somewhere to train women's self defence. From a female instructor of women's self defence.
So can I do anything to contribute, because I'm not a woman last time I checked
It depends on what capacity you want to help, as an instructor or to help a female look for good quality training? Do you know enough martial arts to be able to teach... at this point.. simple distraction techniques to enable someone to escape perhaps. Another thing you could do is offer to be a resisting partner for someone to practice on!
I'm not sure, without knowing what you already know, what I can actually suggest at this moment but hopefully we can get a good discussion going with other posters!
I mean I got started by trying to get my girl some self defense techniques, but apparently those aren't worth anything lol. I don't know enough martial arts to be able to teach, but that's definitely a goal. My priority right now is to get some decent training for her, until I have mastered all the arts to become an instructor
Yea, it just doesn't work that way. Nothing even close.
While ambition is usually a good thing perhaps lower your sights a bit and start by being good at one style? You don't need for example to a master of all the different styles of karate and TKD and kick boxing. You don't need to become a master of all the ground style. Pick something you really enjoy, that has a good instructor you get on with and stick with that, you'll find there is more than enough in most styles to get you going for a lifetime. Be looked up to for knowing your style thoroughly rather than someone who rushed through many and didn't actually learn much because life is a lot shorter than you think.
BJJ is actually a good style for women's self defence, doesn't teach what you'd call 'self defence' classes but has valuable techniques for women and makes them comfortable in close body situations where panicking is likely.123
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