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    If you can't bring yourself to hit someone while they're down, you're a food source

    I see constant evidence that vast swaths of people do. Unimaginably large numbers of people seem not to understand the basics of self defense, initial aggressor, disengagement, and the difference between the legal concept of Provocation and the simple dictionary definition. I see every...
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    Can you theoretical people stop talking about jabs in fight videos as if you actually have brains?

    Then you might enjoy this book: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/jim-driscoll/the-straight-left-and-how-to-cultivate-it/paperback/product-1rg6gwev.html?page=1&pageSize=4 Peace favor your sword, Kirk
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    Back Belt Pride or showing off?

    Meh. I kinda don't care. At one point, I had kept all the belts I'd ever earned. When I was young I thought I'd make a display case or rack or something and display them in my man-cave or room or something. Then, years later, I donated all of them to the club I was in because I didn't care...
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    Does anyone think Spirtiuality/Magick/Mysticism/Occultism is very neglected in European swordsmanship (and HEMA in general)?With how Catholic it was?

    Because they and their students don't want to. It doesn't fit their social culture. It really isn't that hard.
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    Why did the Katana and some Chinese swords like the Jian develops schools of unorthodox grip approach but European styles never did?

    Not exactly. There's a definite end to the story arc. But one of the basic premises is that all major "history" for humanity repeats and everyone is reborn, often playing the same major role in the new repeat of the old saga; especially for the big, important characters. Peace favor your...
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    Why did the Katana and some Chinese swords like the Jian develops schools of unorthodox grip approach but European styles never did?

    I think it was book 3 or the end of book 2 that hooked me. But I hated the ending.
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    Why did the Katana and some Chinese swords like the Jian develops schools of unorthodox grip approach but European styles never did?

    Are you trying to dispute my 112 to 0 record? I just won a few more. I think I'm up to like 115 to 0 now.
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    Techniques you learn in your MA that are probably not a good idea for Self Defense

    Can you please be a bit more specific? Which posts are veering too far off? I'll follow a disagreement, time and personal interest permitting, but I'm trying not to run afoul of an official warning here. Thanks.
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    Techniques you learn in your MA that are probably not a good idea for Self Defense

    Well thanks for bringing up the NRA because, you know, it's not particularly relevant to the discussion, just like the rest of the post.
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    Techniques you learn in your MA that are probably not a good idea for Self Defense

    No. There is nothing hypothetical about the long-standing moral and legal justification of self defense using lethal force against someone engaged in an unjustified lethal attack against the defender. This established doctrine goes back to at least the Code of Hammurabi or earlier.
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    Techniques you learn in your MA that are probably not a good idea for Self Defense

    I think you fundamentally misunderstood that entire exchange.
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    Techniques you learn in your MA that are probably not a good idea for Self Defense

    Not when it is a clear case of self defense against deadly force being used against the defender. When deadly force is being used against you, you have every right to use deadly force in defense of yourself.
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    Techniques you learn in your MA that are probably not a good idea for Self Defense

    But that you want to happen. From the Cambridge Dictionary: fantasize verb [ I or T ] (UK usually fantasise) /f疆n.t.sa阞z/ to think about something very pleasant that is unlikely to happen: - He fantasized about winning the Nobel Prize. - [ + that ] As a child, Emma fantasized that she...
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    Techniques you learn in your MA that are probably not a good idea for Self Defense

    I agree that this would be deliberate execution. I've never heard that definition until this thread. It's a hole that was in my vocabulary. I'm now really curious as to the etymology of the term. Peace favor your sword, Kirk
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