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  1. Juany118

    Happy Birthday Sifu Augustine Fong

    Just a shout out (yeah long time no type ;) ). My Guro/Sifu teaches TWC (along with Inosanto Kali of course) now but his first Sifu was Sifu Fong and to quote my Sifu... "TODAY is the birthday of my first Wing Chun teacher Sifu Augustine Fong I learned real speed from this humble Master."...
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    What to do after you have defended yourself

    As to cameras, they are becoming very prevalent in the US as well in some unique ways. Yes you have the County DA's office giving towns money for the systems, the small city I work in has 13 CCTV cameras now that are viewed from our station. However we also did an interesting thing. The grant...
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    Are you really training for self defense?

    The physical skills of the teacher can become applied through regular practice/pressure testing. That is the key. Going to a class then not practicing means little. I am not referring to that. I am referring to something that is practiced there after.
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    I was asked to set up a basic...

    What you speak of is exactly what I am talking about. I would NEVER think I could teach someone, in as little as 8 hours, how to really fight. My premise is "avoid, respond, run" not "fight to drop them". So it's primarily about doing everything you can to avoid the situation to start. If...
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    Are you really training for self defense?

    And you keep my opically focusing on SEALs. Can you explain how pressure testing in self defense training doesn't lead to application? That seems to be a major flaw in your argument because pressure testing requires application. That is what you are testing.
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    Good arts for getting to your gun

    To true on all counts. And the more tools they give us the more you have to worry about... "Protect my gun... Oh great now he's going for my Taser." .fun times.
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    Good arts for getting to your gun

    The narrator definitely has some confirmation bias believe me. That said it was more his central point that I agree with. If you are going to carry a weapon don't assume that the weapon alone is a "magic wand." As for people having their guns taken from them, while there is no statistic for...
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    Is this a Wing Chun punch?

    As was said already but I will use a different description. When I put my hip into a strike, that side of my body is moving forward, towards my target. If I put my waist into it, I am also rotating "across" my target. In short it's the difference between maintaining the centerline principle...
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    Are you really training for self defense?

    Your claim is "pressure testing works everywhere else BUT..." In one circumstance? Sorry but that has some MAJOR issues with logical consistency. See my response above as to why I mentioned SEALs btw. It was an attempt to use a bit of hyperbole to make a point.
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    Are you really training for self defense?

    The purpose of naming SEALs was simply this. A "soldier" is trained to fight from the jump. The Gunners Mate isn't. Yet a Gunners mate can become a SEAL.
  11. Juany118

    Are you really training for self defense?

    No I am comparing training methods. Your claim is that pressure testing doesn't prepare people. The pressure testing that you get in the US Army is little different than you get in civilian martial arts training sparring. Tbh in terms of unarmed combatives sparring in a MA club is HARDER, the...
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    I was asked to set up a basic...

    I don't agree with curled either, my Wing Chun palm doesn't have curled fingers. The purpose of the link was more in reference to energy transfer. Some people are under the impression a punch inherently hits harder when it doesn't. Previously I also showed a video regarding "fast hands". All...
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    I was asked to set up a basic...

    The problem is that the KO "win" is based on an age where the KO itself is easier to achieve due to the nature of human development. Outside of that range the chances for a KO are greatly reduced. If they are reduced then you are FAR more likely to have a conscious opponent while you now have...
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    Is this a Wing Chun punch?

    We we're talking past each other in that conversation as I pointed out then. You were referring to hip movement I was talking about waist rotation, al la a "good night Irene" haymaker etc. It took me a while to figure that out though because, if you recall, I actually am the one who shared...
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    I was asked to set up a basic...

    I would only say first that a "kids" fight isn't necessary applicable as children are more prone to being knocked out, as well as receiving concussions. In terms of the kick we are again talking about a "kid fight" not a determined assault ("simple or sexual), robbery etc. That assailant isn't...
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    Good arts for getting to your gun

    Just got this video posted to my feed today
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    Are you really training for self defense?

    . First it requires regular practice BUT if it didn't work the first time a soldier was in a real fire fight he would be screwed. Loading, reloading, aiming and properly discharging a firearm are all fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are the first to degrade when fight or flight kicks in...
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    Are you really training for self defense?

    I think you underestimate the value of the training to be honest. Look at it like a volume dial. A real life violent encounter is at Spinal Tap's 11 on a scale of 1-10. The existence of the fear of pain/potential injury in sparring, or shoot house training, is (if done properly) can be...
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    Are you really training for self defense?

    I may be wrong but are you guys also understanding that there is another part that is important. If they fail and it's "the bar fight scenario" they start getting hit and a short sparring session starts. That why, if this was in a "class" setting I would not have this be part of a "newbie"...
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    Are you really training for self defense?

    That's my point though. Sparring and shoot house do the same thing. You learn how to react under pressure. If you set up de-escalation training correctly you get a similar degree of pressure. Trying to read cues from the opponent, just like in sparring. Trying to react to those cues...
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    Are you really training for self defense?

    None taken because Of course it won't be "real" but if the "opponent" is familiar with how a person would emotionally react irl, and has the talent to portray it properly (so the "student" can learn to read cues) I don't think it is all that different than shoot house training where you learn...
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    Are you really training for self defense?

    It's possible to train it, but tricky. I believe de-escalation training would actually work in a seminar where most participants are actually strangers, or close to it. I'll use a non-self defense example. I am a certified crisis intervention specialists. I don't work in Philly but have a...
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    Are you really training for self defense?

    Exactly. Example... Prevention>common sense. If you just HAVE to go to that hot new Gastropub or Club in a gentrified section that borders the "shady" neighborhood, don't park on the street in the Shady neighborhood just to save some bucks. Part in the well lit and monitored parking...
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    How appliable is aikido for self-defense?

    Yep we are like that. I still had two tactical pens on me, the FMA equivalent would be a dulo dulo, aka palm stick.
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    How appliable is aikido for self-defense?

    I think you point out another important issue. "Train for where you live" because different regions have different social dynamics, hence different needs overall.
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    How appliable is aikido for self-defense?

    We are knife freaks. It's funny actually. On my new squad, on Tuesday just past, I drove with a partner to a place we couldn't enter with weapons. He dumps his in the trunk of the car in the parking lot and then saw me dump our issued gear plus 4 knives from different locations. His...
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    How appliable is aikido for self-defense?

    I think my issue is that I take a paranoid route. I always assume my opponent has a weapon that I haven't seen yet, even if we are the only two people within a mile. Being trained to see the knife as "your opponent should feel it before they see it" over the last number of years does a good...
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    How appliable is aikido for self-defense?

    Where is here generally? And what kind of fight/crime. The later makes a BIG difference. My town does have flash mob/swarm attacks by boredbored M School students during the spring and summer. Those always make the papers. The 2 am street robberies however are so common that the local news...
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    How appliable is aikido for self-defense?

    I would just say that it is determined by how you define "attack.". The following is based on 20 years (officially this month, damn I am getting old) as a police officer in a small City with a per capita crime rate = Philadelphia and Chicago in everything but homicides (thank God for small...
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    How appliable is aikido for self-defense?

    I think the main reason for the differences is that the grappling was designed around weapons. You don't want to "clinch" for a sweep if your opponent has a blade, it might get you stabbed. I think you see it in some of the locks as well, legs being used in a kneeling position, one hand often...
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