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  1. J

    Multiple Attackers

    Exactly my point. When someone else get's closer, better to let go of the person you don't have control of and deal with the closer person. Of course, control is not generally an "all or nothing" propisitiojn either. You need to decide when the person you are "holding on to" is an asset; and...
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    knife on the ground

    The word "no" should not have been in there. The paragraph should read: I train in several arts (mostly integrated by people far more skilled than I), Heavily Silat-based (particualrly the knifework), but with strong Chinese and Russian influences.
  3. J

    Multiple Attackers

    I don't know about "throw away", but there are definately times to let one go. You don't want to be tryign to wrestle down a guy trying to get away while another is tryign to pummel you.... drop the less aggressive one in favor of the more aggressive one.
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    Multiple Attackers

    Preset techniques? I dont think I have any. We play a game where several people try to trap one in an area... on occasion we even do it at full speed with a group trying to take a single opponent down while he tries to run/fight to an exit. Multiple-attacker sparring is the norm... and there...
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    Is Kuntao Indonesian or Chinese?

    Yes. There are arts referred to as "Kuntao" in southern China. There are also arts referred to as Kuntao in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Phillipines, Borneo, and Singapore. (there are occassionally alternate spellings). In Indonesia, the term is generally used to discuss the arts decended from...
  6. J

    Here's a weird thread!

    Firstly: I agree that giving a weapon to a child to bring to shool is a bad idea. It only escilates the problem. No problem, just take it back from them and then hit them with it. After-all, it's a net-known fact that holding a weapon is entirely useless combatively and it will always be taken...
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    knife on the ground

    Sorry, hadn't checked the board in some time. I train in several arts (mostly integrated by people far more skilled than I), Heavily Silat-based (particualrly the knifework), but with strong Chinese and no Russian influences. I'm not sure how to answer the general "what do I do" question...
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    knife on the ground

    But do you syngeristically capitalize on both your low and high level assets in order to foster a situation where you can best utilize your available reasources in a manner whihc promotes positive change? I want to make sure I follow. You took what was out there (hock) and then added what was...
  9. J

    J-LO, Krav Maga Mama

    That's the part in every Bruce Lee movie where he tells them they have lousy Kung-Fu? "You have insulted Shaolin... now we must fight!"
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    Self Defence Orientated Martial Artists need weight training?

    Is it neccessairy for a self-defense-oriented martial artist to weight train? No it is not. I'd consider time at the gun range more important. Is it useful for a self-defense-oriented martial artist to increase his strength, endurance, and (to an extent) mass? Yes, it generally is very useful...
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    pain after getting cut

    I think that looking for a pain response from a knife is a mistake. If I leave out the psycological, a knife fight is won in one of two ways. You either bleed out the opponent, or you mechanically disable him. In theory, you could do something like destroy partof the nervous system (shove the...
  12. J

    No more idiotic gun lawsuits

    I'm not sure it isn't. Certainly, no fireamrs manufacturer has a magazine add stating that; but we know that the cigarette manufacturers have based their marketing on what would get underage people to start; as have some alcholol commercials. I'm not saying a firearms manufacturer has indeed...
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    No more idiotic gun lawsuits

    I can't quite tell if this is rhetoric, or an attempt to seperate "law abiding American firearm manufacturers" from non-law-abiding and non-American firearm manufacturers. I can't help but wonder why this was passed for a single industry. Why not just a blanket law protecting manufacturers from...
  14. J

    Bullying

    Replace "child" with "adult" in 90% of these posts and tell me what's different? A man walks out and threates your wife on the street tomoorw. The next day, he hits her a few times. Tell me why you react differently (assuming you do) than when it's your child?
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    Mixed Martial Arts and knife work?

    Since people do survive both situations; I'd prefer to have invested effort in maximizing my chances of success. Let's be honest, the likelyhood that your opponent has friends or a weapon is far higher than the likelyhood that your opponent has his BB in a combative art. Why keep improving...
  16. J

    statistics

    Just do the math from the statistics you've been given. There are 300,000,000 people in the us, so about 150,00,000 women. There are 365 days in most years, 24 hours in each day, etc.
  17. J

    training knives

    Aluminum also doesn't break and is easier to get without a relatively sharp point. It's our preference as well.
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    Martial Arts forum Fallacies

    "Appeal to force" - Could also be called "let's test empirically... I'm poor". I don't see it as a neccessairily fallactious approach, but it's gonna depend on the circumstance. "Attacking the person" - Technical term: ad hominym "Anonymous Authority" - Sounds more like an unproven assertion...
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    penkak

    I can't agree with the specifics offered there. Pencak/Pentjak is a term used over an entire range of indegenous Indonesian fighting arts. Though certainly any naming out of Indonesia can be a challenge; the term is applied to far more than a single art (Don Dreager has some excellent literary...
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    Which Weapon/Weapons Do You Favor?

    I doubt it. It was a pretty standard jujitsu routine, close to Akijitsu, that escilated to weapons.
  21. J

    Which Weapon/Weapons Do You Favor?

    The knife and the pistol. I once saw a Jujitsu group do an excellent demonstration routine that included some good shotgun work.
  22. J

    the system?

    Yes and no. If I went to a boxer and just had them relax (not tense) when hit in the gut, it would hurt them more. There is more to what's being done than just relaxation (especially localized relaxation). Among other things, if you relax the part that is hit, and not the rest of the chain...
  23. J

    the system?

    For me, and in my experience: You may end up in a situation where there's a lot of opponents in a crowd. You should have skills to fight if you are forced to in that situation. For example, I work sometimes as a mounted police officer. I've watched mass melee show up. On a 1800lb animal (and...
  24. J

    the system?

    Can you support this claim? Combatively? You generally don't duke it out if there's a better option. How are you going to learn the skills to survive moving through that crowd? It seems that getting into a crowd all duking it out in drill is a better way then most to learn how to survive being...
  25. J

    the system?

    I think I understand your confusion: we are in a different context. When it was said "I can understand getting comfortable as part of an absorption drill, attempting to get used to the pain" I responded based on the absorption drill (you seem to have understood me as saying that no hits in a...
  26. J

    the system?

    Grab a decent systema guy and do the drill. See if the hits hurt you. Ask if the hits hurt him. (though the hits hurting you question is basically to answer "are they hard hits"). The way that one typically learns to move is to change until it stops hurting. The pain tells you that you are doing...
  27. J

    the system?

    Ahh. Sorry I missed it. Yes, I agree. Ideally: get out *before* the brawl erupts. I'm all about avoidance :)
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    the system?

    That would be a mistake on your part. The absorbtion drills are not about getting used to pain. When you move correctly, the hits don't hurt. Bob-and-weave is less effective in a mas attack than you might think. You can accomplish more with bigger movements as the situation is far more chaotic...
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    the system?

    "More preemptive" might be a more apt description.. though I'm not sure how much I could describe it in a post.
  30. J

    knife on the ground

    I think this may be our problem, and tell me if it sounds likely to you. I'm a comptent grappler, who focuses mostly on upright work. I'm comfortable controlling a knkife while standing (as comfortable as I'll ever be when an opponent has a blade). I spend less time aggressively on the ground...
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