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  1. lklawson

    Timid kid in BJJ, should aggression be advised?

    So south of Dort? I went to HS at Flint Academy. It was south of Dort too but at least it wasn't Central HS. I don't remember there being too many clubs there but, then again, I was in HS and not interested in clubbing. Peace favor your sword, Kirk
  2. lklawson

    Hello, I haven't officially started my journey in martial arts, but intend to.

    Cool... There's no reason that BJJ would be any more difficult than Judo. Judo's newaza (mat/ground techniques) is often pretty similar (or identical) to BJJ. BJJ often teaches takedowns which are included in Judo's throwing. Judo has more throwing and takedowns. BJJ has more ground work...
  3. lklawson

    Full auto blank gun.

    He's asking about use in France... Peace favor your sword, Kirk
  4. lklawson

    Full auto blank gun.

    My opinion: Not really. Most "rubber bullets" don't really do much to stop people but can sometimes be painful. Pain may or may not convince an attacker to go away. LEO in the U.S. don't use them much any longer, mostly because of the dual prongs of limited success and claims of police...
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    Timid kid in BJJ, should aggression be advised?

    Your club doesn't have coaches? It's their job to help train the students in how to be successful. Tell your kid to ask his instructor or ask the instructor to teach him what he needs to do to win against the "more aggressive" new students. If they can't do that, or won't, then they suck as...
  6. lklawson

    Systema and Sambo in the United States

    Portland, Oregon? http://teamquestmma.net/training-programs Peace favor your sword, Kirk
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    The law concering self defense and use of force without guns

    You're missing an opportunity for revenue. ;) Peace favor your sword, Kirk
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    The law concering self defense and use of force without guns

    I've never heard those terms applied in this way to self defense. Care to expand a bit on this? Peace favor your sword, Kirk
  9. lklawson

    The law concering self defense and use of force without guns

    The Jury can discuss the National League playoffs. The fact is that "Stand Your Ground" was never used as his defense. Interviews with the cops indicate that they believed it was a valid self defense (aka "clean shoot") from the beginning. The decision to prosecute was declined by the local...
  10. lklawson

    The law concering self defense and use of force without guns

    You might find this one interesting. https://digitalcommons.law.villanova.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1353&context=mslj Peace favor your sword, Kirk
  11. lklawson

    The law concering self defense and use of force without guns

    Well, no. That's not how it works. That's true for anyone. You can't be what's often legally defined as "The Initial Aggressor." Well, no. No. Courts have sometimes held "trained martial artists" to a higher standard or duty of care. In those cases, they have found that the training...
  12. lklawson

    The law concering self defense and use of force without guns

    Here are two. If you search you can find more, but this is a quick start. https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2015/11/4/9669964/mma-fighter-given-six-years-in-jail-for-using-hands-as-deadly-weapons...
  13. lklawson

    The law concering self defense and use of force without guns

    It's true that this was an old wives tale in the Martial Arts community going back to at least the '70s. That said, there's a kernel of honesty in it, in that "trained fighters" have been held to a higher standard in courts on various occasions. Peace favor your sword, Kirk
  14. lklawson

    The law concering self defense and use of force without guns

    No they weren't. Peace favor your sword, Kirk
  15. lklawson

    The law concering self defense and use of force without guns

    This is a very great misrepresentation of the Zimmerman case. Among other things, Zimmerman never used "Stand Your Ground" defense. There was a lot more to it as well that you are either ignoring or do not know about such as Martin bashing Zimmerman's head into the concrete, vowing to murder...
  16. lklawson

    Full auto blank gun.

    I'm not going to go into whether or not I think pepper-ball type guns are a good idea or what their advantages and disadvantages are, you've already made that decision. For your application it all depends on your control and your ammunition capacity. Can you keep your bursts on target and not...
  17. lklawson

    Non lethal weapons

    It's just another kind of "tear gas." Chemically similar to CS in some ways, IMS. Ammonia? It's use as an incapacitating agent goes way back. There are better options now. Honestly, just use Pepper Spray/OC. It's legal pretty much everywhere in the U.S. and even in about half of Europe...
  18. lklawson

    conditioning exercises

    14 years is even more impressive than 13 for a necropost. Peace favor your sword, Kirk
  19. lklawson

    sweat bags

    13 years is an impressive necropost. Peace favor your sword, Kirk
  20. lklawson

    Iai as Figure Skating

    Unless you believe that a given kata is about developing your physicality, as I've heard suggested for any number of things, including deep horse-stances.
  21. lklawson

    Iai as Figure Skating

    According to them. Ask 4 different martial artists what the purpose of kata is and you'll get 7 different answers.
  22. lklawson

    Iai as Figure Skating

    Easily. It is super common to merge dance and martial technique. That you've never heard of Capoeira, Tahthib, Jogo do Pau, shashka, or any of the other many, many examples is mind boggling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra4ryqV93gg...
  23. lklawson

    Iai as Figure Skating

    Unless there's someone else waving a "metre-long razor blade" back at you. Then it becomes quite difficult. It actually still happens quite regularly. Yootoob is full of them. Machette, fantasy sword, wall-hangers, even what you would consider "real" swords. Videos from Great Britain...
  24. lklawson

    Number of black belts at the average school?

    One thing to be aware of is that Judo generally does a good job of standardization. You have a fair chance of being sure that a Judo black belt has a good base of skill in Judo. I've met very few Judoka, and fewer Judo black belts, who couldn't "put it on the mat." Most of the black belts who...
  25. lklawson

    Training when ill... Covid got me

    There seems to be a lot of variability in the reaction, even to the original variant. I know old folks who refused to get vaccinated who caught it and had the same symptoms as the "common cold" (not surprising because the corona virus family is in the "common cold" family of viruses). And I...
  26. lklawson

    Number of black belts at the average school?

    Who cares? Black Belt means whatever the Grading Authority wants it to mean and has whatever standards they want it to have. They could requite 10 years of "time-in-art" or 10 days. They can set skills and knowledge base at whatever they want, from practically nothing to college doctorate...
  27. lklawson

    Training when ill... Covid got me

    What does your Doctor say?
  28. lklawson

    Judogi color

    This. Many clubs don't care much. Blue, white, pink, even black. Heck, I don't care if you show up in tie-dye. But blue is used in competitions so some schools may not allow it and anything other than white and blue is kinda "non-traditional" and may be disallowed. I very much doubt that a...
  29. lklawson

    Looking for Advice

    Well, it's not the greatest time distance to necropost but 15 years is still pretty impressive. Peace favor your sword, Kirk
  30. lklawson

    Can i do multiple martial arts at the same time???? Please help

    Nope. I actually read a bunch and experimented with several different methods until I found what I liked. And what I like best is a marinade and then, as I already told you, just chuck it on the grill. I like adding wet hardwood chips to smoke it a bit too. I'm not too bothered about how...
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