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In SD, if you decide to run, will it be better to take your opponent down first before you run?

PRO: You have more time to run.
CON: You have to deal with your opponent with minimum amount of contact.

Your thought?

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I'm not a fast runner and currently I can't run at all. I would prefer to disengage after ensuring I won't be followed.

I probably won't use a circular punch.
 

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So many variables in this. Here are a few that cross my mind:
  • How are my legs and back that day? If they are crap, running isn't much of an option.
  • How fit does the other guy look. On a good day, I can probably still out-distance most folks my age, and I know about where my stamina becomes a major problem.
If there's a good opportunity, I'd prefer to slow him down before depending upon my running speed and endurance. If there's not an easy opportunity, and I judge running is the better option, I'll be feeling for where my stamina starts to tail off. I want to turn and fight before that point - before I have to fight already out of energy. If I'm lucky, he isn't in as good of shape as I am, and when I turn around he's already very winded.
 

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Maybe if I'm chasing I'll run, depends on why I'm chasing.

Other than that, nah, I ain't running. Might take a cab, though.
 

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In SD, if you decide to run, will it be better to take your opponent down first before you run?

PRO: You have more time to run.
CON: You have to deal with your opponent with minimum amount of contact.

Your thought?
Yes, no, maybe, sometimes and it depends. Except when I don't. Or when I do.
 
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As a SD instructor, what will you teach your students if they are secret service agent, policeman, bodyguard, ... that running away is not an option for them?
 

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In SD, if you decide to run, will it be better to take your opponent down first before you run?

PRO: You have more time to run.
CON: You have to deal with your opponent with minimum amount of contact.

Your thought?

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Of course all things are situational, but Id say avoiding confrontation is the first step, second step walking/running away if possible, reasoning if no time to walk/run and exploding when necessary.
 
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