- Aug 21, 2003
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- Chattanooga, TN
TX_BB said:It all comes down to the individual in the end. Your personal awareness and training should come to the forefront in presure situations. TKD, Boxing and Wrestling are all olympic sports I don't know that I would have looked for fight with Ali, Roy Jones, or Kurt Angle. I guess when it comes right down to it I can't see how the sport destroys one's ability to defend one's self.
Strike fast, Strike hard, Strike Often - You'll be Ok
Tex_BB the "sport" doesn't destroy one's ability to defend one-self but how effective is it in the real world? Put yourself in a crowded bar, some jerk-off decides he doesn't like the way you're drinking your beer and wants a fight. You may or may not be able with TKD take him down, but can you do it without putting others around you at risk of getting caught by an errant kick. Probably not. Most people will make a wide (as possible) ring around you two once they get wind that testosterones are being dumped all over the floor and two bulls are going to go at it. They'll do it to keep from getting hurt and to satisfy the bloodlust that lies dormant in every human being and watch.
98% of the fights are over within two minutes. Sooner if one is a BB in a martial art... bouncers still have to work their way from the front door or back wall of the bar to get to you two. The idea is to get the jerk on the floor as quickly as possible. For me this means doing it before the "ring" forms around us. This also means doing it without hurting anyone else. So a round-house kick or even punch isn't going to work. So straight line direct to the target and as closely as you can put your body to the target so that the energy expended isn't wasted on distance.
two bits that probably don't make sense.