Discussion Have you ever had to defend yourself/use your training in real life?

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Barry Roundhouse

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Been fighting since primary school.

Not going to pretend i am not an angry prick because I am. I’ll never walk away from someone mouthing off unfortunately, but I only ever fight now when it know it is unavoidable.

People expect hands to get thrown first. But always keep out of punching range and kick first. Target the meaty bit on the side of the leg above the knee. Big target to aim at.

Straight off the bat you have damaged your opponents mobility.

Kick first, hands second.

If they break the space, clinch, then release knees and elbows. Then release clinch and unleash hands.

The key is to effectively strike your opponent first, allowing an opening...then swarm them.

That’s how fights are won.
Hahahaha thats good stuff
 

Macpotata

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Been fighting since primary school.

Not going to pretend i am not an angry prick because I am. I’ll never walk away from someone mouthing off unfortunately, but I only ever fight now when it know it is unavoidable.

People expect hands to get thrown first. But always keep out of punching range and kick first. Target the meaty bit on the side of the leg above the knee. Big target to aim at.

Straight off the bat you have damaged your opponents mobility.

Kick first, hands second.

If they break the space, clinch, then release knees and elbows. Then release clinch and unleash hands.

The key is to effectively strike your opponent first, allowing an opening...then swarm them.

That’s how fights are won.
Well said Echoes.

Reasons behind your anger? PM if you don';t want to disclose online :)


Agreed on leg kicks. Like in todays fight, although I believe the injury happened through incidental contact, Santos couldn't use his movement and get off his strikes because of a f’ed leg( UFC I'm talking about ) the 1st round he was dominating and moving beautifully. Couldn't move and plant his feet/legs to get his shots off after the injury.

How many fights have you had? How many times stupid campaigners mouthed off at you? Again PM if you don't want to disclose online. I've got a mate/Brother in law like you. Some of it's ego driven, circumstances and life experience.
 

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Shell

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Never had to use the self defense i learnt from taekwondo years ago- thank god, touch wood, thank u lucky star.

I reckon i would tho- id fight, bite, eye gouge, attack balls if i had to.

Particularly if it was a sexual assault. If it was like a robbery or whatever wouldnt be a hero just hand over what they wanted.
 

Adzam

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Never had to use the self defense i learnt from taekwondo years ago- thank god, touch wood, thank u lucky star.

I reckon i would tho- id fight, bite, eye gouge, attack balls if i had to.

Particularly if it was a sexual assault. If it was like a robbery or whatever wouldnt be a hero just hand over what they wanted.
Jiujitsu is good for women particularly for sexual assault. You practise a lot on how to control of a heavier person on top of you on the ground. That being said nut shots and eye gouges are always effective
 

Shell

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Jiujitsu is good for women particularly for sexual assault. You practise a lot on how to control of a heavier person on top of you on the ground. That being said nut shots and eye gouges are always effective
I always carry my keys. So my sortof plan would be go the eyes, with the keys.
 

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