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#117271 - 06/17/04 03:32 AM rough neighborhood,what kind of fighting style should i plan for?
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i live in an area that has alot of sexual assults accuring lately.what kind of fighting style should i plan for?im 5'5",130 pounds,and currenly not very strong.i hear you guys say that body type is something to considder when desiding this.are thier any exeptions?

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#117272 - 06/17/04 06:46 AM Re: rough neighborhood,what kind of fighting style should i plan for?
still wadowoman Offline
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Registered: 04/10/04
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Loc: Residence:UK- Heart:Md, USA
If it is self defence you are looking for I recommend a striking art (boxing/kickboxing/karate/kungfu/tkd etc)
combined with a grappling art (Japanese or Brazilian Ju Jitsu/Judo/Aikido etc).

I only weigh around 7 pounds more than you although I am a couple of inches taller and 27 years older. I do karate, jujitsu and a little judo (I am fairly appalling at the latter two but getting better).

I would also reccomend that you do not join an all female group as your attacker is statistically more likely to be a male and therefore bigger/stronger than you. A good instructor will encourage you to train with partners of varying weight, height and ability.

More importantly, if you live in a rough area, do not go out alone after dark, carry a mobile/cell phone and make sure your parents always know where you are (boring I know, but honestly the safest option). Be aware of yur surroundings and at the first sign of trouble, get the hell out of there.
Sharon




[This message has been edited by still wadowoman (edited 06-17-2004).]

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#117273 - 06/21/04 01:55 PM Re: rough neighborhood,what kind of fighting style should i plan for?
JudoJitsuKa Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
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Loc: singapore
sorry for late reply

I personally think grappling is cool.Plus u might want to add some boxing and kick boxing.Learn how to clinch and to throw down people hard.Learn judo too for grappling and close combat.I come from a school very famous for gang fights and stuff.so this is my opinion for in my experience those punks like to throw wild swings and getting near to them gives you the advantage.To throw them its very very easilt as they dont expect it

My opinion.
Cheers
Judojitsuka

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#117274 - 06/22/04 09:59 AM Re: rough neighborhood,what kind of fighting style should i plan for?
VJ Offline
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Registered: 03/16/04
Posts: 146
Loc: San Diego, CA
[QUOTE]Originally posted by horselover67:
i live in an area that has alot of sexual assults accuring lately.what kind of fighting style should i plan for?im 5'5",130 pounds,and currenly not very strong.i hear you guys say that body type is something to considder when desiding this.are thier any exeptions?[/QUOTE]

If these sexual assaults involve gangs then go with the striking arts and a good pair of running shoes. I like grappling but the last place you want to be is on the ground if the punk has friends. Hitting and running will save your hide because your assailant and friends probably won't follow you into a public place unless they want to get caught.

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#117275 - 06/22/04 04:04 PM Re: rough neighborhood,what kind of fighting style should i plan for?
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thanks for the advice guys!i do have a tendancy to sneek out every so often,just to go places with friends.like bowling alleys or just to hang out.my friend doesnt know how to fight at all,and i was wondering that if sometime in the near future,if we got attaked again and she coulnt run(shes kinda dumb when shes scared)how can i defend her and myself?ladst time she got stuck in between a car and a building.luckily the guy was stupid and i managed to knock the wind out of him,so we took off.i wont be going out to places like that anymore,dont worry.but sometimes i cant avoid going on streets that have no-one on them.pease,dont critize me for what ive said.im just looking for some advice if that should happen agian.

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#117276 - 06/22/04 04:15 PM Re: rough neighborhood,what kind of fighting style should i plan for?
immrtldragon Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 1540
Loc: Just outside Philadelphia, PA
Pepper spray.

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#117277 - 08/02/04 01:08 AM Re: rough neighborhood,what kind of fighting style should i plan for?
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the most importaint thing in self defence is awareness!

know where you are and avoid dangerous situations...

if you live in a ruff place being aware can save your ass....


in situations where fighting mite get you stabed or shot....


if im not there they cant hit me

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#117278 - 08/03/04 03:27 PM Re: rough neighborhood,what kind of fighting style should i plan for?
Lokkan-Do Offline
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Registered: 04/10/04
Posts: 1411
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Definitely ground fighting like Brazilian Ju Jutsu or Judo.

It's horrible living in a neighbourhood like that. There were 3 rapes in my proximity that I know of.

9 (gunshot incidents and murder through other means)

I am becoming really concern.

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#117279 - 08/10/04 12:00 PM Re: rough neighborhood,what kind of fighting style should i plan for?
VJ Offline
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Registered: 03/16/04
Posts: 146
Loc: San Diego, CA
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Lokkan-Do:
Definitely ground fighting like Brazilian Ju Jutsu or Judo.

It's horrible living in a neighbourhood like that. There were 3 rapes in my proximity that I know of.

9 (gunshot incidents and murder through other means)

I am becoming really concern.
[/QUOTE]

Seriously, the last thing you want to do is go to the ground. You need to try to stick with more stand-up skills and incorporate some ground work (last resort). Once on the ground besides worrying about the person you are fighting you will be susceptible to the attacker's buddies who will definitely interfere when their "buddy" is losing.

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#117280 - 08/18/04 10:12 AM Re: rough neighborhood,what kind of fighting style should i plan for?
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Here is a site with some decent information concerning self defence.
http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/

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