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#298021 - 10/31/06 08:52 AM The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all…
zoth13 Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
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Hypothetical question:

Tomorrow the world as we know it ends. The end could be from a nuclear war, an incurable disease, a massive meteor hitting the earth etc.


End result is the governments of the world collapse, and all society breaks down. Chaos and violence rule the streets. There is no police or organized military presence. It’s every man for himself and his family. You are one of the survivors who must try to stay alive in this hostile new world.

Given the above situation:

Which martial art and/or weapon system (non-firearm) do you think would best keep you alive and able to defend your family?

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#298022 - 10/31/06 10:43 AM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: zoth13]
vegantkd Offline
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Posts: 121
Rex Kwon Do. Clearly.

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#298023 - 10/31/06 11:01 AM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: zoth13]
Leo_E_49 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/05
Posts: 4117
Loc: California
Rocket science and aerospace engineering.
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#298024 - 10/31/06 11:10 AM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: Leo_E_49]
Zombie Zero Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
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Grand Celestial Do.

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#298025 - 10/31/06 11:13 AM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: Zombie Zero]
JoelM Offline
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#298026 - 10/31/06 11:33 AM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: zoth13]
Joss Offline
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Sepuku-do!!!

Our practitioners lead the way!!

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#298027 - 10/31/06 12:22 PM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: Joss]
Leo_E_49 Offline
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Oh, oh. I got another one: Time travel!
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#298028 - 10/31/06 01:31 PM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: Leo_E_49]
BuDoc Offline
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Can we just go back to asking which art do you think is best?

We are going to get the question anyway. At least by allowing it staight forward, we can avoid the outlandish scenarios!

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#298029 - 10/31/06 01:51 PM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: BuDoc]
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Kenjutsu and Iajutsu, all those samurai couldn't have been that far off. It was the way for years and the most feared for years. Everyone looked for a way to counter the sword which was the greatest weapon of that era. That and archery or Kyudo. Got to be able to kill from a distance.

That work for you Doc?

Scottie
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#298030 - 10/31/06 02:27 PM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: RazorFoot]
Ed_Morris Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
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my money is on Reiki being the last one standing. she'd be too hard to cannibalize with her 'iron shirt' training.

but the best martial art post-armegeddon would be the Art of the US Army Rangers...those guys are trained to survive anywhere.

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#298031 - 10/31/06 02:51 PM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: Ed_Morris]
stormbringer Offline
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Registered: 04/04/06
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What about the Israeli army combat training? I've heard that's nasty stuff.
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#298032 - 10/31/06 06:00 PM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: Ed_Morris]
UofM Shorin Ryu Offline
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Registered: 02/07/05
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Bboy-ryu.

The art of breakdancing.

After all, who would want to kill a guy that can spin on his head/elbows/knees/shoulders....?
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#298033 - 10/31/06 07:28 PM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: Ed_Morris]
Reiki Offline
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Quote:

my money is on Reiki being the last one standing. she'd be too hard to cannibalize with her 'iron shirt' training.





LOL you are so right there Ed!
plus I'd be bloody hard to catch as well!
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#298034 - 10/31/06 11:26 PM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: Reiki]
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Registered: 08/05/04
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A 14th century rapier in one hand, and a bowie knife in the other. I would use spanish and italian fencing methods form the 14th-16th centuries, a paintball gun filled with pepperballs, muay thai, BJJ, and wwII style combatives.
Oh and my mom, she'd kill everyone, or jsut have all the guys going gaga over her. I should send her to iraq.
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#298035 - 11/01/06 02:40 AM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: Stormdragon]
Chen Zen Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 7043
Loc: Ms
Stick fighting. Staff and duel batons. And good ol, JKD.
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#298036 - 11/01/06 10:11 AM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: Chen Zen]
Leo_E_49 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/05
Posts: 4117
Loc: California
In all seriousness, my martial art is the best.

P.S. This is what everyone's response is going to be if we take this seriously, so why bother?

In such a rediculous theoretical situation, no one in the world would have any better chance than anyone else. There's no way that a single person could survive without the assistance of other people. This is why armies are made up of scalable divisions, rather than individuals fighting on their own. Even guerilla tactics use teams of combatants. We've evolved "herding mentality" for self protection as much as anything else.
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#298037 - 11/01/06 12:35 PM Re: The Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of it all… [Re: UofM Shorin Ryu]
BrianS Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 5959
Loc: Northwest Arkansas
Quote:

Bboy-ryu.

The art of breakdancing.

After all, who would want to kill a guy that can spin on his head/elbows/knees/shoulders....?





Me.
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