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#365163 - 10/13/07 09:37 AM Most important for self defense?
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Having skills and being able to draw upon them in time of need are facets of effective self defense. What specifically do you think is most important to be able to resolve a SD situation? I have listed a few, but feel free to post others, and explain why.
What is most important?
Multiple choices allowed


Votes accepted starting: 10/13/07 09:36 AM
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#365164 - 10/13/07 10:06 AM Re: Most important for self defense? [Re: MattJ]
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Good Morning Matt:

AWARENESS, being aware is the most important element. Avoid the avoidable; avoid the places, people where problems are known & common events...

If WE are the ~problem~ ie that our so called friends are typically the instigators of "situations", we need new friends. If we always attract the problems in some manner we must consider what actions, attitudes of ours are the catalysts. If I wait until a problem is already hitting me, then I 1,000% failed to perceive the problem. If it becomes physical, I have missed endless levels to prevent it.
"... this clown is insanely drunk, a bully, etc... need to avoid him, he wants trouble..."

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#365165 - 10/13/07 10:40 AM Re: Most important for self defense? [Re: Ronin1966]
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Matt,
Thats a tough poll. I really couldnt answer due to I do not know what is most important. I cant just pick one answer, because you need all of those in the long run.

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#365166 - 10/13/07 11:02 AM Re: Most important for self defense? [Re: WhiteDragon11]
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Quote:

Matt,
Thats a tough poll. I really couldnt answer due to I do not know what is most important. I cant just pick one answer, because you need all of those in the long run.




You are not limited to one choice in the poll. Pick whatever elements you think are most important.
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#365167 - 10/13/07 01:23 PM Re: Most important for self defense? [Re: MattJ]
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Sorry Matt, read over that part.

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#365168 - 10/13/07 04:26 PM Re: Most important for self defense? [Re: WhiteDragon11]
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I chose every one of them on the list.

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#365169 - 10/13/07 05:49 PM Re: Most important for self defense? [Re: MattJ]
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More than 25 years martial arts experience has convinced me what you call "pressure training" is THE key to martial arts effectiveness. Most martial arts have a decent number of strong techniques and tactics. But unless one regularly trains under realistic conditions. none of it means anything.

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#365170 - 10/14/07 01:06 AM Re: Most important for self defense? [Re: fileboy2002]
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De-escalation/avoidance. If you don't have the ability to at least handle the first stage of violence, things will likely spiral out of your control. Prevention is better than cure.

N.B. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't train other facets of self defense, it just means that you should learn de-escalation/avoidance, no matter whatever else you know already.
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#365171 - 10/14/07 01:30 AM Re: Most important for self defense? [Re: MattJ]
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All of those awareness and groundfighting. And being able to run briskly.


Edited by Neko456 (10/14/07 01:31 AM)
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#365172 - 10/14/07 09:37 AM Re: Most important for self defense? [Re: fileboy2002]
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More than 25 years martial arts experience has convinced me what you call "pressure training" is THE key to martial arts effectiveness. Most martial arts have a decent number of strong techniques and tactics. But unless one regularly trains under realistic conditions. none of it means anything.






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