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#383255 - 02/14/08 09:45 PM Using TKD in a SD situation
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Do you have a game plan on what you might do if you are confronted or attacked? How would you use your TKD skills to defend yourself?

Just wondering if anyone here has thought about it.
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#383256 - 02/15/08 03:21 AM Re: Using TKD in a SD situation [Re: BrianS]
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Assuming avoidance is out of the question. I think it would always depend on the situation and the attacker. Given a threatening advisary advancing towards me from the front with no other means than confrontation.

Being primarily a stand up striking art I would think I would want to concentrate on basic powerful strikes most probable multiple hand techniques (punches) and quick powerful kicks if avaliable to the lower portions say from the waist to the knee.

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#383257 - 02/15/08 06:26 AM Re: Using TKD in a SD situation [Re: flynch]
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There are thousands of ways you can be attacked, so it would be impossible to have a game plan for every viable situation, and you don't always know when your gonna get attacked. Just let your natural training take over. From my past experiences, i would say the best weapon is your mouth!! Faking your way out works wonders for me!

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#383258 - 02/15/08 07:56 AM Re: Using TKD in a SD situation [Re: paddyska]
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personly i would focus on using single powerful strikes against vulrable spots on the body. side piercing kicks to the side of the knees, knee strikes to the coccyx and scrotum or side and forfist strikes to the heart and of course the good old finger tip thrusts (spear hand)to the groin throat or eyes.

I'm well aware that my training has a large gap in the grapling dept. However, i dont think there are many muggers out there who are Judo masters. I know a few grapling mehtods some of which are simply brawling moves that ave been handed down through the family, and others, are MA which i've read up on and tried. I feel this would be suffiecient.
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#383259 - 02/15/08 09:21 AM Re: Using TKD in a SD situation [Re: paddyska]
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There are thousands of ways you can be attacked, so it would be impossible to have a game plan for every viable situation, and you don't always know when your gonna get attacked. Just let your natural training take over. From my past experiences, i would say the best weapon is your mouth!! Faking your way out works wonders for me!




Agree with this 100%! But just for the sake of the thread our motto is "Eyes,ears,nose and throat. The Doctor is IN!". Groin shots are effective but not as easy to hit the target as everybody thinks. Busting a knee or an elbow is life altering to the recipient (the throat is as well) and could cause you some serious legal problems down the road if you can't prove your life was endangered. #1 rule of ANY art for SD, KNOW YOUR ENVIRONMENT AND DON'T PUT YOURSELF IN A BAD POSITION.

VDJ

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#383260 - 02/15/08 11:35 AM Re: Using TKD in a SD situation [Re: VDJ]
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Hey Brian. I think of this from time to time and like others, avoidance is my first and foremost first course of action. I really don't want to fight if I don't have to; but for this I will use the example that I had to.

I would keep my hands in front of my face but I wouldn't make any fists; this is a sign of aggression. I would keep talking, trying to de-escalate the situation. If something happens I must react and I must commit and I must end it as quickly as possible with as least amount of injury to myself.

If a punch is thrown I can use my hands to parry or deflect, keeping in mind that I will probably have to off-set my body and head slightly to limit me getting hit. My hands are not only up to protect me but to create something for him to look at and I would make sure that that is what he is looking at. If at a kicking range it will be low and hard around the knee section which will hopefully surprise him and then I explode on him with punches to the face and neck. My hopes is to get in close to clinch him while delivering knees to his groin, stomach and perhaps a bent over head shot. If he wants to pull away then I don't want to fight it and exhaust myself so will let him go while at the same time still coming forward with punches and forearms/elbows. It won't look pretty and it won't end pretty.

Being TKD with all of its kicks still doesn't mean that I'm going to kick all that much. I'm not going for any high kicks and probably the only other kicking I will be doing is once he hits the ground and I make sure he stays down with multiple kicks to the body; preferably not the head as to not maim him but if I have to then "I was in fear for my life" when I talk to the police.

I think anything that has to happen has to be with basics; nothing fancy. It requires commitment and explosiveness. You cannot allow them to take charge nor can you allow yourself to have an emotional dump. If you are the defender once it happens you must become the attacker; take that power away from them, put the fear in them. And from past experience, don't stop and allow them to recuperate or get up to attack you again; don't stop until they are not a threat. If you can get out of there then do so and don't hang around unless the police are in the area already. Go to the police if need be to report the incident but don't hang around in case friends show up or other dangers are apparent.

Will it happen this way; probably not, but it is something trained so I'm hoping those instincts kick in.
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#383261 - 02/15/08 01:28 PM Re: Using TKD in a SD situation [Re: VDJ]
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Quote:

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There are thousands of ways you can be attacked, so it would be impossible to have a game plan for every viable situation, and you don't always know when your gonna get attacked. Just let your natural training take over. From my past experiences, i would say the best weapon is your mouth!! Faking your way out works wonders for me!




Agree with this 100%! But just for the sake of the thread our motto is "Eyes,ears,nose and throat. The Doctor is IN!". Groin shots are effective but not as easy to hit the target as everybody thinks. Busting a knee or an elbow is life altering to the recipient (the throat is as well) and could cause you some serious legal problems down the road if you can't prove your life was endangered. #1 rule of ANY art for SD, KNOW YOUR ENVIRONMENT AND DON'T PUT YOURSELF IN A BAD POSITION.

VDJ


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VDJ


Well said I second.

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#383262 - 02/15/08 01:35 PM Re: Using TKD in a SD situation [Re: von1]
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Registered: 12/26/07
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Side kick to the knee/shins and punching the sternum. Then I would get the hell out of there. It does not get any simpler than that.

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#383263 - 02/15/08 02:45 PM Re: Using TKD in a SD situation [Re: EvenRats]
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Having trained long and hard to develop my TKD leg muscles, I'd use them to the best effect... run!
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#383264 - 02/15/08 04:33 PM Re: Using TKD in a SD situation [Re: von1]
VDJ Offline
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There are thousands of ways you can be attacked, so it would be impossible to have a game plan for every viable situation, and you don't always know when your gonna get attacked. Just let your natural training take over. From my past experiences, i would say the best weapon is your mouth!! Faking your way out works wonders for me!




Agree with this 100%! But just for the sake of the thread our motto is "Eyes,ears,nose and throat. The Doctor is IN!". Groin shots are effective but not as easy to hit the target as everybody thinks. Busting a knee or an elbow is life altering to the recipient (the throat is as well) and could cause you some serious legal problems down the road if you can't prove your life was endangered. #1 rule of ANY art for SD, KNOW YOUR ENVIRONMENT AND DON'T PUT YOURSELF IN A BAD POSITION.

VDJ


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VDJ


Well said I second.




Thank you ! And I would like to compliment you on your spelling. I'm guessing that you have worked on your patience at the keyboard.

VDJ

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