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#94794 - 08/05/03 07:42 PM gang confrontations?
roundhouser Offline
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Registered: 01/09/03
Posts: 96
Loc: melbourne
What would you all do if someone started something with you and was in your face and pushing you? Most would probably smack him one i think but what if that guy could get 20 or so guys down there to help him. Would you still defend yourself against him when you know that if you mess with him you have to mess with his buddies? Or would you just let the guy do what ever he wanted to you. This happened to me about 2 weeks ago and a guy was in my face and pushing me and stuff and i had a knife in my pocket but i still didnt fight him because i knew that he had lots of dangerous friends.
What would you all do in a situation like this?
roundhouser

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#94795 - 08/05/03 07:57 PM Re: gang confrontations?
Chen Zen Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 7043
Loc: Ms
It becomes a question of whether you are willing to fight a fight knowing or feeling that you will lose. And whether you are willing to fight for things such as pride and honor which most people aren't willing to do. Personally I would but Im probably not right so dont listen to me.

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#94796 - 08/06/03 01:17 AM Re: gang confrontations?
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depends what you mean by "do what he wants to you ".
I don't have enough common sense not to beat someone senseless when they do certain things to me.
Were the friends there? If not, take him out.Worry about the now, the future happens all on its own.

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#94797 - 08/06/03 07:42 AM Re: gang confrontations?
MrVigerous Offline
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Nobody can really answer that one except you as we don't know the people involved.On first thoughts, I'll be dammed if some prick is going to push me about without getting hospitalised on the vague threat of comebacks - which are mostly hot air and not often carried out. However as I said it depends on the people involved. If he is the kind of person who's friends will hunt you down and shoot you if you hurt him them perhaps discretion is the better part of valour. You can't win them all and you never win any against 20 people. On the other hand if you put him into traction then his mates may well steer clear of you. Who knows....??!!

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Mr V

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#94798 - 08/06/03 08:23 AM Re: gang confrontations?
MAGon Offline
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Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 1736
Loc: Miami, Fl.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by roundhouser:
What would you all do if someone started something with you and was in your face and pushing you? Most would probably smack him one i think but what if that guy could get 20 or so guys down there to help him. Would you still defend yourself against him when you know that if you mess with him you have to mess with his buddies? Or would you just let the guy do what ever he wanted to you. This happened to me about 2 weeks ago and a guy was in my face and pushing me and stuff and i had a knife in my pocket but i still didnt fight him because i knew that he had lots of dangerous friends.
What would you all do in a situation like this?
roundhouser
[/QUOTE]
Sounds like what you're really asking is whether you acted like a coward or not. You were probably scared during the confrontation, and are wondering if your decision was based on this fear or valid reasons.
For starters, you had every right to be scared. It was a scary set of circumstances. Fear is a normal response to a possible attack. Indeed, a welcome one since it prepares your body for action.
You had a valid set of reasons to back off as well.
As to whether you're a coward, ask yourself if you'd have fought back if this guy had gone beyond just a shoving match and tried to hurt you. If the answer's yes, you're in good shape.

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#94799 - 08/06/03 02:02 PM Re: gang confrontations?
Isshin Dude Offline
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Registered: 07/06/03
Posts: 480
Loc: Knoxville Tennessee U.S.A
[QUOTE]Originally posted by roundhouser:
What would you all do if someone started something with you and was in your face and pushing you? Most would probably smack him one i think but what if that guy could get 20 or so guys down there to help him. Would you still defend yourself against him when you know that if you mess with him you have to mess with his buddies? Or would you just let the guy do what ever he wanted to you. This happened to me about 2 weeks ago and a guy was in my face and pushing me and stuff and i had a knife in my pocket but i still didnt fight him because i knew that he had lots of dangerous friends.
What would you all do in a situation like this?
roundhouser
[/QUOTE]Aah, Dont worry about it, You did the right thing.Besides I would've done the samething. PS Sometimes you have to think about what would happend afterwards rather than in the present. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]



[This message has been edited by Isshin Dude (edited 08-06-2003).]

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#94800 - 08/06/03 11:11 PM Re: gang confrontations?
roundhouser Offline
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Registered: 01/09/03
Posts: 96
Loc: melbourne
Acctualy for some strange reason i wasn't really scared at all untill the knife was introduced. The threats that they make are usually just bull crap but they usually only make them when people annoy them when people acctually punch them they get dudes onto you. to me gangs are a problem. mainly because you dont know who their friends are, how many they have or how freakin crazy they are. i mean if you have never seen them before and dont live in the area then for sure do wat eva you have to but if they know who u are then wat should you do?
any thoughts?

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#94801 - 08/07/03 06:29 PM Re: gang confrontations?
madhag Offline
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Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 150
Loc: Seattle, WA
[QUOTE]Originally posted by roundhouser:
Acctualy for some strange reason i wasn't really scared at all untill the knife was introduced. The threats that they make are usually just bull crap but they usually only make them when people annoy them when people acctually punch them they get dudes onto you. to me gangs are a problem. mainly because you dont know who their friends are, how many they have or how freakin crazy they are. i mean if you have never seen them before and dont live in the area then for sure do wat eva you have to but if they know who u are then wat should you do?
any thoughts?

[/QUOTE]
You did the right thing under the circumstances, you're safe and alive. I grew up in gang ghetto and if you're not in, stay away and don't cross them. They can retaliate against family and friends. They work in packs of mob mentality, meaning, irrational behavior. Best thing to do is to avoid them.

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#94802 - 08/07/03 09:12 PM Re: gang confrontations?
roundhouser Offline
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Registered: 01/09/03
Posts: 96
Loc: melbourne
good point thanks

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#94803 - 08/08/03 04:28 PM Re: gang confrontations?
Rand Offline
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Registered: 03/30/03
Posts: 338
if it was me personally i would have probably beat him senseless and put him in the hospital

then again no people in gangs around here mess with me or my friends

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