posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 03:21 PM
deathpoet69, you have some excellent questions. and hopefully I have some answers for you. this is from my favorite site. It falls under the category
of Ugly Truths About Self Defense:• If you are NOT a cop, a soldier or a security professional and you get into a fight for any reason other than to
defend your life or a loved one's from IMMINENT danger when you could have walked or run away, YOU are the problem (and a complete ass).
• Fighting to defend your "honor" from verbal assault makes you a criminal in the eye's of the law. Prepare to defend your honor in prison. The
family that depends on you will really appreciate it.
• Learning self-defense to make you a "master street fighter," "dueler of death" or just a "bad-ass mo-fo" makes you a jerk.
• In the eyes of the law, unless you felt "you were going to die," you're as much a criminal as your attacker.
• If you use a knife on your attacker, in most states in the U.S. you are already a criminal.
• A knife in the hands of your attacker makes him an instant 50th degree Black Belt. Despite all the martial arts mythology and movie-making, there
is no completely effective defense against a knife. You can improve your odds slightly but remember, unlike on TV, there's a million ways you can be
hacked up with a knife.
• In real life, practically no one will ever attack you the way it's demonstrated in 99% of martial art schools.
• If you have to save your life, you'd better not grapple your attacker or engage in any other kind of sport-based nonsense. Every additional
second you are connected to your attacker you are closer to dying...or becoming a criminal yourself.
• If you make the mistake of "fighting" some guy, you can be sure you'll be "fighting" his buddies also. Prepare to be stomped to death. Every
additional second you "fight" exposes you to more assailants and potential weapons that you will not survive no matter how "badass" you think you
• If in the process of fighting your way free you maim or kill your attacker, you will have to live with that the rest of your life. This can
potentially create in the prison of your mind a worse hell than anything you may face for real. PTSD is real and some of the toughest cops and
soldiers suffer from it. It had better have been worth it. It helps if you've adopted a philosophy of avoiding violence as opposed to
macho-posturing. Then, when you have to turn it loose...you really will. There'll be no moral ambiguity (but even then, don't expect the law to see
it that way).
• Educate yourself about your rights as a victim, the law's view of "appropriate uses of force," and the ramifications of ignoring them.
Avoid all fights at all costs. Escape is always the #1 priority. Fight only if you think you're going to be killed that second. Not threatened or
insulted. Then escape.
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I started studying martial arts when I was 7 just like you. It was tae kwon do. I studied for six years and reached the level of brown belt. I
switched to studying muy thai kickboxing after realizing that a muy thai fighter could easily exploit tae kwon do's major weakness. that is, although
hand strikes are common in tae kwon do it is what I would consider an art which has its most devastating strikes coming from the legs. Muy thai taught
me knife strikes, flying knees, and elbows which could confuse most tae kwon do fighters. (not all of them, though.) After studying muay thai I met a
guy named Dave through a friend who practiced kenpo. (also called kempo) Dave and I began sparring together as I began taking lessons from his
instructor Master Monk. Kenpo then taught me techniques that could easily destroy a muay thai fighter. Example. Muy thai kicks are telegraphed to
another fighter who knows what to look for. The kicks seem to take five to ten times longer than a kenpo kick would. The reason is that all kicks in
kenpo start from the same position. The knee is raised and/or chambered . From there one of six kicks could be thrown and the opponent has no way of
knowing which one it will be. To answer your question; there is one new form. It is the most devastating form of fighting on the planet and I believe
it can be used to defeat any martial artist in the world. And I'll tell you why and give you a link. This form of fighting is based on the premise
that martial arts techniques only freeze up the mind. As a martial artist I was completely offended by this statement. But as I began researching the
man behind it I slowly became fascinated by it. It is called attackproof. Cheesy name? Sort of, but that sums it all up. Nothing is wasted in this
style. They don't even bother to add frills to the name. And what I listed is from their site. www.attackproof.com