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Originally posted by Capt.Spaulding
No offense, but that looked a lot like pro-wrestling. The jabbing looked effective, but hitting someone with a rolled up magazine looked as affective as hitting a puppy on the nose with a newspaper for peeing in the house.
It took me 12 years to get my black belt in Karate in L.A. Good street fighters can trump all that "controlled environment" training any day.
reply to post by 0zzymand0s
Anything. Literally. A cast iron frying pan is surprisingly effective. As as virtually any aerosol spray to the eyes. CD cases are great thrown weapons with a little practice, keys do damage to necks, eyes and other tender spots, punches and kicks to the neck, elbows, knees and solar plexus can be devastating, stomping the instep of an attacker ends any fight -- even with a trained combat veteran -- in seconds, etc. Everything you see is a potential weapon. That is because the real weapon is YOU, and everything else is just method and opportunity. Of course, the absolute best weapon is not being in a situation where you need to use one.
reply to post by USXpat
For that matter, there are teachers in California who believe that peppermint candy canes during Christmas can be sharpened and turned into - deadly weapons. So, on that score - chicken bones, spare ribs, moldy tuna casseroles, and a stale loaf of 3' long French Bread can also be considered back-up weapons. Of course, box cutters, finger nail clippers and filing boards, sewing kits, scissors are enough to scare the begezus out of the TSA. If you are going for a more psychological warfare angle - a gallon of ice cold milk waved threateningly in the direction of any would-be assailant can do wonders. This works exceedingly well against police if you put a really big label on the carton that reads, "Unpasteurized Milk" - figure they'll call for 2-3 SWAT Teams as back up.