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06-12-2004, 02:10 AM
If you are living at metro-cities, you would always have the possibility to be seizure by violence. I never came into such a situation, but It does not mean I will not…We discussed with friends, what would be our behavior when we come across somebody saying “give me your whole money” etc…sometimes I hear at the news, a guy was seizure by violence and was threatened with a drawn knife. The result of our discussion was “escape if you can”, “give whatever you have without taking any risk” and “oppose and defense yourself”…what I want to ask, would you, for example start with an atemi, walk to side and prepare for a possible randori (probably, there would be 2-3 more guys waiting at the corner)…or would you just do what he wants…(certainly the situation would change if your family-girlfriend etc is with you at the moment-you would have to protect them too)…

Thanks for your comments and thoughts. With the wishes that nobody would be in such a situation and the hopes that the dream of O’Sensei comes true; a world without violence, only love and harmony…

06-12-2004, 07:05 AM

William Westdyke
06-12-2004, 01:42 PM
Only a fool would fight a guy with a knife for anything less than the protection of family, friend, or self. 15th degree black belt in 4 styles fights a guy with a knife, trips on a crack in the curb and gets stabbed to death over 20 bucks in his wallet. I mean honestly, neither your car nor your wallet is worth the risk, no matter how good you are, or think you are.

06-13-2004, 01:05 AM
IMHO no matter how hard you train, no matter how good you are, if your opponent is armed he automatically has the edge. If encountered I wouldn't be ashamed to run, unless of course the family is in danger and then I'll fight till I die, if I am sucessfull in neutralizing the assillant then I will make a citizens arrest and bring him to the nearest precint.

06-13-2004, 11:57 PM
Personally,Being raised and living in L.A has brought me somewhat an advantage of being street smart..I think you should be aware and cultivate and awareness of knowing what your up against.Believe it or not but some muggers will still try to hurt you even after giving them what they want..And one way is to follow what they say but try not to show too much fear..Some humans,especially in ghettos live and act like animals..Just like in the wilderness you dont know what to do in the face of a lion or tiger..Always keep your head up and remember,Just because the assailant has chose the wrong pathway in life and has become evil he is still human...KEEP UR HEAD UP AT ALL TIMES AND TRY TO BLEND YOUR SPIRITS WILL TO OVERCOME EVIL..