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Old 05-20-2005, 10:42 PM   #50
Dojo: Finger Lakes Aikido
Location: Cortland, NY
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 980
Re: techniquies in street fights

Gregory Makuch wrote:
.... Now I'm not advocating using violence as your first choice, what I am advocating is being mentally prepared ....

That's a good distinctions to make, because my Kali instructor periodically reminds us to be mindful of things like that. The cops and the courts can be predisposed to think a trained martial artist should be able to handle the situation without using excessive force, so if they think you have, it's actually worse for you. It's an important issue one has to be mindful of; that's why I brought it up.
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