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Old 05-23-2005, 05:57 AM   #72
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Dojo: FL Aikido Center
Location: Spring Hill, FL
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 84
Re: techniquies in street fights

Ok, time to chime in. Want to see how effective you are against a knife? Get a white T-shirt and a fat, permanent red marker. Now have an attacker (skilled, unskilled, try different people) attack you (you're wearing the white T-shirt). After the attack, look at yourself for red marks. Keep in mind the marker only has a tip, a knife has the whole blade. Most people are quite surprised at the number of red marks on their arms, hands, and body.

Someone said it earlier, if you fight with knives expect to get cut. From what I've learned, you're going to get cut, the key is keeping the cuts to non-vital areas as best you can. The winner of a knife fight is the guy who is bleeding less at the end.

Gregory Makuch
Wandering Ronin
Spring Hill, FL
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