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Old 07-05-2005, 04:59 AM   #21
Nick Simpson
Dojo: White Rose Aikido - Durham University
Location: Gateshead
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 916
United Kingdom
Re: Training against Violent Assault

I dont like self defense training. No one can train you to defend yourself. Its something that is soley upto you and how you react/counter-attack in a situation. For instance, how do you train how to bite someones ear off in the dojo? You cant, not unless you want your training partners to comeback next week. But this is possibly the only form of defense a person being raped might have, along with eye gouging, etc etc. In my opinion, the best idea is to be aware of all your options and not rule anything out. You can train all you like and call it self defense, but its not, is it? I remember a girl telling me that she'd done a 6 week sd course and they had learnt how to hip throw someone grabbing you from behind...

Thats just my opinion, yours might differ...

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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