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Old 12-17-2007, 04:06 PM   #95
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Love to hear your oppinions on this video.

After reading the past couple of post I would make these comments to clarify my own views in a simplistic way.

1. If you are looking at the video from a RBSD perspective. "two thumbs down". Get competent training if this is your goal. You don't have a clue.

2. If you are exploring principles and movement and how it all works together (or doesn't), then keep going down that path as you will figure it out, and it is good to play around and experiment with different paradigms, pressures etc.

3. Never go into a knife fight empty handed. Never bring a knife to a knife fight, bring a gun. The winner of a hand to hand battle is the guy whose buddy shows up first with a (insert knife, gun, or stick).

Number 3 translate into, don't rely on budo practice to translate to reality. There are no fair fights.

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