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Old 04-12-2008, 11:09 PM   #3
Bill Danosky
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Re: What is "combat"?

This is getting close to the point of my post:

I don't think it's all war. Therefore, I think using war waza in every situation is not a good idea.

You can't know whether it's another person's intention to seriously injure you vs. killing you, so you need to be able to adequately control the situation.

Even in the case that someone means to kill you, you may not necessarily elect to kill them if you know you can subdue them with a decisive pin. But if your instinct tells you it's called for, you'd better have some real budo in your repertoire!

Last edited by Bill Danosky : 04-12-2008 at 11:21 PM.
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