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Old 08-04-2010, 09:36 PM   #45
Walter Martindale
Location: Cambridge, ON
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Re: When Should You Turn Your Face Away When Being Pinned....?

Mark Gibbons wrote: View Post
Front - fleshy painful parts, vulnerable eyes, delicate bones.
Back - mostly thick bone.

Not even a close call in my opinion.

Front - you can see it coming and possibly shift to avoid. Back - Area 17 (IIRC) in the brain - smack there and you're temporarily blind. Trust - turn your head away so your partner's knee doesn't muck up your nose during the pin - he or she is there to learn as are you. In a "real" situation with the adrenalin pumping and life on the line, you're not going to LET your "partner" pin you - it's going to be an all out scrap for survival, and (while I've never been in such a situation) I suspect you want to observe your enemy, so you can be proactive in the fight.. Trust - you're training, not fighting. You train with a partner, if it happens to be a fight, the person is not a training partner, but is an enemy.

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