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Old 10-13-2011, 02:51 PM   #76
Eric Joyce
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Re: Aikido in a street situation

Some additional information about fights going to the ground to supplement what Cliff posted.

This article is in regards to an LAPD study. To quote the author, short conclusion here: "The LAPD study does not show that "90% of fights go to the ground." Instead, the LAPD study shows that 95% of altercations took on one of five familiar patterns (with which any street cop will be intimately familiar). It also shows that of that 95%, 62% ended up with both the officer and the suspect grappling on the ground."

I apologize for the thread drift, but thought this article was an interesting read for those engaged in this thread.

Eric Joyce
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