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Old 03-16-2005, 01:42 PM   #11
John Boswell
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Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland, Texas
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Re: Another Video Prison Attack.

Good point, Michael. And yes, I was harsh... but with good reason: the video.

When you make it your occupation to handle rough characters who are being locked up for breaking the law... you gotta understand that you are putting your life on the line. Granted, not all are "hardened criminals" but you are putting yourself in line to run into those kinds of people. AND... if you're going to do that to yourself, you owe it to yourself and your family/friends to bone up on the knowledge that will save your life. You can't count on the training that is a minimum for the job to bring you through it. You have to take initiative and take care of # 1.

If further training is just a choice, that's one piece of legistlation that needs to change. Cops and security guards should be required to continue their martial arts instruction in anyway they see fit... but as it is their business to know this stuff... they should be required to learn it.

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