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Old 09-18-2004, 01:19 AM   #51
Location: Florida, USA
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 185
Re: Uncomfortable

I agree you should be wary of the guy outside the dojo, not so much to where you are paranoid, but to where you are on a safe level. Not all people follow good logic or morals, and there are some crazy people in the world, it's be best to be safe.
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Old 09-18-2004, 09:32 AM   #52
Join Date: Sep 2004
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Re: Uncomfortable

I have no formal qualifications in Aikido.

I'll maybe take Greg's advice and express myself in poetry - I used to be a good poet.

As for my Hapkido instructor....well, I still say you should speak to Sensei Fred Adams on that one, afterall he did teach him it.

Iain. -
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Old 09-18-2004, 05:48 PM   #53
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Re: Uncomfortable

Thankyou all for the advice I'm still paranoid but theres no changing that especially since I've seen this guy twice at two different stores which was a little scary. But maybe I will start carrying around a whistle
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Old 09-18-2004, 07:41 PM   #54
Larry John
Dojo: Aikido of Northern Virginia
Location: Arlington VA
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 74
Re: Uncomfortable

I agree wholeheartedly with Greg that the whistle (or some other handy noisemaker that can make the guy's ears bleed) is only a first step. It's just a quick way to slow him down and alert others to the fact that there's something going on.

Tell your parents and other adults you trust that you're concerned and ask them to talk with the police. The police can then make a courtesy call on this person to let him know that he's become a person of interest to them, and that if anything ever happens to you, they'll come looking for him first.

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Old 09-21-2004, 03:31 AM   #55
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Dojo: Tonbo Dojo
Location: Bainbridge Island WA
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 374
Re: Uncomfortable

From the sound of it, the person in question does not sound violent, however.

Should he make any more "passes" at you or continue to make you feel uncomfortable, it is NOT unreasonable to apply for a restraining order. Do what must be done for you to feel as comfortable in this situation as you can.

"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity"
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Old 09-21-2004, 06:06 AM   #56
Hanna B
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 647
Re: Uncomfortable

Get a whistly if it makes you feel good... as already said it is a first step of self defence, and I see no reason to believe that you need a second or a third one. Probably the situation is solved now, you did fine! Be happy about that. If it turns out there still is a problem after all... I would take care of that later.
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Old 09-21-2004, 05:32 PM   #57
Location: Florida, USA
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Posts: 185
Re: Uncomfortable

I really wouldn't be too afraid if you see the guy around, unless he waits for you to come out, follows you around, or if he lives far enough away to make you suspicious what hes doing in that part of town. But still...you gotta be safe
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Old 09-22-2004, 08:06 AM   #58
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Dojo: St Ives Aikidojo
Location: Cambridge
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 41
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Re: Uncomfortable

buy an air horn theyre louder be sure to point it at his face
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