Christian Boddum (ChristianBoddum) wrote:
.....this kind of thinking
blocks your wellearned skills by maybe 75 %,
.......to have things filling up your
head when you need to move is ultimately deadly.
Don't think so much - with your head,
think actively with your body, isn't that how you train also ?
Yours - Chr.B.
This is so true.
BTW, the story about my prison guard student was- 2 prison guards were moving an inmate who had previously been beating up anyone put in his cell with him. He did the same to a very small new inmate who had to be taken to the infirmary.
While moving him to another cell, who would they come across but the same new guy coming back from the sick bay. There was a guard with him also.
Without warning, the big guy broke free of the grip of his 2 guards (one of which was my student) and made a tackle for the new guy and his guard. As he rained blows at random on the other inmate, it appeared that he had a small jabbing device in his hand, made from a broken belt buckle or something. This weapon gouged a cut on the temple of the other guard who went down bleeding. The attacking inmate was about 6'2- near 300 lbs from what I heard.
One of his own guards came in behind the guy and hit him across the back with his baton. Apparently it didn't do much cuz the guy backed into him real hard and the impact with the wall winded the guard for a few seconds.
With that the guy began to run towards the third guard, the aikido student. He tried to tackle him with his arms extended, but the guard stepped back with his oncoming force, pulled downward and applied what we call hiki taoshi (may be an ikkyo variant in aikikai, not sure). There was no room to turn and blend so the guard took him down flat on his face and pinned him to the floor with ude gaeshi and put his knee into the shoulder blade to get leverage. Of course at this point the rain of baton blows came down as the other guard caught up with him and they took him away. The guard who got cut and the new inmate both needed to be taken to the hospital.
Hope this feeds the desire of those story jukies
Funny thing was that the guard is one of our students who is constantly complaining about knee and ankle injuries and tends to be reluctant to do techs that involve deep knee movement. I guess being threatened he had no time to think about what would hurt afterward
This adds to Christian's post above I think.
He also found that the inmate's attack was similar to what we do in tanto randori every other night. The extended arm I guess