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Old 12-11-2006, 06:36 PM   #26
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Re: What's the most dangerous fighting style

Kevin Wilbanks wrote:
Actually, my understanding is that for point blank range asassination, smaller calibers, including .22 cal pistols designed for target shooting, are considered the most effective by today's discriminating assassin. Less noise. Less mess.
Ok, I should have been more clear. I mean to judge "effectiveness" speciffically within the context of people using a weapon (specifically a sidearm) in a self defense situation. Given that most gunfights happen at about 7 feet, the effeciveness of a weapon a "point blank" range is not so relevant.

And Goldfield, about me splitting hairs. I would argue that I am making distinctions about differences in degree (as opposed to differences in kind), but you would probably just accuse me of splitting hairs again. Just busting your chops.
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:54 PM   #27
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Re: What's the most dangerous fighting style

Cady Goldfield wrote:
It's even more interesting here in Massachusetts (I like the colors of the Uzbekistani flag better than our primary red/white/blue...)
That's too bad. I've been to Massachusetts, so I'm not buying it. All my cinematic visions of some kind of swarthy, treachery-filled middle eastern dating scenario down the drain...
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:32 PM   #28
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Re: What's the most dangerous fighting style

You're thinking of Khazakstan...
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Old 12-16-2006, 08:46 PM   #29
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Re: What's the most dangerous fighting style

All guns aside (please ). I have to agree with the Lynn Seiser. It all comes down to the human imagination. How else do you think these fighting forms came around? Some one came up with the to fight back against people attacking them. Wow! What a concept! Isn't that why most people join in the martial arts (or own a fire arm)? They want to be able to fight back. The human imagination made up swords and how to use them, firearms, and even the nuclear war head. Its sounds like the person is only as limited as his mind gives him.

For some that is rather limited .

Let's face it there are a lot of serial killers I consider very dangerous and deadly, not because they have the greatest martial art, but because they have very psychotic and vivid imaginations and are not afraid to use any violent mean to utilize his little imagination.

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Old 12-16-2006, 08:49 PM   #30
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Re: What's the most dangerous fighting style

The one you don't see coming in a moment of mindlessness...
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:49 AM   #31
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Re: What's the most dangerous fighting style

The most dangerous fighting style I can think of is a domestic argument. One where two people are deeply emotionally involved and passionate about their anger and resolving it. It can go many different ways, and end in an unfortunate tragedy.

It can also hurt, injure, kill the person/people trying to intervene with minimal force to end the situation.
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Old 12-24-2006, 03:33 PM   #32
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Re: What's the most dangerous fighting style

Roman Kremianski wrote:
I'd take a wild guess and say these things are the most dangerous fighting style:

The US happens to be 8th dan in this particular art!
Don't mess!
sad but true.
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:04 PM   #33
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Re: What's the most dangerous fighting style

Bill Duncan wrote:
What do you consider is the most dangerous (whatever your definition of that is) fighting style (either within or outside of aikido) compared to others and please say why.
I'll give my serious answer. My not serious answer was 'gun fu'.

There are several possible ways to answer:

1) MA determined by wins in full contact/resistant matches

2) MA that uses the largest muscle groups of the body most effectively

3) MA that uses weapons

4) MA that the most people practice

5) MA that teaches strikes and techniques that other MAs prohibit practicing

I think the MA that satisfies 2) fits the definition of 'most dangerous' the most becasue it would train people to have the most force in a consistent reliable manner.

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"Let your weight from the crotch area BE in his hands."
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