- May 1, 2010
Thank you = D.GudangGaram said:Yeah a colleague/semi friend I worked with for six years was clubbed, stabbed and shot (I think in that order) over some argument his brother was in the night before. Also troubling was the fact that he was a boxing champion (I think national) but didnt stand a chance. Not much you can do against six armed guys. He survived (which was a miracle), though his brother suffered brain damage (from a bullet) and is paralyzed.Tin Man said:But you're right, fighting is NOT something that should be sought after. Not these days. People are too liable to pull out a knife or a gun, and then what? Things always escalate, especially when hurt prides are a factor...
Some scary shit, and he was never the same again.
This is probably the best advise Ive read so far. I've tried Aikido but I found it to be a bit one sided to be the only thing to do, but it's still build into my system.Ampersand said:I'd recommend you look into something beyond tae kwon do. Even at it's highest levels it only really covers the basics of martial arts and doesn't really prepare you for real conflict (I can't speak for your dojo obviously but speaking from my experience of schools of taekwondo i've actually looked at). I'd suggest studying boxing or mma striking for the basics and then looking into something like Aikido(my first love) for the more advanced stuff, jujitsu is also quite useful, the great thing about those two is if you use them right you'll probably never need to fight anyone.
I don't think it's good practice to study one martial art forsaking all other. This is why I love aikido, because you can apply its principles to any other martial art you practice and they can learn from and build upon one another.