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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2010, 07:34:31 PM »
man, this is an awesome story.. when you konged over the fences they were probably like "what the f#ck!?" lol

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2010, 01:45:44 AM »
I don't think I'm comfortable carrying a weapon.. It would complicate too many things, because Canada has totally different viewpoints compared to the US regarding being armed. 

I honestly could say that I wasn't scared...  I actually didn't feel anything during the whole altercation..not even pain considering I had a piece of tooth loged in my hand.  It was almost like an animal instinct that I've never encountered before that.  I couldn't think and everything just seemed to go by so fast.

gotta love that adrenaline does so much its crazy glad your ok got an awesome story to tell others now

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2010, 02:13:24 AM »
Hey!  We were just returning your wallet!
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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2010, 02:35:35 PM »
Oh, my God; yes! This is exactly what PK is about!
You do as much as possible to ensure that you can make a situation better, when it comes down to it. You learned a kick without proper instruction and used it correctly. You put your reservations aside and struck someone in the face, before you'd every even hit anyone. And then you ran the first chance you got, using a system of movements that helped you get the edge on the escape. I commend you and give my respect.
They made a good visual choice. You probably looked tired as hell, and you were alone. Luckily, it's very, very hard to judge mental and physical skills and abilities at just a glance.
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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2010, 03:13:14 PM »
Hey!  We were just returning your wallet!

Well-played.
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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2010, 03:27:48 PM »
I too have used a tornado kick in a fight and(on a seprate occasion) scaled up a pipe off the side of a building to escape from a gang of muggers :)

We should start a Facebook group or something, lol.

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2010, 06:20:08 PM »
I too have used a tornado kick in a fight and(on a seprate occasion) scaled up a pipe off the side of a building to escape from a gang of muggers :)

We should start a Facebook group or something, lol.

Haha, why not xD

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2010, 08:38:56 PM »
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The laws in my state are 3 1/2 or 3 inches. Carrying a gun would be too heavy. (Ever picked up a 1911?) I always carry a knife in the city. Just for the one guy that wants to go fist-to-fist. I agree, you should never use it unless pinned, especially against kids.

Yeah it may be legal to carry it but laws on using it are much more complex. Do you know them for your state and have you role played different scenarios using real time decision making to know exactly what you should and shouldn't do??

Most weapons get used against the person that pulls them out if they are not highly trained. Like someone said before Krav Magra is a good training. 

I am not saying that it is a bad idea if you are well trained and are willing to take that kind of risk. It's just that most people that carry around a weapon for protection and have never taken any classes on it are vastly ill prepared to use it effectively in a violent situation.

Not to bust any balls just thought it was important to mention since the topic of weapons came up.
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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2010, 08:41:02 PM »
Yeah it may be legal to carry it but laws on using it are much more complex. Do you know them for your state and have you role played different scenarios using real time decision making to know exactly what you should and shouldn't do??

Most weapons get used against the person that pulls them out if they are not highly trained. Like someone said before Krav Magra is a good training. 

I am not saying that it is a bad idea if you are well trained and are willing to take that kind of risk. It's just that most people that carry around a weapon for protection and have never taken any classes on it are vastly ill prepared to use it effectively in a violent situation.

Not to bust any balls just thought it was important to mention since the topic of weapons came up.


Agreed, if you have no training with it, it is nearly usless. Unless the person your using it against has no experience either...

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2010, 10:14:23 PM »
Woah woah woah woah woah. You threw a Tornado Kick in an ACTUAL fight? AND landed it? Pics or it didn't happen.  ;)

I throw those in my basic H-forms for a little flash because they're devoid of any otherwise but I never throw them in sparring, much less a real fight. Way too easy to see coming. I did however throw a b-kick once when I was just messing around with one dude a skatepark and made contact. Good times.
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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2010, 10:35:13 PM »
lol thanks

I'm pretty sure I missed his head though and landed it on his shoulder.  Still pretty good I guess!

I'm so pumped to actually train properly now though!

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2010, 11:13:21 PM »
lol thanks

I'm pretty sure I missed his head though and landed it on his shoulder.  Still pretty good I guess!

I'm so pumped to actually train properly now though!
I was JUST goign to say something about "Holy shit I bet you're motivated more than ever"
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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2010, 08:08:02 AM »
If you had a Scar with a heartbeat sensor and ninja pro equipped, you could have seen them coming and they wouldn't have heard where you were running.

A fairly clear illustration of "being strong to be useful".


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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2010, 09:57:09 AM »
 :o one story i wont soon be forgetting
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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2010, 10:34:31 AM »
If you had a Scar with a heartbeat sensor and ninja pro equipped, you could have seen them coming and they wouldn't have heard where you were running.

A fairly clear illustration of "being strong to be useful".
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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2010, 11:00:30 AM »
I never throw them in sparring, much less a real fight. Way too easy to see coming.

I find that if you and your sparring partner are heavily drained, a cut version--the crossing kick in TKD--is do-able. Especially at the end of a combo and counter stream, between the two of you.

On the other hand, if your opponent is trained to withstand loss of stamina--AGAIN WITH THE KRAV MAGA--yeah, never, ever spin. Ever-ever-ever.
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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2010, 11:07:32 AM »
I don't know what you guys are talking about. I use my b twist - 540 kick combo all the time in street fights, and I always connect with the face, every time.
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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2010, 03:21:37 PM »

I honestly could say that I wasn't scared...  I actually didn't feel anything during the whole altercation..not even pain considering I had a piece of tooth loged in my hand.  It was almost like an animal instinct that I've never encountered before that.  I couldn't think and everything just seemed to go by so fast.

some would say adrenaline caused this, i feel about the same as you. i believe in a line between adrenaline giving you a boost and your body going into primal mode and your brain focusing all of its energy on that one goal whether it be placing your hands in that vault or just getting to point B.


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« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2010, 05:43:00 PM »
some would say adrenaline caused this, i feel about the same as you. i believe in a line between adrenaline giving you a boost and your body going into primal mode and your brain focusing all of its energy on that one goal whether it be placing your hands in that vault or just getting to point B.
yeah adrenaline is a tricky beast to tango with, but in cases like these this is what the chemical evolved for

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2010, 06:04:40 PM »
Thus, the bottom statement Eli.


“The character that takes command in moments of crucial choices has already been determined by a thousand other choices made earlier in seemingly unimportant moments." ~ Ronald Reagan