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Offline Ben Moore

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2010, 07:27:40 PM »
Right on dude thats what Parkour is all about.  Thats gotta be scary though!  :o

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2010, 07:39:46 PM »
I've found that although I know a bit of martial arts, and have done quite abit of sparring, my best weapon is almost always my mouth(wow that sounded weird...)
I've talked my way out of some pretty bad situations before, you just have to know how to analyze people and get into their head. That way you both walk away like nothing happened. But I suppose its badass to punch a guy in the face too, it just shouldn't be the first thing you do lol
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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2010, 08:07:48 PM »
In this case I'm pretty sure they didn't speak english, and my french speaking is weak at best...so a punch was a lot easier and quicker lol

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2010, 09:02:05 PM »
Even it they don't speak you language If you put your hands up and scream in your deepest meanest voice "Stop now!! Go away!! I don't want any trouble!!

Most people will leave because it will draw too much attention to them. If it doesn't work at least you can say that you did everything possible to avoid it and if there are witnesses they can say they heard you. You will be set as far as the law is concerned in most any jurisdiction(I don't know Canadian law but I am guessing it is similar in this regard)

Kind of dorky I know but they teach it in self defence classes and I am guessing that it works pretty well.

I used it on meth head once. He wasn't being violent, just obnoxious but he sure took off in a hurry. lol

I thought it was both hilarious and cool at the same time.     
Konging low stuff is stupid. Just jump over it. Or just do a cool flip over it.

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2010, 09:53:22 PM »
Haha!

Well, in my case, I was directly under a highway, could barely hear anything, was -20C and it was around 11pm i think.

Under any other circumstance I probably would yell and everything.  I hate using analogies, but I was essentially a trapped animal..and I clawed my way out as fast I could.

I have no idea what the laws are here (maybe that's something I should look into), but I truthfully told the entire incident to the cops and they let me go without so much as a warning.  (my hand was swollen and bloody anyway)

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2010, 10:56:42 PM »
Yeah I have been in a similar situation and didn't yell.

I learned it afterward.

I think that what you did was fine. Not to mention style to boot.  :)
Konging low stuff is stupid. Just jump over it. Or just do a cool flip over it.

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #46 on: February 16, 2010, 09:31:00 AM »
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.
You don't even know me, my stamina is fine dude. I'm used to going 5-6 rounds with boxing, TKD point sparring is nothing compared to it. But that's it, the point of point sparring is just to make contact and snap back the movement. Tornado Kicks are kinda sorta a little bit hard to snap back seeing as you're spinning with it. I've just never found them useful or necessary to throw ever. My friend Tom fought a guy at Texas State last year who threw a 540 kick at him and while he was spinning and landing Tom just slapped him with a backhand in the head. Spinning kicks have their place yeah, but I think they're stupid to throw because they're way too easy to read. The only kicks with a spin at all I've ever thrown in tournament were back roundhouse pivot to back roundhouse opposite leg and repeat. But even those are incredibly easy to see coming.
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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #47 on: February 17, 2010, 07:58:52 PM »
then you should check out a martial art called Krav maga, its a seriously brutal fighting style developed specifically for knife and gun defense as well as fighting, and once more you dont have to say "ki-ap" ever time you breath

I'm looking into taking some krav maga courses soon, and i used to take a bit of tea kwon do, i hated having to go ki-ap everytime I made a move >.<
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« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2010, 08:30:19 PM »
I'm looking into taking some krav maga courses soon, and i used to take a bit of tea kwon do, i hated having to go ki-ap everytime I made a move >.<
gah, your lucky my rents wont let me ("why not TKD we've already paid for it") i really think Krav maga is badass i wish they would let me

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2010, 08:37:15 PM »
I'm totally looking into krav maga now lol

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« Reply #50 on: February 17, 2010, 08:52:04 PM »
you totally should its the best and most efficient fighting style that you can actually use in any situation not just in a padded matt with sparring gear

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2010, 05:49:57 AM »
exactly, so krav maga, TKD is kinda only useful a little bit
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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #52 on: February 18, 2010, 06:50:01 AM »
Well i've ones punched a guy into hospital, one hit KO and I was able doing that because I did martial arts (tae kwon do for 3 years and thaibox for 2 years)
I learned a lot out of that... Avoid fighting, always talk your way out even you're mad as hell.

Of course if 4 ppl are around you and they want to have your money and are willing to hit you, I would have done the same
thing.

But it's just a little thing like the other persons said before. Try to talk or do something they never expect.
Start screaming, laughing with the thing they want to reach just to distract them. And of course running is also good option.

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2010, 08:51:03 AM »
you dont wanna carry a knife because if you end up using it without training then i can pretty much garauntee they're gonna know how to use it better than you can...  :-\
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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #54 on: March 04, 2010, 10:01:57 AM »
I myself carry a small knife, it's blade is only 3 inches long. But I dont intend on using it for self defense. I was in boy scouts for close to a decade, and i would feel uncomfortable without having a useful tool if an emergency came up.

The Fight of Flight response... kickback to base animal instincts. Get yourself out of the corner, and run. There is a reason why animals do it, as well as us.

 I live in a pretty dangerous town myself. Three murders within 8 blocks either direction, in the past 4 months. Lots of muggings, a bunch of robberies, some stabbings. I have personally never had an altercation, but I always pay attention to escape routes.

I do not have any formal training in martial arts, but I have self studied a little bit in Brazilian jiu jitsu, Pankration, Okinawan shorin ryu, Tai chi and Shaolin kung fu. I also wrestled for four years in high school, and deal with medieval combat re-enactment. So i have a base working knowledge of a few different fighting forms.

I find in sparring that I have a tendancy for fast, hard incapacitation. Kicking and twisting of joints, heel kicks to ribs gut and thigh, and a few wrestling throws. Anything to get them down fast, so i can get away. thats my method.

I'm glad to hear that you are alright, other than the stitches. Keep training, and always keep an eye out for escape routes!

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #55 on: March 04, 2010, 10:15:30 AM »
i wish random kids would chase me :(

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2010, 11:47:26 AM »
i am in love with this story, tell this to athorities when confronted
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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #57 on: March 04, 2010, 11:58:23 AM »
I myself carry a small knife, it's blade is only 3 inches long. But I dont intend on using it for self defense. I was in boy scouts for close to a decade, and i would feel uncomfortable without having a useful tool if an emergency came up.

Exactly why I carry.

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #58 on: March 04, 2010, 12:31:41 PM »
i wish random kids would chase me :(

ask some of your friends to race you :3 play tag.

you dont want someone who may hurt/attack/mug you to be chasing you in any circumstances, no matter how confident you are in yourself. one screw up, and you could have a knife in your ribs or some seriously broken bones or both

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Re: Parkour Saved My Life Tonight
« Reply #59 on: March 04, 2010, 04:53:16 PM »
Can u clarify what u think is a tornado kick is in my style a tornado kick is just a xma kick and is completeley useless in real life