Discussion in 'Self Defense' started by james chin, Jul 21, 2014.
Interesting. Not sure of the context of this post. Two victims without any martial skills, attacked by cowards with machetes? Billy Clubs? It's a bit hard to tell. Their wasn't that much blood for bladed weapons. Any back story?
these 2 guys tried to stop a group of people from stealing a bike, this group than chase them with "parang"(malaysian machete but slightly different) in broad day light. they ran to a security guard booth asking for help but it turns out the guard themselves ran away. then the rest is in the video.
the reason why these 2 react in such a way and they just froze there without attacking back even though theres many weapon lying around them is not just because they have no martial background but also due to fear reaction. they never experience such a scary event in their life so they just froze there hoping it would go away. now no offence to all martial artist here but if this were to happen in our life even we have many martial skill, will we end up like them froze in action or will we be able to react back. how confident are you and how would you train to prevent yourself to let fear overtake u. please share
"parang" is used in malaysia mostly to cut grass (wild bushes and grass here is really huge and tall, it can sometimes reach human height) and small trees, is not as sharp as machete and is considered very dull for weapon usage but its very tough and near impossible to break
Well, having been attacked by a machete a few times (viets). I'm not the right guy to ask "what if". But you bring up a point (problem) I have with most martial artists. They are grossly, hilariously unskilled. Not their fault (for the most part). It's their teachers. Their are way too many McDojos and "passive schools" that only make victims. Most blackbelts I've met, aren't confident enough for a standard brawl. Let alone and attacker wielding a weapon. Then there are those that actually believe there training is sufficient enough to take on the world Sport Style like MMA & Olympic TKD are good examples). Neither is a good thing.
Having a "grey period" in my 20s. I've learned a valuable thing. Fight or Die. To Know you are already dead and your only chance to live is to take your life back from your attacker(s). Don't "Hit", Destroy. Don't "Break", Shatter. Don't "Submit" Them, Ruin Them. The first attacker that screams. Is the one "telling" their friend(s) to run. And the one that doesn't run fast enough, is YOUR second "victim".
i like your mindset, i can see that you are prepared for it. i never encounter such thing before so i dont know how wil i react wen it really happen
It's not a "great" mindset to have, so to speak. But, necessary in order to deal with such violence. Rejecting that part of ourselves only causes hesitation when confronted by hostility. Those that do evil, usually have practice at it. If not that their life situation usually puts them without choice but to commit such acts. Either way, the name of the game is Survival.
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