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Re: Thoughts about fights
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2011, 06:03:35 PM »
Dude, you have bo staff skills!  I just keep hearing Napoleon Dynamite's voice with every post you write:  "This one gang kept wanting me to join 'cause I'm pretty good with a bo staff."

I won't engage or reciprocate in fighting unless its a matter of saving my life, or one of my family's.  If it reaches that stage, then all bets and safeties are off.  The idea of engaging in what could be lethal combat (resulting in at minimum criminal legal action) with another human being over anything more trivial than that is ludicrous to me.  And 99% of us are going to spend the rest of our lives into old age without really having to even make that decision.  If you are getting in a fight because somebody insults you, shoves you, or challenges you, then you need to think about why you are so easily coaxed into such things.

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Re: Thoughts about fights
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2011, 06:10:43 PM »
Hey, aren't you BFI, the home brewing guy that I saw on Myspace?  Can you teach me how to brew beer at home?

I don't think BFI brews, actually. What with acquiring a new hobby every month or two, I doubt he has the time.
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Re: Thoughts about fights
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2011, 06:25:39 PM »
I don't fight.  I hang out with hippies.
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Re: Thoughts about fights
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2011, 06:30:53 PM »
Once upon a time, I was a US Marine. They taught me that there is no "fair" in fighting. Put your man down, any way you can.  If I get into a fight, it's gotta be pretty goll-durned serious. All bets are off. As well as being a combat Marine, I studied kenjutsu and learnd the bo as well.  Nothing like taking care of business mano-y-mano.
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Re: Thoughts about fights
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2011, 07:05:27 PM »
Hey, aren't you BFI, the home brewing guy that I saw on Myspace?  Can you teach me how to brew beer at home?

I don't think BFI brews, actually. What with acquiring a new hobby every month or two, I doubt he has the time.
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I think he's actually a post-graduate sociology student and his thesis revolves around posting these insane threads and documenting how people respond to them.  He's chosen homebrewing forums for their diversity of opinions.

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Re: Thoughts about fights
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2011, 07:08:36 PM »
I don't think BFI brews, actually. What with acquiring a new hobby every month or two, I doubt he has the time.

Kinda sounds like me, actually.
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Re: Thoughts about fights
« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2011, 07:29:55 PM »
Ahh good, a bfi thread.  I dont think he is writing a thesis, I think he is borderline schizophrenic.  I think he sees the world as a threat and lives in fear of it.  I think he one day will stop taking his meds, or overdo his meds and we will all see him on tv news.

That being said; I see nothing wrong with fighting.  I have not been in a "fight" for nearly 20 years.  At one time I was an amateur boxer, and I still slug a big bag at least 4 or 5 times week.  One of my wifes cousins was into boxing as well, I worked with him in Colorado when I lived there; that boy had real talent (and anger issues).  He went 32-0 with 29 knockouts as his ticket before going to mma in 2009.  I teach my kids to box, how to stand, how to breathe, how to deliver a punch, but most importantly how to keep your wits about them in a stressful situation. 

The talk above about martial arts and knowing some skills is kinda silly to me.  What is important is keeping your cool.  And I dont mean just in a fight, but most importantly before a fight.  attitude, stance, body language, being aware of your surroundings.  I grew up in bad neighborhoods, I work downtown now, I traveled the world and seen ghettos in Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, New York and Singapore.  None of it matters .. what matters is not being a dumbass.  Not being a tourist.  Not being a victim.  Treat people with respect and the same will flow back from them.  Speak to people on their level, fit in.  dont be a fool.  People will advertise bad intentions if they have them.  You should be aware of your situation to pick up on these and pick up a fear (something wrong) vibe.  Get away from dangerous people before they become violent, defuse a situation before it becomes dangerous.  it is not that difficult. 

If you do have to actually fight, get it done in two or three blows.  I still honestly believe that most fights (outside of a ring) are won or lost in the first 10 seconds.  So win it early.  Lastly, never go into a knife fight for any reason, f##king run. 

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Re: Thoughts about fights
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2011, 07:48:25 PM »
At my age I will no longer fight with my hands, sorry but If I'm pushed and pushed into a no outlet situation. I will use anything at my disposal...My truck, my wifes car, all weapons.....the lesson here is, don't push people to this level and think they will go away after a few bruises, black eyes and broken bones.....if it is serious they will come back from behind you. Trust me, folks care about family and money.
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Re: Thoughts about fights
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2011, 08:07:36 PM »
Ahh good, a bfi thread.  I dont think he is writing a thesis, I think he is borderline schizophrenic.  I think he sees the world as a threat and lives in fear of it.  I think he one day will stop taking his meds, or overdo his meds and we will all see him on tv news.

That being said; I see nothing wrong with fighting.  I have not been in a "fight" for nearly 20 years.  At one time I was an amateur boxer, and I still slug a big bag at least 4 or 5 times week.  One of my wifes cousins was into boxing as well, I worked with him in Colorado when I lived there; that boy had real talent (and anger issues).  He went 32-0 with 29 knockouts as his ticket before going to mma in 2009.  I teach my kids to box, how to stand, how to breathe, how to deliver a punch, but most importantly how to keep your wits about them in a stressful situation. 

The talk above about martial arts and knowing some skills is kinda silly to me.  What is important is keeping your cool.  And I dont mean just in a fight, but most importantly before a fight.  attitude, stance, body language, being aware of your surroundings.  I grew up in bad neighborhoods, I work downtown now, I traveled the world and seen ghettos in Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, New York and Singapore.  None of it matters .. what matters is not being a dumbass.  Not being a tourist.  Not being a victim.  Treat people with respect and the same will flow back from them.  Speak to people on their level, fit in.  dont be a fool.  People will advertise bad intentions if they have them.  You should be aware of your situation to pick up on these and pick up a fear (something wrong) vibe.  Get away from dangerous people before they become violent, defuse a situation before it becomes dangerous.  it is not that difficult. 

If you do have to actually fight, get it done in two or three blows.  I still honestly believe that most fights (outside of a ring) are won or lost in the first 10 seconds.  So win it early.  Lastly, never go into a knife fight for any reason, f##king run. 

I disagree with absolutely none of this. Well said.
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Re: Thoughts about fights
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2011, 08:23:59 PM »
That was well said loopy.  I still think fighting skills are important and/or definitely help.  They help with keeping you calm and confident when confronted with a situation that might lead to a fight and when the other guy sees how calm and confident you are, that's intimidating, that scares them. 
And I also agree that any real fight is over very quickly, at least that's what the impression I get from training kung fu is.  I've been on break from training, which is both good and bad.  I'm not gaining anymore skill/relaxation/power first off, but I'm also resting, spiritually, so that I may start training again in the future and be more motivated than ever.  I just can't force myself to do it right now.
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Re: Thoughts about fights
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2011, 08:48:48 PM »
I thought this was going to be about Pacquiao or at the very least someone who actually has a chance to land a punch on someone else.
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Re: Thoughts about fights
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2011, 08:51:45 PM »
Forget it Paul, he never posts in his threads.  ;D
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Re: Thoughts about fights
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2011, 09:23:35 PM »
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Has it occured to you that most of us have no idea what YOU are talking about?  What the hell is a Jo?!   :D

A shoulder-height staff, typically about 50 inches long.  It is shorter than the 72 inch Bo, making it faster and more versatile:  sword techniques often actually work with a Jo, as do staff techniques.  Unlike a sword, both ends are the business end, depending on what suits your needs at that exact moment in time.

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Re: Thoughts about fights
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2011, 07:41:33 AM »
I for one am glad I learned that a 50" Jo is shorter than a 72" Bo.

But I am DYING to know what happened to the cup of sour cream and quesadillas.  The suspense is killing me.

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Re: Thoughts about fights
« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2011, 10:26:25 AM »
Forget it Paul, he never posts in his threads.  ;D

I counted 2 posts after the original.
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