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Show Of Hands January 14th, 2013 12:00am

Have you ever received any martial arts / self-defense training?

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Sabra Northeast
01/22/13 2:14 pm

I LOVE Jack Bauer!! Is the movie ever coming out?

Sabra Northeast
01/22/13 2:02 pm

I trained for 2 years and quit because the studio was like a cult and it took over my life. Unfortunately left a bad taste in my mouth. I don't miss those people that ran the studio at all. They were supposed to teach integrity but had no idea what it meant.

01/21/13 8:09 pm

3 years of Taekwondo, and 5 years of Kenpo Karate.

01/20/13 11:09 am

I'm guessing my training in the US Marine Corps counts. Heh.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/20/13 9:09 am

It's folks like Vanderbilt and Rockefeller who supported folks like DaVinci and Mozart, back in the day.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/20/13 9:02 am

Not martial arts or formal training, but I read up on firearms and defensive techniques quite often. I also practice with my rifle as much as I can afford to.

01/19/13 10:45 am

Did you guys see the map? Like 45 states have more people who can't defend themselves. That's sad.

TideGal CFL
01/17/13 5:45 pm

Self defense with a pistol. Oh yeah!

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
01/17/13 2:03 pm

Consider that soldiers get trained in BOTH Close-Quarters Combat AND shooting.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
01/17/13 2:02 pm

As long as you stay farther than 50 feet from your attacker and keep your cool… Otherwise, you may need more training.

kirksten Columbia, MO
01/17/13 7:47 am

Does my middle school assembly where we were taught to "kick him in the A-frame" count?

01/16/13 9:18 pm

Not exactly, if you think it's BS then you must have not had a very good instructor.

01/16/13 9:16 pm

It's not the martial art, but the person who is practicing it.

01/16/13 6:02 pm

I got guns. The range is the only training I need.

GabbyLaugh pixie hollow
01/16/13 5:54 pm

1. 7 1/2 years of karate
2. Fruit ninja BOSS!

01/16/13 12:30 pm

My family is military and law enforcement so I've been taught self defense all my life. I've never had a professional class or any martial arts though.

huntermarks Frozard La
01/16/13 10:23 am

My friend that took karate always said that the only thing karate will get you is HURT!! Haha

arborfamilia on top of the hill
01/16/13 7:46 am

My parents required self-defense training when I was a teenager, and I'm glad they did, I've used it a few times against stupid men who thought I looked helpless.

My wife has taken capoeira for several year, but not all that seriously.

Mud Constitutionalist
01/16/13 6:33 am

No martial arts but lots of time on the range.

forte6627 Ugh
01/15/13 9:20 pm

Truth be told, Sometimes you need to be a punk to survive.

forte6627 Ugh
01/15/13 9:18 pm

Max- as for the military they are taught hand to hand combat and I think police as well and as the saying goes all is fair in war which makes no war honorable but truth be told it is at times a fire arm is necessary but the need to use it does not remove the punk label in my book.

Dan653 New Jersey
01/15/13 8:59 pm

Did for 8 years and reached first Dan (black belt). It was a combination of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, karate, and kickboxing.

max69power Florida
01/15/13 7:17 pm

So all the police and military are punks and what about my 80 pound wife against a 200 pound man or me with a broken back. That is the problem with comments like that. bad people don't pick on people bigger than themselves or seam to be able to defend themselves.

max69power Florida
01/15/13 7:10 pm

Gun training plenty of and time on the range. Most karate is bull breaking a board along the grain is week and gives people a false sense of security a good training is jujitsu if you want to learn self defense.

JackTorS Clap you stupid bastards
01/15/13 6:18 pm

I myself am a self appointed expert with a nail clipper. Big toenail, index fingernail, even hangnails.

cheeseontop FactsOverFeelings
01/15/13 6:08 pm

I went in karate. Chamber Lock chamber lock.

LRM20 A Hoosier in Lincoln Land
01/15/13 5:31 pm

Hunter safety course... But I guess that doesn't count. I'm getting my conceal and carry this spring though!

01/15/13 5:10 pm

I'm glad it worked and you didn't get hurt

01/15/13 4:32 pm

I'm a black belt it teaches you discipline and skills

forte6627 Ugh
01/15/13 3:35 pm

True but even if I had a gun it does not really defend me in that case but if I had a bullet proof vest that would be another story.

01/15/13 3:22 pm

We had to take a self defense class in junior high school. Never used it until a few years ago when a man jumped me on a running trail. It worked and I got away. He said he had a knife but I didn't see when he had both hands on me trying to drag me into the bushes.

01/15/13 2:53 pm

you coukd really mess someone up with a mag light

01/15/13 2:46 pm

I completely agree with you but your gunna lose your balls if someone pulls a gun on you and has enough smarts not to put the gun in your reach

lmurder MDK
01/15/13 2:42 pm

Advanced hand to hand combat fighting techniques I learned in the Rangers.

01/15/13 2:06 pm

Not penny pinching - greedy. War for oil, that kind of stuff is what at least some countries think about us.

Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
01/15/13 1:50 pm

MCMAP (Marine Corps Martial Arts) and a little Krav Maga. Between those two, I'd recommend Krav Maga.

Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
01/15/13 1:49 pm

Bauer, dude; Bauer. Lol Sorry; I'm a "24" fanatic.

mrsteve180 New York City
01/15/13 12:25 pm

Lol and a horde of obese people that can't get off the couch

01/15/13 11:54 am

I'm a black belt. It's total BS, though, its worthless. I might do a super powerful jump kick. By that time you shot me.

01/15/13 9:50 am

Some time, look at some interviews with serial rapists and killers. The person that gets away or lives is the person that fights back the most. Keep improving!

01/15/13 9:42 am

Pikiti tirsia Kali and Krav Maga. Just like Jason Bourne and jack bower

KudosToYou California
01/15/13 9:41 am

Not yet, though I want to learn a few martial arts (Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Krav Maga.)

01/15/13 9:41 am

Most important though. Make sure they have 4 key ingredients: structure, emotion, knowledge & legacy. You want your kids in a positive, responsible environment(structure) around enthusiastic(emotion) educated educators(knowledge) with plans & preparation for future obstacles/opportunities(legacy).

forte6627 Ugh
01/15/13 9:15 am

Yep and the only reason i stoped is because i refused to register as a weapon which is required for a higher degrees in black belt training. That is also why i grew up think hand to hand combat is honorable and the use of fire-arm are for punks who have no balls.

01/15/13 9:01 am

I agree w/ Jonny. When picking a school for your children, get to know the place & people. If the instructor isnt someone you want your kids to be, walk away. Watch some classes, try 1 or 2 if they will let you, make sure they learn & train instead of run & play. A good teacher can make anything fun

01/15/13 8:56 am

I took kickboxing for about two weeks then broke my wrist fighting and had to quit.