Have you ever received any martial arts / self-defense training?
I LOVE Jack Bauer!! Is the movie ever coming out?
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.
3 years of Taekwondo, and 5 years of Kenpo Karate.
I'm guessing my training in the US Marine Corps counts. Heh.
It's folks like Vanderbilt and Rockefeller who supported folks like DaVinci and Mozart, back in the day.
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.
Yes, for work.
Did you guys see the map? Like 45 states have more people who can't defend themselves. That's sad.
Self defense with a pistol. Oh yeah!
Consider that soldiers get trained in BOTH Close-Quarters Combat AND shooting.
As long as you stay farther than 50 feet from your attacker and keep your cool… Otherwise, you may need more training.
Does my middle school assembly where we were taught to "kick him in the A-frame" count?
Not exactly, if you think it's BS then you must have not had a very good instructor.
It's not the martial art, but the person who is practicing it.
I got guns. The range is the only training I need.
1. 7 1/2 years of karate
2. Fruit ninja BOSS!
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.
My friend that took karate always said that the only thing karate will get you is HURT!! Haha
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.
No martial arts but lots of time on the range.
Truth be told, Sometimes you need to be a punk to survive.
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.
Did for 8 years and reached first Dan (black belt). It was a combination of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, karate, and kickboxing.
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.
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.
I myself am a self appointed expert with a nail clipper. Big toenail, index fingernail, even hangnails.
I went in karate. Chamber Lock chamber lock.
Hunter safety course... But I guess that doesn't count. I'm getting my conceal and carry this spring though!
I'm glad it worked and you didn't get hurt
I'm a black belt it teaches you discipline and skills
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.
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.
you coukd really mess someone up with a mag light
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
Advanced hand to hand combat fighting techniques I learned in the Rangers.
Not penny pinching - greedy. War for oil, that kind of stuff is what at least some countries think about us.
MCMAP (Marine Corps Martial Arts) and a little Krav Maga. Between those two, I'd recommend Krav Maga.
Bauer, dude; Bauer. Lol Sorry; I'm a "24" fanatic.
Lol and a horde of obese people that can't get off the couch
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.
Thanks so very much, guys! :)
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!
Pikiti tirsia Kali and Krav Maga. Just like Jason Bourne and jack bower
Not yet, though I want to learn a few martial arts (Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Krav Maga.)
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).
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.
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
I took kickboxing for about two weeks then broke my wrist fighting and had to quit.