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09-09-05, 10:12 PM
Defensive tactics in 2 weeks. I have been in one fight in my entire life- it was in gym class about 15 years ago. Any insights or advice on what to expect. Im a little nervous, but still looking forward to learning alot and bettering myself. Again any advice/tips would be appreciated- thanks a bunch...JC
09-10-05, 02:21 AM
I doubt that you'll be getting into any fist fights at the academy and in fact they'll teach how to get away from a fight like that anyway.
Our academy went through hours and hours of DT warm ups learning the basics. The repetition of doing the stances, strikes, kicks and blocks really helped when we started appying them to the red man.
Fighting the red man was a wild experience because unless we hit him just right (and he knew what a good strike or kick was even with all that **** on) he kept coming at us. And to this day, for some crazy reason, the thought of fighting the red man is more frightening than squaring up on some punk on the street. Mainly because every time we walked through the door to meet the red man for "scenario training", at least 95% of the time....the fight was on. The other small percent of the time you could talk him into putting down a weapon or cooperating with you into arrest.
I only bled one time in three weeks of DT. I was attemting to retain a training shotgun from a would be bad guy (fellow class mate) and he accidentally smashed me in the face with the butt of the shotgun. I got a pretty good stream of blood from my busted lip.
Expect the unexpected. :)
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09-11-05, 10:59 AM
I got my *** kicked in DT. I was the example with the instructor when he was showing us how to ecaspe when someone is mounted on top of you. He wanted to see if i could escape before he showed us how to. Well he is an 8th degree black belt and trains Hoyce Gracie amoung others in the UFC. Needless to say i lasted about 10 seconds before he had me on my stomach and was chocking the crap out of me. :(
PSST, Royce is spelled with an R, it only sounds like an H...