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Fighting, well, self defence

Postby GiantMike » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:41 pm

I have a bit of time on my hands and I am interested in getting some self-defence training in to that I can defend myself against street scrotes should the need ever arise. Does anybody do this and can make recommendations on what I should be looking for?

Local gyms are offering karate, tae kwon do etc. Would these do the trick or would I be better looking at boxing or just self-defence and running away?
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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby BigJimmyB » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:42 pm

Win Chun

Minimal (physical) effort (in the event of a fight) and some tasty moves to take the scrotes down.

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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby morstar » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:46 pm

Just get tooled up mate...

And then die on the end of your own blade when it all goes pear shaped.

Or then again, maybe not!

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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby NapoleonD » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:50 pm

Best thing to train at is running. I kid you not.

I've done martial arts (Kung fu) for many a moon, in my job I don't have the running option. However most scraps end up close and personal and on the floor. The techniques I use most are a distraction to the face closely followed by taking the legs out.
With this in mind I'd suggest krav magda, ju jitsu, aikido or similar...
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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby zx6man » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:53 pm

Done Genbukan Ninjutsu for many years (after getting my blackbelt in shotokan karate which I got bored of), and served me well when needed (and when running away resulted in me slipping over onto my drunken ar$e)

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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby Akirasho » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:23 pm

GiantMike wrote:I have a bit of time on my hands and I am interested in getting some self-defence training in to that I can defend myself against street scrotes should the need ever arise. Does anybody do this and can make recommendations on what I should be looking for?

Local gyms are offering karate, tae kwon do etc. Would these do the trick or would I be better looking at boxing or just self-defence and running away?


... running away often works...

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I'm fairly well trained and tested and have a temper so best for me is to tuck tail or risk going to jail for manslaughter at least.

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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:26 pm

Kung Po

Yes, leg it to the chippy and have a chinese with flied lice. :lol:
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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby bompington » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:34 pm

Much simpler solution, as, I suspect, practised on this very forum at times...
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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby verylonglegs » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:35 pm

Or just move to a more respectable area.

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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby seanoconn » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:48 pm

morstar wrote:Just get tooled up mate...

And then die on the end of your own blade when it all goes pear shaped.

:lol:
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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby seanoconn » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:51 pm

NapoleonD wrote:Best thing to train at is running. I kid you not.

I've done martial arts (Kung fu) for many a moon, in my job I don't have the running option. However most scraps end up close and personal and on the floor. The techniques I use most are a distraction to the face closely followed by taking the legs out.
With this in mind I'd suggest krav magda, ju jitsu, aikido or similar...

Yeah but what's the best way of avoiding wrestling and floor scraps? I'm rubbish at both and the ground is so cold and wet this time if year.
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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby Hoopdriver » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:53 pm

NapoleonD wrote:Best thing to train at is running. I kid you not.

I've done martial arts (Kung fu) for many a moon, in my job I don't have the running option. However most scraps end up close and personal and on the floor. The techniques I use most are a distraction to the face closely followed by taking the legs out.
With this in mind I'd suggest krav magda, ju jitsu, aikido or similar...

Good lord, your office sounds like a fun place to work...

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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby Hoopdriver » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:54 pm

seanoconn wrote:
morstar wrote:Just get tooled up mate...

And then die on the end of your own blade when it all goes pear shaped.

:lol:

I liked that one too

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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby bompington » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:58 pm

Hoopdriver wrote:
NapoleonD wrote:Best thing to train at is running. I kid you not.

I've done martial arts (Kung fu) for many a moon, in my job I don't have the running option. However most scraps end up close and personal and on the floor. The techniques I use most are a distraction to the face closely followed by taking the legs out.
With this in mind I'd suggest krav magda, ju jitsu, aikido or similar...

Good lord, your office sounds like a fun place to work...

Did no-one tell you NapD is a primary teacher?

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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby heathy_76 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 14:19 pm

+1 For Wing Chun.

Tried many martial arts over the years and IMO this seems the most practical.

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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby crumbschief » Tue Dec 18, 2012 14:35 pm

This style might help if your short of money.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=e ... JxGi8bizEg

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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby finchy » Tue Dec 18, 2012 14:41 pm

All depends on the classes available to you in your area. Have you got a more specific list?

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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby GiantMike » Tue Dec 18, 2012 14:59 pm

johnfinch wrote:All depends on the classes available to you in your area. Have you got a more specific list?


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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby Tom Butcher » Tue Dec 18, 2012 15:03 pm

Wing chun is good and when you get to a reasonable level it's fun doing chi sao but the standard of instruction is very variable. Personally I liked the Wong Shun Leung lineage (not that I have massive experience of different types) and if there is a good instructor of that line of Wing Chun that would be worth doing if you were looking long term - you wont get much out of 6 months.

You might get quicker results from something a bit more all round - my brother used to do some russian style when he lived in New York - can't remember the name of it but he said it was very physical and involved quite a lot of what you might call realistic practice from early on. (googled it and it's called systema)
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Re: Fighting, well, self defence

Postby GiantMike » Tue Dec 18, 2012 15:29 pm

Thanks for the tips. I'll be watching Wing Chun YouTube vids on the turbo later.
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