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    There is still a chance that you might get...

    There is still a chance that you might get attacked with one of those though.
    In the last few years there have been a quiet a few incidents in which traditional weapons (swords) were used for attack...
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    OTOH, if they claim to teach effective SD and...

    OTOH, if they claim to teach effective SD and street effective methods than they should know it.
    But I agree a Sifu should know his/her art on inside and outside.

    I for one go to my Sifu to study...
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    ttt. Another question: Do you guys feel...

    ttt.

    Another question:

    Do you guys feel that your TMA training covers thinks that:

    Darren Laur
    Tony Blauer
    Marc MacYoung
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    NP. I never give people reason to jump me. ;)...

    NP.

    I never give people reason to jump me.
    ;)

    AFAIK, unless you meet a psychopath there should not be a reason for anyone wanting to jump you without provocation or cause.

    The one time I...
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    NP. One question have you ever been mugged or...

    NP.

    One question have you ever been mugged or similar?

    I have and it does not happen as shown in the movies.
    IME, there are two types of muggers:

    1.) Who do it do survive, those tend to be...
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    Yep, still here. No plans of shifting domicile...

    Yep, still here. No plans of shifting domicile for the next few years.

    ;)
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    Not if there is a high possibility of it actually...

    Not if there is a high possibility of it actually happening.
    BTW, I was talking about a drive-by slashing, no guns or any other form of firearm involved.

    Cheers.
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    Sing Fu. I have been taught some awareness...

    Sing Fu.

    I have been taught some awareness techniques and methods.
    Like with the physical side on the mental side a lot of "habits" and "patterns" have to be unlearned and re-wired.

    It is...
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    And this why I am asking are MA really good for...

    And this why I am asking are MA really good for SD. IMHO, it is the other aspects that have the most value in SD.

    Too many people sign up for SD thinking that by winning a Pub fight they defended...
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    Of course, you can't prepare for all eventuality....

    Of course, you can't prepare for all eventuality.

    But does going to the kwoon and exercising your forms and sparring prepare you any better than NOT being trained in MA at all??

    IMO, most of...
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    And THAT is the tough part. Around where I...

    And THAT is the tough part.

    Around where I live we recently had a series of random attacks involving:
    1.) Drive-by slashings.
    2.) Acid being thrown at targets
    3.) Random knife attacks where the...
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    Re: Been thinking about the same thing lately

    Agreed, considering that during and after the Edo period japan was united and pretty much at peace.
    Which is in stark contrast to the muromachi and earlier periods.

    Cheers.
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    Agreed that MA can be used/adapted for SD, but it...

    Agreed that MA can be used/adapted for SD, but it is not their prime-purpose or the goal towards which they were created for.

    For me there is a difference between winning a fight and surviving a...
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    Are MA really useful for Self Defense?

    Just a quick question.

    Are MA really useful for Self Defense purpose?
    For me MA are fighting arts and not SD-arts.

    I also don't know of many stories where masters of old used their MA against...
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