Powerlifting, heavy bag, self defense

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  1. deadshot138

    deadshot138 Black Belt

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    Self defense? 1 set of buying a Glock 17 with hollow points and getting a concealed carry license, for time.
     
  2. AnotherOldGuy

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    Depends upon where you live. Where I live, according to published crime stats, 90% of attacks are done with weapons (mainly knives) and/or numbers (meaning two or more attackers). Some places are worse (more firearms used in attacks), some much better (fewer weapons and fewer attacks).

    Against unarmed attacks by a single person you'll probably do fine. Against armed attacks by multiple people not so much, but actually fighting is a poor choice if you're living in an area where that's common; street smarts (ie avoiding trouble before it arises) and quick feet (ie running fast and hard) are your best bet for those. Your local gov't will publish its crime stats; that'll tell you how well you'll do against the most common threats you might actually face.
     
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  3. SMillard

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    as long as you remember to breathe you should be OK. that's the first thing most non-trained people do is hold their breath and gas out within the first 30 seconds. Adrenaline and breathing are the two biggest issues with most non-trained people

    Then again, why do you care? Are you planning on routinely getting into fights with people? Your size alone would probably deter most people.
     
  4. AtlSteel

    AtlSteel Blue Belt

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    Good advice on breathing. In regards to your second point, I think most Sherdoggers care about how they would do in a street fight. Your question back at him is condescending and bullshit.
     
  5. SMillard

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    because most of the people on here need a little condescending bullshit for a wake up call, over the years I've seen too many posts by people bragging about their ability to beat up the average drunk in a bar, some going so far as to actually do it. A vast majority of the people here, especially those that live in the states have little to worry about regarding a street fight unless they are actively seeking one out. The TS by his own stats is of a size that a vast majority of people wouldn't mess with so it just sounds like some "roadhouse" fantasy, which is the real bullshit.
     
  6. SMSLY

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    It's not the dog in the fight it's the fight in the dog fyi hahahaahha
     
  7. Ilk

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    Actually most fights in live do not happen with the average drunk or attackers but with friends or people you know. So it is good to at least know some stuff to defend yourself. You start sounding more relaxed in confrontation with friends and that gains respect. Just make sure your friends do not know you are training martial arts or fight sports. These assholes will test you.
     
  8. blaseblah

    blaseblah Silver Belt

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    Carrying around pepper spray is going to be more effective than any training you are doing, assuming you don't want to carry around a weapon.

    That said, majority of people who start shit with you do so because they perceive they have an advantage over you. Either in size or in numbers. I've never had a guy act aggressive towards me who wasn't either bigger or with his friends.
     
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