Linked Article: "The Realities of Violence"

“The Realities of Violence”
Richard Ryan
Published on the Budo Talk site.
I liked this short article and thought I would share it with our readers.

People who haven’t experienced sudden violence rarely understand the realities of it. Over the years I’ve attended numerous seminars and demonstrations given by martial artists and law enforcement instructors, and have found within a few moments, I can usually determine whether an instructor gets it or not, unfortunately, some don’t seem to have a clue about how fast a real assault can be, especially up close.

Real violence, the kind that happens outside the cage, is often explosive and brutal. In many situations, you only have a split second to react before you’re overwhelmed. If you’re not mentally and physically prepared, you stand little chance of surviving. People who grow up on the streets quickly learn that. They also learn how to use it to their advantage.

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One response to “Linked Article: "The Realities of Violence"

  1. Way to go Bob,

    I hope thanks to your blog so called “traditional” karate practitioners to take their heads out of their asses and learn to how to use their art in realistic situations and stop pretending they know about real combat.

    Time to be a student of reality than a master of fantasy.

    (btw Richard Ryan has a good series of instructional videos)

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