Defend or flee

While hunting around to find something software and geeky-related, I accidentally came across Sam Harris. And more particularly, an article about self-defence, violence, nicking orf. (Long read but worth it.)

The Chaps have been going to Kung Fu classes for years; there is a strong emphasis on self defence, but the instructor has one overriding piece of advice: all this stuff is very nice, but if you are in a sticky situation the best thing you can do is run like hell. Only if that won’t work do you try and use anything you are taught.

Martial Arts is more about self-discipline than actually to be used in anger, unless of course you are fortunate enough to star in the next Jackie Chan movie.

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Agree. I only did karate for two years but ‘run’ was always the best advice.

Or, failing that, take the classic karate pose so that they assume you’re a black belt instead of an orange!

Comment by Kath Lockett | January 22nd, 2012 9:53 pm | Permalink

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