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No Urban Myth - Hands & Feet Considered Deadly

Grapeshot

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Orchestrated fighting which a lot of the martial arts have become doesn't impress me a lot.

There is a reason martial arts never really caught on here.

WEAPONS.
The underlying reason behind Kali/Eskrima was to avoid the restriction against locals from praticing/learning self-defense techniques. Those restrictions still exist today, but are accomplished in different ways.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskrima

I have found it useful in maintaining hand/eye coordination and fast muscle response. It is not an end-all solution nor my first choice in self-defense.
 
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Baked on Grease

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Completed a single level of training... so getting a basic white belt forces you to register yourself as a deadly weapon?

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wimwag

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Completed a single level of training... so getting a basic white belt forces you to register yourself as a deadly weapon?

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Maybe if you start out with no belt. Some systems still forgo the white belt or equivalent kyu and award a belt upon completion of the first test.

My sensei tells overly eager students this: a belt is just a piece of cloth that goes around your waist.
 

Primus

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Maybe if you start out with no belt. Some systems still forgo the white belt or equivalent kyu and award a belt upon completion of the first test.

My sensei tells overly eager students this: a belt is just a piece of cloth that goes around your waist.
Or something you grab someone by when you stab them in the back with a knife.

Or more importantly something that keeps my holster and gun from falling off my waist.

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Firearms Iinstuctor

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After training is several different fighting styles I decided being armed and training with arms was a lot surer bet.

Being able to punch, kick, use one knees and elbows, wrestle are good skills and provides some exercise I maintain them to this day.

But being armed with just about any decent weapon or improvised weapon and have some good skills in using it gives one a huge advantage.
 
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