MMA Ever use your martial art skills outside of practice?

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  1. ralph

    ralph driver her like you stole her

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    I was wondering if any of you have had to use your martial art skills outside of practice or controlled fight due to a confrontation? What was the result?

    The reason i ask is i work as a security guard at a liquor store in which often confrontations come up. Tonight an angry black man was pretty close to fighting with me over the factt that i asked him for his ID. I honnestly don't know what i would have done if he had jumped me. I want to take some martial art so i feel more comfortable if the a situation arises. I'm just curious if it has helped any of you guys.
     
  2. Sammo

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    is the liquor in Nova Scotia controlled like it is in Ontario with the LCBO?
     
  3. ralph

    ralph driver her like you stole her

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    what do you mean?
     
  4. itr452

    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    a provincially run store
    like "liquor bc" or in his case "liquor ontario" or the equivalent

    or is it a private run store?

    hell, i'd take judo, throw to the ground, if he still wants some, armbar him, kthxdie! oh and this is a biased answer since i'm a judo geek. :big grin:
     
  5. Placebo

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    No offense, but you sound like you would be better off with a desk job. Why would you work security if you have no idea how to handle yourself? :ugh:
     
  6. SquirtRussel

    SquirtRussel OT Supporter

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    honestly, either take a martial art or quit working security
     
  7. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    The only reason I work security at bars is because of my trianing. I've seen kids come in wanting to be a bouncer because they think it's cool, but have absolutely no training, just "think" they know how to fight. Then get their ass handed to them the first time they have a patron not willing to be escorted out quietly.
     
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    i almost thai kicked an annoying mosquito while grilling some steaks
     
  9. Placebo

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    No. He should just quit now.
     
  10. ralph

    ralph driver her like you stole her

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    Thanks for the response. Its not a private store, its the nova scotia liquor comission. I don't understand why i should quit? I love the job, i was just interested in taking some martial arts to protect myself. I am security but most of what i do is theft prevention and asking for IDs. Most of the time there is no physical conflict and thats why this company hires mostly everyone. Just because i do not have a martial arts skill does not mean i can not work hard to achieve one. I'm signing up for combat hapkido tomrrow, hopefully i can learn something. I understand being a bouncer is a different world in terms of conflict, i would never jump into something like that with out any type of self defence no matter how cool i thought it was.
     
  11. Skeletor

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    don't quit... I second the Judo reccomendation.... throws striking and submission in one package (although in terms of security you want to stay away from hitting someone).
     
  12. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    here's a tip: just because they put "combat" in front of hapkido doesn't make it suddenly start to work
     
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    I worked Club security for a few years whilst at university we used alot of Judo techniques.
     
  14. itr452

    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    Ran a quick search for ya

    Titans BJJ Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts
    28 Titus St.
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    B3M 2N4
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    Haven't the slightest clue as to how good it is, but give em a call and let us know how it is. source: mmagloves.ca ----> training
     
  15. Skitchybo

    Skitchybo New Member

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    I got into it with a schizophrenic crackhead a few months ago. He was wearing a jacket so I used it like a gi and put him down hard with a hiza guruma (knee block throw). Worked like a charm.

    www.nortonsempire.com
     
  16. ralph

    ralph driver her like you stole her

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    awesome thanks for the advice
     
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    geekboy Target Agent OT Supporter

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    in about 4 more months after I'm done with the police academy
     

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