Once, when I was working for a contractor, I was breaking concrete spacers with my hands. He took the time to explain to me that the human animal uses tools.
Nothing you didn't already know about, my friend
But a sobering remark nonetheless. Today, even more so than yesterday, there is no more guarantee of 'empty hand' fighting in any type of assault...
I keep telling my students that_ we must be careful in all the ways we seek out training in different systems...because it has the tendency to script assumptions [Read Rory Miller's books] in our heads.
The confrontation that you’ve scripted in your own head, can quickly get out of hand.
You think...I can take this guy[s] and find yourself in quick sand. This video clip is particularly poignant.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20LMMx_HlFs
These days any confrontation can and will turn deadly very quickly when suddenly finding yourself against unexpected weapons.