Thanks for resurrecting that nice thread, Marcus, you have a 'vaulted' memory.
It is really how we all learn, by discussions and practice of 'understood dynamics'..
It is the 'understanding' that really eludes so many of us...who totally rely on standard rote practice and never even seen a real fight, much less being in one.
This is something we need to accept without feeling 'dissed' because it is just common sense.
It’s like the question that was asked on Rick’s forum about being a good driver:
“Are you a good driver in Europe? New York? With a six speed stick shift? On steep winding hills with a stick shift? Moving forward from a dead stop, on a steep grade in first gear with a stick shift?”
I have driven in Europe for many years, before coming to the states and after, in my many trips back...it takes a couple of days to get over the 'driving shock' while nudging your subconscious to return the old driving skills...
Driving is even more dangerous because of this that always shocks Americans
Driving down the street anywhere in Europe, listening to the radio, you will hear the "f-bomb" dropped in a song, among many other American taboo words. You'll drive by a bus stop with an advertisement with either nudity or profanity, or both.
And billboards on the highway will have giant naked women, advertising a wide variety of things, including "adult services".
Television shows and movies on regular cable channels will have scenes that only premium-paid channels can show in the US. Even Comedy Central, which pushes the envelope in the US and is still heavily censored, is completely uncensored all day in Europe.
One other 'habitual act of violence' in Europe is the 'flashing' by young prostitutes as you drive by some sections of town...with some interesting unexpected consequences