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Tah Dum! The Secret Scrolls of Self Defense.(tm)
Scroll One:Awareness counts.Stay alert and you won't get hurt.And if you do, you'll know how it happened.
Scroll two.In a fight you strive to beat the opponent.In self defense your object is to survive.If you survive, you win.If you scare the attacker and make him run away, you win.If you run away, you win.Learn the differene between self-defense and a fight, and between a fight and a contest match.
Scroll three.Your attacker(s) are predators.Predators look for prey.Don't exhibit prey behavior.If you aren't a wolf, at least be a sheepdog, not a sheep.
Scroll four.Attitude counts far more than technique.Ounce of heart is worth a pound of waza.
Scroll Six.If you don't practice realistically, you won't react realisticaly.
Scroll Seven.Control your breathing.When the cocktail kicks in, exhale sharply but not completely-then breathe naturally.
Scroll Eight.Old saying from China:'Hit him first, hit him fast, hit him hard and don't be last.'Well, it should have been an old saying from China.The first 'hit can be to the incoming arm or leg.Limbs have nerves, you know.
Scroll nine.Intercept, evade, contact and unbalance simultaneously, apply.If you turn the wrist over and lock the arm or shoulder out, push the opponent up and away.That way if he has something in his other hand, it will fly away from and not into you.
Scroll Ten.Grab something and use it.Why be an empty hand hero if yo don't have to?The environment is full of objects, including those you wear and carry around with you.reach out and touch someone-even a telephone can be a weapon.
Scroll Eleven.Every time you move, you hit 'em.Every time you hit 'em you hurt 'em.Practice with this in mind.
Scroll twelve.Why hit once when you can hit twenty times?
Scroll Thirteen.Yell at them when you're countering-it will confuse them.Say anything.Doesn't matter.Just don't mention their relatives.
Scroll Fourteen.Take one kata and specialize in it, work it three times a day, every day, and make it real.
Scroll Fifteen.Take two other kata as backups and work them too.Sound familiar?
Take one technique and master it,This is your tokui waza(favorite technique.) work it all possible ways into all possible surfaces(without damaging yourself) and against all possible attacks.When you've done it ten thousand times, you'll really have it oly if you try to improve it each time you do it.
Scroll Seventeen:Take two other techniques and make them your backups, workthem also.Recommended is two hand techniques and one simple and effective kick, or three hand techniques.
on't get fancy.Fancy will get you killed .Simple can save you.
Scroll Nineteen.Get your hands up.Both of them, and a leg if necessary.Get them in the way of incoming attack.Inercept and hurt them.
Scroll Twenty:Get out of the way.Nineteen is for when you can't do twenty.Twenty is best.
Scroll Twenty-one.Keep one point(stay balanced.See scroll seven.Learn to control your breathing.Exhale.
Scroll Twenty two.Don't be stiff and rigid, or you will be.
Scroll Twenty-three.Speed is life.Works for a fighter pilot and it'll work for you.
Scroll Twenty-Four.Don't ever underestimate anyone.Graveyards are full of those who did.
Secret Scrolls of self-defense copyright Two Thousand by STAYALIVE-the Ultimate Martial Art.:-)
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