"I put a nice tight grab onto his throat and sat him
down on a chair "
That is a good way to shock someone real quick and even quicker to make him loose consciousness if your DEATH grip is latched onto the jugular ! Another way is to pin him to the wall while pressing in an up into the brain while you sneer at him !
But what I call the < Uechi slap > is nothing more than our "fishtail" wrist block propelled with the torqueing , twisting palm into the lower jaw and up into the " brain" ! Work against the bag ; you will be amazed at the power you will develop ! And it is almost impossible to block because it is invisible to the opponent ! If you connect with maximum speed and torque [ Rabesa comes to mind] the punk will go down like he had been shot !
" As Johnny Carson once said, you can get more with
kinds words and a gun than you can with kind words alone"
True ..like " speak softly but carry a big stick " But if wait too long to pull out the stick , it might well end up your backside ! That is why all the "goody two shoes " you have seen post on my forum , who believe in the goodness of their fellow men , get suckered while they are still into "block mode" and ,as GEM puts it , the blow from the attacker hits bone while the defender touches flesh !
You wrote "The technique was to act quickly, and not discuss the proper
method of gaining the attention of an attractive woman"
Got that one right ! Besides the idiot would not understand much beyond " getting drunk and - hey you want get laid - ? " as the favorite pick up line ! Most men in our neck of the woods have no conception how to approach a woman ; no wonder American men are so vilified by their own women and why there are so many films and sitcoms about " men bashing" !
You may remember my formidable student , Paul Shea : Same thing happened to him in an elevator in Boston , when two drunken "businessmen" made some rude and lewd remarks about his extremely well endowed fiancee . The doorman found them out cold with their faces in their own blood and puke !
You wrote " By the time the idiot had the time to regain his composure, I had
beat feet out of there knowing full well he and his friends could
have planned a surprise for me later if I stayed around."
This is the most valuable lesson in strategy ! I.E. , if you get in a hassle in a bar , get out gracefully [don't slink out] ..never give the punks the advantage of time to set up an ambush when you eventually leave the joint ! The problem is more acute if you have paid good money to attend the new year's eve festivities at some club and now your evening is ruined and you think of leaving !
But then again , we should have our heads examined if we decide to celebrate in a public place with drunken strangers all around and our attractive girl/wife is wearing a short skirt but no bra !
Additionally , some women get flirtatious after a few drinks and send the wrong signals to some 'moron' in the wings who sizes you up as a wimp and decides to ' cut in' ! I have investigated quite a few " Killings" flowing from that particular type of situation . Know who you are with ,[ lots of scatter brained women around as well ], and don't set yourself up for a fall , especially at some new year's eve party !
[This message has been edited by VAN CANNA (edited 11-29-98).]