So my question is more of an intellectual query. In other words, I am curious to know what historical sources have been drawn upon to develop modern combative systems?
I am glad that you asked such an intelligent question, Mike, because it prompted the priceless response by Dave Young. Up until now lots of TMAs lurkers and or active forum contributors were still in the fog as to what the ‘experts’ and specialists, I have been referring to over the years, were all about conceptually.
These people felt ‘slammed’ _ ‘dissed’ and unable to sleep nights while drafting personal complaints to George ‘behind the lines’ _
In prior discussions about the marriage of TMA and modern combatives’ concepts _ as validated by real life daily encounters by the people who are ‘professionally’ exposed to daily violence_ What we have found on these forums in all manners of discourse, were all kinds of ridiculous accusations _ manipulating posted ideas _ in order to suit one’s ideology and or obdurate points of view.
Some were driven to find an insult where none was ever intended and so instead of really reading and comprehending what was written, they read into it.
Then conveniently developed an interpretation so as to fortify their point of view.
The accusations were more than nonsense. They were a deception, fueled either by ignorance or a deliberate ideology where truth is less critical than scoring an emotional point.
Hopefully they will not continue to be busy moving on to some other distortions.
And let us put this one at rest. Thanks for the chance to ‘air’ these concerns Mike, and for your help in promoting Dave's exceptional material.
Just the information and training in how to 'combat' the second enemy/most formidable one [criminal and civil fighters] is worth the price of admission. Something Traditional practitioners don't have a G_damn clue.
BTW, Mike, did you ever buy the umbrella liability policy I have been discussing for years on end?