"No I wasn't including him. He does have training in other systems but says he no longer trains anything but combatives. If you look at his techniques they are very simple and basic.Certainly he has pared down what works for him. "
You give him that privilage but don't afford it to others?.
look a lot of what we say gets misunderstood or misconstrued on an internet forum, we don't know who we are speaking to, their life experiences etc...and we don't take what they say on trust most times ....but we may give it to folks who present themselves in a way that suits us, if we don't get it then we don't even try to understand it...I've tried bouncing, I didn't like it, I don't generally like the people who do it.I got paid a heckuvalot more for sitting in an office and wearing a suit.
Now I don't generally quote people.I prefer to speak from ME, but Rory Millar has said some good things on his blog...one was he asked a friend to do martial arts with him and the friend wasn't interested and Rory asked why? and basically the guy just got a hold of Rory .and Rory realised that the guy didn't need to train....Now I know people like that, one of my best buddies went to the same school as me and he was a little guy, I was always getting into fights and he never did, so I asked him why.and he said..I bought a coffee, and it was too hot so I put it down to cool, some guy came up and tried to bully me, so I threw it in his face ( age 11)..after that no one bullied me....go figure..another thing Rory said was to ask what stuff you know that works in a fight.and he meant know because you had used it and it worked, now I KNOW what works in a fight for me.and I learnt it before I tried martial arts ..and trust me I remember it all..but the attitude and the power behind it have increased exponentially..........it took me a long time to learn to be violent, to not worry about hurting someone who attacked me, to not hold back a little or a lot...............now I know that I won't. I don't think that this is necessarily a good thing. I learned how to be violent then was placed in an environment where I could never use it.where people got ahead of the game by brown nosing, office politics, and crawling etc............and self praise is no recomendation ( and this is not self praise )..............Josann if you work in mental health you are subject to a lot more violence and it's control than a night club bouncer.my wife is a nurse and has to deal with all sorts of people and she can't use violence to resolve it
honestly mate sit down and think about the challenges that you have faced.....We are currently embroiled in a legal battle to get my wife's brother the care he needs he is severly autistic and brain damaged.he went into an epileptic rage last summer when he got taken to hospital and clearded the whole of the ER room out in minutes.....he looked like somthing out of the shining screaming at the top of his voice " Not be good, Not Good".........my wife took it all in good order, bless her
,,,,,,,though everyone else was schitting one.....so when folks talk about violence professionas you are the people that I think of...not Bouncers