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DomKabala
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It's not the "Style" that makes the "Man"...it's all about the "Man" that makes the "Style". BJJ is a style, Royce is a man and he went down like one. BJJ is a means to an end...not the end in itself. Another time, another place...even a mountain call fall into the sea.
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I handle it by being too big to be a target. Serioiusly, nobody is going to mess with a guy who is 6'2" and 450 lbs. if there are smaller targets around. And how the heck would they ever get me into the trunk?
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Samuel Catoe
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Is your head on a swivel?
Yes, it is. Seven years in a prison will do that to a person.

What do I do in a situation?
That depends on many thing. The first of which is if my wife is with me. If she is, I protect her first however I have too even if that means giving someone the keys to my car. If alone, I may try to talk the person out of it. If forced, I attack. One rule of thumb, close the gap before they do and accept you will be hurt. Prepare for it and make them hurt more than you.

Do I carry a weapon?
Everywhere I go, even if it is nothing more than an ink pen.
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As a petite female I have to be extra aware of my surroundings at all times. When confronted in public, I tend to strike first, hit hard and run like heck... If there is no opportunity for that I just skip to the end as I have a black belt in cross country. I have taken down men twice my size thanks to a well placed blow and a chemically induced, off balance, would be attacker. People don't expect it from a "little blond girl" and that is one of my few advantages. But I do know when I'm over my head and when to run like heck. I know to never ever ever ever get in a car as that puts your survival chances to near zero. When someone wants you to get in the car, it is so they can take you to a controlled environment. They don't want to make a scene where you are now. So do just that and make a loud, moving target. I also have a clip on my keychain that I can remove an extra set of keys. These are a small collection of "heck if I know where they came from" keys that I can throw far away from myself and a would be theif. If they run to get the keys, I still have my car key and my house key as an additional escape route if I can use or need them.
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You go girl!

I can't tell you how much it p----s me off to see how many people in the world are willing and eager to take andantage of someone smaller or someone they perveive as weaker.
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Howard Coberly
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As in Copperfield's situation (but one step further) what do you do if instead of just "give up your stuff" the attacker orders you to "get in the car" or "get in the trunk" - what do you do? (QUOTE)


You do your best impromptu sub-trunk routine and while the burglar is wondering where the girl came from, you it him in the face with your appearing cane (Fantasio, of course)and make your escape. At least...that's what I would do. But...that's just me.

In fact, I'm considering putting out a book on how magic tricks can be used as weapons (other than cards...that's been done) Can you imagine getting hit in the face with a brass Okito box?? How about having a "Rocky the Raccoon" lunge directly for your jugular?? Would you be able to stop that bloodthirsty little critter? Or, for those of you who don't like violence, you could launch into a 40 phase oil and water routine while reciting a Eugene Burger story and when the guy passes out from boredom you can put your thumb cuffs on him and call the police.

Just some random thoughts...I'll post when my book is finished (Remember, you heard it here first)
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Howard Coberly
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And I don't think I have to tell you how much damage could be done with a length of invisible thread stretched between the hands of an accomplished thread worker.

Burglar: "I don't know officer, he strangled me with nothing in his hands"

Officer: "Hmmmmm, sounds like a...magician"
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Howard Coberly
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(QUOTE)"If forced, I attack. One rule of thumb, close the gap before they do and accept you will be hurt. Prepare for it and make them hurt more than you."



I get an overwhelming urge to do just that whenever I watch a Buck Brothers video.
"Our town used to be more fortunate...not a single winter passed without the visit of some star.
There used to be famous actors and singers, while today, God only knows! Nobody visits except magicians and organ-grinders. No esthetic satisfaction."
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