Originally Posted by Da33le
Question. When you had to use it, did it work? I always felt that we practised at such a slow speed that if anyone was to attack me I wouldn't really know what to do.
Yes it did. I used a judo throw on a guy who grabbed me from behind trying to mug me when I was in my early 20's. It happened pretty quick and i had flipped him over and locked into a suppression hold and told him i was going to rip his arm off if he moved. Someone had called the Police and they got there in about a minute.
I had another guy take a swing at me about 10 yrs ago in a bar. I knew it was coming. I blocked the punch and stepped into an open palm shove and pretty much put him through the wall.
Training kicks in and it seems like it's in slow motion. I am sure you have heard Police officers and soldiers on TV talking about how firefights are in slow motion.
You become more enlightened the deeper you go and can sense trouble when it's going to happen. I just find in this day and age you have to keep alert with all of the **** going on.
Once you get a routine going you usually spar at full speed.
You always have to try and keep 3 moves ahead of your assailant.