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A Long Time Ago…

…in a lifetime far, far away…

I studied kenpo karate for a couple of years.  This was after I’d done some self-teaching at home (books by Bruce Tegner and Bruce Lee, and others not Bruce).  On at least one occasion, it did keep me alive.

Guffaw in AZ:  Assault On A Veggie Cook

Due to my leg disability, I focused mainly on hand and arm techniques, sticky and trapping hands, arm bars, hand strikes and such.  I didn’t get very far belt-wise.  My focus was initially philosophical, but then evolved into basics – what I could do to stay alive.

And, over the years, I’ve informally shared some knowledge with other folks who’d expressed an interest, mostly women I’ve dated and shooting students.  More knowledge is better, right?

Now, my roommate (an ex-gf) has expressed an interest.  We’re working on breaking holds, blocks and where and how to strike.  She had been giving me grief, as we’ve known each other almost 10 years, and while I coached her on her shooting, I’ve never broached this subject.  So, we started some training.

But, neither of us is a spring chicken, which makes for amusing training sessions.  Lots of exclamations of ow from both teacher and student.

But, neither of us anticipate training to get to this level:

OW!

h/t Miss K

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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11 thoughts on “A Long Time Ago…

  1. Never hurts to learn something new, especially in self defense.

    Posted by Matt | February 11, 2013, 7:49 am
  2. I hope she won that match on style points alone.

    Posted by Shepherd K | February 11, 2013, 9:19 am
  3. I’ve seen this elsewhere, and it is damned impressive, but I can’t help but watch the guy’s right leg as she makes her “mount” maneuver. It appears to me that he dips down to give her access, and then lifts her up – actually aiding her on purpose. Does anyone know if this was a match, or a demonstration?

    Posted by Kevin Baker | February 11, 2013, 12:16 pm
  4. Whoa… Now THAT is a takedown!!!

    Posted by Old NFO | February 11, 2013, 5:58 pm
  5. This should be a thing!! Self defense for people with disabilities!! Its genius; how better to strive towards independence? Love it.

    Posted by World Travaillers | February 12, 2013, 9:55 pm
  6. Will look them up and get back to you. Thanks.

    Posted by guffaw1952 | February 14, 2013, 11:18 pm

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