Live right and every other day is a good one to die.
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: The Big Island, BC.
i have had a grip -- maybe 60 -- street fights in my life (and toot, toot, toot, have never been bested). It's just how and where i grew up, but as i matured i realized the danger and stupidity of fighting on the streets and in bars. If someone verbally or physically assults my wife then yes, i would probably knock them the **** out without hesitation... but as for trying to pick a fight with me i usually give them plenty of opportunities to walk away and unless i am cornered or it is unsafe to do so, i am happy to walk away myself.
I've kickboxed most of my life, as well as participated in MMA and Judo, and i've long held that there is no reason to fight someone who confronts you just for the sake of scrapping. When you know in your heart and head that you have already won the fight, there is no pride lost by walking away.
I have been stabbed in a robery attempt as well -- in the calf -- in something we used to call 'getting jumped', when i was 14 or 15. Two older teenagers trying to scoop a leather bulls cap i was sporting (they were the shit in '95, kids). I had been kickboxing about 3 years at this point and thought it wise to try and kick the knife. Have a nice scar to show for it but kept my hat. the lesson here was... don't fight two guys with a knife because you want to hold on to your 25$ cheap mexican leather bulls hat... or you will later lose said hat on a carnival ride.
Last edited by shatterproof; 12-13-2008 at 11:59 AM.