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Did the Defendo workshop today in Manhattan. Nonstop from 9:45 to 5:45. Bill Wolfe is an extraordinary guy--an entertaining (and sobering) raconteur, a compelling instructor, and possibly the most dangerous person I have ever met. The core of the workshop was grappling techniques--how to respond to an empty-hand attack from the front and take the attacker down quickly and effectively--with some defenses against knives and guns toward the end. I'd characterize the level of training as fairly hardass; I was relieved to come out of there uninjured, though quite fatigued and thoroughly bruised. Most of the material complemented the Krav Maga I've learned so far, and where the systems differ it isn't so much a contradiction as a choice among methods. I'm glad I had this additional training.

Date: 2003-05-20 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
My entire approach to defense to date has been 'Nobody touches the Rottweilers' which is plenty weird when you think about it, but has worked well for me so far. Protecting Rottweilers has made me brave :-)

Of course, I'm not above letting them stand there with me and look intimidating. John Henry does this quite a lot better than Billie, who is so cute I can't imagine her being in the least intimidating, but apparently she looks bigger to other people....


Date: 2003-05-21 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Most people just see "great big animal" or "great big (and therefore scary) animal," whether it's a large breed of dog or a horse or whatever. I have a feeling that's a good thing more often than it's a bad thing. :)

Muay Thai is better

Date: 2003-09-19 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)

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