@tchower Unless you're talking about a literal cap gun, sounds like a risk of tinnitus or hearing damage through routine training using blanks at close range.
@tb87670 Judo is good to study even if you practice a different primary art. Also, Aikido is oft maligned but there's a lot of utility in deflecting or using the opponent's force and balance against him. Control of wrists and elbows can make this surprisingly effortless, but sometimes you miss with these techniques or meet an opponent who can counter or muscle through your efforts.
A well rounded martial arts education is better for self defense than spending 5+ years focused on a single discipline.
Nothing like sparring or an actual fight to show the importance of strong cardio and endurance training.
@tchower We had a thing where you paint some dye bayonet, during practice you can immediately see anywhere it touches and know that's a gouge or stab. I'm pretty sure this idea can be adapted in other ways. They do make marker-dye cartridges but those are an obvious eye hazard.
@tchower I prefer the throws from Judo, allows you to use your opponent's weight against them, put them on the floor and then use that superior position to pull sidearm or enact your will in some other way like using an object from the environment. If you train for grappling with firearms get the dummy guns, the plastic ones that are solid red or blue and weigh about the same as the real gun. Just be sure not to baton your buddy in the nose with it, those bastards still hurt.
@tchower Just giving you a warning, the moment you try that you might go against someone with an itchy trigger finger expecting you to try it. There are criminals who know how to hold people up, same as there are the ones we see in these blooper reels that show up on the web quite often.
If someone really has an objective they really want done, they don't hesitate. Don't try these jedi hand-tricks with them. I'm saying this out of concern that a decent man like you gets killed by this notion you can disarm anyone with a little bit of training. Even with training it's a risky proposition. Still good to at least practice but even the most trained blackbelts lock up in their first real fight. Watch out for yourself, evasion is the greatest tool.
@tchower Again, don't try that. If someone is trained that would not have happened at all. The guy in the orange shirt was a slow dunce, if you are going to pull a gun you have to mean it, you have to be quick, and you have to maintain longer than arm-reach from everyone so you can't be disarmed. Don't let a video of an untrained idiot being killed in Mexico make you think this is how it always goes.
@Elvis Humans have adapted more for being on our feet than to jump for a long time, shape of our feet indicate that. Chimps are still adapted for climbing and jumping as are many primates. Gorillas are a ground-dwelling hominid that lost the ability to climb and jump well like we have.
Be smart and research the subject, weigh the risks for yourself. I already had tendonitis, an achilles injury and a knee injury in the past from overuse alone. There were various others as well including my shoulder. Those are the most common injuries in parkour so I consider it unsuitable for me. www.benmusholt.com/parkour/parkour-injury-rates-2016/
@MentORPHEUS @Elvis Joint damage, blown out elbows, inverted knees and stretched/torn tendons are what a lot of people get for trying parkour. Obstacle courses within the realm of reason for the human body like what the Army has are the closest you can get to that without a high risk of injury. Mirror's Edge is not real life.
@Apollo Will agree, anyone familiar with Megyn Kelly? Supposedly conservative woman until she interviewed Trump in a very negative light over the initial accusations of being sexist? Shown her true colors, got millions by becoming an "empowered woman" on liberal networks afterward.
Conservative or liberal, a feminist is still a feminist. Tomi is a conservative feminist, it's apparent when she branch-swinged from a guy who had a $50k wedding ring lined up for her. "wasn't ready yet" is doublespeak for still wanting to fuck other guys. The conservative beliefs are just bait for higher quality men that make more money who would never bother with shouting liberal pink-hairs, key takeaway is that feminists are still rotten to the core in all forms.