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    Quote Originally Posted by redmonsoon View Post
    From young I was taught to choose seat with back to wall, facing entrance...
    You watched True Lies when you were a kid?

    Nowadays I also always pick the seat at near the wall.
    Most of the time the waiter will be come around to this side of the table with the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by redmonsoon View Post
    However, if a guy takes a knife and come at you, even a stick and has began repeatedly hitting you. AND IF you think your life is in danger, then do not hesitate to go the full extent to defend your own life. If someone is ready to take your life and you're not ready to do the same, your chances of survival drops drastically. However, do not cross from self defense to being the aggressor..
    This is the tricky bit. and a good point.
    Most people I guess wouldn't go full force to knock out the attacker at the start.
    Its not easy to judge one's intention at the start but when realised, maybe too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorMcLeod View Post
    You watched True Lies when you were a kid?..Nowadays I also...
    My dad told me that...lol

    > This is the tricky bit. and a good point...but when realised, maybe too late.
    Thats why got this quote:" Better to be judged by 12, then be carried by 6..."
    BUT dont quote me hor...kekeke

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmonsoon View Post
    Thats why got this quote:" Better to be judged by 12, then be carried by 6..."
    BUT dont quote me hor...kekeke
    I won't quote you. Don't worry. I refer to this thread instead :P

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    Go learn Krav Maga

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    I agree with everyone have to be ready for any situation and if you have the confedence to deal with it it will be better for you. By the way nice videos
    Last edited by harmonsmith; 29th January 2009 at 02:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmonsoon View Post
    Self defense is as much mental as it is physical.
    All instructors will teach to firstly try defuse the situation or if not, to run away.

    Learning to fight/self defense is only for situations when giving up all your belongings is not enough.(eg.robbery and want to silence you) Or when the intent is to harm without valid reasons.(eg.gang initiation). Nowadays, its often hack first without saying a word...

    In which case, fight with brutal intensity, bringing yourself from 0% state to 100% violent state in a sec.This mental capacity and the skills involved to effectively defend yourself requires training.

    Prepare to get hurt, even cut brutally. But do not stop. If your life is at stake, you do not stop fighting.

    Where the law is concerned, how far you go depends on the attackers intention. If a guy slaps u, you take a tripod hit him, then you may be in trouble...lol

    However, if a guy takes a knife and come at you, even a stick and has began repeatedly hitting you. AND IF you think your life is in danger, then do not hesitate to go the full extent to defend your own life. If someone is ready to take your life and you're not ready to do the same, your chances of survival drops drastically. However, do not cross from self defense to being the aggressor..
    good advise, very realistic too. especially when cannot run away. hard to pull of, as most will be so shocked, they already fall victim. & never defend till it borders on attack!

    of course if every situation can run away, den just train on packing up really fast & sprint!
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    ....
    of course if every situation can run away, den just train on packing up really fast & sprint!
    Apparently, it is actually very hard to 'corner' a person, and actually be in a position where you've no place to run! The WORST is actually wishing that the attacker will stop.

    There is no shame in smiling, waving & nodding your head apologetically, walking or running away even when verbally challenged or insulted by the fools. That is always the Ist defense.

    And if/when you run, make up your mind and let nothing stop you.
    Picking up some defensive skills like Krav Maga, as mentioned by another, will surely up your chances of survival. But even then, you'll still be taught that resisting is only a last resort when what he demands truly cannot be given... and that does not include the camera..

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmonsoon View Post
    Picking up some defensive skills like Krav Maga, as mentioned by another, will surely up your chances of survival. But even then, you'll still be taught that resisting is only a last resort when what he demands truly cannot be given... and that does not include the camera..



    On the importance of Discipline, Respect and Tolerance.

    One of the greatest discipline for self defense martial arts students is the respect for Tolerance.

    Many of the Chinese martial arts schools in the past have a huge sign board
    with the the word "Tolerate" in Chinese character where every students will have
    to bow once or more times whenever you enter or leave the school premises.
    I do not know whether they practice that anymore.

    Here is an example from the School of Chinese Shadow Boxing Kung Fu regarding
    Respect and Discipline for their students. This style of martial arts is also known
    as "Yang Kung Fu".

    1. Address senior students with respect, address teachers with titles:
    Head of the school is Called Laoshi (Laoo Shir)
    ONLY DISCIPLEs may call their Teacher, "Sifu"

    2. NEVER address any teacher with "Sifu", except yours and if you are a disciple.

    3. Students will always respect their seniors.

    4. Students will always respect the DISCIPLEs.

    5. Students will always Respect the Teachers.

    6. Students will always Respect Visitors.

    7. Do not Criticise anyone doing kungfu ever.

    On Entering or Leaving Training Area :

    8. You must place all stuff down then salute the room and Teachers before
    entering or leaving the room, no exceptions. The salute is the Right Fist in the Left Palm.

    9. Do not correct others unless you have been asked to help your juniors to do so.

    10. Do not show off.

    11. Do not compare yourself to Other Students.


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    Bash 'em on the head with your 600mm f/4.

    Hmm. But seriously folks...

    I read this thread with mild amusement.

    The presumption seems to be all photographers are young males, in fighting-fit shape? Bring along a knife? Are you even serious? The next time you're at your martial-arts class, request to allow sparring while having a DSLR slung across your neck, and your camera bag across your shoulder.

    IMO, it's still the best policy to pre-empt all this, and this starts with some planning. If the place you're going to explore happens to be totally deserted, etc, you need to survey the area, plan for escape routes, etc.

    It's not to say that being skilled in martial arts is not useful. It is definitely useful and would increase your chances of coming out of a sticky situation in one piece. But the whole idea is to avoid such sticky situations in the first place. True, sometimes sh*t happens no matter what or where, and in this case, running away like a girl (and perhaps screaming like one) may be a better option. The only self-defence weapon I carry is a Fox whistle.

    Anyway, not all of us are in kung-fu shape. If I start training now, probably that would kill me first before any group of ah-bengs would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    Bash 'em on the head with your 600mm f/4.
    Anyway, not all of us are in kung-fu shape. If I start training now, probably that would kill me first before any group of ah-bengs would.


    Older folks or those who feel that they are not in kung-fu shape or
    are out of shape for any vigorous exercise can opt for the a system of deep
    breathing program that is both beneficial to health and which could protect
    the practitioner when in dangerous situation - i.e. when being confronted by attackers.

    Practitioners can be of any age, shape and size utilize small compact external
    movements combine with proper deep breathing for the purpose of promoting health
    and relaxation in their mind and bodies.

    Today this form of art is known as Tai Chi Chuan. It is recommended for the elderly
    who want to increase the prevention of disease associated with aging.
    Practitioners will find that the excerises can strengthen their bones and muscles.
    Tai Chi Chuan requires very little strength during practice.

    A Tai Chi Chuan program is suitable for elders who want to exercise and learn
    the art of deep breathing for a better all round well being. It's never too
    late to start learning Tai Chi.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_chi_chuan

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    "In Calmness, the mind must be active.
    In activity, the mind must be calm."

    Last edited by forward; 31st January 2009 at 09:29 PM.

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    Be alert at all times.

    Learn a few self defence techniques.

    Can someone tell me what a lady should do when confronted by an attacker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearlang View Post
    Can someone tell me what a lady should do when confronted by an attacker?
    Flex some muscles to scare him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Flex some muscles to scare him.
    What muscles? You think I'm bionic woman or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearlang View Post
    What muscles? You think I'm bionic woman or what?
    Then scream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearlang View Post
    What muscles? You think I'm bionic woman or what?
    Find out whether the attacker is a male or a female first.

    Know the weakest areas of both sexes and if you are arm with self defense techniques
    you'll know what to do. But if you don't, you have to pretend to cry or scream
    with your voice box to the loudest. Lastly but not least, take off your high heel shoes
    and run for your life.

    If you have a handphone, straight away backup to the wall and then call the police
    immediately while looking at the attacker. If you have self defense techniques, any
    pair of high heel shoes or even a piece of filter or a fountain pen can be used to defend
    yourself. But if you have a pair of fork and spoon use them. If the attacker is a man
    use the fork and thrust it at his groin area (use it only when your life is being threaten)
    because for someone with martial art skills, that thrust can kill him.

    If nothing else works, try talking to the attacker and talk your way through until
    the police arrive. Call for the attention of passer-by and cry for help if you are in
    the open.

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    "In Calmness, the mind must be active.
    In activity, the mind must be calm."
    Last edited by forward; 31st January 2009 at 09:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    If nothing else works, try talking to the attacker and talk your way through until the police arrive. Call for the attention of passer-by and cry for help if you are in the open.
    A male attacker.

    I wouldn't be carrying a fork or spoon with me.

    I think it's best I talk to him, pray for him and ask him if he has any last words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearlang View Post
    Be alert at all times.

    Learn a few self defence techniques.

    Can someone tell me what a lady should do when confronted by an attacker?
    sharpen ur nails!!
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    Hmm. But seriously folks...

    I read this thread with mild amusement.

    The next time you're at your martial-arts class, request to allow sparring while having a DSLR slung across your neck, and your camera bag across your shoulder.
    u forgot to add, must test & see if cam & lense still working anot. wait lense AF spoil lah cannot focus anymore, front element drop out, cam body got many many error msg, mirror jam, sian liao.

    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    Older folks or those who feel that they are not in kung-fu shape or
    are out of shape for any vigorous exercise can opt for the a system of deep
    breathing program that is both beneficial to health and which could protect
    the practitioner when in dangerous situation - i.e. when being confronted by attackers.

    Practitioners can be of any age, shape and size utilize small compact external
    movements combine with proper deep breathing for the purpose of promoting health
    and relaxation in their mind and bodies.

    Today this form of art is known as Tai Chi Chuan. It is recommended for the elderly
    who want to increase the prevention of disease associated with aging.
    Practitioners will find that the excerises can strengthen their bones and muscles.
    Tai Chi Chuan requires very little strength during practice.

    A Tai Chi Chuan program is suitable for elders who want to exercise and learn
    the art of deep breathing for a better all round well being. It's never too
    late to start learning Tai Chi.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_chi_chuan

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    "In Calmness, the mind must be active.
    In activity, the mind must be calm."

    Do you know a good place to learn TaiChi or Qigong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoctor View Post
    Do you know a good place to learn TaiChi or Qigong?
    watch 太极张三丰10 times

    I think the people's assoc or spore wushu federation has a list of registered tai chi instructors. you can choose one that live near your place.

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