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Posted 4/26/15
I would choose flight, but if i had no chance to live unless I fight I guess I am fighting
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Posted 4/26/15
Pretty sure this kind of thread has been done before...
But to answer the question, i'd say i'd walk away. I can't fight, i'm frail. (but I do have pepper spray)
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If there is any possibility of removing one's self from a violent situation, take it. If the distance gets closed to striking/grappling range, do what you can to incapacitate the assailant/s or just break contact and run. You don't know if they are armed or if they have accomplices nearby. You might be in an area you don't know very well and it might take a while to get law enforcement or medical assistance.

You're in a city you've never been to by yourself and a couple people try to rob in a confusing sketchy neighborhood but you think those years of traditional martial arts classes make you too good. You get distracted while knocking out one guy and the other stabs you a few times when you aren't looking. Now you have no ID, no phone and you're bleeding to death in an unfamiliar area.

You are walking home and see some punks beating up a person from your work school, you try to get involved and one them pulls out a gun and shoots you.

Guy at the bar tries to fight you but you're 6'5" 320lbs, he can't touch you. You don't know know he's a mixed martial artist with 10 years of experience and the three guys next to him are his sparring partners and they don't like you. You have no training other than pass blocking or swim move.

Dumb ass kids need to recognize trying to act tough is how you fucking get killed. Always take flight. The pace at which a hostile situation can degrade to you dying is unreal. Unless you are with someone who is incapable of protecting themselves AND incapable of exiting the area at a high enough speed, fighting is always the dumbest, worst option.

Ideally, you are a humble person who attempts to resolve a potentially violent situation with words or just leaves the area before a storm is even starting to brew.
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Only been in one fight in my life so far and the guy was the aggressor. If you have no choice then your best bet is to go for the eyes, pick 1 leg and keep kicking it. Even through the guy was bigger than me I literally had to rush him to close the distance " I am a slow runner" and grab on to him while hoping he wouldn't knock my head off since I was smaller than him. I keep kicking the same leg and when he got on one knee then I ran behind him and use all my strength to choke him and he ended up passing out. Luckily for me the guy was a well known bully and the teachers didn't even punish me. Most of them even told me good work " the days where you could defend yourself and not get in trouble".

If you can get help but if you can't avoid a fight than you better be prepared to do whatever to make sure your the one that goes home to your family.
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Posted 4/26/15

severticas wrote:


DudeItsMark wrote:

I've never been in that kind of situation where I'm needed to make that kind of decision.

I've only been in 2-3 fights in my life so far and I've won them

But depending on the situation and the amount of danger I'm in, I'd 9/10 choose fight.


Lol, this reminds me of middle school were we'd have fights like this to determine who's the strongest in the class. We'd do it outside of school so nobody interferes.

That was year 6, best year ever. Wed go home that Friday looking invigorated.


Lol that's dope. So where'd you fall strongest? weakest? maybe somewhere in the middle?
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My opinion is always Flight and Flight.
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Can't run, plastic and titanium knees.That would have been my prefered method.So now it's a decision on whether to use my .45(Glock) ,pepper spray, or allow myself to be victimized while trying negotiate for terms.It would be determined by the amount of force and the ferocity of the attack ,the individuals employing it, and the time allowed.This stuff usually happens in milliseconds so whatever my decision is it would ultimately be decided by a jury of my peers ,a coroner, or a hospital staff.My biggest problem in these situations is trying not to let the ghosts of the past render me immobile.
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Posted 4/27/15

tf2pyros wrote:

If placed in a violent situation, would you fight or run away?


i'd throw hands
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I learned something interesting the other day. It's fight, flight, or freeze. Depending on the situation, I'd probably end up fighting. But who knows, I might panic & freeze
Posted 4/27/15
Only if I legitimately felt involved in the conflict.
I can break a bone if it means I can thumb someone's eyes out. ;P
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In almost all cases flight. The only time I would fight is if I needed to protect someone or fighting was unavoidable. Most fights are just from guys trying to be macho while drunk over nothing.
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Posted 4/27/15
Been through too many fights in HS. If i can avoid that sort of situation then awesome but i definitely wont hesitate in throwing a punch if i feel threatened
Posted 4/27/15

DudeItsMark wrote:

Lol that's dope. So where'd you fall strongest? weakest? maybe somewhere in the middle?


I wasn't the strongest since i was fairly skinny lol but i was one of those maniac skinny kids.

I thought I was bare hard, stuntin like i'm Bruce Lee lol.
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Posted 4/27/15
Fight to the death 100% of the time.
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I'm too lazy to run so I might as well fight
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