Real Violence is Not Announced

Posted: September 23, 2011 in Armed Combatives, UnArmed Combatives
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I was recently discussing the concepts of real violence versus a traditional “fight” with a friend of mine.

This friend is a very accomplished martial artist. And, I was struck by many of the unspoken assumptions that permeated his beliefs about violence. Like most people, he based a lot of his pre-contact visualizations on the face to face conflict.

The reality is that there is a difference between what Rory Miller, in his book “Meditations on Violence”, would call the “monkey dance” and the true “predator/prey” encounter.

If you are facing a Predator, you are not facing someone who is trying to embarrass you, shame you, prove they are better than you or going to inflict any other “socially acceptable” violence upon you.

A predator wants you, your body, or your life. Fight like it.

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