Normal people are not. We forget that.
"There is magic in misery. You need to constantly fail. Always bite off more than you can chew, put yourself in situations where you don't succeed then really analyze why you didn't succeed." - Dean Karnazes www.sbgillinois.com
"Next time somebody says USPSA or IPSC is all hosing, junk punch them." - Les Pepperoni
Great thread with some serious nuggets of wisdom. I saw this video from Tristar recently and thought some good (and relevant) points were made.
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Most people who practice CCW and fighting/martial arts rarely put the two together. I always put them together purposely because there are a lot of considerations which transfer over and people don't think about it - better to train and figure it out before you have to do it live.
I grew up throwing people in martial arts, then I started carrying a gun and you will mess up pretty quickly trying to throw someone over you hip where your gun is.
It's just food for thought but definitely something which needs to be understood and if you are going to train, train purposefully to your particular setup or style.
This is also the reason I don't punch people anymore. I need my hands to do stuff.
OP, it would be interesting to hear what your son's instructors would say on the topic. Have you asked them the same question posed here?
Goddamn this thread is fucking awesome.
I'm a littler dude...Being a buck fifty and 5'9" puts me a bit lighter and shorter than most of my rolling partners. Im also a white belt...Consequently my partners love how easy it is to take me down... Although I've recently caught on to the "Let them work and try to figure out what I'm gonna do".
Some real baller advice in this thread...
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Practice and employ two or three take downs all the time. Try one and if that doesn't work go directly into another one and so forth. Have a progression which works for you and allows you train a skill which translates into real world applications.
The point the OP made about seeking out better students is really key. I've always been the bigger guy more often than not and the moment I was the "as big" or "smaller guy" my game was exposed. You must constantly get in the deep water...