RagJohn Posted December 25, 2010 Share Posted December 25, 2010 (edited) I remember first seeing guys in what became my TKD dojo practicing the most efficient way to tear off an attacker's testicles. First you have to block the attacker's high blow, then you have to get between his legs with a "spear hand", (thumb held VERY "tight" against the hand, so that it doesn't "snag" on his pants), then turn it palm up, and use the other arm to push his upper body back and down, as you pull back and up. I was aghast. I asked:"Do you guys actually PRACTICE that? WHY?" My instructor then explained the entire philosophy of martial arts training. "The presumption of this stuff is that your attacker is larger, stronger than you, he is armed and you are not, or he has friends helping. If none of this were true, why would you need to know martial arts? If it IS true, you are likely to need every horrific thing you can possibly do, just to save yourself". I think that he was right on the money with that explanation. Edited December 25, 2010 by RagJohn Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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