His dad a 3rd Dan asked him why not fight back ! his reply was I don't want to get kicked out the LTSI for missusing my art.
Led me to think are we disciplining our members too much, Surely the purpose is if attacked we have the right to use minimal force to over power the beligerant thugs. Personally I have had too many fights in my years, I've had knife pulled on me, bats used against me and lost about 10 teath in street scrapps, I have won a few and lost a few and suffered some harsh bruising but lucky or unlucky I have never thought twice about getting stuck in once under attack but thats probably because of my upbrining,.
Back to the question many take up TKD to learn defence (many have never had a fight in there lifes) so when is it ok for them to fight back, now this kid is getting agro off this jerk because he knows he is a BB Tae Kwon Doist and he did nothing the first time of attack.
I said to him get him alone and give him what he wants but make it count, yet even I think erm not good as two wrongs dont make a right or do they?
Are we being too hard on our students hence the mind set? perhaps we should be saying when you have to fight ie are under attack use what you know, Then again I have never used TKD in a fight it has always been the head but, knees, thumb in the eye grabbing the ears and a good aray of punches thats worked or somtimes NOT.
If this was your student how would you deal with this problem? or rather advise him too. Maybe i may not be the correct person to advise.
'Bliamy I reccon if I keep posting you guys are gonna start blanking me' I have the same motto as BT 'It's good to talk' or rather POST - LOL
C.R.SNOW 5TH DEGREE WWW.UK-LTSI.COM