Need to execute throws on folks with different builds
Good point Pack.
Originally Posted by packinnova
Yeah-- you need the classroom time to learn to execute stuff on people with different body builds because they react differently.
And you need to see and experience folks doing unexpected things in response to what you are doing, which can happen safely in a class but not in the real world.
A jailer acquaintance once attempted to execute a certain move on an unruly inmate. The con's reaction was completely different from what the jailer expected. It worked out though, he whacked him again. The con just didn't know the drill.
There's no substitution for real live instruction and class time with others.
And, for most of us, most of the time, hand to hand stuff is no substitute for situational awareness, knowing how to break away and how to make space, and knowing how and when to use lethal force.
In a way, I think learning a martial art gives options, but also causes a potential difficulty for the defensive shooter. The instinctual moves are a little different. For the martial art the move is closing in to execute a punch or a throw. For the defensive shooter it is making space, getting off the x, and getting a gun on target. Different stuff.
(I'm certainly no expert or even accomplished in any of this stuff, but that's my take on it after putting lots of time over a couple of years into "learning" a martial art. And now, I know just enough to be dangerous to myself. A video won't do it.)