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This week in Fundamentals, we discussed and prepared for pre-fight scenarios.  Florida, where I live, has the Stand Your Ground Law which states as follows.

” In the United States, standyourground law states that an individual has no duty to retreat from any place they have lawful right to be and may use any level of force, including lethal, if they reasonably believe they face an imminent and immediate threat of serious bodily harm or death.”

For the record, I didn’t like the law. I could see how the law could be misused. Some American civilians drive around with a gun in their car which could be dangerous because of road rage. The point was that we need to remain calm and stick to defense only. Don’t use threatening language.  Never charge at someone.  Don’t wear threatening clothing. Proceed with caution.

We relearned the knee on belly pin.  I believed this pin was terrific for a quick pin, especially combined with a throw, to get in and out if necessary.  However, as a blue belt, I maybe out of line because of my experience level, but I thought this pin to be risky for sparring.  There were a few matches where my opponent was constantly trying to do this.  Since I sparred with the person before, I knew the knee on belly pin was coming so I would shrimp and jam the knee down.  It felt more like a need for them to dominate than sparring.

In the last three years, the belt level that injured me the must were purple belts.  It wasn’t intentional.  It seemed more like a lack of their own self awareness and accidents.




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