Broad Oak: your emotional support animal

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Dealing with violence

I admire the restraint of this man, under great provocation. The unfortunate sap taunting him is too drunk and perhaps daft to notice the calm, balanced and very quietly action-ready way his "victim" is standing. Ah, if only it were always thus.

8 comments:

James Higham said...

Beautiful stuff.

OldSouth said...

Hip-Hip, Hooray!!

Well done.

Amazing what happens to bullies when confronted...

Paddington said...

I ask my students if they would pick up an angry housecat with bare hands. When they say 'No!', I tell them to be the cat.

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Paddington said...

The young man was quite obviously inexperienced at fighting (and very stupid). His opponent:

a) Kept completely calm, a definite warning sign
b) Protected his centre, without being threatening
c) Kept his hands inside the yob's, so that he would have a clear shot at his head
d) Went in right side forward, which throws off the balance of most people, since they are used to right-handed people

Anonymous said...

Which is why my kids are learning Tae Kwon do

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Was the householder later charged with assault?

Sackerson said...

I think he passes the reasonable-man test with flying colours - most people would have exploded, and far sooner. He was probably thinking more of his undertakings as a karateka to use his skills with maximum restraint and responsibility.