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09 Dec 2005

Re: Surviving crime in SA
HAving experienced different crime situations, the worst being multiple armed assailants, I have come to the conclusion that in such situations it s best to follow their demands, however, there are certain points at which one has to take countr measures (e.g. if the assailants are intent on taking yours or your familys life).

What is the best martial art system to learn that will allow one to exploit a situation to the best degree, again I have to make it clear that this is at a point where all other options have been exhausted.

" If I am going to die then I want to take one with me"

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self defence expert

01 Jan 0001

Hi Crimefall,

Thank you for your mail. Multiple armed attackers is a very bad situation one can find yourself in. Re the best Martial Art system. I don't think there is one system/style that has all the answers. It is up to the individual to prepare oneself as comprehensively as possible, and to expose yourself to us much research and 'street smart' training as possible. Important to understand that it is not the amount techniques or belts around your waist that counts. What really counts is correct training methods, mental and pshycological conditioning/awareness and basic powerful techniques/strategies. I suggest you look for a Martial Art which is non competitive, non ritual, no hierarchy, focusses on Street Self Defence, which has realistic training with weapons, multiple opponents and stresses the importance of trainng against a resisting partner i.e. somebody who is fighting back to ensure you train under pressure.

Please email me should you require further assistance. Stay Safe !

Kindest Regards
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