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Why have I written a book about the art of fighting without fighting when my claim to fame is probably the fact that I have been in over street fights, where I. This public document was automatically mirrored from musicmarkup.infoal filename: Aikido [The Art Of Fighting Without Fighting].pdf URL. download The Art of Fighting Without Fighting: Read 7 Kindle Store Reviews - site. com.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? During the fight or flight syndrome we experience what is known as 'mid brain' where we are not discernable from animals and our only concern is that of survival.
But it may prove more useful. The key claim of Aikido In Everyday Life which I found via Mark Peckett , a reader and aikido practitioner is that we make one huge mistake where conflict's concerned.
Conflict itself is unavoidable, but we're too quick to assume that any given conflict is also a contest — a zero-sum game, in which one side wins by making the other lose.
Treat a friendship, job or marriage like a contest, and you've already determined how you'll respond: by trying to score points until someone admits defeat. Often, that'll be you. And even if you "win" a battle with a partner or friend, the damage to the relationship may feel like a loss. The point of their system — which, in s self-help style, they branded "Attack-tics" — isn't to pretend that conflict doesn't exist, or that you should claim the moral high ground and refuse to fight.
It's that there are other ways to fight.
You could use the tactic they call "doing nothing": pause, temporarily offering no response while your opponent exhausts his arguments, or even starts to argue himself round to your side. Or you could choose " aiki ", the highest principle of aikido, which translates roughly as "blending" with the attacker, then turning his or her energies away from confrontation to resolution. First, seek "confluence" with your opponent, for example by conceding that his feelings are understandable, or that she might have a point.
They just make it easy for us. Self-protection works in a similar vein. If you make yourself a hard target by following the rules of awareness, you too will by by-passed for an 'easier target'. If you don't you will be chosen again and again.
The contemporary enemy likes to work via dialogue and deception. An understanding the enemy and his rituals is imperative, if you are ever going to avoid his onslaught see Dead Or Alive.
So many people these days say that they train for self-defence -yet they know nothing about the enemy that they are training to fight or the environment that they are planning to fight in -then they wonder why they get their heads kicked in when a situation goes 'live'. Many such people ask me, 'Where did I go wrong? Here are a few of the things that I have picked up on my travels about the modern enemy. Note: It is important here to stress one point, fighting in the street is rarely match fighting.
Most affrays of the modern era are 'three second fights': attacks preceded by dialogue that is used as a leading technique to create a window of entry for a devastating physical attack, that usually takes the victim out of the game before he even knows that he is in it.
Match fighting, as honourable as it is, is an arena that died with my fathers' generation. If you do find yourself in a match fight scenario I will bet my trousers that the fight will go to ground within seconds most fighters are grossly ill prepared for ground fighting. If the three second fight goes more that the usual three, then in all likelihood this too will end up in a match fight that will end on the floor.
If you can ground fight, great, you can tear the guy a new arse. If the guy is not on his own and you are facing two or more opponents then you can expect to be hospitalised, even killed. Two of my friends were stabbed by women when they were ground fighting with men. Ambush fighting is what you get nine times out of ten if you are not switched on, or coded up, as they say see colour codes. An ambush fight is when the first you know of the fight is a physical attack. If the guy who attacks you is worth his salt as a street fighter then that first blow is likely to be the last in the fight and you should get used to hospital food because that's what you will be getting.
If you are switched on to the enemy and the environment yourself, then you will avoid nearly all of the potential attacks. Those that are unavoidable, you will be able to control, those beyond your control you will be able to defend against. The four D's are often used by attackers, especially muggers and rapists. The attacker does not lead or open with a jab or a lead leg roundhouse, he leads with dialogue, and is often either aggressive or very deceptive. If you do not understand this then you will be suckered into the first attack.
Dialogue, and often appearance, Is used to 'deceive' the victim before attack.
Nearly every attack I have ever documented that was not a blind side, ambush attack the ones that happen when you do not use awareness always arose through deception -the attacker using this as a window of entry. The rule of thumb with the unsolicited attacker is if his lips move he's lying. If anyone approaches, it is imperative that you employ a protective fence immediately see 'fence' later.
Most attacks are launched under the guise of deception, for the street fighter 'that's the art', you might moan that it is dishonourable, a Judas attack, unfair etc.
The fact that you might think it dishonourable demonstrates your lack of understanding of the modern enemy. There is no honour in war, and this is war in microcosm.
The attacker may ask his victim a question and then initiate attack when the brain is engaged. The distraction, or brain engagement, also switches off any inbuilt spontaneous, physical response the victim may have.
A man with twenty years of physical training in a fighting art under his belt can be stripped of his ability by this simple ploy.
I have witnessed many trained fighters, who are monsters in the controlled arena, get beaten by a guy with only an ounce of their physical ability. They were distracted before the attack.
Rob, a hardened street fighter and nightclub doorman always told his potential attackers that he didn't want to fight before he attacked them.
Invariably they would come around from their unconscious stupor, after Rob had knocked them unconscious, some seconds later muttering 'I'm sure he said he didn't want to fight! The submissiveness will intimate that the danger is over and he'll go into a state of relief.
This is when the assailant strikes. The distraction technique is also used by the experienced attacker to take down any protective fences that may have been constructed by the victim.
This final product of expert priming is your destruction. Few victims survive the first physical blow and most are 'out of the game', before they even realise that they are in it, because many street attackers are pro's with one or two physical techniques that have been tried, tested and perfected on numerous, previous victims.
Even trained martial artists get fooled by the four D's, because they do not appear on their training curriculum. Therefore, they do not understand the enemy that they are facing and so also fail to grasp -and therefore translate - 'street speak', the mass deception often causing disorientation.
The attacker uses the former and latter to prime a victim that is only trained in 'physical response'.
As I have already stated, deceptive dialogue is the professional attacker's leading technique. Understanding this will allow you greater awareness, it will keep you 'switched on'. Being switched on to all of the forgoing is the better part of 'Target Hardening'. If and when a situation does become 'live', it is again Imperative that you understand yourself and what will happen to your body in its preparation for fight or flight. You will usually experience a huge injection of adrenaline and other stress hom1ones into the system adrenal dump.
Adrenaline can add speed, strength and anaesthesia to response but, unfortunately, because very few people have regular exposure to the adrenal syndrome their reasoning process often mistakes it for fear. Consequently many people 'freeze' under its influence. Therefore a profound understanding of fear needs to be sought.
If you can't control the person on the inside then it is safe to say that you cannot control the person on the out side the attacker. Jeff Cooper devised a colour coding system to help recognise, evaluate and subsequently avoid potential threat. The codes are a yardstick designed to measure rising threat and, if adhered to, make most situations become avoidable.
Cooper designed the codes of awareness to allow people a degree environmental awareness. What I would like to add to this, with respect to the great man, is also awareness of attack ritual, physical reality and of bodily reactions to confrontation -after all awareness is a complex thing.
Code White is known as 'switched off', unaware of environment, inhabitants and their ritual of attack. Code White is the victim state that all attackers look for. They usually don't have to look far because most people are completely switched off most of the time.
Code Yellow is threat awareness. Known as 'switched on', this state of perception allows degree peripheral awareness of environmental vulnerability. For example the awareness of secluded doorways, entries etc.
Initially, Code Yellow is similar to commentary driving, where you talk through and describe, as you drive, everything you can see around you. Similarly, as you walk, run a subconscious commentary of everything that is happening in your locale, ultimately, with practice, managing the same without verbalising the commentary. Code Yellow is the state of mind which everyone adopts whilst crossing a busy road.
It is not a state of paranoia, rather a state of heightened observance. Code Orange represents rising threat, allowing evaluation if circumstances in your locale deteriorate.
For instance, you may, as you walk, notice a couple of suspicious-looking men over the road from you. If they begin to cross in your direction with menacing intent, and you feel there is a possible threat, Code Orange will allow assessment and evaluation of the situation. Code Red is the final stage. You have evaluated the situation in Code Orange.
If there is a threat, prepare to fight or run. Never stand and fight if there is a possibility of flight. If no threat presents itself, drop back to Orange and Yellow.