Are You Tougher than a Board? :-)

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: karate
21 Sep 2007

2 Responses to “Are You Tougher than a Board? :-)”

  1. Sly Says:

    I must admit, when I was younger, I fell for the old, “break this board and you can kill anyone with your bare hands” nonsense.

    I suppose if you can’t kill a board then you can’t kill a human? Hmm…well, I think most idiots out there use a knife or gun these days instead of their bare hands.

    Anyway, I completely agree with you that it is more important to learn how to fight and maybe you can still hope to defend yourself against that idiot with the gun or knife, which we all hope will never happen to us.

    What are your thougts on self defense verses someone with a weapon?

  2. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Good point Sly – I’ll cover in future posts self-defense methods when confronted with a weapon in more detail. Surprise is your best advantage against a weapon as the attacker believes they have an advantage. If you can let them think they have an advantage until you spring your own counter-attack – you have a chance. If you practice self-defense, karate, MMA or some other form a fighting, you have a better chance.