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    Eyes, knees, throat. When you get old you no longer care about fighting fair. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpkiller View Post
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    Eyes, knees, throat. When you get old you no longer care about fighting fair. ;-)
    I've been doing that since about 12yrs of age.

    Can work very well, if determined. No assailant much likes failure to breathe, or inability to stand without excruciating pain.

    As I edge toward Old Phart status, I've no plans of changing the focus anytime soon. (Stuck in my ways, one might say. )
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    Not sure if there is a way to definitively rank one as the "best" but Hikuta and Krav Maga are both excellent choices for self-defense in my opinion.
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    I watched my grandson take his first jujitsu class today. He has a brown belt in TKD and at one time was rated #3 in the state. Which was strange to me because I watched him whoop the #1 rated kid. Wasn't a cake walk by any means but he did it.

    The instructor looked at me today while working with him and said I love it when I get a student who just gets it. What surprised me is that he and my grandson went all out for a bit. The instructor finally got him to tap out. Don't think he would have done this if he wasn't familiar with my grandson aptitude, athletic ability, and TKD history. There was a big age, and strength disparity, 50ish vs 21. Knowledge and technique won out not as quickly as I thought it would. But very convincingly.

    I don't know which art is the best for self defense but my grandson said after this class he wished he had been doing this all along. I personally think jujitsu is really cool. Don't care how good you are you probably won't be seeing black on your belt until you have devoted a good chunk of your lifespan training in it. On the other hand just the basics mastered can be highly effective.

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