This Aging Population Thing

Posted By on January 23, 2016

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4 Responses to “This Aging Population Thing”

  1. El Hansh says:

    Here is my contribution to “This sort of people.” In true Kaufman fashion, I was hard-pressed to ‘mince’ my words.

    Self-defense? It is all very simple and as a proponent of Musashi’s Book of Five Rings, I can honestly say that the problem here is the ego driven nitwit martial arts instructor who is under the impression that everyone is capable of understanding and applying techniques that have no reality outside of a controlled class setting. Too many instructors are trapped by their own lack of understanding reality in that they themselves have never been ‘into the shit” though they do invariably have idiotic high ranking belts that suggest they may know something.

    When it comes to teaching the elderly it is essential to understand their own motives, (the elderly) and work to free up a survival mechanism that may be dormant, but is in everyone since the cave days, and with fundamental encouragement is readily brought out to function according to the specific individual.
    After all, what is the purpose of self-defense? It is to get out of harm’s way with as little effort as required and to do this an intelligent system of safety awareness is the prime objective. then, of course, stabbing some son of a bitch in the eyes with a pen or a key works as well.

    With an attitude of nothing to teach these sort of people .. the wanna be teacher is a fucking idiot.

    • El Hansh says:

      Here is my contribution to “This sort of people.” In true Kaufman fashion, I was hard-pressed to ‘mince’ my words.

      Self-defense? It is all very simple and as a proponent of Musashi’s Book of Five Rings, I can honestly say that the problem here is the ego driven nitwit martial arts instructor who is under the impression that everyone is capable of understanding and applying techniques that have no reality outside of a controlled class setting. Too many instructors are trapped by their own lack of understanding reality in that they themselves have never been ‘into the shit” though they do invariably have idiotic high ranking belts that suggest they may know something.

      When it comes to teaching the elderly it is essential to understand their own motives, (the elderly) and work to free up a survival mechanism that may be dormant, but is in everyone since the cave days, and with fundamental encouragement is readily brought out to function according to the specific individual.
      After all, what is the purpose of self-defense? It is to get out of harm’s way with as little effort as required and to do this an intelligent system of safety awareness is the prime objective. then, of course, stabbing some son of a bitch in the eyes with a pen or a key works as well.

      With an attitude of nothing to teach these sort of people .. the wanna be teacher is a fucking idiot.

  2. El Hansh says:

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    I run into this bullshit almost everytime I get a group of non-elderly people trying to get me to prove that what I am teaching without getting into ferocious retaliation would work.Older fold have a different perspective in that they are generally too scared not to do something. (Little understood by fierce monstrous 15th degree super duper blackbelt assholes)
    What these schmucks don’t seem to understand or maybe simply do not want to understand is that self defense is exactly that – self defense and you do whatever you golly gosh darn (you like that?) is required to maintain safety and personal security. NO, studied t3echniques do not always work, but the idea that a potential attacker can determine that they might be the victim, based on the attackees attitude is what is relevant. End of fucking story

  3. Peter Thompson says:

    Know thy self

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