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Defensive Strategies and Personal Safety
Episode 916th May 2024 • The Constitution Commandos • Chris Williams and Patrick Williams
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This episode delves into the complexities of personal safety both in public spaces and crowded venues, emphasizing the exponential increase in hazards one might face when stepping outside the private domain. The speakers share their personal decisions to avoid large gatherings due to potential risks from diverse threats, including cultural differences and public violence. They discuss the importance of situational awareness, the utility of self-defense tools (like blades or improvised weapons), and the benefits of physical fitness in enhancing one's ability to handle stressful situations. The discussion also covers the strategies for minimizing victimization, such as moving in groups and being aware of one's surroundings at all times, including while driving. The episode highlights the role of martial arts training in developing confidence and the ability to defuse potentially dangerous situations. It wraps up with advice on everyday preparedness, including communication strategies for ensuring one's safety and the importance of availability and proficiency with multiple defensive tools.

00:00 Navigating Public Spaces: A New Hazard

01:21 The Risks of Crowded Venues and Personal Safety Measures

02:01 Everyday Vigilance: From Restaurants to Public Gatherings

04:18 Situational Awareness: The Ultimate Defense

17:04 Physical Fitness and Self-Defense: Enhancing Personal Safety

24:36 Practical Tips for Personal Protection

30:52 Concluding Thoughts on Personal Safety


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you were was, I guess you would say like the difference between

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being in your private domain, stepping out the door and you're in public

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and the amount of, I guess the amount of hazard to one's health increases

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exponentially when you walk outside.

Commando Crow:

That's just a fact of life, but but that's what you were talking about.

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First of all, with being out in public places, not necessarily

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crowded places, even just Being out in public and then being in crowded

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places or crowded venues or whatever.

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All-American Commando: Yeah, and large gatherings are always treated

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a little bit different than just being in public and I personally

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don't go to large gatherings anymore.

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Not just because times have definitely changed and I'm glad I don't

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now because you just don't know.

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To me, I feel like it's just a prime target.

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Doesn't really matter if there's any strategic location or anything anymore

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with all of the people that have come over the border and from so many

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different countries that actually hate us, that like to do bombs and just

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make a statement, just mass numbers.

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Glad I don't go to a public place or should I say.

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gatherings anymore, but yeah.

Commando Crow:

And I don't think you're just talking about going to concerts or something

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like that, either, like we used to do when we were younger, even

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going to restaurants or going to the post office in Jackson is scary.

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All-American Commando: Yeah.

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But going to restaurants or, private businesses, obviously the numbers of

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patrons can change from place to place or type of business, whatever it is.

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But yeah, I would be specifically talking about, like concerts or

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festivals or stuff like that.

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I really don't want to put myself in that position because it's just too hard to

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keep eyes and identify possible threats, especially, if you're not working with

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some type of a team and even a team, is it going to be able to catch every threat?

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So I just removed myself from those situations altogether.

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And then, it's you prevent getting eaten by a shark by not going in the damn

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water, so I'm you won't hear of little old me being blown up in a large gathering

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because I don't go to large gatherings Whereas I mean if I go into a convenience

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store or a fast food restaurant or an actual sit down restaurant I mean i've

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got my standard things that I do anytime I walk into a business I'm looking for

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back doors, alternate exits or whatever.

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Suspicious people.

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All-American Commando: Yeah.

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I get eyes on everybody that's in there.

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Not that I'm not sitting there staring them down.

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I'm not doing any of that, but just simple observations, I don't, and I'm

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not looking for things like side arms.

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If somebody is carrying a side arm, more than likely if it's

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holstered, more than likely.

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He's legit.

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I'm not worried about those kind of things.

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I'm worried about the people that go in with either baggy clothes.

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They openly portray a thuggish look.

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I don't mean thuggish as in just gangster.

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I'm talking they don't present themselves well.

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the clothes or yeah, just things like that because you don't

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know somebody is carrying a gun.

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Which like I said somebody got one on the side on a holster.

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I'm not worried about that guy Hey, man, he's got the right to have it.

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I'm probably feeling a little safer if he does have it But yeah,

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i'm looking for sketchy things

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You're talking about just, every day and, general living,

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inside your own dwelling it's hard enough to keep up with what, I say

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hard enough, we always collect stuff we don't need or don't realize we kept

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for so long and don't get rid of, but, being inside and trying to keep up with

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what's What can be used against you or not in case of a break in is a lot.

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But when you walk outside, just walking out on your front

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porch, especially where I am.

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You walk out on the front porch and there's no telling how many bullets are

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falling from the sky today, but even without that, you've got, people I've been

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amazed at how many people walk underneath trees where the limbs are hanging, and

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they don't even notice the limbs, but they'll walk right up underneath them

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and believe it or not, the smallest limb.

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He'll kill you easily.

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Oh, yeah.

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And, when you started talking about this public place thing, I'm thinking

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right outside is a public place.

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It's outside of my private dwelling, so it's a public place.

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But just the smallest things that, I look at hanging limbs or, a tree that

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might fall over in the road eventually one day, just things like that.

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I'm always observing though, but then when you start talking about

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adding people into the mix, there's a lot more you start looking at.

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All-American Commando: Yeah, and women are prime targets on a lot of these

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things because, a lot of people don't realize, and I'm not just talking about

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Latin American countries but I am gonna specifically name out those, but a lot of

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Latin American countries, their culture is, by the age a little girl hits puberty,

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they can legally have sex with that child.

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And like I said, I'm not trying to call any one nationality out.

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There are a lot of nations that have come into this country that also have

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very different cultures and would be considered unacceptable here.

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And white women, like they go into a Walmart or a Target or a big box store,

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constantly keep your head on a swivel and just see if one person, it's not hard

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to recognize the same person showing up around you go through 10, 15 different

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aisles or locations in a store and the same cats there, things like that.

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That's unnerving.

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And it's not just unnerving.

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It's highly suspicious.

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Now, am I going to sit there and just say that, Oh I see this

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person in a lot of different places where I'm going in the store.

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Does that mean they're out to get me?

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I'm not saying that I'm just saying, be aware.

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And if you do have somebody following you in a store, if they don't have security,

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find somebody to walk with you to your vehicle, have your phone in your hand.

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Hey, call the police.

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I'm not a, I support cops, but they're getting to where they don't

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really want to do much of protecting.

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They want to show up after the crime.

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Have some keys in your hand, put your hand on a knife.

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If you carry a pew, have your hands on that son of a bitch.

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When you're going out, don't just have comfort knowing you've got it.

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Put your hands on it.

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Even just a can of mace or.

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Yeah.

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Or what do you call it?

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A phaser.

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Those horns.

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Or if something makes some noise.

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Believe it or not, just the slightest startle of somebody

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will turn them the other way.

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But yeah, anything.

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You don't necessarily have to have a gun to defend yourself.

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No.

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I think your best defense is something you were planning

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on talking about here anyway.

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It's just simple, I say simple, situational awareness.

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And knowing what's around you at all times, or getting, getting to

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the point where you can sense what's around you, is absolutely key.

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I didn't realize how key, even though I had lived on the streets before, when you

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taught me how to take in martial arts.

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Remember, we used to train blindfolded.

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I was like, what in the world?

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How do you do this?

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You'll figure it out or you'll get your butt kicked a few times but

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you'll start listening to movements.

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You'll start, you get to where you can feel your environment move or whatever.

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All-American Commando: And these things, situational awareness is something

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you don't need money to practice it.

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You don't need any set location to practice it, a right environment.

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The right environment is the environment that each and every one of us is in

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wherever you are.

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All-American Commando: Just practice it.

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Pay attention.

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If you're driving down the road after you leave a business, when you leave

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a parking lot or before you leave the parking lot, get eyes on vehicles that

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are leaving at the same time that you are.

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And not just the vehicle is quick to identify if you're 20, 30 miles

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down the road and that's the same vehicles there, but good eyes on the

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person operating that vehicle also.

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You need to be doing that anyway, driving because you,

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that's how you drive defensively is keep your eyes on the drivers

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or not keep your eyes on drivers, but be Aware of what they're doing.

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What the dad used to make us do all the time.

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Look at the guess what game in front of you.

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Guess what?

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What if they

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All-American Commando: do?

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Yeah.

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What if they pull out?

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Yeah.

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You know what if, because

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All-American Commando: yeah, you might be clear as day.

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That guy might not be watching and he might just creep out in front of you.

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If you're watching his head as opposed to the car.

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You'll

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All-American Commando: get a better idea as to what he's thinking about doing,

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which is true.

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All-American Commando: It is true.

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Yeah.

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Situational awareness, in my opinion, is key for anybody's personal protection.

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No matter what situation you're in, start practicing And it is

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a skill because you can hone it.

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You can get better at it and, just start really paying

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attention to who is around you.

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In every situation, like I said, driving a vehicle, going in a store.

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I can't even begin to think of all the places that regular people go.

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I go to a million places.

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For my job, I go to a million places.

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When I get off, I go home, but of course I do go to Sam's

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or I do go to a tobacco shop.

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I do things that put me in public, but I'm constantly aware of what's

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going on around me constantly, and it doesn't bother me at all for myself.

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I just anticipate the worst.

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Period.

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I'm don't know what bad I'm looking for.

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I just know that if it gives me an uneasy feeling, whether I'm right or wrong, if I

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get an uneasy feeling, I leave that area.

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Have to expect the worst anyway, especially in this

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world we live in today, because there's always been bad in the world.

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So you, you have to expect bad things to happen.

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We've been told our whole lives and expect the unexpected boy.

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Were they talking a lot about that in the military?

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Always expect the unexpected that's the, man, I know what

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it is, bad things can happen.

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Bad things do happen.

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There are bad people in the world.

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That limbs fall out of trees once in a while.

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Expect those things to happen.

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But don't think.

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For any, don't think for any minute that'll never happen to

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me, because as soon as you think it, it's bound to happen to you.

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And the I forgot what I was fixing to say but like you were talking

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about expecting bad things to happen.

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You might be like at the tobacco store, everything looks calm and cool,

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but then you walk out and there's a shootout going down Highway 80.

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You don't want to get caught up in that, right?

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Yeah.

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And those are just things that you have to expect.

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Especially because of the world we live in today.

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All-American Commando: And another thing is, and it happened quite a bit, 2020.

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If you live in an area and there is going to be some type of a

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demonstration or protest or something going on, I don't care if you got

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a lot to say about that topic.

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I don't care if you want to go join it.

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Don't.

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Because there's always going to be, you got mob mentality.

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One person does something stupid and then that's going to encourage many

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other people to do something stupid.

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And you have greatly increased your chances of being a victim.

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I don't openly put myself in positions that I would call even marginally risky.

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I don't care how impassioned I am about a certain topic.

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If they wanted to come tear down a dang historical statue or monument,

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I don't want them to tear it down, but I'm not going to be the

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guy that goes down there either.

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I'm just not going to do it.

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There are other avenues.

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All-American Commando: Yeah, but I know about me.

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I know harm or I don't plan on hurting anyone.

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I don't have intent to do anything, but I can't speak for those other

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people and whether I want to hurt somebody or not, which I don't, I

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can't swear that everybody there ain't, is thinking the same way I am.

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And if you're there, you could be in, you could end

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up in a position where somebody's going to have to get hurt.

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All-American Commando: That's yeah.

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Cause I'm not going to back down if I have to defend myself or my wife, I'm going

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to defend us, but I'm not going to put myself in a position to have to do that.

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Nobody wins a fight,

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right?

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All-American Commando: And the altercations.

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That we're talking about, you don't know the limit or to the extent of

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what that other person would do.

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It might not be pull out a gun or a knife and shoot or stab somebody,

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but it could very well be that, they got three or four buddies, they want

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to mark somebody and they kick your head in and still kill you, it is,

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and you're just an innocent bystander.

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All-American Commando: Yeah, there's no reason to be in that situation at all.

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But yeah, and I think everybody ought to take take the initiative, have a

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little personal responsibility and start exercising and honing that skill

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of, awareness and, being so aware.

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Hyper aware of your surroundings.

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It's just, it's so important.

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Yeah, especially today with everything going south as it is,

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but, there's something that can go hand in hand with situational awareness.

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And I know, my kids still like to go to concerts and things like that.

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And that's great.

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We were young too.

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We went to all kinds of concerts.

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We were going when Mosh pits became a big deal and then people started

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dying and boy, do we get people in an uproar over that, right?

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It happened.

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We were in a few of them.

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We grew up.

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Things were a little worse today, like I said, my kids

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still like to go to concerts.

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All my kids are females.

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Now, granted, I got one that can handle herself quite well and handle quite

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a few people by herself, but there is something that can be done if you,

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if you just want to go to concerts.

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I don't say anything wrong with it.

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Just make sure you go with a crowd of people.

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Extra eyes watching out for each other.

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As long as you're watching out for each other, you minimize the chances of

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anything happening to you or anybody else.

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All-American Commando: Yeah.

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And that's really true.

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All-American Commando: Yeah.

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Moving in groups is probably one of the best things you can do.

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I know that You can't always have people with you all the time, but life just

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doesn't work that way, but absolutely like for me, hell, anybody in the

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military, but specifically like when I was in basic training, Fort Jackson

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had a problem with sexual assaults

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and

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All-American Commando: everywhere.

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We weren't allowed to do anything.

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We had to move with our battle buddy, period.

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Wherever they went, you went.

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Wherever you went, they went.

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And women especially.

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Women had to be just about escorted everywhere they went.

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It was insane.

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And I'm sure everybody that was in the military during that time remembers that.

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We had day shutdowns just so they could go over the articles

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at UCMJ about sexual charges.

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It was crazy, but yeah I remember all that.

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Yeah,

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All-American Commando: take your battle buddy.

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It's good to do that anyway.

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I don't think, as a matter of fact, the whole time I was in,

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I don't think I went anywhere without another sailor or marine with us.

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We always traveled in groups, now it'd probably be that group that cleaned

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out a bar, but we were just having fun.

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All-American Commando: See, there's another thing that goes along with

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the situational awareness in the area, like what we're talking about

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specifically, not becoming a victim.

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And that people don't understand.

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A lot of people don't.

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Physical fitness is more crucial than people think.

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It's not just so you'll, have a stronger heart or lung capacity or larger muscles.

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It,

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Oh, that helps

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All-American Commando: physical fitness helps with clarity and

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thinking with stressful situations.

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People have generally the physically fit do better and stressful

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situations of making decisions.

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It also provides a level of confidence and the confidence that

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I'm talking about, isn't it's not walk around boastful or cocky.

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Yeah.

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When you're physically fit, there is a air about you.

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You're confident you're not, it's like training martial arts or Jiu Jitsu or

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Judo or whatever, or being a boxer.

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You just look at anybody that's a battle tested veteran.

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He'll walk through situations everybody else is running from.

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It's not that he's not scared of it, but he's been through it.

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He's conditioned to it.

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He's more prepared for it.

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All-American Commando: And because of that confidence, other

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people can sense that confidence.

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They don't know what you know, and you present yourself in

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public as a confident person.

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As a confident person, you are less likely to become a target or a victim.

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And I would recommend physical fitness, which applies in

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almost every aspect of life.

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It's going to bode you well.

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Your life, the quality of life is going to be thousand times

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better if you are physically fit.

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Then, I know everybody can't go off and do some type of training

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Close quarters training is ideal.

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I think some type of jujitsu, something.

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Cause if you know this stuff, even basics and you're walking around and you are

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confident that you have learned certain things and you're proficient executing

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those techniques, you are less concerned about somebody trying to do something

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to you because in the back of your head.

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You understand and realize that I've got something for you.

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I'm not going to be an easy target.

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And that's the type of confidence that I'm speaking of.

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Not only that too, when you have that kind of confidence, you

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have that kind of skill, you've got that ability, you're also that person that's

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going to try to defuse the situation before you have to use that ability.

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And I think that's where a lot of that confidence comes from, to be honest.

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I'm speaking from personal experience, probably more than anything

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else, but it seems to me that's where the confidence comes from.

Commando Crow:

Yeah, I got certain abilities other people don't have, and I can probably

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hurt somebody pretty badly, but If I don't have to, it took something to

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get to that ability, that skill level.

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So you have a, you have a respect for what it took to get there, right?

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Because you didn't just get there, you got your butt handed to you several times.

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So you're more than likely going to try to diffuse the situation

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before you have to use something.

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All-American Commando: And it goes along with the old saying that with

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great power comes great responsibility.

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Most people that learn any type of fighting, I don't care what kind it is,

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if they have a good instructor, that instructor, 100 percent of the time,

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a good instructor is going to advise their students, this is not for you to

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go out and impose your will on people.

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This is for self defense.

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Last resort.

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Yeah, you'd be taught And if you master those skills, you get

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proficient at those skills, you will be effective a good attacker.

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And it's one of those tools that, in my opinion, it should be in every tool box

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It should be what, you broke up?

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All-American Commando: One school boss.

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Now, me, I'm not.

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What happened there?

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You there?

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Mike,

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All-American Commando: can you hear me?

Commando Crow:

Yeah, I can.

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I don't know what happened.

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He just disappeared for a second and came right back.

Commando Crow:

All-American Commando: Yeah.

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But, I'm not as proficient as I once was because I drive and I

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don't, I can't go to training.

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I don't know anybody that is trained in my immediate circle, which is very small.

Commando Crow:

And yeah.

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So I don't get to work on my hand to hand skills very well or very much.

Commando Crow:

But the one thing, and I am abnormal in this sense, I'm very

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abnormal, is that I'm tough.

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You can beat me, you can do all kinds of damage to me, but I'm not going to quit.

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I'm just tough.

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I don't feel the pain like a lot of people do.

Commando Crow:

You can hit me in the head with a two by four and chances are I'm

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still going to be there in the fight.

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But I've been conditioned to getting my ass handed to me for a

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lot of years and I'm so I'm pretty

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convinced that I'm pretty convinced that I'm just tough.

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So even though my skills aren't refined, I have the knowledge, my

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lack of proficiency, my toughness, will kick in at that point.

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Right.

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I don't know what happened then.

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There was like, the screen's still jittering a little every now and again,

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but did you finish what you were saying?

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Yeah.

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Okay.

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I couldn't tell.

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Cause I think you froze up right about the time you were saying

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that's where your toughness kicks in.

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All-American Commando: Yeah.

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The things we hadn't discussed yet as part of that

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personal protection aspect of.

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And this was something I hated as a kid, but now I, I adhere to it pretty

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closely because mainly because where I've been in life, you don't want to be

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caught with your pants down if you will.

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But one of the things that I have found to be very beneficial is always making sure

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somebody knows where you are, when you're going to be somewhere, that sort of thing.

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And even how I'm going to get there and how I'm going to get back because.

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Anything happens between here and there and back, I don't want, I

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don't want to be attacked in any way and then left on the side of the

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road and nobody know where I'm at.

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All-American Commando: At some point, somebody's going to be missing you.

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Exactly, and I would like them to be missing me a lot sooner

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than later, because that could be the difference between life and death.

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And, I've had several friends throughout the years who got run

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over by a car coming home, but they didn't die for four or five days.

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They're laying there in a ditch and nobody knew where they were, and

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I don't want that happening to me.

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If somebody.

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If somebody knows where I am and when I'm going to be back

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and I'm not back then, hopefully somebody will come looking for me.

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All-American Commando: Yeah I don't know.

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There's so many aspects of this.

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And for me, I'm going to use knives as an example, because I have.

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Always got an undisclosed amount of blades on my person.

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I would never say how many, but it is better than

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you don't want them.

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All-American Commando: Yeah.

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You got four more on it.

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Where are they?

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I just leave that an undisclosed amount, but

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people used to tell me, you don't mind people

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saying you carry a knife.

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Do you?

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Yep.

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How many do you think I have?

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Yeah, I

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All-American Commando: don't mind.

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The thing about it is, I carry multiple blades.

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And I carry multiple blades.

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Now this is just my way of thinking.

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I don't know what situation I'm going to be in.

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Say somebody gets to drive on me.

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Say they try to restrain me somehow.

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I've got blades that are accessible in just about from any position.

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I have multiple blades also, just for the fact that if I do require a use of

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a blade and it gets knocked out of my hand or it gets taken from me, I don't

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want to be a shit Creek without a paddle.

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Yeah, I've got backup.

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And I just, need to start identifying with any type of

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a defensive tool or weapon.

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Whether it be knives and knives are so cheap nowadays and ain't got to be.

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high end knives, but knives are cheap.

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Getting quite a few of them is very easy.

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Having your keys in between your fingers as a very good weapon.

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You'd be surprised the length of a key of this inch and a half, two inches long

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with an amount of force and repeatedly thrust into a body, especially certain

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locations do a lot of damage to somebody.

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You definitely think twice

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All-American Commando: easy.

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Yeah.

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Oh

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All-American Commando: yeah.

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And they'll be sprout.

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You put enough holes in them.

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I'm digging.

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Believe me.

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They'll stop.

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All-American Commando: And if they don't, you don't stop period.

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Tack and you just don't stop until they ain't moving no more.

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And

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I'll tell you, I don't know

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All-American Commando: why

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people haven't talked about this in a long

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time, but one of my favorite.

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Weapons was actually a roll of quarters.

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It's not illegal to carry a roll of quarters But I guarantee you put one

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of those roll of quarters inside a fist and it becomes an iron fist.

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All-American Commando: Oh, yeah nowadays with inflation, I don't

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even know if i'd be able to roll

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a nickels maybe

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All-American Commando: I'll be breaking into that every couple minutes But

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okay say it's not a roll of quarters

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Yeah,

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All-American Commando: get you a wooden dowel or something and

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get it cut the size of your palm where it'll lay across your palm

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Does it

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All-American Commando: width of your palm?

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Maybe even a little longer anything that I'll put inside your hand

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that'll increase the more solid

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yeah turns more to a Bruce Lee fist than it does,

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All-American Commando: Yeah,

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Torch lighters are good for that.

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Even a knife.

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If you're holding a pocket knife in your hand, the blade is not open.

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You can use that.

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It's not going to feel good to you, but you can use it.

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All-American Commando: But and people need to understand that there are a

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lot of things that can be utilized for weapons that are just everyday devices.

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That's right.

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All-American Commando: And knowing where they are.

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There's a perfect weapon right there.

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Yeah.

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That is a perfect weapon.

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Keeping them

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All-American Commando: accessible.

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Yeah.

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All-American Commando: And I'll be honest also, it would be smart.

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I used to study pressure points and if you study pressure points and

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human anatomy, I guarantee you minimal effort from you can repel an attacker.

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Actually, and I'm going to add to that because I found out.

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Through experience that, those pressure points, you can render your tack attacker,

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incapable of doing anything period.

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As one example I have of that, when I came back here from Texas and started training.

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In Pearl, this guy, he flat out told me that I was not to pick up a weapon

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in his studio until he trained me how to use it, and that would be

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way down the line, because of where I was as far as my training, right?

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But one day, he asked me if I saw a weapon on the wall I liked, and I said,

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sure do, and he said, go get it, so I grabbed a four inch, four foot bow staff.

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He said, now go grab me the most dangerous weapon on the wall.

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I'm looking at all these weapons going, let's say, no, yeah, I don't do this.

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That was let me think.

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It was a key ring that had a three, three inch piece of wood on it.

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Had three grooves.

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And that's it.

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He said that was the most dangerous weapon and told me to go ahead

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and hit him with that bo staff.

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And I said, really?

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He said, yeah, and don't give me one of these little sissy swings.

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He didn't use that terminology.

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And he said, don't give me one of these sissy swings like my other students do.

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He said, go ahead and hit me with it.

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And I said, okay, you asked.

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And by the time I was saved for it, I went to swing thinking I'm

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going to catch him off guard.

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The next thing I know I'm laying face down on the floor.

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I could not move.

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And he had the staff and it never touched the floor.

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And oddly enough, when I could move again, I did the dumbest thing I could have ever

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done and I said, how did you do that?

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And he said, just like this two fingers right in the middle of the back.

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I was like, Oh, I didn't want you to show me.

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I want you to tell me twice.

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I went down.

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It was not a long paralysis, but 30 seconds down.

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It'll give you plenty of time to get away.

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All-American Commando: But pressure points, studying pressure

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points it, it is a good thing.

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I studied them for years when I did martial arts and I wanted to get

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to the point where I had to utilize less force to repel my attacker.

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And it also makes light work out of a bad situation.

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that concludes our discussion today and we

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