When we assumed the soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen
-George Washington 1775
Ever hear that "Taekwondo" is only a sport, that it is useless in a real fight. Ever hear one martial artist or another make the claim that he or she teaches a "real" fighting style because he or she uses "realistic" training.
How realistic can they be? To have realistic training, you would have to include bare knuckle, full-contact punches, full-power kicks, bites, spitting, head butts, eye gouges, cuts, slices, stabs, budging, firearms fired at your, etc. No martial arts schools train this way and most people would not want to train this way. Not even elite, combat units, such as Navy Seals, Army Airborne, Marine Recon, etc., train this way, and they have to be ready to fight to the death on a moment’s notice as a part of their duty.
Do you want to be a killing machine, walking the streets waiting for an opportunity to kill? Do you want killing machines walking around your community? I think not on both questions! Citizens want to feel they can protect themselves and loved ones when required, but otherwise they want to lead productive, fulfilled, peaceful lives.
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