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BLACK BELT: A 27-year-old man is accused of attacking his 60-yearold roommate with a hatchet. To everyone who dismisses the traditional weapon defenses taught in the martial arts because “Nobody uses one of THOSE on the street anymore,” I say ... remember what a little alcohol can do.
Gene H. Gause: An overlooked point is that traditional weapons train muscles, joints and ligaments in ways that are then translated into open-hand strength. It’s kind of like martial arts gym equipment. Without the weapons, these body parts wouldn’t be developed in the same way. Also, we may not carry swords, but sticks are readily available, so the techniques may be used to break bones or disable body parts. It’s important in our pursuit of knowledge to LOOK PAST simple definitions and realize the deep and often disguised meanings. Tony King: This post got me going to YouTube looking up “defense against a hatchet” … Sean Quinones: I guess he couldn’t bury it.