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  •  I got some courage, some heart, and some brains. (4+ / 0-)

    I learned strategy and I learned 'clarity of mind in a crisis', probably one of the best things I ave ever done for myself.

    I still have the "Oh SHIT!" moment, but it passes and I remember "this is my hobby..."

    In my work I have had to go into some pretty scary places and my training, as simple as it is, gave me enough confidence to do what needed to be done.

    I wish I have known this as a child.

    •  Yes, me too... (0+ / 0-)
      I still have the "Oh SHIT!" moment, but it passes and I remember "this is my hobby..."
      I've come very close a number of times since my training days but was able to pull myself back. The fact that there could be legal implications if I use my training in an instance that did not justify or warrant is always in the back of my mind. Excessive force with martial arts training can work against you in a court of law.

      As to your confrontation in the parking lot in 1991, I would have done the same. ;-)

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