So, I recently started listening to podcasts and have found a few I love. One is Barbarian Lounge with Alin Odinson. The episode I listened to today on my long jaunt south was Episode 62, regarding the Boston kids who got jumped in New Orleans.
I’m not going to wax philosophical about every point he makes, but the general jist is, “Learn how to fucking defend yourself.”
I personally have taken for granted my general appearance. I’m nearly 6 feet tall, fairly muscular, and I have a mohawk. I appear fairly un-fuck-with-able and for this reason, Ive never really felt threatened in my whole life. This will probably get me killed one day.
Nevertheless, I belong to an awesome gym where many forms of violence are taught and encouraged. We have BJJ, Muay Thai people (my delicious fiancé included), kickboxing, reality fighting systems, etc. Now before you go tellin’ me how your Martial Arts Academy doesn’t include ‘reality fighting’ because ‘thats not a real martial art’, have a seat and take out a #2 pencil, ’cause I’m about to school ya.
The word ‘martial’ literally means ‘of, or appropriate to war’. War is the most real thing a lot of people will ever experience. So if it ain’t ‘reality’, it ain’t ‘martial’. Say something. 🤷🏻♀️
In conclusion, find a martial arts academy that takes it’s defense classes seriously and lessen your chances of becoming a statistic.
You can find this episode of Barbarian Lounge Here.
Thanks for stoppin’ by, an’ tell yer mama’n ’em I said ‘Hey’!