I am still alive and mostly well on planet earth and doing some errands, though it seems that I will spend some time in California, with an unknown start date. If and when I am in California, posting may be less frequent but we shall see!
I see that a few days ago there was some conflict in Seattle. Supposedly a violent man was abusing or assaulting a woman in public and the violent man was on top of her.
Some people come by and one of them goes to the man and says to knock it off.
The violent man then gets up and starts assaulting the onlooking bystanders who attempted to intervene verbally.
Now, I have been praying that God show the city of Seattle the right way, in the areas of personal safety and self-defense and similar things.
Lets suppose that a man appears to have no knife and no handgun and is “on top” of a person he is attacking or assaulting.
This may sound dumb, but there are several kinds of kicks of which a person should be aware. The kind of kick we normally think of when we are not thinking much is like a soccer kick and it would injure a person badly and so we naturally do not think much of using a soccer kick on a person much.
There is a stomp kick and a stomp kick is designed to push another person or thing away from you, with greater or lesser force.
If a person is doing evil to another person in your immediate vicinity and doing this evil without any reasonable good cause and if you wish to intervene . . . consider lifting one foot of yours 6 inches to a foot off of the ground, and then using the sole of your foot as the contact and pushing the guy away from the apparent victim.
With any luck you have not broken or fractured any of his ribs . . . since you obviously wish to be so nice to him, ha, ha . . . and we hope that your “kick” will have pushed sent over and away from the likely victim.
If someone is kicked away and lands 12 to 36 inches away from where he just was and he lands on a concrete sidewalk or pavement of a street, you have a good chance that he will be a bit disoriented for another 10 seconds before he is in a position to decide to attack you!
By the way, the case of Jared Keller and the fleeing drug dealer who is half reaching for something or his handgun reminds of a possible stomp kick.
Handgun is on the right of the man. If by chance an officer is on the right of the deranged drug dealer, and if there is time and the chance to stomp kick him to the left . . . it is one thing to consider.
Though, to be fair to police, police get into situations that are unexpected and for which they are not necessarily trained in handling without a gun.
Below, if you wish, find some nice stomp kicks and pushing away done by Ip Man, famous teacher of wing chun.
Hey guys . . . if a guy is committing a crime of violence or intended violence . . . then . . . may I suggest that he needs to be restrained and/or temporarily disabled?
Suppose you talk to him and the guy gets up and draws a knife on you and he is not in a good mood?
Wouldn’t it be fair to say that a certain amount of the population carries knives in public and that such knife bearers have threatened and killed persons who were interfering with their crimes, and these killings and threats have taken place here in Seattle and nearby?
“Hey fella. I see that you are beating up a woman. Would you mind stopping before we call police?”
I think some members of the jury that convicted had this kind of approach to personal safety. Ignore the risks and the danger and just talk to a guy who is committing crimes against you or someone in your presence, without restraint. Oh, well.
God show the city of Seattle the right way!
To bad we lack some knife attack in some similar situation to discuss . . .
Seattle apparently wishes to learn some lessons about personal safety and the risks of close contact with violent persons . . . and about ignore guys who want your pastries and taking your attention off of them.