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HAND TO HAND

MARTIAL ARTS EXPERT RON BALICKI TELLS WHY SELF-DEFENSE MEANS MORE THAN JUST BUYING A GUN
Ron Balicki has trained in multiple martial arts disciplines, gaining value from each. Photo courtesy of Ron Balicki

CCH: Explain why having a multi-disciplined approach to overall self-defense is important. In other words, why simply buying a gun alone isn’t enough.

BALICKI:

Studying any martial art is great, but not every art has an answer for every problem. For instance, some martial arts concentrate on kicking. What does a person do if they live in an environment that gets heavy weather in the winter? Have you ever tried kicking on ice or any other slippery surfaces? What if you’re a great grappler and you are attacked by multiple attackers or in a parking lot full of broken glass? Problems like these may not be conducive to your system of self-defense.

One pitfall is that a student may be successful at their school. They become proficient at being attacked the way their style in the martial arts teaches. Let’s say you come from a boxing club and everyone you spar with has a clean boxing delivery. Now some crazed maniac is swinging at you with wild punches and kicks. It may be so unorthodox that you have no choice but to go into a fetal position to protect yourself. All your great technique might go out the door. The way you defend yourself in your school can be a very different thing on the street. Remember the saying, you may be a big fish in your little pond, but wait till you get into someone else’s pond, you may be like a fish out of water.

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