Just found this interesting video on my Youtube account. Made me think about how I would react in a fist fight. I’ve never been in one; which makes it an intimidating thought. I know with reasonably amount of certainty that my first fight will be ugly – most likely for me! This is normal considering my sheltered upbringing.
There are a quite a few quotes that I like here. I’ll put some of them down here. What makes this video interesting to me is that even I am training in Aikido – “The Art of Peace” – I am full aware and embodying the fact and possibility that the day may come when I have to ball up my fists and defend myself and/or whoever I’m with and not give a damn who the other guy(s) are. There are things and people out there that will require a whole different level of being and action where blood may be – or have to be – spilled.
I dunno if I’m looking forward to that. I hope that in some what or another, my Aikido training will come into play in a positive light
Quotes from the video, courtesy of Andre Dubus III:
– It’s harder to not fight, than to fight (5:00)
– I do believe that part of being a man is being able to fend your wife from an assault (2:44)
– I frankly think we need to keep hold of that reptilian part of ourselves that is not reasonable and knows how to tear that membrane if we have to (4:47)
Hope you guys enjoy the video. Till next time!