WARNING, constructive criticism, and food for thought...
bythesea, on 30 January 2011 - 07:43 AM, said:
...that's the best aspect of judo training (or any contact combat training):...
Sorry, gotta stop you right here. "Combat training"??? Seriously?
I am no Judo expert, but I very much doubt that "Combat" was on Kano's mind when he created Judo. Apart from that,in Judo you do not kick, punch, bite, headbutt, fishhook, etc. Neither are you trained to defend against street brawling/fighting and especially not "combat" (whatever definition you want to give to "combat", it comes down to killing, unarmed or armed). I would have jerked my head already if you would have mentioned self-defense, but "combat training". Again are you serious?
To clear up a few things and put them in perspective:
This is not an incident that was taped by a private person (e.g. cellphone). This clip which is shown here is part of a German TV documentary about "Bouncers". A clear copyright violation and infringement, and should not be on youtube in the first place. So, first of all we do not know if this is real at all. As many "incidents" in documentaries or "reality TV" are often staged, provoked or just completely fake.
Next, just for the facts, the "guy", is not a "just" a bouncer. He is the head and CEO of a major Security company in the German capital. He has a concealed carry permit and is "packing" by the way, he has a Glock strapped to his lower back (there is even a youtube clip available, that mentions it and shows him putting it on...). If the "bad guy" (which appears to be a headbanger) is for real and as he apparently recognized him by his name would be aware of these facts and think twice about starting any trouble (if he knows his big brother or not...).
Another point, which is so simple, it hurts to even mention it. Do any of us know, HOW MANY bouncers and security detail members, lined up in the "blind spot of the camera", but in clear sight of this "agitated person"?
I do not want to destroy anybodies fantasy world, but the term "combat" should be left for soldiers, gov. paramilitary operatives and killers. Self Defense and Defense Tactics belong generally to security and LE (or civilians in danger). Judo is for Judoka...