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brianp
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An effective use of leg kicks in a street scenario

Here  is a video that was just sent to me by my brother.  It shows a effective use of kicking in  street scenario, and secondly how in a fight the skilled will generally win.  The fighting starts around 6 minutes and 30 seconds.  But the whole lead up to the fight is very interesting too.

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Quick2Kick
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How drunk is the guy who got knocked out?

brianp
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I have no idea.  I'd imagine alcohol played a roll in his folly.

Zach Zinn
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Only a street scenario in the sense that it technically happened on the street, other than that ti was basically a heavy contact sparring match starring a skilled fighterm and an unskilled one - not very much there to do with self-protection at all.

So, the use of leg kicks here is actually pretty much identical to use of leg kicks in the ring, minus the fact that the other guy had no idea whatsoever what to do about them.

Th0mas
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brianp wrote:
Here  is a video that was just sent to me by my brother.  It shows a effective use of kicking in  street scenario, and secondly how in a fight the skilled will generally win.

Thanks for sharing the video, but I would disagree with both your points.

The first is that this is a consensual "get-go", both parties agreed to fight a duel which completely changes the context - they even stepped away from the crowd to create some space - which subsequently gave Mr Jones the opportunity to use his thigh-kicking to good effect.

Secondly as this was a duel, rather than a non consensual self-defence situation, it is clear that "Phoenix Jones" was well prepared for this type of competition (all be it a rather unpleasant one), being trained for the ring or cage (apologies I don't know him or his reputation). His opponent was clearly outclassed in that regard.

The pre-fight stuff is indeed interesting..Pheonix Jones (and his mates) could have walked away on a number of occasions -so it wasn't really a self-defence or self-protection situation..in fact he made the whole thing a lot worse and if the police hadn't turned up it would have escalated into a self-protection issue for him...

stevem
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Quite a sad video to be honest... he should have walked away LONG before the 'duel' took place.
jamesmcb
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Without seeing the initial cause of the conflict, it's hard to say for sure, but it seems like the situation was mainly diffused and they could and should have just walked away. 

I suppose the lesson is to know when to swallow your pride and walk away, what if Mr orange shirt were carrying a weapon?

Gary Chamberlain
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With age / experience you learn when to walk away ...

Any time I have I've made a point of driving past a police station and hospital on the way home. As I'm eating dinner and relaxing with my family later, I'm always glad I kept my cool and didn't end up in either place.

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Iain Abernethy
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Gary Chamberlain wrote:
With age / experience you learn when to walk away ...

Any time I have I've made a point of driving past a police station and hospital on the way home. As I'm eating dinner and relaxing with my family later, I'm always glad I kept my cool and didn't end up in either place.

Absolutely. Appropriate lifestyle and behaviour is far more effective a form of self-protection than any kick or punch.

Not dressing up as a superhero to patrol the streets is probably a good way to avoid attracting certain types too :-)

According to Wikipedia, Phoenix Jones (real name “Benjamin John Francis Fodor”) holds an 11-1-0 record in unsanctioned amateur MMA fights, and a 4-0-0 professional fight record. With that in mind, Phoenix Jones may want to consider a trip across the pond where he could take part in costumed competition :-)

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Iain Abernethy
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More information:

Phoenix Jones interviewed by the BBC

Phoenix Jones / Ben Fodor in a MMA fight