Nemo wrote:Throwing people against objects is admittedly one of my signature moves. Corners of walls, car mirrors, other attackers, cement pylons and my personal favourite parking meters. I don’t like getting my hands dirty. I of course prefer choke holds like the sleeper, but what can you do. Fighting is about improvising. But I am working hard to flush this garbage out of my mindstream. I did feel bad about the last fight I got into with a fellow soldier. A month later he kicked a homeless man to death. Then I didn’t feel so bad throwing him onto that cement retaining wall.
Oh wow. I am soooo impressed. What planet are you on?
You are on a Buddhist forum. If you want to boast about your 9th Dan instructor in 'wtf' as if his prowess makes you an expert, or boast about your 'signature techniques' then pleeeze go to Bullshido martial arts forum. The genuine fighters there may eat you alive, or pay you a visit - yup, they do that sort of thing.
At least two of us on this thread could boast 'I'm a Dan grade in several martial arts, have military creds, and my teacher was an 8th/10th Dan' and play top trumps with you. Like you say, it's tough when your signature techniques need a parking meter or a pylon and there are simply none around in the desert or the mountains when you need them. The OP, in the wild, must be really grateful for the advice. In the UK we say 'Bollards'.
Here on DW, I think your views on Buddhist aspects of armed combat may be of more interest. I'm not a Mod but your boasting is entertaining but hardly of any topical relevance, even of the topic were self-defence. Chill, it's not a competition, which is good as I'm too old to fight and too old to care.