In life and death encounters sometimes it’s necessary to play prey. I know, it goes against almost all modern day self defense concepts. They teach us to walk tall, know where we’re going, use a loud voice when verbally confronting an on-coming attacker, to strike as the first line of defense. And in many cases they’re right! But there’s a line between pre-contact and contact that must be drawn.
The most dangerous man in the world is the one who has nothing to loose. Rarely do I begin a post with the conclusion in the very first line, but this is one subject I don’t want to detract from. Killers kill, fighters fight, talkers talk, and defenders defend. Good Men Brotherhood is a Defense Club.
The enigma of hand-to-hand combat is that through the study of destruction man can find the bedrock of peace. This concept was first introduced to me by Paul Vunak, legend and forefather of Contemporary Jeet Kune Do. A name he says no one should “fuss” over. Peace through violence, such a strange proposition.
I branded Good Men Brotherhood as a Defense Club because that’s our through line. My brothers, sisters and I study hand-to-hand combat. Not everyone is an expert, some are just embarking on that part of their journey, but as a whole we feel it’s imperative to be able to defend not only ourselves but also our friends and family.
This is a difficult subject to breach with the limited word count I strive to adhere to. A self-imposed rule of thumb, because I believe that a good man should always strive to share his truth with as few words as possible. But its’ root is imperative to explore.
There once was a beautiful little girl who found herself lost in a garden. The plants began to consume the sun and before she knew it they merged to form walls all around her. The girl thought, “Why I think I’m lost in a maze.”