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I have my own suspicions about the nature of news stories like this. In a sense, the instrument of media is used to create the same effect in your mind as the effect created by an actual personal assault on you. The news is a mind rapist, in other words. I don’t ever watch it, and I only ever hear about this crap second hand. I enjoy anime and literally nothing else.

But we can still use this story as a mental exercise. It doesn’t matter if a guy is trying to stab 80 people, or just you in an alley.

Violence is Violence is Violence. Where? Why? Who gives a shit. As such, the goal is to kill the entity who’s decided to accelerate their judgment.

This story deals with stabbing. Delightful. Knives are scary to people, and more of a psychological menace than a practical threat. Knives are highly overrated, and better used for assassinations than for fighting. A person could be bleeding to death and still kill you. With no knife.

Knives are sharp and pointy and scary looking. They look bad ass – like every clown with a sleeve tattoo is desperately hoping to look.

Consider the simplicity of sprinting full speed directly at a guy with a knife. The goal being to overrun his position while destroying part of his body.

This approach works for anything. Because you’re overrunning their position, you force them to commit to an attack, or a defense. And that will be their last commitment on earth.

Consider the idiotic scenarios of guys training at slashing distance against knife or weapon attacks. Or even just boxing or wrestling or whatever. This is a dangerous and inefficient waste of time because you’re not occupying their space.

But consider sprinting into their space. No longer can they just stand there, slashing and dancing. Now they have to decide on ONE attack, and they have to do that one attack NOW.

And because you’re initiating the assault, you no one have to guess what they’re going to do, because you have just severely limited most of their options. Where’s, if you just stand at slashing distance, they have all the options in the world.

Further, a guy with a knife will be fixated on his knife. Weapons are psychological handicaps because they’re crutches. In other words, a true killer sees only targets, and does not give a shit what goes into the target. A weapon is nice, but it can also be better used as a distraction, since everyone fixates on weapons and forgets the only thing that matters which are targets.

His one attack will be limited to one side, as you close smiling at him at a violent sprint. Fuck this guy. The only thing you’re thinking about is how good it’s going to feel to destroy his temple.

It’s so easy to juke to one side or the other at the last millisecond, and crush your target from an angle.

As I’ve said, all movement must flow from your Center of Balance (COB). This ensures your entire body is moving and engaged as a single unit. No reaching. Your whole body reaches, and part of your body just happens to smash something.

The idea is that your COB should always be moving into the space occupied by your enemy’s COB as violently and fast as possible, WHILE one of your body tools is destroying one of his body targets. Very simple. No fancy moves required.

However, this has to be trained because most overreach instead of overrunning. Even most professionals. Although sport fighting should be avoided – even watching it – because it will program you to do what you’re watching or practicing. Murderous intent can in no way be sportified. Either you want to murder a guy, or not. There is no second level. You can always STOP murdering a guy, but you’d better START murdering him first. With full and extreme prejudice.

Just think of how easy this is if you disregard all convention. A guy throws a punch. You sprint violently directly into him as he punches. A guy’s waving a knife. Walter Payton damn near decapitates him. Like, literally any attack is negated by this. It doesn’t even matter if you get hit, since you’re interrupting the strike. Kicks, bats, knives.

And because you’re so violently overrunning their position, it’s easy enough to deflect something coming in – because that’s the last opportunity they’re gonna have to send something at you. So instead of trying to have all these moves for all their moves, just give them time for one move. This greatly simplifies everything. I’m all about reducing all possibilities down to one possibility. You do this by initiating the assault. This also makes predicting their response much easier.

Further, consider the action of sprinting. It’s an inherently violent action. You’re literally drop stepping violently the whole way. Your arms are already moving up and down like chin jabs and elbows and all the rest. Knees already coming up and down. You could take out half a rib cage. Maybe you sprint thru an ankle or a knee.

Plus, this shit it’s just way more fun. Perfectly suited to multiple attackers. Generally, you want to spring away or sprint directly at, with minor changes of direction last step. You should never ever be in the same spot. Sprinting off the X at all times keeps your blind spot free, even if a guy was about to strike there.

So really, if you have the delight of seeing some guy trying to stab everyone someplace – Merry Christmas, motherfucker! That’s a direct quote. From me. I believe that’s it’s very important for bad people to understand their minuscule place in my world, where they only exist for my personal amusement. That is how we must all treat them.

Anything worth doing is worth enjoying. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Always, always over deliver. In whatever you do, not just Violence. The way you do anything is the way you do everything, as it goes.

I really feel the bad people need to come to intimately understand just how inferior they really are to the righteous. They need to be made examples of wherever possible, and with as much passion and delight as possible.

I like to say that the highest state of mind is excited curiosity. This reflects the highest virtues of honesty and gratitude simultaneously.

Ideally, you should intend to violently experiment on these fucks. Instead of just crushing their throat, heh maybe I’ll throw this coffee in his face as I close with him and then stick my pen thru his eye socket into his brain. Maybe stop, curious to see what he does – while still in motion going around him, because you never actually stop. Then many take out a leg. You know – this guy has just offered himself up as a live training dummy. Make full use of him.

We want all the witnesses ultimately more horrified by what we do to the bad guy then whatever the fuck he was doing before playtime really started. And these witnesses are not innocent little doves either. They strut around pretending to be good, while allowing evil its full reign. So they too need to understand that there are two very scary forces in the world. And one of those scary forces isn’t not even worthy of mention next to to ultimate scary force.

Does this sound like “self defense”? No, this sounds like actual fun. There is NO point in doing ANYTHING without making it fun. Period. If it’s a drag it’s no sustainable. Fun mindedness also unleashes creativity and flow.

Training wise, what I have described requires essentially training the same one thing over and over. You will never get too good at moving from your COB.

Literally ALL movement in every area of your life must flow this way. Occasionally I’ll open a door to a gas station or something, and I’ll feel myself momentarily and slightly off balance for a split second – and it mentally enrages me. Passion never ends. Excellence is a self driving vehicle. Not yourself – itself. It drives you – you’re just along for the ride.

To begin, it would probably be useful to blindfold a person, and then have another person quietly walk around them trying to violently shove them off balance. This would last a long time.

From there, you’ve got to get used to feeling your entire body moving thru a heavy mass, from your COB. No striking at all at this point. Because strikes are just the impacts of body tools while your whole body is moving thru the target.

I still think my old football drills for linemen are the most useful training in Violence I’ve ever had. I had to play defensive end and tight end as a 6’3” 176 lb guy in high school against guys who were generally like 5’10” 225-250 lbs. That ain’t happening with just your arms. And when you’re driving that sled across a field, you can’t be reaching out for it like you’re “knife fighting”.

Professional defensive linemen – if they applied their skills to killing people would be unstoppable. Off the field tho suddenly they forget all that. That’s an example of how dangerous perspective can be.

Or imagine Walter Payton trying to kill people instead of avoid tackles. That would be a bloodbath.

So you’ve got to get used to moving correctly from your COB, so that you can act as I’ve described without falling all over the place and losing your balance. There’s many ways to do this. Many non combat sports are great for this. Maybe even better because you mentally understand you’re practicing the fundamental of movement, and not being brainwashed in some fairy tale simulation of combat.

You could put your hands behind your back and just practice running through a Muay Thai bag over and over. Striking through it with your entire body, leading from your COB. This is an entirely different feeling than hitting the bag and just standing around it.

Being blindfolded while doing these things is even better because you really feel your balance even more.

The possibilities for practicing movement are endless and enjoyable. You can make them up. The basic principle is so so simple and yet you will NEVER ever fully master it. You will ALWAYS be able to endlessly improve it forever. It is the ONE thing that will give you the freedom to do anything.

Hopefully I accomplished my objective of demeaning and degrading a knife wielding threat to the point of your last bowel movement – which is a far more menacing threat.