First the sad news from the first post:
Former British heavyweight boxing champion James Oyebola was shot in the neck in a nightclub after asking a group of men to stop smoking, a court heard Tuesday.
As unfortunate as this death may be there are three lessons here for martial artists:
- IMO he had no business telling people what they should or should not be doing. If you read the article you’ll see he was not employed by the club in any official capacity. So the old saying of “engage your brain before putting your mouth in gear” seems to apply here.
- Size often matters not and multiple opponents are almost always a losing proposition.
- The third lesson relates to Ikigai’s post:
The final interpretation brings me to my main point for this post – what can we do to prepare for encounters long before they happen?
In this case, remember that lots of people carry firearms and bullets are often final.