Great article from an unlikely source.
GNARL wrote: Great article from an unlikely source
I agree it’s a little odd for Sam Harris to write such an article … but it’s a pretty good article! The following quotes stood out for me:
“It may seem onerous to prepare yourself and your family to respond to violence, but not doing so is also a form of preparation. Failing to prepare is, generally speaking, preparing very well to do the wrong thing.” – Sam Harris
“Herein lies a crucial distinction between traditional martial arts and realistic self-defense: Most martial artists train for a “fight.” Opponents assume ready stances, just out of each other’s range, and then practice various techniques or spar (engage in controlled fighting). This does not simulate real violence.” – Sam Harris
Thanks for making us aware of this GNARL!
All the best,
Good article !
Now linked off our website !
Fantastic. Sam Harris is one of my favourite authors and thinkers. This just adds to that. :)
Some good material for sure but mostly it felt like a rehash for me with some indications of naivety of behalf of the author.
His ‘crucial distinction between traditional martial arts and realistic self-defence’ is tired at best and in no way reveals any understanding of how traditional arts work.
I agree with most of the article but was not left feeling that the author had any genuine understanding of the subject under review.
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