I stopped dating a girl once because she had a yellow belt and was convinced that she was a bad-a$$. We were accosted by a couple of thugs on the street one night. The situation didn't look that dangerous and it looked like we could fast-talk our way out of it. Instead of getting off easy, she started antagonizing them and we damn near had to fight. I had to carry her bodily to the car.
Martial Arts may be good for developing self confidence, vigilance and situational awareness but I've also seen it contribute to a dangerous level of bravado and over confidence.
To a much greater extent than most mechanical devices, firearms are terribly unforgiving of any overconfidence, complacency or negligence.
Last edited by lockedcj7; September 9, 2008 at 05:21 PM.