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JusticeZero
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:12 pm    Post subject: Self defense with a sword article Reply with quote

FAIRBANKS -- A Fairbanks woman nearly severed a man's hand with a sword early Saturday morning as he was trying to break into her bedroom, according to Fairbanks police.

Read more: http://www.adn.com/2011/02/14/1702523/police-woman-nearly-severs-intruders.html#ixzz1E4jV6y3r

Pretty unlikely incident, but I figured it might be of interest to some..
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Wolfman08
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now have justification for owning a sword.
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bushido_man96
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it can still happen. Right circumstances can pop up.
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joesteph
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep a sword designated for home defense, and it's just as sharp as this woman's sword. How many people think things like this only happen to "other people"? From the article, I could tell that she wasn't trying to kill him, she was defending herself. Kudos for her!
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The BB of C
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've actually set up checkpoints in my apartment in case of a break in. I'm very happy for this woman. But now I'm curious to know exactly what type of sword it was.
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blade1116
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a katana, Retribution is her name. I think this woman did the right thing. Who is to say that the thug would not have tried to rape her or worse. Respect the katana, it is the protector of life.
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madtanker
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject: Self defense... Reply with quote

I employ other means to defend myself (more modern, and as effective). I do FIRMLY believe however in the art of self defense. Anyone TRULY in fear of their life should have the means to defend it.
After all, why are we interested in the martial arts in the first place (martial being derivitave of military, ie fighting)...
"It comes from Mars who was the God of war in the antic rome. Martial is the adjective referring to war." as quoted from
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_origin_of_the_word_martial#ixzz23kUOiGgK
The right to defend ones self from an attack is inherent and instinctive. Just because the methods of attack have gotten worse does not mean that the methods of defense should diminish. That logic (an eye for an eye is 'wrong') is how victims are made. When you tie one's hands behind their back, you halve their ability to defend their life... the one thing anyone TRULY owns here on this planet.
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