I wouldn’t get out of the car to help this guy. Take the chance of getting stabbed or shot or killed for some douche that I don’t know? Get the fuck out of here. Take the chance of ending up in jail myself because I got involved in something like this? No fucking way.[/quote]
I am completely in agreement with this. It sounds wrong to not help people (apparently) in need, but the risks and implications involved rarely make it worth it. Good real life example: my bouncer buddy (on duty) went to help out a girl getting beat up by her boyfriend (about 15 feet from the door he’s working). Ends up getting attacked by both(!) of them and promptly beats the dude up. Gets sued, bitch he was trying to help testifies against him. 2 year conditional sentence for assault.
Moral of the story is don’t get involved in other peoples’ shit.
Don’t be swayed by the way these guys look, either. Keep in mind that you don’t know what happened or how it started, and Mr. Pink Shirt could very well have started this fight, even if the other guys look like gang bangers and he looks like an office worker.
And if Pink Shirt was a fighter, maybe this scenario goes differently. Maybe he lays the guy out and that ends it… or maybe he still ends up getting his ass kicked in.
See, that’s the thing when you fight on the street. You could be a really, really good boxer, but if you don’t understand what an “interview” is in self-defense terms, if you don’t see the pre-attack indicators, you’ll be caught just as off-guard as anyone else.
This leads to the guy being far too close for you to use the art that you know - if I’m a boxer, and the guy, while he’s interviewing me, gets his hand on my shoulder and closes in and we’re between two cars like these two are, then it’s going to be hard to bring my skills to bear.
It’s like an army having tanks and fighter planes, but using the wrong tactics. Well, planes need to be in the air to work properly, and tanks have to be positioned correctly for them to matter in the battle. If the opponent gets the drop on you and your planes are still on the ground and the tanks are way out of position, it doesn’t matter what else happens, you’re always going to be playing catch-up because you lost the initiative and now you’re on the defensive, and you’ll never be able to get 100 percent of your force committed.
Same thing in the street. If I can’t maintain range and the guy beats me to it, I’ll always be trying to separate myself enough to get the punches off. Now I’ve got to separate first, and then punch, while the other guy just keeps up the attack and he’s got all the advantage.
In the case in the video, it’s the fact that this guy squares off to fight one person, and ends up getting two. When the second guy enters, Pink Shirt’s tactics MUST change - but he doesn’t realize that he’s fighting two guys until its too late to change. By then, the endgame has started and Pink Shirt isn’t even close to being able to handle it.
Just quoting this for the truth of it. Excellent post.