Unfortunately, Wick used a #4 pencil not a #2 pencil for the movie. #2 being too soft and prone to breaking off before proper penetration was achieved [ through trial and error, of course ]Your hand to hand skills with a number two pencil are so widely known some call you “eraser”
You and I were on the same page on so many levels in that discussion. You've been trained in soft styles, same here etc. In my case, I'm 70, I may have 30 seconds full on. Nah, you can stick a fork in me as I'm done if I don't get it over with in 5-10 seconds max.I have trained formally in Aikido for ten years in my younger days. During that time we did a lot of H2H, knife, weapon, and gun defenses. It was a great time in my life and I learned a great deal. I believe that training was crucial to my overall SD defense tactics to date.
Am I satisfied, no. Absolutely not. I’ve been looking for additional training in other arts, ground fighting and standing fighting that Aikido hasn’t addressed? Yes I know I have a lot of short falls in my overall training. I also have health limitations as life happens that apply to me. Sucks for me I know, but that’s often how life is. I no longer have the lung/fighting capacity to have a prolonged encounter. I’ve got maybe thirty seconds for an all out effort before I fatigue out. I know this and work this into my strategy. If I have to have an event, I know I have to go full out at %110 percent if I am to be successful for less then 30 seconds. Hopefully I’m successful, maybe I’m not. I know that if I need to engage and take out an opponent I have just a few seconds or else I’m done for. That’s my personal situation.
You and I had a similar discussion on this last November. We discussed this at length that night.
We can never have too much training in any endeavor.
That's one possibility. Another might be if you can't or don't know how to fight you might not be able to get to your handgun. Wrestling skills does give you ground work, and many altercations end up on the ground.wrestling is the most useful martial art ive taken classes in, by far. if you cant wrestle you might not be able to get to your handgun in the first place!