MEMBER STORY – SYDNEY ROAD RAGE

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MEMBER STORY - SYDNEY ROAD RAGE

By Val Viscontini on June 12, 2017 in Member Stories | comments

Cities are becoming more densely populated, traffic is forever increasing, and drivers are becoming more and more frustrated. Out of all seminars I've attended through Arakan Martial Art, I've so far found road rage to be the most practical of all. Almost everyone drives, and almost everyone has experienced some form of road aggression from another driver. Imagine that same person momentarily losing it, getting out of their car and become physically aggressive. What would you do? Road rage was a fantastic seminar with real life scenarios with REALLY practical and effective solutions. Once again, thank you to Rob and all the instructors for providing us with a highly successful seminar.

 






A very good friend of mine held a party for his 17 year old son and my wife and I offered to help out with the general party stuff. All was well up until 9:45. A group of uninvited teenagers (party crashers) approached the front gate and despite of being told several times that the party was closed and that they would not be let in, the group got louder and started to climb on neighbouring fences. 
 
I started to get surrounded by 5 or 6 of them holding open cans and bottles yelling abuse, my adrenalin started rising and I started to pick out my targets (just in case). Then it happened, a push…it was immediately answered by a back fist (guy in front of me), slight turn to the left and followed by a straight palm (guy to my left), it connected quite well and caused a bit of a domino effect. The rest of the group cleared out quickly and started to throw cans and bottles at us; luckily no one was hurt. Eventually the police arrived and scanned the area for those who started this mess.  

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