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I am reading a book by Dave Spaulding, "Handgun Combatives". In most books trainers talk about thugs can pick an easy target by the subtle ques one sends froth from the manner they carry themselves and they way they appear to others in public.

Well! I just realized that body language reading also works the other way. Give you an example.

When I was perused in my own front yard, while going to the mail box a few years back by 3 thugs driving down our road, one of them read my body language.

Edited to add: Furtive Movements
As I squared up to the first thugs continued advance toward me, after being told not too, the second pursuer read my intent and stopped in his tracks. Loudly told the other, "it ain't worth getting shot over." Then the first guy stopped his advance. I perceived that they were coming at me in a very hurried pace.

What he read was, when he reached that 28 to 30' line, (I am oLd and slow)I had set in my mind that I was going to react, I dropped the mail, I slumped, crouching forward, run my hand quickly in my pocket, set my feet, and dropped my head in a fighting stance, another follower, of the 3, read my intent that I was preparing to fight, then he/they quickly decided they wanted no part of me. He told the other guy to discontinue his aggression and he did.

I just realized this happened after reading this book. That thug surely read my body language, and backed down, just as I had read theirs.

Now I am not bragging, but was totally glad that the incident ended, with me just being cussed at, by them, and me not being beat to within a inch of my life on that day. They all slowly retreated to their truck, entered it, all the while cursing me. When I got the chance, I beat feted it to my front porch, and collapsed in the front porch swing with knees of jelly. Thanked God my morning was not painful or deadly.

I had no doubt that was what they had intended to do to me. I read the aggressor's body language. Matter of fact, I am convinced they were the ones that almost beat one of my neighbors to a pulp later on that morning. He was doing the same thing as me, except he was 84 and legally blind, but had a little peripheral vision. His son told me he never really recovered after the beating and robbery.

Poor guy died 3 weeks later. Since he didn't die shortly after the severe beating they said he died of old age. Makes the crime stats look better for the county.

That body language reading goes both ways, guys. Trainers have been beating that into our heads, for sure, for years.

I was a little naïve in thinking I could continue to go to my mail box, as I had previously done for 30 years, IN This Day-In-Time. Almost paid a big price for being naïve guys.

I post this here so some of you young guys can learn from my experience. Many older guys here have traveled miles down this path.

Dave said, "If you look like meat, they will most likely eat."
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34 minutes ago, pop pop said:

Don't know what happened to this post, but it is really messed up. 

I was wondering the same thing. Never saw anything like that before. 

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2 hours ago, pop pop said:

Don't know what happened to this post, but it is really messed up. 

Edit the post and get rid of some of those hard returns [enter] between sentences.  Some forum software can't handle them.

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Did you copy & paste? That could be the problem' Someone posted in the classifieds & had similar problems.

If you hit the quote button, you can read the post within the borders.

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On 11/21/2020 at 11:50 AM, pop pop said:
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I am reading a book by Dave Spaulding, "Handgun Combatives". In most books trainers talk about thugs can pick an easy target by the subtle ques one sends froth from the manner they carry themselves and they way they appear to others in public.

Well! I just realized that body language reading also works the other way. Give you an example.

When I was perused in my own front yard, while going to the mail box a few years back by 3 thugs driving down our road, one of them read my body language.

Edited to add: Furtive Movements
As I squared up to the first thugs continued advance toward me, after being told not too, the second pursuer read my intent and stopped in his tracks. Loudly told the other, "it ain't worth getting shot over." Then the first guy stopped his advance. I perceived that they were coming at me in a very hurried pace.

What he read was, when he reached that 28 to 30' line, (I am oLd and slow)I had set in my mind that I was going to react, I dropped the mail, I slumped, crouching forward, run my hand quickly in my pocket, set my feet, and dropped my head in a fighting stance, another follower, of the 3, read my intent that I was preparing to fight, then he/they quickly decided they wanted no part of me. He told the other guy to discontinue his aggression and he did.

I just realized this happened after reading this book. That thug surely read my body language, and backed down, just as I had read theirs.

Now I am not bragging, but was totally glad that the incident ended, with me just being cussed at, by them, and me not being beat to within a inch of my life on that day. They all slowly retreated to their truck, entered it, all the while cursing me. When I got the chance, I beat feted it to my front porch, and collapsed in the front porch swing with knees of jelly. Thanked God my morning was not painful or deadly.

I had no doubt that was what they had intended to do to me. I read the aggressor's body language. Matter of fact, I am convinced they were the ones that almost beat one of my neighbors to a pulp later on that morning. He was doing the same thing as me, except he was 84 and legally blind, but had a little peripheral vision. His son told me he never really recovered after the beating and robbery.

Poor guy died 3 weeks later. Since he didn't die shortly after the severe beating they said he died of old age. Makes the crime stats look better for the county.

That body language reading goes both ways, guys. Trainers have been beating that into our heads, for sure, for years.

I was a little naïve in thinking I could continue to go to my mail box, as I had previously done for 30 years, IN This Day-In-Time. Almost paid a big price for being naïve guys.

I post this here so some of you young guys can learn from my experience. Many older guys here have traveled miles down this path.

Dave said, "If you look like meat, they will most likely eat."

 I had a friend that would carry his weapon in his hand when he went out to get the morning paper or mail.

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On 11/23/2020 at 8:02 AM, pop pop said:

Don't know what happened to this post, but it is really messed up. 

It's because you copied and pasted the whole thing from another site.  It brought their formatting over with it.

When you do that, our forum will ask you at the bottom of the editor if you want to paste as plain text.  Answer YES to that.

 

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