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    Mr Natural

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    Long hair and fighting

    Post by Mr Natural on Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:46 pm

    I used to love having long hair, but when I started training I shaved it off as it quickly became clear that it would be a big disadvantage in a fight - getting in your face, easy to grab etc.

    I like it though and not keen on having to get haircuts. This may be clutching at straws but anyone train with long hair...found any ways to make it safer in a fight?
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    Michael W Wright

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    Re: Long hair and fighting

    Post by Michael W Wright on Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:32 pm

    I had long hair for seven years and it was never a problem with my training, I used to tie it back in a tight ponytail and it never really got in the way.

    In terms of it being a disadvantage in a fight, theoretically it could be but how much of an issue that is depends on a) how many fights you're planning to get into and b) how good or bad your game is.

    If you like wearing your hair long then wear it long mate, if you get into a fight then shit happens - fight with long hair and just be better than he is.

    Dave Turton

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    Re: Long hair and fighting

    Post by Dave Turton on Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:02 am

    well although I agree with you, when I worked the doors in the 70's nearly everyone had long hair. I rarely saw many fights where people actually grabbed it or used it.

    I cant see the worry about it though. If you take away the physical stuff I got into on the doors, I have been involved in less than a dozen real street fights, and thats in nearly 50 years training.

    I once tied a drug dealer I had choked out working in a night club.. I tied his hair to a small water pipe as we had no cuffs or anything til the 'boys in blue' arrived.

    unless you think you are going to be fighting weekly.. wear your hair how you want
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    Al Peasland
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    Re: Long hair and fighting

    Post by Al Peasland on Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:17 am

    Totally agree Michael and Dave

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    mattyb

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    Re: Long hair and fighting

    Post by mattyb on Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:47 pm

    I wish i had hair to worry about..haha.

    Mr Natural

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    Re: Long hair and fighting

    Post by Mr Natural on Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:25 pm

    Thanks for the thoughts. I might give it a go...easy enough to cut it off again!

    I don't get into a lot of fights, but there's something about knowing your prepared. If I do it, I think I'll look into a good headband or something to wear out so hair won't get in my face.
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    Michael W Wright

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    Re: Long hair and fighting

    Post by Michael W Wright on Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:34 pm

    Mr Natural wrote:I think I'll look into a good headband or something to wear out

    I think that may attract more fights! Very Happy

    Mr Natural

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    Re: Long hair and fighting

    Post by Mr Natural on Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:19 pm

    Only if it's this one:
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    Michael W Wright

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    Re: Long hair and fighting

    Post by Michael W Wright on Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:37 pm

    Ha Ha, nice one mate!

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    Re: Long hair and fighting

    Post by Marc1978 on Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:03 am

    What about if your fighting a guy with long fingernails??,or even worse long toenails!!!

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    Al Peasland
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    Re: Long hair and fighting

    Post by Al Peasland on Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:15 am

    pin him down and clip them for him - or just ask him to wear socks and gloves Wink

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