Friday, March 28, 2014

Death, Taxes, and a .38

Death, Taxes, and a .38
by W. Hock Hochheim 
     The mixed-person world and how you fight. In this crazy life, you sometimes have to fight. And when you do, it is within the confines of the who, what, where, when, how, and why. Work on the obvious answers first and then filter down. The selection process you choose for your so-called

favorite arsenal is personal, based on those very questions, but vital to consider is the “who question.” Who are you? Your size, shape, age, strength, your athletic ability, etc. I think that you have to train through - be exposed to - a lot of material and experimentation, eventually gaining a certain level of wisdom about it all before you can really select what's best for you - and even then … then that changes through time.

     And it should be noted this learning process is NOT prolonged brain surgery. No prolonged commitments to particular martial arts. No dogma. Just doctrine.

     (As I age, I can foresee my last vestige of fighting as a hammerless, snub-nosed .38 in my jacket pocket. All these years of work. And it will come down to that. Death, Taxes, and a .38.)