A friend recommended a short film for me, my teacher, and my friends to watch. I'll be honest, at first, I didn't watch the whole thing. I skimmed through scenes to find out why my friend was intrigued with this video. My skimming came to an end when the three thugs encounted a man and his girlfriend in an alley. Obviously, they wanted their money and maybe even more. Thus came the interesting fight scene. Not revealing too much of the short video (because if you're reading this without watching the video, then you will not know what I am talking about), the whole purpose of its message is to not be ignorant of who you area dealing with. There are people out there that judge a book by its cover or in other words, they evaluate you by just looking at you. They pass judgement and if you look weak, then allegedly, you are weak. This video proves that theory wrong.
On another note, one must be ready for any kind of attack. No matter what area you are in, anything can happen. Fortunately, for the man that was defending himself and his girlfriend in this video, he was ready. I mean, you can go through life not being attack and avoid bad areas but you can never say it WILL ever happen. No matter what type of self defense you study or train in, always know that you need to be well equipped to dealing with these types of attack. Unfortunantely, there are those who do not train in self defense and the situation can get ugly or even worse. Am I trying to convince you to train in marital arts or self defense? No, but I just want to remind you that if the shit goes down like in this film, then be prepare to do what it takes to survive. Fight to stay alive. Your choice.
This film, in my opinion, paints a great picture of what happens when the unexpected comes. We all passed judgment when we assumed the man didn't know martial arts or self defense. That was the whole point what the writer or director was conveying to the audience, we assumed that he was going to get his ass whooped but he fought through his advisories (okay, see, I already revealed what happened in the film, lucky you). The scene where the three thugs approached the couple was of course, uncomfortable. I guess seeing people being bullied and being robbed is always an uncomfortable thing. However, to those who live in a dream world, this film depicts real life situations. It is real out there. The fight scene could have ended bad or even worse. Guns could have been involved and we would have seen a different type of ending. Nevertheless, this film was simple and very straight forward. Loved how they incorporated Sun Tzu's quotes throughout the video. Listen to the quote they used at the end of the film. Something that ALL should take into consideration.