Soldiers in war today in military service have short hair, why would that be? Around the world this is common....so is long hair a negative thing in fighting in the real world?
I'm tired. Here's a quote from Painbrush:
I thought it interesting that someone on that board posted his opinion that most warriors didn't wear beards so no-one could grab hold of them in battle . Little guy's obviously never had to walk the violent path , & never read much about warrior cultures or even more modern armies .Most any warrior culture that banned long hair or whiskers was to stop lice , bedbugs & ticks among the soldiers out in the fields . That and to put the kibosh on strong individuality that goes against the grain of being a soldier , following orders & being one of the herd .
I haven't been a bouncer for a few months now , haven't needed to be even aggressive for any reason for a year or two besides even when I was still doorman/night-shift manager . & That was at Lilis21, the c.b.g.b.'s of Detroit populated by most or all the Detroit area loudmouthed punk-rock , drug-addicts ,drunks, metalhead thrashers & skinhead young bucks who were out & full of liquid courage & an itching to fight since they weren't mostly gonna get laid .I can tell you from experience if I was going to have to be in any kind of altercation asking a drunk or drunks to leave , if they decided the game's afoot , the best gift that drunk could give me would be to assume he could bend my neck by grabbing the braid that goes half down my back . That would be the last mistake of that drunks night by tyeing up one of his hands in an effort that wouldn't work for him anyway . & beards are even harder to grab right ?
Nice write up on being a doorman too, but it still doesn't really answer the question from a scientific view point as I was pointing out in other post. The Heiki crab became common as Japanese fishermen threw them back into the water as they had a design of the samurai on the shell (taboo to eat them), thus the crab with that design flourished. What my point was that long hair is also a trait as the crabs shell is, and it has faded through time in the fighting man world. Is this an evolutionary trait of mans making, wonder if studies have been done on this one?
As for walking the path, I think I can claim that medal Painbrush too. I worked the pubs of Belfast for 10 years, boxed for 15 and did other amounts of fighting here and there in the real world. One of my colleagues was shot 6 times and lived, have had gun pulled to face and disarmed guy, knife pulled in A&E, and used tact to disarm, (put doctors coat on and pretended to do a physical on crazy guy out of his nugget on shi%t then disarmed him). I had to cut my hair as I was ambushed by 4 guys who used my hair to entrap me(spun me round till their hand was snared in my hair) and beat with a chain, I did managed to get free and went up a few notches and destroyed the 3 of them the other with weapon ran off. I can honestly say that if you think longhair is not a disadvantage in the fighting world you need to come walk the walk and see it for yourself. I am a short haired rocker now and have been a Metallica fan since 80's and it pained me getting it chopped, but working the door and security for a major A&E hospital was no fun when dicks latched onto your hair like flies to sh&t when out of their heads on PCP etc, no fun losing roots and scalp at all.
But if you wanna look cool and rocking then no harm in that, but once you enter the fighting world every advantage to the enemy is your disadvantage so you need to get the tools to deal with the what might go wrong, I am in my 40's now and took up Jujitsu as something to help me get even, my stamina has gone downhill as I now am not as young as I was, but I still love getting in the face of the scum on the streets...... Conan style!!
Edited by Dave the Rage, 11 March 2012 - 09:53 PM.
?I do not accept as matter of belief certain things in this history, or rather fiction; for some things are diabolical superstitions, some are poetical inventions, some have the semblance of truth, some have not; and some are meant for the entertainment of fools.? Book of Leinster ? 12th century