I was bullied until my Mom sent me for judo lessons. What a difference. Self-defense until the bullies get tired and go away. My last “fight”, at a new school in tenth grade, at the bus stop in front of all his pals I stopped the school bully over and over for about ten minutes. Next day I was treated as a hero. Funny thing, it stays with you. At age 50, in Amsterdam, a dude on a scooter nearly ran over me, I was on my bike. I said hey you idiot, and he stopped and wanted to fight. Head and shoulders bigger than me, goes into kick-boxing. After a punch and a kick, judo took over, and I had that dude on the ground. Then his girlfriend, who was sitting on the scooter, rode over and kicked me in the jaw. Some painters, who had seen the whole thing, came over and broke it up. So, yeah, judo.
January 25, 2022