This post is my view on the comment quoted above and not meant to disparage the author or his beliefs. I am simply trying to convey my personal thoughts on issues and this quote triggered a self-defense thought I wished to express.
This particular comment has what I perceive as a belief system that sport aspects are good for self-defense. The use of distance and initial movement to pick you shots just does not fly with my understanding of street violence. This may be "ok" in the monkey dance but predatory attacks it is not a wise tactic/strategy to assume or believe.
If your mind is glued to picking shots your done. In what I understand as predatory violence you will not have time to use any distance or any initial movement, yours or his, to pick shots and mount an effective defense - too late. You must have your defense trained long before the violence. It is a shame that too many feel that the sportive aspects of their training leads them to believe that it will be adequate in self-defense of the A-Social kind.
Since I am not an expert in predatory violence I will stop here but one point to remember is that these types of statements can get the believer and any of their followers in deep doo-doo if they are actually and violently attacked on the street. What this guy is promoting to my mind is "fighting" which we know on the street is "illegal."