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Left-handers win in hand-to-hand combat - Left-handed people may be better equipped for close range mortal combat than those who rely on their right hands, according to researchers.

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Socket7 Wrote the following on 12/10/2004 5:24 PM :
Being left handed is an advantage in hand to hand combat because most defensive techniques rely on the attack coming from a certain direction. When you're left handed, all your attacks come from the wrong side, making it harder to defend against. Lefties survive because we think different from right handed people and we use that to our advantage.

/Left handed


Alice Wrote the following on 12/10/2004 5:25 PM :
Guess I'll keep this in mind the next time I'm in hand to hand combat. I'm a lefty, huzzah for me.


Sky Wrote the following on 12/10/2004 5:28 PM :
Socket7, your a jewel! The simplest explanation is generally the best -- and I think you have it. Good old Occam! But don't forget that we lefties generally have better spacial skills and reasoning. That could play a role.


Socket7 Wrote the following on 12/10/2004 8:21 PM :
My grandmother always said that southpaws were better at tennis because everything came from the wrong side. :)


Alice Wrote the following on 12/10/2004 8:42 PM :
My grandma used to say that only lefties wear in their right minds ... it's silly really.


Surfer Wrote the following on 12/11/2004 09:52 AM :
But what about ambidextrous people?


Alice Wrote the following on 12/11/2004 10:40 AM :
Not sure. Darren is ambidextrous. It's a funny thing .. he writes with his left hand, but does everything else with his right.


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