My friend and I are having a dispute. In light of a recent NYT Article
describing a chimp attack, it is pretty clear that an enraged chimpanzee is extremely dangerous and strong. I think there's no question that an average chimpanzee is much more powerful than an average human.
But what about a top human fighter? Someone who has trained extensively in well established fighting forms. Could an unarmed, top Martial Arts fighter (e.g. Bruce Lee) stand a chance?
I'm not trying to make light of a sad story. What happened was terrible. But this conversation with my friend does make me wonder what the limits of human strength and agility are. How much, exactly, can training and study increase human ability? Would it be enough to allow a human to fend off a large, wild, vicious animal?
I suppose I'll take anyone's speculation, though I would love to hear from those with a martial arts background.