I always like these threads. I'd beat that horse like a BOB all day.
I'll always repect TMA and think they're needed to develop aspects of arts, but I can't tolerate dudes who'll say MMA is only meant useful for sport. I just want to break them of their denial that either they're afraid of getting hurt, getting too old, or playing make believe. I can see however if there are TMA that are simply fun, but don't go and say that its more effective than mma training.
I also just can't justify how people do katas other than doing for some type of meditation. I wanted to slap my wing chun friend when he said he spends many classes doing simply the sim niu tao.
Whenever 'sports versus street' rocks up I'm just going to use something I paraphrase from
some of the guys on here.
"Can't fight me with rules? Don't fight me without them."
The techniques that I see usually practiced on Bobs could only work on opponent without limbs. You can't use normal bags to practice the deadly.
Well,,,,,,,,,,,, What would you do here?
hand them proper bokken? or better: shinken?