Oh my reading is fine, you are the one that doesn't understand what you wrote.
Originally Posted by CJaKfOrEsT
So, I was naming arts that are injury prone and eliminating the "it is a young man's art" fallacy.
Criticisms: Like Krav Maga, it really is a young man's art, requiring its practitioners to be super fit, and prone to injuries.
Let's see who said armchair?
SO yeah...I do have first hand experience of training both KM and KFM, and know many others that have also done so (none of my KM training was in an armchair).
Wow, you did.
I've been looking into KFM for about 6 months now, from an armchair perspective, watching videos, etc, but attended my first class in Melbourne, at a seminar run by Graham Good
So I figured, like, most beginners who admit they view things from an "armchair perspective," you made the same beginner fallacy we all have made. You tried something you enjoyed and suddenly, you are trying to correlate it to other arts. It doesn't work that way at all. Hence my comment of "armchair never mind." You are an armchair person, in the three arts I named, or you would never try to build your current fallacy.
See, I did read it correctly, you were building this fallacy. BJJ, Boxing and Judo fit your criteria.
Sure injuries occur in other arts, but usually when something goes wrong (didn't tap early enough in BJJ, guard too low Boxing, didn't break your fall properly in Judo, poorly executed stick drill, or wrong protective gear in Kali/Escrima, etc) but with KM and KFM, the nature of their conditioning means that you get hurt when doing things properly (Muay Thai fits into the same category).
I knew EXACTLY what your point was and I named three arts to contradict your passive, unvoiced, assertion. You voiced it and you are wrong.
My point was to say that KFM is a system that prides itself on teaching its students how to defend themselves in the street, but let's see how a 60 year old's knees cope with all the bobbing and weaving. In other words, it's a young man's art
Not if you step outside of your own head.
(is there an echo here???).
No, I'm not comparing it with anything. Every art evolves with the person except for the ones full of bullshido.. There are hundreds off BJJ, Judo and Boxing videos that support my assertions.
Compare this with something like Michael Janich's MBC, and Dammithurt Silat, as a modified Filipino/Indonesian art, and you'll see what I mean. I once heard Ron Balicki comment that one of the best thing about Panantuken is that it evolves with the practitioner, in that when young men practiced it, it resembled kickboxing, where an old man could do so, requiring less physicality.