You forgot to give a conclusion to your argument. You stated that
Originally Posted by Jimmy Needer
1. Kyokushin trains with hard body shots but no head shots.
2. Kyokushin fighters consequently don't punch to the head in "real" fights. (bullshit)
3. Shukokai um...people train with light shots to the head and body.
4. Shukokai people consequently _________________ in "real" fights.
My guess is "pull punches," which was always my nightmare when I did point krotty back in the day. It turns out I was right, too, because when I got to a knockdown karate school I spent a long time under-committing to techniques, failing to drive with my punches, and worst of all, stopping after I got in a good shot. After all, the ref was about to call stop, right?
I also laugh in the face of your whole "instinct" argument. Who cares if your instinct in a fight is to throw a hard right? If all that matters is instinct nobody should be training at all and this forum should shut right down. Apparently we can train to respond EFFECTIVELY rather than INSTINCTIVELY to stimuli.
Yeah, I'm training there now. Need to come on Fridays for rolling and sparring. I am a lazy ****.
Originally Posted by cualltaigh
Back off MMA
I read Gihin Funikoshi's autobiography. He considered wrestling an inportant prerequisite of karate. Wrestling traditionally was a common game for kids (less money for other activities). He devoted a small chapter about this in his autobiography.
Originally Posted by rnc357
Getting all holier-than-thou, passive aggressive, and then rage quitting.
GET YOUR OWN TECHNIQUES!