"Unless it's a big dog with a lot of fight, in which case you're fucked !"
LOL, that's brilliant and true!
Size and strength is a very important factor, even if someone doesn't have that much skill he can get by if he's a big strong son of bitch. I know this first hand from sparing with big guys, even when my technique is better than theirs I still end up getting hurt.
&gt;The psychology there alone is a big edge.
Good point. One I like to harp on. Big guys are visually intimidating. If you can intimidate your opponent the battle swings greatly in your favor.
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Just pretend you're big. The other guy will say, "that man's crazy!" and run.
Asia is correct, size does matter a great deal.
And big and strong does not automatically equal slow.
Personally I think the best professional example we see is Frank Mir. The guy is 6'4" and 250 lbs of muscle and you can give him **** for being one dimensional (which I think is a stupid argument anyway) but he is not slow and does not rely on strength.
HOWEVER, size you are born with naturally can be very different from muscle size you have developed through lifting weights.
Unless, your ligaments and tendons have also been greatly developed, along with your core strength (this is not measured in amount of situps), AND you have signficantly developed grip strength, then you're wasting your time on the bench press.
This is the mistake most people make when they think 'I've got to put on a few kilos so I can compete with so and so'
I bring a codpiece to every practice. It's not so much that I intimidate the opponent--I wear it on the outside so he knows it's fake--but that I want him to feel nervous and uncomfortable in my presence.
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This thread is outdated like no other...I can't believe Tong Po ressurrected this crap!
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Can we go back to grappling vs. striking now?
Wow I didn't realize this thread was so old.... I was surprised Asia would be bringing this up.... but I didn't check the date. Anyway, my two cents:
Yes, good technique can make up for a deficiency in size or strength. However, the bigger your deficit, the better your technique has to be. And at a certain point, your technique has to be FLAWLESS, plus you have to have perfect timing in applying it... basically a level of true mastery. Whereas for most people, overwhelming size comes relatively natural, due to genetics. So while size can be dealt with by technique, it's still a HUGE advantage.
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Hey if someone is gonna to rape you, size DOES matter!!!!
Basically I think both small and big people have the advantage. However I would pick speed and good tech over brutal solid strenght any time. Look at Nog beating Bob Sapp, that is a good example.
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