Weight Lifting/Strength training and Self Defense
Haven't seen this discussion in a while, at least not in its own thread, but what's everyones thoughts on weight training being an integral part of your regimen?
I find it funny that the people who clamor the loudest about how they only train for self defense and to "defend their loved ones" are the same ones who decry weight training as not being important. I understand the Jiu-Jitsu guys who don't want any focus on muscling anything because they want to hone their technique to perfection, but for people interested in quick and easy self defense, I can't think of something better to do than weight train.
To everyone who grapples, you all know how frustrating it can be to deal with some strong guy with just good enough technique that he can just muscles his way out of submissions. The guy who you catch in a triangle, and immediately dead lifts you over his head. Or to people who work striking? That guy who's got so-so technique but has enough weight behind him to make his punches rock you even if he catches you on the forearms? Sure it's not solid technique, and doesn't work if the other person is stronger or heavier, but why not stack the odds in your favor?
And as for bodybuilder type weight lifters. What better way to deter bar fights than to simply look intimidating?
I don't know, maybe I just don't get it. But it makes me think these anti-gym life and death obsessed self defense artists are full of **** about their true goals.