Freddy is right but hanging around street corners and picking fights is not the test either. That test you can't really study for and it is possible not the be able to do a make up.
Competetion tests you heart, your athletic fitness, etc. It is a good way to get used to fighting but don't fall into the trap of thinking that "I won X and X competition now I can go into the street and whip everyone!" You may find yourself in a bad way.
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I agree, I know people who I would destroy in a one on one, but they would have no cares about attacking me with a weapon and/or a gang. There's very little I can do if they decided to do this, so the "street" is not really a test of fighting skill, it's a test of how far you're willing to go. Has anyone seen "The usual suspects" ? If so you know what I mean.
I really meant testing ones abilities as actually being in a fight on the streets ;not of one choice but forced to. Experience means a whole lot more than theories. Not that I would ever advocate that someone should start a fight. They derserve what they get if they start a fight.
Win or lose you will learn something.
Its weird what adrenaline does to you in a fight situation. When I was a kid one of my eyes would always water. I've literally felt like I was moving in slow motion a few times. Sometimes I've felt weak while other times I've felt like a freaking demon posessed Hulk. Sometimes I have been really calm.
Your strength might leave you in about 2 seconds even if you are in good condition. It is totally different from a no risk situation. Sometimes people feel like they could throw a truck across the room. Some people freeze up. It effects people in different ways at different times. Everyone should experience some form of NHB combat sparring if just to learn to deal with adrenaline.
In my last fight I was attacked by surprise. The guy just came running into the house swinging at me and yelling about how he was going to kick my ass. It was really strange because I didn't have time to get angry or scared. I was totally relaxed. I even wished that my adrenaline would kick in but I just couldn't get into it. I was totally calm. It might not prepare you for every situation but NHB fighting will prepare you for a lot of them.
What, you mean that standing in a hall flailing my arms and legs around in a pointless, dance like fashion while yelling "KIAI" will not prepare me for the adrenaline of a real fight?
I think the asians really got into that fighting at different times of the day. If you think about it, back in the days without guns it could save your life unlike nowadays with sports where everyones supposed to be prepared.
OK i am gonna do it wish me luck!!!!!!
Pheew, what a relief :)
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Ya I was banned from martialtalk.com becuase I told some guy I was going to whoop his ass.
I got banned? Eh, I am younger and they didn't like me. Its quite interesting the type of people they say they are.
But when a conflict happens on the forums they automatically ban the person they dislike most.
It shows the type of personality from the people at martialtalk.com They are a bunch of scared ***** MAist's that don't compete in anything and brag about their skills.
Wow you competed in a NHB locally against 15 year olds and you won? Wow congragulations.
Its fags like that which make me want to fly to their house and whoop their ass. It would be hard for me to do since I am only 17 and they are grown men but atleast I would have the balls to try.
Judo-Kid I still don't like you from martialtalk.com I did do a NHB fight with you and I won with within 30 seconds of the match.
I hit him 3 times in the face, nothing to complex a right cross and then 2 jab's and he went out cold. The guys in the gym stopped us after that and I went back to training while he recooperated from the smelling salts.