I forget if I replied to this thread 2 years ago, but here goes:
For the love of all that is holy.
YES you could do HKD in the vain HOPE that MAYBE you will get as good grappling as you would from Judo or BJJ.
YES you could do HKD in the vain HOPE that MAYBE your striking will be comparable to that of MT.
Or you could cut the bullshit and Asian martial art pretentious elitism and just do those martial arts.
The "multiple attacker" scenario seems to be brought up only by people who would have virtually no hope in defeating any single attacker at any range of combat.
It would be a misnomer to say HKD is to BJJ/Judo as HKD is to MT. Mainstream HKD would be more likely to emphasize full contact sparring than groundwork and throws. Additionally, there's a wider variety of kicking techniques and some of them are pretty solid; low spin kick, for example. That doesn't solve the problem of FINDING a full contact establishment, but they do exist; HKD with groundwork is getting into unicorn territory.Quote:
Originally Posted by PXM