Thread: Looks like CMA

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    Looks like CMA

    Could anyone shed some light on this question of "doesn't look like CMA" for me? I expect all unarmed fighting methods to more or less converge, but surely there's some criteria that "makes" it CMA?

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    There are entire threads on this bullshit, please search one out. It is an excuse used by so called traditionalists who have rarely if ever truly sparred full contact.

    Full doesn't equal hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DARPAChief View Post
    Could anyone shed some light on this question of "doesn't look like CMA" for me? I expect all unarmed fighting methods to more or less converge, but surely there's some criteria that "makes" it CMA?
    The training methods more or less make it CMA imho, but CMAs often focus on balancing hard/soft, fighting/healing, explosive strength as well as yielding. That's also the problem with lots of schools...they neglect the hard completely in their quest for the soft, etc. Hung ga is a so-called "external style" ie known for being hard but also cultivating "soft" internal power over time.

    The problem starts because many people associate what they see in the movies with what kung fu really should be, and all kung fu really is is good old fashioned scrapping in some nice, elegant packages handed down throughout the years. In the old days, kung fu masters didn't win by knowing a hundred techniques, they won because they had mastered a handful of techniques that would just crush their opponents.

    Kung fu cinema has (unintentionally) made CMA suffer because nowadays if it doesn't look like in the movies, it's "not kung fu" but anyone with a brain can figure out punching can be kung fu, kicking can be kung fu...it doesn't have to be anything special.
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    Fake that link points to this thread instead of the former one, fyi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DARPAChief View Post
    Could anyone shed some light on this question of "doesn't look like CMA" for me? I expect all unarmed fighting methods to more or less converge, but surely there's some criteria that "makes" it CMA?
    Don't get me fucking started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    Fake that link points to this thread instead of the former one, fyi.
    Thanks.

    I told him to search the threads and you still didn't get the hint hence the cull fyi.

    Please see Omega's post as to why.

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    Isn't there a sticky on this in the CMA forum?

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    Yes, it is in the "Stop crying we heard it before:"
    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=82770

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    Thanks everyone, I'll make sure to search first in future.

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