1/28/2012 10:33pm, #11
You mean, the guys who get maybe $50 an article via signing up for Demand Studios and saying, "Me! Me!" till Cracked picks them aren't subject matter experts?
1/28/2012 10:48pm, #12Who knew that using Google as a golden rule for research is a bad idea.
I'm not sure if he's a columnist or not, but if he isn't then that could explain the quality of the article. Regular columnists like Seanbaby are allowed to put their experiences and opinions into their writing. Other contributors, however, are generally only allowed to relay what their sources say while trying to make it funny.
1/28/2012 10:57pm, #13
To be fair, there are just so many goddamned assholes out there proclaiming themselves to be experts at fighting that the article would've been **** no matter what research medium he used. His big mistake was trying to write an article about fighting despite obviously never having been in a fight himself.
A google schoolar, the guy that only searches for what supports his point, sucks.
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1/28/2012 11:10pm, #14
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1/28/2012 11:18pm, #15
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The whole point on punches to the head grates on me. It's not because he says hands are fragile, but because he makes it sound as though the head is impervious to bare knuckle blows.
Yet, every year someone dies due to a punch to the head. Most of the time, it's from bare knuckle punches. In fact, there was a case last year in my city of this exact scenario.
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1/28/2012 11:44pm, #16A google schoolar, the guy that only searches for what supports his point, sucks.
1/29/2012 3:18am, #17
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I liked how MMA fighters can't handle the streets because a poorly designed site explicitly said so with no further explanation or evidence.
Seriously, it's Cracked: The Reddit Martial Arts section of Martial Arts. I'm sure if you asked the author he would openly admit that he punches with his thumb inside his fist at his bi-weekly Krav class at the Y. It's like The "History" channel. Strictly entertainment purposes.
1/29/2012 4:01am, #18
Not to mention the heel is the hardest part of the body, not the noggin.
1/29/2012 4:14am, #19
I hate to ask this, but I'd rather ask and expose my n00bness rather than not ask and not understand...
Could someone briefly go over the author's points and show where he is erring? I ask this because, due to my inexperience I'm sure, it sounds like some of the things the author is saying makes sense. This doesn't seem to be the case and since there are quite a few people here who have WAY more fighting experience than I ever will, I'd like to get schooled on the real deal.
1/29/2012 5:02am, #20#1. ... and You'd Be an Asshole to Want to Be One
#2. It Takes a Very Specific Type of Person to Win Fights ...
#3. Your Opponent Knows What's Coming
#4. Kicks Are Useless
#5. Punching a Guy in the Head Is a Terrible Idea
#6. Your Fists Are Fragile Flowers
Not necessarily you wouldn't
Not really, they don't
Not always, they aren't
No it isn't, necessarily
Not really, they're not.