1/31/2012 12:47pm, #41
Fighting skill-sets are utilitarian, what people think of as "art" is generally not so. Hence the confusion, where people try to have an artistic flair, in describing or constructing something better served by mechanical/tactical/strategic analysis, or statistical consideration.
Passion may drive fighting ability often, but physics and physiology rule the action and the results.
Alive and resistant training provides insight into what tools, and approaches actually have merit, and which just feels good to practice, or which things everyone seems to be saying. That article fails all round.
developing your curled fingers into a punching tool takes years of training.
1/31/2012 1:10pm, #42
I think it's to do with how overwhelming a proper adrenaline rush is internally, it seems incomprehensible that it wouldn't have a similarly titanic effect on the actual world.
1/31/2012 1:28pm, #43
(I've actually heard this from a few guys back in my Krav days, one of them became an instructor.)
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2/05/2012 6:34pm, #44
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For instance, in this article, they talk about Machiavelli's "The Prince" being a satire. I've asked multiple professors in the social sciences and other people who actually know what they are talking about, and the consensus is that there is no consensus.
No one is entirely sure one way or the other, but there is definitely substantial evidence to support either side. And, when something like this happens, obviously Cracked will choose the more interesting, surprising, or (in the case of their science related articles) fear mongering options.
Though using a forum that isn't even about martial arts as a source is definitely a special kind of stupid (in the fourth entry about kicking, where they use a discussion on a god damn knife forum).
Also, on a side note, while the entirety of the article is pretty stupid, the third entry actually kind of confuses me. They talk about how when you fight you telegraph the **** out of yourself, leading your opponent to "easily be able to block or counter." But if thats true, doesn't literally everyone else do the exact same thing, then? Wouldn't there never be a single injury in any fight, in a ring or in the streetz, because everyone would be constantly blocking, countering, and blocking those counters like some sort of Wing Chun drill?
Oh well, at least they cited Cro Cop as a kicking expert, I guess.