2/23/2012 9:39pm, #11
" they want to learn self defense, and by self defense they mean confidence"
Nailed it.Secret moves such as hitting a thing with your hand and hitting a thing with your leg have been stolen and degenerated by arts like karate, boxing, muay-thai, Kung-fu, and basketball. -Epicurious
I for one welcome our new Ninja overlords.
I figure fighting a group of chunners would be like water torture, its not the force as such, just the constant trickle of chain punches wearing down your sanity. -The Juggernoob
2/24/2012 2:48pm, #12
2/24/2012 3:07pm, #13
At the end of the day I greatly respect Matt's ethos, but he's still part of the BJJihad; he's just disguised here as Eddie Vedder.
I use Matt's philosophy whenever I train, if it's a dead drill (and dead drills have their place), I ask myself how I could train it more alive, and I credit Matt for that sort of thing. But he didn't invent aliveness, he just pointed it out.
You sound like all of the hippy CMAers that can't stand Aliveness.
2/24/2012 3:34pm, #14
2/26/2012 8:20pm, #15
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While I obviously respect Thornton, and know he would kick my ass, I think he is painfully biased and a little mistaken. The idea of many traditional arts is perfecting the "one punch" (or whatever technique) take down. It drives me crazy that many MMA and UFC fights go on for 5 or 15 minutes. Do that in the street and you're dead!
That said, I agree with his idea about dynamic training against real opponents. Practicing against the air may be ok for trying to ingrain technique, but without application against a live opponent the practice is in vain.
As for his discussion on spirituality - he is definitely full of Bullshido.
2/26/2012 8:54pm, #16
2/26/2012 10:50pm, #17
The one hit stop/kill punch is like Bigfoot. Everyone has seen grainy evidence, but it can never be verified under intense scrutiny.
2/27/2012 1:19am, #18
2/27/2012 1:42am, #19
When guys like that get in non-sporting fights, those fights don't tend to last nearly as long as their cage outings against equals.
2/27/2012 2:02am, #20
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