Thread: Maximum Quality
8/05/2012 3:15pm, #11
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- Feb 2009
- San Diego CA
The argument is pointless though.
Grappling is a key component. Your worldclass grappling may only put you on a level playing field but you'd likely be fucked without it.
8/05/2012 4:19pm, #12Originally Posted by Goju - joe
8/05/2012 4:25pm, #13
I would say a BJJ Blue(or equivalent) would be the absolute min you would want or your still in quite a bit of danger of being submitted or ground and pounded badly.
8/05/2012 4:27pm, #14
8/05/2012 4:33pm, #15
I think it must be being hung like a Nepalese whooping-llama that gives me the edge.
I don't know if its the simple physicality of it, or the resulting level of self assurance.
When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!
"what's the best thing about aikido then?"
"To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti
8/05/2012 4:41pm, #16
But for us wrestling is pushed as a will game. You want them down more than they want to stay up.
And cats play a guard game. Allways have.
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8/05/2012 11:12pm, #17
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- TKD, Boxing, Krav Maga
The rules basically forbid any kind of kicking or stomping of anyone on the ground, even if both of you are on the ground. There is no headbutting, no knees to the head, no slamming the opponent's head on the mat, no grabbing the opponent's hands or the fence, or hair, anything to the groin, biting, fishhooking, no hammers to the back of the neck, small joint manipulation ( fingers, toes ) etc etc etc.
That's all great for the sport and keeps **** from becoming a street fight, but it basically eliminates any natural non bjj/ trained wrestling style fighting on the ground besides basic punches. So either you learn grapple, or you get grappled. You can't just get away without it anymore because the sport kind of revolves around it now.
8/06/2012 12:10am, #18
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8/06/2012 2:18am, #19
If you think everyone in MMA has ground game, I'd like to introduce you to the amateur scene in the midwest. I once met a guy who was 10-1 who's only training consisted of karate and submissions he had learned off of youtube.The fool thinks himself immortal,
If he hold back from battle;
But old age will grant him no truce,
Even if spears spare him.
8/06/2012 3:10am, #20