4/06/2013 11:40am, #1
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- Jan 2013
- Virginia, USA
Tips on using Okinawan Karate against MMA
A lot of people think MMA is invincible and Okinawan Karate is useless but I've seen MMA's greatest flaw time and time again. Like Bruce Lee studying boxing videos I notice that most Mixed Martial Artists tend to get real tense while fighting (other than Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva who are very relaxed and sometimes loose). Another thing I noticed is almost all of them tend to always fight directly at their opponent; in a straight line. That however can be avoided if (with perfect timing and elusive footwork) you move out of the way by rotating both your shoulders and your hips at the same time. The secret is to avoid the tackle which is a move that often seen as MMA's most signature but near impossible to defend against. The secret is to keep moving out of the way in a style of footwork widely used in Kung Fu. Elusive footwork is probably the best way to defend against wrestling moves like tackling. But if he does manage to drag you to the ground just relax and become loose that way it will be easier to worm your way out of a kimura or choke hold. Grappling is one thing but stand-up is even more dangerous since fighters tend to loose themselves while exchanging blows. If he knows Muay Thai, Boxing, Kyokushin or all of the above then don't be afraid to use knees and elbows since Okinawan Karate does include techniques very similar to Muay Boran. Well those are my opinions on using Classical Karate against Modern Combat Sports and if you want you could use Tuite just in case you want to tap him out.
4/06/2013 11:46am, #2
well what are you waiting for? when do we get to see videos of you winning MMA matches?"Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
"When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
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4/06/2013 12:10pm, #3
That you refer to it as a tackle is highly revealing, and indicates you have no idea how a double-leg/shoot is performed. That you have no defence against a kimura or choke, except by worming your way out, says you've no idea how BJJ works.
I'm willing to be proven wrong, though. All I would need to see is video of you fighting against an MMA'er, and prevailing using your techniques as you've outlined, rather than re-treading arguments from 20 years ago.
4/06/2013 12:30pm, #4
Welcome to Bullshido, the put up or shut up site. Let us see you in action my friend.
4/06/2013 12:50pm, #5
4/06/2013 4:07pm, #6
4/06/2013 4:47pm, #7
The best defense against double and most single leg takedown attempts is the sprawl by the way.
As for staying loose, it takes years of practice to stay loose when you're in a bad position on the ground. Everyone tenses up initially. The only way to achieve the looseness you are speaking about is to train your butt off in some type of submission wrestling until you get good enough to stay relaxed when you're underneath someone and defending.
4/06/2013 4:51pm, #8
4/06/2013 5:08pm, #9
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- May 2006
4/06/2013 5:15pm, #10
If you are concerned about fighting an MMA guy, head to a gym and give it a shot. I'm pretty sure your illusions will be shattered. OTOH There are lots of reasons to practice Okinawan Karate for its own sake so you could just keep on doing what you're doing.