4/06/2013 5:33pm, #11
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
Either it's school holidays somewhere or we urgently need to invent a device that allows people to punch other people in the face over the internet.
4/06/2013 5:40pm, #12
4/06/2013 7:02pm, #13
Whats going on round here. The recent influx of daftness seems almost intentional.
OP, are you on school holidays? Did KFMag Forum send you? Have you ever been punched in the face.... really punched with intent to harm your person? If so was that person skilled?
4/07/2013 12:08pm, #14
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- Feb 2012
I feel this thread should be moved to YMAS.
4/08/2013 8:17am, #15
Based on the other posts, I believe this person is underage. He mentions not having his drivers license & Grandpa taking him to karate class.
4/08/2013 9:10am, #16
Yeah, I agree with BJMills, move it to YMAS.
And years ago there was a thread that talked of various techniques from karate that work against shoots, but it was agreed that they take lots of skill and are low percentage compared to sprawling or projectile diarrhea."Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
4/08/2013 9:27am, #17
Agreed, if it sounds like Pokemon, it's meant for YMAS.
E.g. "MMA is invulnerable except I found their secret vulnerability: its lightning attacks from Okinawa!!"
4/08/2013 9:54am, #18
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- Oct 2008
Traditional Okinawan karate most certainly has a wide variety of great techniques, and it does include striking and grappling components, but it isn't a complete fighting system--especially when you are fighting a trained opponent. That's why karate masters of old cross-trained all the time, and most of them had reputations as excellent grapplers in tegumi (tegumi is the predecessor to modern shima, or "Okinawan sumo", and included groundwork and submissions). Karate was MMA more than 100 years before the UFC, and somehow that idea started going away sometime in the 1930's and when Shotokan blew up it disappeared almost completely.
If you want to be a truly traditional Okinawan karateka, train your karate with intent, study and drill practical kata applications, and cross-train to fill in the gaps. I jumped into judo for about 4 years and regularly integrate that into my karate to supplement my takedowns, takedown defense, and groundwork, and we spar with MMA-rules and medium contact to get a feel for what works and what doesn't. My instructor has done cross-training in Japanese jujutsu and BJJ, and regularly brings that into classes and sparring, as well. If I didn't have that judo experience, I can tell you that I would be in some serious trouble on the ground, relaxed or not.
4/08/2013 10:24am, #19
Fly me to your school. I will teach you the secret bunkai to Naihanchi that will enable you to beat Ultimate Fighters.
4/08/2013 12:02pm, #20