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    I prefer to grapple more than anything, and I don't like to Punch unless I am on the ground, standing I use Knees, Elbows, and low kicks. Can I compete in MMA and defend myself successfully without standing punches? Can you list fighters who did this? Can you make some suggestions of what I should do? Thanks.



    Edited by - TKD Boxer on January 04 2003 19:37:03

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    lol

    Even if you could, why would you want to? I hope you DO like to grapple, because if your standup game is only legs then you WILL grapple.

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    The answer is NO
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    Uh, intentionally not using punching techniques is ridiculous. Striking would be far from complete, and standing up someone who can punch (while you can not) would tear you apart. Elbows have a shorter range than punches. Elbows tend to "Tear up" more than cause a KO unless they land directly on the jaw or temple. Jabs and Crosses also have a much longer range than your elbows and knees - and are ESSENTIAL to any stand up fighter. Hooks and Uppercuts are a lot like their elbow equivilants, but elbows aren't a total replacement.

    Frankly, anyone worth a damn who picked up on your not using your punches would keep into the range you won't hit him at, punching range. Leading off with elbows/knees/kicks isn't safe and a big gamble at best. If you competed or sparred this way you'd find yourself using punches, anyway.

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    Why the hell would you call your self TKD boxer when you do not want to his?
    And that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing to learn about tears, they can't make somebody who doesn't love you any more love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can at least see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war game with them. And they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try to do something good, it still turns out bad.

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    I used to be a huge striker back when I first regestered here. And I have decided that I am going to decide to continue trainig in striking.

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    What a dumb question. You can't be a complete fighter without throwing punches. If you try to compete and you dont punch then good luck is all that I have to say.

    Come on get up, I didn't hit you that hard.

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    I smell a troll. LOL!

    I can't believe you guys are actually taking this question seriously.

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    The answer is you can be a "complete" fighter without using punches. All you need to do is replace your punches with psychic jabs.

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    Learn to kamehame ha too. And final flash for multiple attackers.

    Oh, Finally, make sure you can fly on your ki.

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