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    The complexity of a fighting system should reflect the complexity of the range that it deals with. Inevitably, striking will then turn out simpler than ground grappling.

    Even a complex system should have a hierarchy of techniques - simple, reliable bread-and butter techniques that get a beginner going quickly, and more complex techniques that you can add on when everyone counters your standard stuff. Case in point: judo - a small number of elementary, high-percentage techniques, hundreds of variations and whacko throws to learn if you feel like it. Learn o-goshi first, then harai goshi, then hane goshi, then... althogh o-goshi will work fine for most people in most fight situations.
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    Okay, so any good system should be relatively robust, starting with simple stuff that [almost] anyone can get and then moving toward 31 flavours of complexity with particular variations.

    No question there. And we haven't really discussed principles, but that's been an ugly can of worms in past. So . . .

    Lemme ask you this: If you were introduced to a genuine prodigy--someone who could learn and perform anything at all with a high degree of proficiency and whose learning curve was off the charts--then what would it be?

    And more to the point, would you teach them your style? If not, why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repulsive Monkey

    And more to the point, would you teach them your style? If not, why?
    Yes, because it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris
    You really don't need more than 10 technqus for fighting purposes.

    Punch, reverse punch, roundhouse, axe kick, push kick, double leg, single leg, scissor sweep from guard, sprawl, crucifix. I personally could get by on the street with just that. Only included the crucifix because it's so fucking pimp. Syracuse might be useful too.

    Everything else is for style vs style. Generally yours.
    Are you talking about universal techniques or what works for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaiboxerken
    Yes, because it works.
    MT works. No argument there. However, you would also see this "prodigal son's" abilities peak after a relatively short time--maybe six months. Are you sure that there aren't any other styles that would represent a longer--and ultimately higher--process of skill development?

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    Osiris is correct, the reason systems such as Muay Thai, Boxing, Kyokushin, etc, are so effective is, not ONLY od they train HARD and with CONTACT, they keep things simple.
    Not too many tectniques and concentrate on the "high perecentage" techniques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repulsive Monkey
    MT works. No argument there. However, you would also see this "prodigal son's" abilities peak after a relatively short time--maybe six months. Are you sure that there aren't any other styles that would represent a longer--and ultimately higher--process of skill development?
    No, the skill would get better as long as he keeps training.
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    Axe kick? WTF? You forgot basic knee and elbow strikes there.



    Quote Originally Posted by Repulsive Monkey
    What, in your opinion, is he maximum degree of complexity that you think can exist in a martial system before it becomes too difficult for the average person to utilize? This question applies to concepts and principles as much as it does the number and variety of techniques.
    See, the problem is defining what an average practitioner is...but does that matter?
    Training the complexity properly can overcome whatever that average practitioner had or lacked in the first place. Multiple repetitions and drilling will give the practitioner ability to understand and integrate more complex movements into their own repetoire.

    Anecdotal example to ponder. (Styles listed just for reference and not to bash.) I had 'lots' of complex in close movements that we drilled in WC, then recently did a MT/Karate class where the movement was an outside brushing away block with an arm to counter a punch, block the other punch, then step in to double palm heel the body and face. I'd give that medium complexity. :) The MT guy I was working with said something along the lines of 'this is hard isn't it?' I got confused and gave a negative...

    Let's see how many nutriders defend MT here...

    My point? You should train the complex, of course with applicable movements and techniques, so the simple will be so much easier. One analogy I know is: It is so much easier to kick the leg when you can kick the head.



    Edit: That top bit was for Os, didn't see all these responses between him and mine while I was replying...
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    I like the complexity -- it keeps me coming back
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    The more complex, the less the chance of it being applied sucessesfully.

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