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  1. pauli is offline

    i keep tryin to spar, but nothin happens!

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    piss all over your opponent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amichaell
    what is the difference between grappling and ground fighting? Does ground fighting imply striking is still emphasized while on the ground?
    Well, not to split hairs here, but there are times when you could be on the ground having to deal with an opponent who is standing (or vice versa).

    And yes, I guess "groundfighting" implies the skill of gaining positional control (via grappling) for the purposes of striking or defending against striking rather than applying or defending against a submission. And also learning how to get back on your feet if you hear your mommy calling.
    Last edited by lechuza; 4/12/2005 12:48pm at .
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    One Ambulance, Eleven Cops...

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    Grappling is not striking. But may include striking in your technique. If I grab you, I am grappling. All throws are grappling.

    If you find yourself rolling around on the ground and grappling, you are groundfighting. I believe this would include sitting in the mount punching your opponent.

    example: Mantis is a grappling art (basically) It is not a groundfighting art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amichaell
    Hapko, why won't I get anything out of grappling?
    Because you're obviously not interested in becoming a good fighter.
    You say what about my rice?
  6. dramaboy is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAPKO3
    Because you're obviously not interested in becoming a good fighter.
    Hey dude cut him some slack.
    He's politely asking.
    He hasn't been through the bullshido grinder yet.
    But he's thinking about things and asking for advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerboy
    Hey dude cut him some slack.
    He's politely asking.
    He hasn't been through the bullshido grinder yet.
    But he's thinking about things and asking for advice.

    Tomas
    I know. My post was a part of the bullshido grinder. It should get him interested and want to look into grappling just to spite the mean bullies here. It works quite well most of the time.
    You say what about my rice?
  8. amichaell is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAPKO3
    I know. My post was a part of the bullshido grinder. It should get him interested and want to look into grappling just to spite the mean bullies here. It works quite well most of the time.
    Well, that's why I created this thread. I am interested. Being the newbie that I am I just wasn't sure what route to investigate.

    Thanks, all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amichaell
    Well, that's why I created this thread. I am interested. Being the newbie that I am I just wasn't sure what route to investigate.

    Thanks, all.
    All jokes aside, I'd suggest going and trying it _now_ rather than later. Take it from someone who's waited way too long for some of the same reasons you bring up and who now regrets it.
    You say what about my rice?
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    Wing Chun doesn't teach you how to fight. I think you need a real base before finding something to supplement it.
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