Krav has never claimed to be a new art. It's taken bit and pieces from various arts and tried to apply them in a self-defense situation.
Originally Posted by Winner
I'm not sure but this might be one of the better trolljobs...
He's not a troll.
He's a retard.
He missed the part about how they trained in BJJ. And while I hate to say that 3 months of BJJ trumps all those years of sanda, the fact is....they went representing a BJJ school
Ladies and gentleman....I present to you.....the team "Art Of War" website:
He also missed the part in his own post about how they won with armbars and RNC's.
That being said, I agree with him on the visa thing and expct to see far more Chinese MMA guys much faster if the visa's loosen up. Unfortunately, untill either China climbs into the 1st world or the MMA purses get big enough for them to not need to bother emmigrating, it ain't gonna happen.
This is a shame because I really do think that Sanda is a better mix for BJJ than Muay Thai or boxing. It's a better compliment.
It also still remains true that this is an astounding LACK of any particular evidence of the strength of CMA. The school they repped has held two MMA tournaments in Beijing so far and swept both of them. Basically they are introducing MMA to China. This can not be seen as the emergence of Chinese stuff onto the MMA scene. That will come later...if and when the MMA thing that this wonderfull BJJ school has started catches on.
Oh yeah. I almost forgot...
Guess what asswipe. PRIDE is in Asia and it's not exactly obscure. Same thing for Lumpanee stadium or K1.
Originally Posted by Winner
Did anyone notice mmachina can also be m-machina? dunno...just a weird coincidence.
More seriously, I noticed one of the Chinese fighters had dyed/bleached hair. I always thought that was something done by rich/trendy aka rich people, at least in China. I feel that anyone who could train MMA/sanda in China needs to be well off, but any comments on whether the dyed hair is also an indicator of wealth?
He's not Chinese.
The team has 3 Chinese fighters and one westerner. I assume the westerner is the one with blond hair.
It pisses me off because GREEKS gave the world MA, yes, even the asians. Don't forget Alexander the Great whupped there asses and then taught them a silly form of kung fu to entertain himself while he pwned them all with pankration, ANYTIME.
And of course he leant that from the Spartans, who kicked everyone's ass (including yes, more asians) 6,000 years ago.
EDIT: and they also gave the world medicine, math, astronomy, literature and other stuff which you have to go to school for 12 years to even lightly skim over. EAT THAT WINNER!
The Japanese invented Judo to beat Samurais in wars.
My bad on the blond. The American on their team has black hair.
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