finally found the quote i was looking for...
Use progressive resistence. There is no need to go balls out very often. In fact There is a false idea out there that effective training needs to be rough and brutal, and like so many ideas that too is backwards.
God has spoken woe to all heretics and non believers... i declare Jihad!
You should doing stand up hard enough to want to wear a mouth peice and some sort of gloves if it involves striking and head shots . The closer to real you get weather it be the ring or the streets ... the better prepared you will be .
Originally Posted by AikiZenDragon
Use common sense and reason before you post a "too deadly , weapons , stomping on faces , broken glass , lava , multiple killers blind siding you , or concrete is hard " type reactions . You should be training safely but as close to what you really want to use your Art for as you can .
If its self defense then you should be getting used to avoiding , redirecting and obsorbing unscripted , full force , (and in most self defense situations unseen ) attacks .
Originally Posted by ghost55
“I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.”
Originally Posted by WFMurphyPhD
Originally Posted by Phrost
There are only so many things you can do to prepare for a fight, and some are better than others.
This is a red herring or a strawman. I forget.
It's important to define terms and draw clear distinctions between them in order to identify what's good, and what isn't.
So I'm not sure what you mean. Have the methods for training for a fight changed that much in recorded human history to render invalid any attempts to define terms?
Various and various?
Short of plugging your head into a database of fight techniques ala the Matrix, there's not much that's changed in the process. You prepare for a fight by approximating the movements needed to win at various levels of contact with various levels of resistance.
What? Like along a continuum?
Oh, lest ye forget:
9 times out of 10, CMA's suck.
The end product of that slappy shitty non-hard core sparring. (Tim is the guy on top.)
But that's ok. Stick with the dogma. It's working for y'all.
I just fail to get why you think there's no benefit in defining terms. I could draw a chart, but what's the point of that?
Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
And please tell me how the statement about a limited number of things you can do to successfully prepare for a fight does not follow the discussion. It's directly related... you're either doing something
right, or wrong (oh wait, false dichotomy)... on a sliding scale of efficiency.
Fighting is a fairly simple athletic activity if you break it down into its root components. As with any other skill, the best way to get good at it by practicing it, over and over.
Originally Posted by Phrost
So let’s define the terms. Along with the copious amounts of FAQs, why not include the definition of the terminology? That way when someone redefines the terminology, you can simply refer to the Terminology Index.
If you look at every argument on this forum, it generally boils down to a difference in the definition of a particular term. Take that away by providing a framework just like you would utilize technical jargon in a business place. Therefore, people will be held accountable for what they have said since there will be no equivocation or ambiguity in definition.
I'd love that. Let's start by defining "sparring".
Isolation sparring is where I tell someone that they can only use jab and cross, and their sparring partner can only use hooks. It's simple; you isolate, then you spar. Isolation Sparring :V
Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.
Not only a terms FAQ, but also, an article, disclaimer or editorial explaining in detail this site's mission and the general consensus over here would be good too.
Funny thing with "sparring", it is hard to find a nifty definiton to start working with:
Sparring means training with another person using actual blows
I´m not good at making definitions, but I´ll give it a try:
making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer
Sparring: A training protocol in martial arts and combat sports which consist in the actual and no predetermined exchange of blows and/or application of grappling techniques under a determined ruleset with a variable level of contact and with the intent of succed in said application. It´s purpose is to test and develop fighting skills in a no-compliant environment.
Well, at least is something to start with.
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