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  1. patrissimo is offline

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    Hello. I am a big fan of MMA and have been learning alot from reading the threads here and at ADCC. Like alot of people, I was blown away with Royce Gracie when the UFC first appeared. It changed my perception of the martial arts and caused me to appreciate grappling. I lost touch with MMA for a few years but have recently found a renewed interest. Things have changed. There are more rules, weight classes, and instead of being MMA because practitioners from various arts face each other, it is MMA because each fighter is cross-trained. Since the people here seem much more knowledgable than myself, I would like to ask some questions.
    The feedback would be appreciated. Forgive me if I bring up something that has already been done to death.

    What do you think of Savate? Have any savateurs gotten into MMA since Gordeau?

    What do you think of self-defense styles such as Krav Maga or SCARS? How practical are they?

    What about Matt Furey? I get the impression that some here may not like him. Is he for real? I have found his web site interesting but I am not terribly knowledgable.

    Patrissimo
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    Posted On:
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    "What do you think of Savate? Have any savateurs gotten into MMA since Gordeau?"

    None have had any success, Savate focuses too much on fancy footwork and not enough on practical striking.

    "What do you think of self-defense styles such as Krav Maga or SCARS? How practical are they?"

    I don't know, Krav Maga seems like it's objective is to train the average person to defend themselves against other average persons in the shortest time possible, it's not for me, but a good idea. SCARS is more about SEALS and the military way of doing things, but again I think it is teaching things from a limited viewpoint because it is teaching you how to defend yourself against average people, not trained people.

    "What about Matt Furey? I get the impression that some here may not like him. Is he for real? I have found his web site interesting but I am not terribly knowledgable."

    He's a very greedy man and that greed over-shadows anything good he might sell or do.
  3. transparent is offline

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    "What do you think of self-defense styles such as Krav Maga or SCARS? How practical are they?"

    As I choke you said,
    Krav Maga is extremly nice if you need to learn self defence as fast as possible. In a relativly easy way.

    If its a good instructor you will be familiarised with fighting in just about any enviroment it is likely you would get in trouble in. Stairs, corridors, grass, slippery surfaces you name it.
    I doubt however, that Krav Maga would get you that far in a controlled fight with rules and such.
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    8/19/2002 11:00am


     

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    I agree with the others on most questions, just wanted to add...
    I was talking to my instructor about Krav Maga the other night, he calls it
    "One Step Sparing on Steroids" lol

    I agree that it's a quick course for the average person on the street, against the same

    <img src=icon_smile_blackeye.gif border=0 align=middle> Sam
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    I've heard good things about Savate. And from what I've seen it looks very effective.
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    "What do you think of Savate?"
    The French invented Savate so they could have their hands free in case they needed to surrender. *cough* Seriously though, there are better choices out there, like Muay Thai or Sanda.

    "What about Matt Furey?"
    I Choke You pretty much summed it up, the guy sounds like his picture would be in the dictionary next to "snake oil salesman." I don't know about any of his wrestling/martial arts ideas, but what he has to say about fitness sounds valid (for example, I've seen the "Hindu" exercises he talks about in Bruce Lee's Tao of Jeet Kune Do).



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