Thread: playing the fool
4/24/2006 10:11am, #31
I love sparring in "light contact kickboxing" against BJJ-ers. I humiliate the fuckers.
4/24/2006 12:33pm, #32
Back when I did TKD at a uni club we had about 100 new guys come in at the start of each academic year.
We where doing sparring and I was up against one of the clubs white belts who hadn't graded from the year before, a big tall gangly guy who ahd maybe 5 inches height on me. I was fighting right in front of the 100 or so freshers who where sitting down and being amazed by how cool the mighty blue belt (Thats me) was.
I decide to throw a spin hook kick to counter the next roundhouse the white belt throws, it's no contact sparring so I figure I'll throw it nice and fast and make sure it is out of range. Unfortunatley as I spin round the white belt has thrown the kick and somehow leant forward so his head is above the foot thats throwing the roundhouse! I realise in slow motion that I'm going to hit him in the neck and manage to pull the kick a bit and raise it so it cracks him in the temple instead.
He promptly drops and is damn near KO'd and I am left standing in front of a 100 pairs of eyes looking at me with a mixture of awe and absoloute horror. My instructor comes over, checks the guy is ok, looks at me, grins and says "Least you know it works"
4/25/2006 5:16pm, #33
- Join Date
- May 2002
- bristol/falmouth UK
A cautionary tale of self-ownage. I handed in my thesis yesterday, so obviously I skived off training last night and got thoroughly drunk. I was feeling surprisingly good this evening, so went to my usual kung fu session, planning on not pushing particularly hard, but still training.
hangover+kung fu=vomit. luckily I made it out the fire escape before spewing my guts up.
things I learned today: do not do burpies when hung over.
4/25/2006 6:44pm, #34
Had first "real" full-contact sparring session against a guy I have hung out with a few times. Muscley dude, about 50 kilos on me, no MA experience.
I thought I'd pwn this guy, cos of my deadly wing chun skillzzzzzzz...
So it starts, and I soon realise that wing chun has taught me nothing on how to "initiate" the attacks, it only taught me how to theoretically defend against them.
I'm basically throwing nothing but kicks, because all I can do with my hands is chain-punch like a fucking moron. The kicks are working out alright, manage to wreck his balance a few times, he tried to block some and i got him pretty nice on the inside of the legs with the other leg. Threw a non-wing chun style side kick into his ribs and he lent over a bit, I stepped in and got a nice hit to the face and he went down. Sweet, I thought...
But then he realises that I can't punch for ****, wears the next few kicks, moves around my little chain-punching **** and gets me right in the fucking jaw.
Repeat 3 times.
Third punch knocks me about 5 metres, I keel over and I'm done.
He didnt need to take it to the ground, use his legs, elbows or even his left arm, and I got wrecked. He didn't even come into close range where my deadly CHISAUUUU skillz would surely of won the fight for me!!!!!!!!!!11111111111
So anyway, I looked fucking stupid. But at least I learnt that the past year of my life was a waste of time, so that's something :toothy10:
4/25/2006 6:51pm, #35
Does my last fight count as playing the fool? I think it does.Ranked #9 internationally at 118lbs by WIKBA http://www.womenkickboxing.com/wikba...rch%202009.htm
4/25/2006 9:17pm, #36Originally Posted by namaste
4/26/2006 4:21am, #37Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
The previous school I was at fucked me over, and charged me for lessons I didn't turn up to, so I had a fairly hefty fee to pay, so I haven't joined another school yet. Partly because of the money I had to pay, but more so because the whole realisation experience was so off-putting.
I'd love to just go the MT/BJJ route, but they are so popular right now (for good reason) I don't want to risk joining a piece of **** school that is just out to cash in on its popularity, and charge me as much as my wing chun school did. I also don't want to risk joining a school that is going to spar once in a blue moon, and wrap me up in all this protective gear when they do it.
I'm thinking of doing kickboxing for standup. My knowledge on groundfighting and takedown styles is pretty limited, but I definetly want something that includes that or something that would compliment kickboxing.
The end. :happy7:
4/26/2006 4:56am, #38
Where do you live?Locu5
combat sports hobbyist
4/26/2006 12:55pm, #39Originally Posted by Krav_Guy
4/27/2006 7:18am, #40Originally Posted by namaste