3/23/2007 10:32am, #81
Originally Posted by WhiteShark
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
- Rochester, NY
Anyway, the WCL is still pretty new, and I'm sure everyone is just trying to get used to the weird new ruleset.
Like I said before, I don't care for it, but it seems silly to fit the WCL into traditional kickboxing. It really isnt, and doesnt really pretend it is. It's something different. If you don't like it, shrug your shoulders and move on, and those that do, well, enjoy your shiny pants.
3/23/2007 10:41am, #82
I've been watching some more of this stuff and in addition to growing to like it quite a bit, I think the criticisms of "no defense" are over stated. The defense is just different, and heavily based on seizing the initiative with a flurry of attacks. But I saw blocking and head movement and everything one should see. It's rudimentary and looks sloppy, but part of that is the pace of the fight which is furious. This is not meant to be a 3+ round chess match of a fight. SO the fighters simply don;t have the time to hang back, bob and weave and pick their moment. They have to go in hard and strong. That's not a lack of skill on their parts, it's how you must fight to fit the ruleset.
EXCEPT, Boxers and ADCC competitors are good at what they ARE allowed to do. A lot of the WCL fighters are just terrible.
3/23/2007 2:04pm, #83
BOO!!There is no cheating, there is only jiu-jitsu.