6/11/2007 6:14am, #81
6/11/2007 6:21am, #82
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Lets postulate the same for another activity shall we?
Lets suggest that there exists a world class hockey player that has never gone on the rink for a hockey game. Lets give him the benefit of the doubt, and not that he has tried the game at least once in pick up.
Or a world class football player, or boxer. That there is some guy or gal training with a small group in non-resistive hockey drills and they are just as good as the guys playing pro.
Nope, sorry, some how this just doesnt make the grade.
Whereas, if I look at the way that hockey players prepare their bodies for the game. The way that football players prepare. The way that track and field athletes train. And how all of these compete against others in order to improve their ability. We see the same methodology of preparation for MMA athletes. Wonder why that is?
There is a strong correlation between all athletic endeavors. Now I'd say 90% of people in a BJJ/Judo/Sambo/boxing/Randori based Jiu-Jitsu gym arent there to become the next phenom, which is ok. But the training methodology is the same for all of them."Sifu, I"m niether - I'm a fire dragon so don't **** with me!"
6/11/2007 6:39am, #83Originally Posted by PaDJW
No wonder Kano's Kodokan Judo pissed all over JuJitsu and became the number 1 system in Japan. WJJF is a reverse engineered Judo/Karate/Aikido combination. The most stupid thing is that when compiling WJJF the most effective training tool found within its three ingredients, Judo Randori (sparring) was dropped.
6/11/2007 10:27pm, #84
Originally Posted by Sophist
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6/12/2007 6:19am, #85Originally Posted by snowman
6/13/2007 11:41am, #86
Dam, just come across this not been on much lately , I've done 6 years with the WJJF Coming up 4 2nd dan in September, I'll read though whats been said later. Sort version some stuff, especial the majority training methodologies suck, the federation is out for money & it's run as a franchise (don't even mention the website)
Good is that, a lot of the techniques (or parts of them*) are sound & just need some live sparing practise to be used effectively. Will get back with more when I have more time
*entances into some of them are just ridicules."This won't hurt me a bit..." - My training partner.:new_astha
6/13/2007 12:36pm, #87Originally Posted by Nate1481
Please go ahead and respond to our points. I think we have logic on our side and the best test of that is reasoned debate.
6/13/2007 2:32pm, #88
If what you are teaching in a system needs modification then the system is fundamentally flawed.
I can kill with a butter knife with a modification in approach, but to use it as a weapon of choice would be idiocy
6/14/2007 11:46am, #89
6/14/2007 7:02pm, #90
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I don't think there's anything to continue to debate. MMA etc is staggeringly effective at winning competitions and there is no denying that that experience and training strategy will carry over well to a self-defence scenario against an un-trained opponent. However, a friend pointed me to this site and this thread in particular and it's amazing what I've seen here so far. Trash-talking styles and offering to fight people to prove some silly one-upmanship point is juvenile and stupid. The WJJF has some very good martial artists. Yes, there are a few that aren't up to much and obviously that guy in that video, who no-one has proven to any satisfaction that he was a WJJF student, was one of them. I'll issue an open challenge to anyone that feels they have the cajones to take it up. If you're in the UK, in particular the North Wales/Merseyside area, browse to http://www.ju-jitsu.uk.com/ and pick one of the classes taught by Mr Simon Rimmington. Turn up and introduce yourself to him. You can't miss him, his photograph and videos are all over that site. Tell him exactly what most of you have said in this thread - namely that WJJF is crap and WJJF can't fight and offer to prove yourself right there and then. Make sure your life insurance is up to date and you've said goodbye to any loved ones prior to this visit, because that man will destroy 99% of the wannabes I see frequenting this site, including the so-called experienced players. That's the truth. Considering you place great store in putting up or shutting up, it shouldn't be too much of a stretch. If someone does pony up, I'll look forward to hearing about your injuries in class and we can all have a giggle at www.bullshido.net.