IMO he comes across that way because of his life struggle to change the way the majority of martial arts are practiced. He is a very friendly and warming character and just tries to get the best out of whoever he trains. Im not at all concerned with his history as I know he will improve me as a fighter. Its his knowledge of the fight thats important.
Eddie Hardon, I am glad you find him and his research into the martial arts as interesting as I do.
Thanks for that and from what I read I agree wholeheartedly. It seems to me that he really is concerned to get the best from his students and make them better fighters - if such is their goal - or better able to defend themselves should the need arise. As unfortunately in this World is all to frequently the case.
Originally Posted by petervasylenko
He does not look his age and a passing comment on his seeming to be about mid-30s at SENI seems about right.
He has a phenomenal amount of research and knowledge plus History on his website and it continually amazes me but then I don't have his knowledge so I gawp at some of it and it makes me think. An inspirational character. Perhaps, one day I may make it and I'm sure I would profit enormously.
His role as Doorman of the pub, The Lord Nelson? or was it The Hope and Anchor when he made the gangster (proper) give ground made me laugh. I believe him and I'm not too far from Islington in any case *laughs* so I've slight more awareness than some.
It's extraordinary the number of name MAists who claim his influence. The proverbial "prophet without honour in his own country" springs to Mind.
He's fucking like the fucking British Matt fucking Thornton only he fucking swears fucking more.
For all I know, he might have fucking taught Matt fucking Thornton ;-)
Originally Posted by The Badger
Who he, by the way? Some Straight Blast Geezer?
What do the experienced MMA guys here think about Steves aproach to training?
He endorses aliveness above all else, but pretty much had no formal instruction. His roundhouses look pretty awful, and he blocks low kicks with his hands.
Someone more qualified than me can critique more, but he looks technically pretty terrible.
I only watched a couple of the videos and skimmed through some of the reading material, so I don't feel comfortable passing judgment on him or anything.
YouTube - Morris Method 2 DVD clip 1
i noticed that too, see my previous post about the video with ground and pound.
if some of the things i say are off, remember i wasn't able to hear what he was saying as i don't have audio.
I havn't seen the dvd that clip is from, however I dont think he's advocating always punching their legs when your in their guard. There isn't enough information in that clip to pass judgment on his grappling skills IMO. Im sure if you emailed him with any questions he would be happy to answer.
I don't really care enough to go so far as contacting him about it, it's just that I don't see how punching someone's legs in guard would be a good idea, ever, under any circumstances.