11/26/2008 11:46am, #11Originally Posted by iwannaseevids
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11/26/2008 11:55am, #12
What a load of bullshit.
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11/26/2008 11:58am, #13
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If you're not into training to be a competitive fighter, fine, more power to ya. If that's the case, MA is your hobby; Its something you do for fun, like bowling. Do not delude yourself: If you're not training to fight in the ring, your not training to defend youself. The *only* exception to this rule is regular streetfighting.
11/26/2008 11:59am, #14
IMHO Rambamatic is right on the money.
There's plenty of technical cross-over between training for self defense and training for "fighting" in the broad sense, which could include everything from boxing to traditional Japanese martial arts to modern MMA.
The key difference is that a good self defense instructor will also seriously address and train the huge number of legal restrictions/variables and strategic options that are specific to "self defense" in the real world, but that have no part in orthodox MA or combat sport training programs.
By the way, I detest the term "reality-based self defense".
11/26/2008 12:00pm, #15
I disagree with both kidspatula and rambamatic.
kidspatula is partly wrong because there are more countries in the world then just the USA and usually they have strict anti gun laws.
I agreed with rambamatic that its ok to practise ma';s eventhough you're not a fighter.
but by not fighting you must realise that you miss out on the closest thing to a real life situation ad that is exactly what you'd like to know right?
eventhough you know there are rules and there's a ref etc, your body responds pretty stressful to the whole situation, especially the first times you're in a ring and there's a guy in the opposite corner who is trained and his only goal in life at the moment is to beat the **** out of you.
in short: you're both out of your league, let this thread die plz.
11/26/2008 12:02pm, #16
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I will agree that one can be a skilled sport fighter, and have very bad instincts/reactions in a real confrontation.
Case in point: The infamous JFS fiasco. Someday I'll make a detailed post on everything that's wrong with that.
11/26/2008 12:03pm, #17
To paraphrase rodney king of SBG fame:
Training just for Self defense and not sparring is stupid. Anyone can pull a knife or a gun on you and all your training goes down the tube. Use sparring and competition for self growth.
11/26/2008 12:06pm, #18Originally Posted by Threadicus Shiticus
11/26/2008 12:07pm, #19Sumus extra manum tuam.
11/26/2008 12:14pm, #20
If you can't handle a known opponent in a ring with a restricted technique set, how do you hope to face the legions of heavily-armed vampire crackheads that apparently swarm the average American neighbourhood?