Thread: WMA Forum Goes Live
2/11/2009 5:33pm, #31Originally Posted by Scott Larson
If you read the things people like Farmer Burns and Jack Dempsey have written you'll find discussions of fighting in terms of their benefits to your health, strength, and success in competition. You don't see as much of the discussion of spiritual growth and self-actualization that you read in many Eastern texts such as the writings of Kano or Ueshiba.
That's my interpretation, anyway. I'll leave final say to the mods.
2/11/2009 5:34pm, #32Originally Posted by Scott Larson
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2/11/2009 5:42pm, #33Originally Posted by ChickenBeakFist
This as Jack Dempsey fought so he could eat not achieve oneness with the world.
2/11/2009 5:45pm, #34
All the "western" arts come from east of me, I'm confused.Monkey Ninjas! Attack!
2/11/2009 5:51pm, #35
2/11/2009 5:52pm, #36Originally Posted by ChickenBeakFist
I think we'd be best served to delineate these things geographically and culturally. Thus a discussion of, for example, the use of fencing footwork in JDK and/or a discussion of parallels between that and the original fencing-based footwork of old boxing would fit here very well.“Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
2/11/2009 5:56pm, #37
2/11/2009 6:01pm, #38Originally Posted by Jack Rusher
Or we'll split hairs forever!
Either way I'm eager to learn more about this stuff.
2/11/2009 6:18pm, #39
We're going to find alot of grey areas in the WMAs, but we can only judge them case by case. But we shouldn't focus too much now on the grey areas, since there are alot straight forward WMA cases.
WMA: Savate, (English) Boxing, wrestling (Greco, free, catch), etc...
Grey area: Bjj (YES, Bjj)
- JMA: decendant of (Kosen) Judo
- DHS: pure grappling style
-WMA: Brazilian touch in the evolution from (Kosen) Judo to Bjj (trainingmethods, evolution of techniques, crosstraining Luta Livre, Western mentality, etc...)
So in the case of Bjj (and many others including Bartitsu, JKD), it depends from the topic we're addressing, in which forum we're going to post.
Edit: Vote DdlR for Mod WMAOriginally Posted by Jiujitsu77Originally Posted by HumanzeeOriginally Posted by jk55299 on Keysi Fighting Method
2/11/2009 6:26pm, #40Originally Posted by Zendokan