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  1. Hesperus is offline
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    Okay, I guess I was just confused.
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    I say no! if you implement a belt or ranking system then you will inevitably have a pissing match over who is the “godfather” or who’s lineage is true. It is all crap! MMA is mixed martial arts and it is what it is. People have to study the arts for what they are individually and mold them into what fits them. There is no way that anyone can take one system and make it fit whoever. That is why MMA works. You pick what works for you and no one else.

    Let the belts, stripes, or whatever be decided the good old fashioned way in MMA, by having the best one win. Period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedyg View Post


    who is the “godfather” or who’s lineage is true. It is all crap!

    Holy **** Mob Jitsu!!!
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    Each student would have to meet each core art ranking (for clarity of use) of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc in each art. MT, BJJ, Wrestling, Kickboxing, crochet, whatever before meeting the the criteria for advancement to the 1st rank of an MMA ranking. Five 1st belts + appliable skill perfomance = 1st mma rank advance

    Think about your own MMA training, if any. How many arts have you trained in? How many do you currently train on an at least once a week basis? More than two? What is your ranking in each art and are you compensated to teach? In the other arts (beyond your core two), do you train the art entirely or just the techniques of the art which are high percentage or comfortable for you?

    How many of you train wrestling, MT, bjj weekly?, each month? Are you a black belt or rank equivalent in each?

    If MMA look at your own fighting style. How many different techniques do you use from each art in practice?, in competition?

    Look at George St. Pierre.

    You use the techniques with the highest percentage of success from each art you have in a by on a declining scale. The fights you watch are mostly the same. High percentage of success techniques against fighters doing the same thing. Punch, kick, flying knee, knees, takedowns, GnP(punching on ground), submissions.

    So far based on the comments, the arguments offered against the idea of a systematized approach strcutured program of of training which would allow a ranking system for MMA (which also allows for substitutions of some arts and inclusion of techniques/forms from lower marginal percentage arts as electives), fail. Repeated for fun: The arguments against the idea fail.

    Hey, I am only playing devil's advocate. The only real foreseeable problem with a systematized approach to MMA is that even though the arts are learned as separate system and then practiced in toto, eventually a unified or completly integrated art would evolve at which point it is no longer MMA but a new martial art.

    The other real problem is, it would take a long, long, long time to reach an MMA black belt or hello kitty patch competency. The third problem is that the OP would have to set up and support and organization in the present that would not have more than a few MMA black belt/hello kitty patches for the first 5, 7 to 10 years.

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    i dont see any need in it. we already have ranking. this list goes from worst to best.

    guy who trains and doesnt fight
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    Quote Originally Posted by it is fake View Post
    yeah, normally i'd get a quote, but couldn't be bothered.
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    Wait, flying knees are high percentage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzomalan View Post
    i get a little defensive because my brother is/was a marine (hon. discharged), not because i don't like you. mcmap is rather new, and marines have to train other things as well as implement them, so i don't really give them too much crap for having dubious standards.
    the only part of your post i think i can raise an issue with is the one i quoted, because i believe the belt is hard to see if a marine is wearing his utes properly.
    And that is the core of my case against the superiority of MCMAP. Joining any military branch is a package deal. It's not about being expert at something, but good at everything. Including surprise marches at night during bad weather. The military and the civilian life couldn't be more different. A civilian has almost total control over the time at hand and can tailor a martial arts program. If a civilian sprain an ankle during sparring doesn't automatically mean that studies or work will suffer during the convalescense, but a military might be punished for being so careless with the property of the military. :icon_wink

    And the military doctrine of acceptable losses might be good for the group, but is always a disaster for the individual. The civilian idea that any injury is a personal failure might make you a sissy, a ruthless sissy that will stop at (almost) nothing to avoid them.

    So yes, marines being marines are impressive. But marines being martial artists, disregarding all the other things they have to do, are impressive compared to bullshidokas and mcdojos. But are they really impressive against that civilian with Darth Maul skills?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadUglyMagic View Post
    Many arts have techniques that must be learned to earn a belt rank. MMA is mixed Martial Arts. ARTS. Because most arts have basic moves that are used as base skills, a way to judge progress is ranking by awarding a belt. Belts, hello kitty patches, little stripes indicate a ranking the same way your letter grades in school gave a grade point average. So that argument is false.
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    To create and maintain an "MMA" belt rank or even MMA system, there must be different martial arts. A codified MMA belt system will ultimately lead to (ideally) integration of all the techniques from the different arts involved. The outcome would be a new martial aart and thus no longer MMA.
    i do not see any point in making an mma university or codified academy. but first, to address what i've emphasized in your post.
    you capitalized the word "arts", yet it seems like you want to ignore the fact that there are more than 5 martial arts in the world, beyond boxing, mt, bjj, judo, wrestling. the most notable example of this is the dragon machida, whose striking base is karate and grappling base is sumo, even if he has a bb in bjj. having a standard curriculum would discourage people from trying out other arts and adapting those to mma. hell, i'm curious to see if a football line-of-scrimmage stance can be integrated to mma.
    the second part of my objection is that it limits where people can get their training from. sure, fighters usually train with teams (ATT, AKA, MFS, etc.), but they also have the freedom to move their training camps and get additional outside coaching. plus, some fighters, such as gegard mousasi, don't have a base camp at all, and travel round the world for discipline specific training, and mousasi is doing well for himself.
    the benefit of this liberty to the mma community is that if an instructor is not good, his students will not be good, and the fights will show the results. conversely, people will see the results of good coaching, and this would allow their work to stand out. for example, if a striking coach from the Chute Boxe academy sets up a MT gym, do you think people would want to train there? i'd bet a paycheck on it. and fighters would also get the freedom to train with top notch grappling instructors regardless of who their striking coaches are, or other grappling instructors, ftm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Father Dagon View Post
    And that is the core of my case against the superiority of MCMAP.
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    So yes, marines being marines are impressive. But marines being martial artists, disregarding all the other things they have to do, are impressive compared to bullshidokas and mcdojos. But are they really impressive against that civilian with Darth Maul skills?
    i see. i think i was missing your point from the beginning, you have a good point.
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    Call it what you will, anything full contact is self-regulating.
    So yeah sure, give them belts that will match the bruises on their faces.
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