8/14/2011 12:03am, #1
Not a dream, not a hoax, not an imaginary story! Systema vs MMA sparring vid
Well, it doesn't just look like kickboxing.
As far as what it looks like, well...weird bad tongbeiesque punches, kicks, playground headlocks, and inappropriate spinning around? But the systema guy wasn't just outright murdered, so I suppose that's something.
8/14/2011 12:16am, #2
Before everybody gets all style huffy. Sparring is sparring. If you saw me yesterday you would believe MMA is innefective against MMA. And I got toweled.
8/14/2011 12:24am, #3
Sure—they're not trying to kill one another. But Systymie up there sure likes keeping his hands at his side, doing Ministry of Silly Walk kicks, and turning his back on his opponent.
8/14/2011 12:41am, #4
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that the Systema guy was the one wearing camo pants? I know, I know. Psychic.
Actually not too shabby all in all. The first half of the vid seemed roughly 50/50. But in the second half, Mr. Systema was gradually eating more and more solid shots that probably would've put him on his ass in a non-sparring situation. Gotta say though, best video representation of Systema that I've seen.
8/14/2011 12:49am, #5
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Looked like Systemo was trying to kick his partner in the dick a few times.
8/14/2011 12:58am, #6
8/14/2011 1:04am, #7
The bald guy was supposed to be MMA?"We often joke -- and we really wish it were a joke -- that you will only encounter two basic problems with your 'self-defense' training.
1) That it doesn't work
2) That it does work"
8/14/2011 1:23am, #8
I hate when people spar with intensity and equipment mismatches. Why is the MMA guy wearing huge sparring gloves and shin pads?
8/14/2011 1:27am, #9
8/14/2011 1:41am, #10