Thread: Jackie Chan Speaks on MMA
12/24/2012 4:30pm, #231
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
12/24/2012 5:04pm, #232
I'm curious where he got this notion.
It IS hard to defend from the bottom without training for it, which is why it's important for a martial artist to consider, and confront.
If you skip forward on ur ninjer DVDs, there's probably a section on it.
12/24/2012 5:44pm, #233but hitting a man while hes down is still not respected in my book
12/24/2012 5:47pm, #234
12/24/2012 6:27pm, #235
12/24/2012 8:07pm, #236
12/24/2012 8:50pm, #237
12/24/2012 11:34pm, #238
- Join Date
- Nov 2012
- Chicago / Michigan
My point is, what is and isn't respectable or honorable in a fight depends a great deal on context. In a boxing match, it would be dishonorable, not respectable, to try to kick a guy. In a kick-boxing match, it would be dishonorable to strike a downed opponent. In an MMA match, it would be dishonorable to go for an eye gouge.
There was a popular kind of no-holds-barred fighting in the rural Southern US in the 18th and early 19th century, called "rough-and-tumbling" among other names, in which trying to gouge out the opponent's eye was a standard tactic. In this kind of a match, eye-gouging wasn't considered dishonorable.
http://jmanly.ejmas.com/articles/200..._gorn_0401.htm (This is an article on the subject, originally printed in the American Historical Review)
One can argue that some or all forms of combat sports are too violent or dangerous or whatever to be permitted on moral grounds (as people have against all the sports mentioned here), but the idea that there is a code of honor for fighting other than "don't fight outside the rule-set when you are in a fight with agreed-upon rules" is what I think people are finding mysterious and unjustified in your position.
12/24/2012 11:51pm, #239
12/24/2012 11:57pm, #240
Don't worry, I am under the impression that any violent criminals that might be assaulting you also hold your morals about not hitting you while you're on the ground. So you're safe. Keep training nincompoop. NINPO, damn you autocorrect (your accuracy is amazing).GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.