Old man strong really exists?! :5shocking
Originally Posted by Sley
Most Krav Maga in the US isn't so good as far as combatives are concerned, generally having more in common with cardio-kickboxing than an actual MA (I presume that most schools don't do a very good job of teaching situational awareness, but I haven't actually investigated that aspect.)
Get in the habit of being aware of who and what is around you, and Kali/etc. should be perfectly serviceable on the street.
If you want to improve your personal fitness put the money towards a personal trainer.
This. There is a certain amount of "hardness" that comes with 5 or 6 hours of hard rolling every week, and you can definitely notice it. I can't really explain it, all I know is that after starting BJJ, my neck and shoulders got thicker, my jaw seemed to get squarer, my waist got smaller, and I finally got calves. My forearms swelled, and when I had to toss a drunk frat boy out of the club, my heart rate did not go up at all, I was no longer scared of being attacked. BJJ is based in reality, and I knew that I could REALLY choke most men if I wanted.
Originally Posted by bdang
You not being scared is exactly what an attacker does not want. Who wants to fight a guy who's calm, level-headed, and ready to fight? I mean, good luck getting a drunk idiot to back down, but if you don't rattle at all, they will bluster and then disappear, I've had it happen to me. Some guy got right in my face, screaming bloody murder, and I simply said, "Listen. You DON'T scare me." He postured for a second and then crumbled, and walked down the street.
I'm not trying to say I'm a badass or something, I'm saying that I really feel like alive grappling training was the factor in that confrontation, and that martial arts is sometimes more than just hurting other people. Wrestling IS fighting, and if you're already fighting all the time, well **** it, what's one more?
Originally Posted by Bone Damage
One should still train some form of striking, even crappy BJJ school Muay Thai.