I would not wonder if there were news about a strange volcanic eruption in Irland soon.
Originally Posted by Cuchulain
The remainders of the real Cuchulain, rotating at several thousand rpm, must produce tremendous amounts of heat.
So that's where all that soot is coming from. Seriously though that video is bad and they should feel bad.
Originally Posted by kwan_dao
Coming from someone who has little to no striking experience I have a hard time picking out whats wrong here.
THings I see because of obviousnessss:
1. Spin move
2. Painting red target on your chin
thats what I saw first time around. WOuld someone be kind enough to educate me as to what the more technical errors shown here are?
Originally Posted by shaolin pimp
Well in my defence, the things that to my eye put it above typical Kung Fu or Krottie type training.
-They're actually hitting and getting hit.
-They're rolling with punches.
-I like the three way sparring.
-They're training how to stay active and aggressive on the ground.
Okay, It's not going to work in competition but I think it would have benefits if you find yourself in situation where it's all kicking off.
These assholes probably walk past three Sambo schools on their way to train this crap.
Considering that this is a best of, systema sucks. I'm still glad there is systema sparring.
Cuchulain it was just bad! but your are forgiven for 2 reaons.
1. your name, I'm Irish
2. Protecting us from Mongolians (god damn shitty Mongolians)
seriously though 3 way sparring is full of balls, I did the krav for a year, in my experience it's larping or fucking brutal, but it's not sparring, could be good as a drill. but sparring no.
Here are a few overall problems of many:
Originally Posted by Dak
- They don't have any power in their punches. The best punches in there were arm punches with no body power, and the worst ones were basically slaps.
- They rarely keep their hands up, and thus almost all of their hits, even the telegraphed ones, hit.
- They spin around while they spar. If done against a competent Nak Muay, Boxer, Karateka, etc they they would be lit up before they could finish turning.
- Most of their disbalancing pushes and sweeps only work in compliant demos.
- Their front kicks are okay, but nothing above what the average person couldn't pull off. You'd be way better off in a Muay Thai gym.
I don't do any grappling though so if that clip at the end where they are on the ground is any good is way beyond me.
That grappling bit at the end. Can someone please explain to me how a system with no techniques teaches armbars ? They say there are no techniques, but I keep seeing the higher level practitioners using actual techniques on the newer guys ( not just based on this video ). It seems really shitty to me, to have people crushing you in all manner of armlocks and chokes, but not teaching you how to do it for yourself, or teaching you any specific techniques for escaping.
Are you simply left to figure it out for yourself ?
This is the thing that annoys me too. How can you have so much win within your grasp and still go for the fail? Do these people actually think, "Hey, here's a MA that was passed over by the military in favour of sambo! It must therefore be better than sambo!"? What is the thought process here?
Originally Posted by Vorpal