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Jez
1/28/2006 5:25am,
A guy i met was talking/bragging to me about Chinese barekuckle boxing, or chinese kickboxing. He was vague on details, and didnt really give me much of an idea what he was talking about. i have never seen this style and dont know whether this guy is legit, or if half of its just some **** he made up.

If any of you guys can tell me anything about this, please dont hesitate to answer this post.

thanks!

Hannibal
1/28/2006 5:27am,
Probably old school kung fu tournaments. Just with no gloves and no pads.

Roidie McDouchebag
1/28/2006 7:06am,
I think instead of doing any research, and without having any idea what I'm talking about, that I, like Hannibal, will post an opinion anyway.

He was talking about an underground kumite, held in Hong Kong...

Odacon
1/28/2006 10:58am,
Most countries have bareknuckle boxing in their history.

Fantasy Warrior
1/28/2006 11:33am,
In UK, a popular mainstream Kung Fu calling itself "Lau Gar" (not to be confused with the famous Lau Gar) often calls itself "Kung fu Kickboxing". By kickboxing, they generally mean semi-contact points sparring -at which they are very successful. they have had some guys do well in full-contact I think also but are mostly seen as a belt-factory type of thing. The Grand Master is a guy called Jeremy Lau.

BaguaMonk
1/28/2006 3:39pm,
Supposedly, in Taiwan, they had many bare knuckle boxing matches back in the day, some to the death or without rules. Alot of supposed "masters" and experts tested their skills there, even some BGZ guys. But from what I've heard, alot it happened underground (on the streets) with bets given on the side, from there (just like our "streets") you developed a certain reputation.

Jez
1/29/2006 6:52am,
well i beleive he mentioned something about wristlocks and other such manouvers which, in my opinion dont tend to work in real life situations. (though i havent had any experience with them, only heard things and seen the basics) but from what he was telling me it all sounded pretty shithouse.

I think he was just one of those guys whose been doing it for like 6 months and thinks he knows everything about his martial art, you know what i mean?

So i guess for me to judge 'chinese bareknuckle boxing' or whatever it is based on my meeting with this bloke isnt really fair.

jungle-mania
1/29/2006 6:43pm,
I am sanda fighter and my sport evlved from such events which were called "Da Lei Tai". It literally meant fighting on a platform. If you guys get to watch Jet Li's new show fearless, you will get to see it. Way back in the old days, schools fought bareknuckle and style vs styles were extremely prominent, so basic wrist locks could have existed since it is afterall TCMA.

In the 70s, here in Singapore, open finger bag gloves were introduced (sounds familiar doesn't it), but alot of triads were involved in TCMA. So when one side lostt and if his school cannot accept such lost, all of them wil go up the stage and beat the other guy up and then the rest of the winning school membe will go up too, then before you know it, a massive brawl in the stadium begins. Of course, our local federation didn't sanction such behaviour, but it did happen.

Fast forward to our time, sanda is now a sissy sport compared to those days, eventhough we do it full-contact. Guys like my seniors might not win in the sport this days because of the rulings, but I can't say the same when they are out on the streets.

liokault
1/29/2006 8:53pm,
From an article in 'Fighting Arts International' years ago, on Dan Docherty. Not quite bare knuckle but almost. He is talking about the 1976 'South East Asian Martial Arts Championships' of which I can find very little information on the internet (but I have seen a film of a fight in the 1980 event.

In 1976 I was very raw, with only one year of Tai Chi behind me and so my defence in particular was not that well developed. That was also a particularly vicious competition because the gloves we used were like driving gloves with the fingertips cut off. In my first fight against a hard stylist from Malaysia I got two black eyes a bleeding nose, puffed lips and heavy bruising from the left hip down to the foot from Thai Boxing kicks. My left foot was so bad I couldn't get a shoe on and I had to have a tetanus shot followed by herbal mudpacks to reduce the swelling.

meng_mao
1/30/2006 2:29am,
I am sanda fighter
:shock:
YOU ARE SANDA FIGHTER

jungle-mania
1/30/2006 3:24am,
:shock:
YOU ARE SANDA FIGHTER

:toothy5: Shucks, that was just too much on my part, I just happen to spar competitively under some obscure ruling that people generalise under a weird event called sanda.

meng_mao
1/30/2006 3:29am,
:toothy5: Shucks, that was just too much on my part, I just happen to spar competitively under some obscure ruling that people generalise under a weird event called sanda.
in case you didn't get my joke,
it was a reference to Batman, where he says, "I am Batman."

Jez
1/30/2006 6:24am,
in case you didn't get my joke,
it was a reference to Batman, where he says, "I am Batman."


how the hell was anyone meant to link those two phrases?!?!

meng_mao
1/30/2006 8:22am,
how the hell was anyone meant to link those two phrases?!?!
Cuz he said, "I am sanda fighter"

Mike.D
1/30/2006 11:43am,
I do chinese kickboxing under the BCKA

Jez
1/30/2006 11:29pm,
Cuz he said, "I am sanda fighter"

batman is not the first thing that springs to mind..