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    Surprising experience viewing TMA in aliveness.

    Last week i just went to a tournament, and it had Gi and no gi BJJ, Muay thai, san shou and pankration. Beside that it also had touch karate, forms competitions.


    Alot of the forms competors would do their forms, then change clothes and do san shou. I was surprised. They held their own pretty good as well, karateka and kung-fu guys.

    Many rolled as well.

    EDIT: I did novice no gi jujutsu, and rolled with atleast two guys with TKD written on their shirts.

    I remember in highschool clubs that never did anything full contact were now doing san shou, and did surprisingly well.

    Whats my point?

    Nothing really, just that i saw a school once strictly not used to alive training making the aliveness jump. And it made me happy to see that. I see open and accepted cross training.

    Maybe this is the death of point fighting we are witnessing now? What is the jump in popularity of san shou that has done this to kung-fu?
    Last edited by AAAhmed46; 4/11/2009 10:47pm, .
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    #2
    There's nothing wrong with point fighting as long as it doesn't become your only fighting.

    TMA's can add with out subtracting.

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      #3
      Agreed.


      Nothing wrong with anyone doing only point fighting. But the same clubs are now atleast giving students the option to do something other then point fighting without ostrisizing them.(yeah my spelling)
      Last edited by AAAhmed46; 4/11/2009 10:51pm, .
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        #4
        It's nice to hear that more TMAers are going the aliveness route, but still keeping their art intact without going all-out and jumping on the MMA bandwagon. I hope to hear about more TMA schools and students stepping up and taking that big jump off the dead pattern diving board and creating big splashes and waves of aliveness in the pool of competition.

        Best wishes to all,

        ZoA.
        Let your anger be like a monkey trapped inside a pinata; waiting inside, hoping that the children don't break through with the stick.

        -Master Tang (Kung Pow! Enter the Fist)

        A word to the wise ain't necessary. It's the stupid ones who need the advice.
        — Bill Cosby

        The believer is happy, the doubter wise.
        — Greek proverb

        Originally posted by Nicko1
        Martial Talk is not neutral, it's just neutered.

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          #5
          i honestly want to know who these people are that do forms and then look at sparring and say to themselves, "yeah i really don't have any interest in that whatsoever".

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            #6
            Originally posted by v1y View Post
            i honestly want to know who these people are that do forms and then look at sparring and say to themselves, "yeah i really don't have any interest in that whatsoever".
            Sparring hurts and is often frusterating

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              #7
              man I think I'm going to dig out old TKD t-shirts to wear to grappling comps just to make people underestimate me.

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                #8
                Well, this just made my day better. I hope to see such change in all TMA schools.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by JohnnyCache View Post
                  man I think I'm going to dig out old TKD t-shirts to wear to grappling comps just to make people underestimate me.
                  That would probably work pretty well. I wonder if other people have tried similar tactics.

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                    #10
                    Nothing wrong with point fighting as long as it looks like this:

                    YouTube - THIS IS KARATE ~ 空手 ~

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