Thought for the day:
As the old saying goes; The lion may be king of the jungle. “…But you throw him into the Shark Tank and he’s just another meal.” – Renzo Gracie
Another view on fighting:
as a student of violence I couldn’t be any less concerned about what martial art to practice. I’m very much interested in winning fights along with teaching others how to win fights. I respect people and desire results; ideas and theory do nothing to make sure people are going to come home alive.
Using the past to guide our future we must also be aware that the enemy is constantly adapting. As we continue to produce solutions to problems presented by our adversary, our adversaries will present new problems until one of us finds an opening to finish the other. In the age of information what happens in real fight and what works in real fights is no longer a subject that is up for any type of academic debate.
Let me take a moment to speak plainly; if MMA fighters aren’t doing it(insert X martial art here), it’s not worth doing. If your instructor has avoided competition or learning the elements of MMA (BJJ, Judo, Wrestling, Sambo, Muay Thai, Boxing, Kickboxing) you should avoid them. There is no proving ground that is as close to real fighting as MMA. Believe it, accept it, it’s true. Now that is not to say that there aren’t trace elements in TMA’s that we can learn from as modern martial artist.
To this day there are many people/charlatans are continuing to furnish to students “counter to X” plans. There is no such move or technique set to counter another skill set. The only way to defend against any fight plan is to be good at executing that fight plan. If what you’re doing can be stopped with the simple plan of CLOSE-DOMINATE-FINISH it’s time for you to realize the ice age has come and you are not one of the pioneers of the new world.