Xen Nova wrote:
All analogies aside I realized something..
I don't want to sound like I'm mr. top shelf fighter badass... but I can handle myself quite a bit better than most guys and I'm an above average athlete... but this goes for most of you who have trained more than a few years....
Outside of getting the jump on me. There's little to nothing an untrained guy (somewhere within my size) can do to prevent me from whooping his ass... and I mean beating them to death if I choose to.
Lets just consider hand to hand combat and leave out weapons (for now) because thats another ball game...
Think about being a blue belt or so, and a new guy comes into your bjj school and rolls with you... easy as FUCK to tool him isn't it?
Extrapolate that further... outside of getting the jump on you and given the chance to match their aggression anyone with some training can DESTROY the average guy.
The reason a person who's seen actual combat (i mean war type combat) has a 'jump' on someone normally is because they go from 0-kill not 0-ass kicking. Very different response. If a more trained person were given that opportunity they'd still have a higher success rate.
The average person has no finesse or skill. Watch countless fights on YouTube (not matches, but fights between normal people) and you'll see it's nothing like the movies - there is no technique, just basic wild swinging and grappling.
There's a fairly popular fight with a guy who gets confronted by two guys while he's with his girlfriend. He simply throws STRAIGHT PUNCHES and destroy's these guys. There's another where a guy handles about 6 guys doing the same thing...
If you watch one of the kimbo fights an mma fighter (think he trains at ATT now) goes against a guy like with ~40lbs on him and does way better than you'd expect considering various factors ("chill dog" rule, restarts, only boxing, etc)
the human animal is not designed to use 'moves' or 'techniques', but to use adrenaline and strength to flail away and batter an opponent into submission. It went something like that, anyway. That quote haunts me because it seems true in many cases, seeing how people fight.
When god was giving out "weapons" the lion took the claws, teeth, speed, and power... the shark took some badass senses and huge ass chompers... Man was last in line and picked up the big mushy thing that goes in his head... he figured he got the raw deal.
couple million years later we run this motherfucker.
Man was designed to use his brain to take advantage of the weakness of the human structure. Exploit the weaknesses of the joints, the blood & air flow to the brain, and to use that same body to create massive amounts of concussive force... That's what happens when you learn to fight RIGHT.
Let your opponent fight like an idiot... animals do have technique. National geoographic shows lions teaching hunting techniques to their young all the time... They have the natural instincts and tools to do this shit.
So do we...and we have to learn just as they do.
Sure I'll fight like an animal... a fucking trained lethal ass lion with an infinite combination of tools to utilize and a body that is capable of going further than your comprehension of speed, power, and endurance.
THAT is the human animal
The thing that wins a fight, I believe, is tapping into this pure animal rage, combined with a COMMITMENT to take your target down without fear of damaging him, PLUS the ability to keep your head; to control and use that rage without losing technique.
It's when you attack like a hungry panther on Benzedrine, with a combination of speed and power, that you do not lose the fight. Every part of your body becomes a weapon; every attack winds you up for another attack. You move and flex from every angle, using every limb in combinations of coordinated, fast and explosive strikes.
Not everyone can tap into that or control it, but the ones who do are the deadliest fighters. You have to forget all the rules of combat sports in a street situation and do whatever it takes to neutralize the threat and survive.