Ahh great point, if someone did bring me to the ground I would use te BJJ to snap his arm real quick and get up and continue fighting if I had to. But I would not wana be taking someone down when he is being a wuss and having his friends fight for him. Striking is definately key wether there are multiple oppenents or not. And if this man were drunk and trying to shoot reaching his wobbly arms at me, standing neck crank with the thumb pushing in between the adam's apple . Most painful way to be choked. Haha
Any of you guys going to NAGA in Huston Tx, Saturday?
NAGA almost never comes close enough to me for me to comfortably travel there. Farthest I've gone is Portland, ME, which is about 2-2.5hrs away from me. It wasn't for NAGA though. It was for the Freestyle Grappling Open. I lost pretty badly. It's so hard for me to gauge where I'm at in BJJ. I decided to do the blue belt level because I've been working through my Karate instructor's semi-limited knowledge for the past 2.5years. I wasn't submitted EVERY match, but I still was fairly outclassed.
I wish there were some local karate or kickboxing tournaments around where I live. It's possible I'm not looking hard enough, but for the most part all I know immediately about is the tournament my own school basically runs, which mainly consists of students from my school mixed in with people from other local schools. It's really not a great test of skill. The competitors stay pretty consistent, which is part of the problem. Plus my instructor straight out admitted it's more aimed at kids. I mean the most "alive" event we have is grappling, which I've been doing. It just makes me upset that even for the adults they still only have point sparring.
Would Krav Maga be worth it if I find a real trainer (Not like the ones that just sell black belts after a year of training in martial arts)
What do you mean by conditioning ? Is there anything special in terms of Krav Maga?
also man, if you can handle it, go for krav. check the school out first on bullshido.net before you lay any money down though
I'm going to get into a martial-art this summer after spring sports and whatnot.
I've been doing a lot of research, and I'm pretty interested in Aikijutsu or Aikido. Personally I think it'd be neat to learn a lot of techniques involving joint-locks, arms restraints, submission, etc... I think I'd enjoy it more than kicks and punches. Also considering I work with cops all the time. Would it be something worth learning, something that could easily be applied in a real confrontation? Anyone have any input?
also if you want real life application, in my opinion you should cross train in several different arts. It is the best way to prepare for an attack. I have a friend that practices Jeet Kune Do and Krav Maga chiefly with others on the side, it's saved his life many many times.
Yeah, Aikijutsu/Aiki is suppose to be pretty similar to jujitsu. And yeah, the dojo I'm looking at is highly respected. Others in my family use it for Karate, Kenjutsu, and Aikido. It's been around for quite a while and has a great reputation. I'm 100% certain it's not a McDojo.
In my opinion (and experience) it's just best to go with what interests you most. If you don't care for the sport of football, why the hell would you try out for it? I'll also look into cross-training. Thanks dude!
Please watch this video before choosing an art.
if you dont get my point... choose wrestling(or judo), striking(muay thai/boxing) or bjj. Choose one of those or you're wasting your time.
I'm almost certain it's not, and I didn't say it was exempt. I'm clearly no expert, but here.
I mean, they're non-profit, they don't steal your money, and they teach authentic technique and discipline.
2nd worst state, 100% ghetto
and LOL Terry. Stay out of Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland and you'll be fine. Everything else is decent or farmers.
Anyways back to the topic...
Friend from richmond came down for some sparring this weekend. We did mostly kickboxing and thai boxing with grappling. I have some micro fractures on my shins because we don't use shin guards. i usually just wait until the pain and sensitivity die down before I spar again but I don't know if I'm damaging my legs or what?
I am making good strides in form and in technique but there is one thing I need advice on. When we do full contact sparring with face shots allowed, I develop a kind of flinch once we get into some tighter up close striking. Is there any kind of drill that would help me kill this before it becomes a problem?
My friends and I who go to TKD are all sore from doing sparring to practice for an upcoming WTF rules tournament. I really need to learn to control my steps better when I'm moving out of the way of kicks, I usually overshoot and don't have a good position for a counterkick because I am too far away.
Yeah, we do partner drills and things like that, I just need to practice more, Thanks.
If it's sensitive to the touch, it's probably just the nerves going haywire. Microfractures will temporarily weaken the bone, and enough of them will leave it sore and throbbing, but still won't make it painful to light touches.
A lot of guys will tell you to take a rolling pin and roll it down your shins to pop the nerves. Don't do that, you need them to tell you how injured you are. Popping the nerves without conditioning the bone is like taking the batteries out of a smoke alarm.
Those techniques are poorly interpreted and are using lots of flaws. Most of them don't work. That is not Krav Maga, mate. That's just some kick ass, ninja style combination of moves from lots of martial arts. You got Judo there, some karate, kick boxing, nothing that says it's real krav maga.
That's the problem. The problem of every MacDojo and every pseudo-federation: They want to make us believe Krav Maga to be a Deadly Van Dame style kick ass martial arts combination.
It's not, ok?
Krav Maga has a belt system and the training is hard but the progress is very slow in order for you to absorb the motion and learn your body to react instantly to threat.
If I show you videos of Krav Maga practising of first level it will look like the lamest thing you've ever seen. Yes, the first days in Krav Maga, are lame, slow and boring sometimes followed by intense military exercise to build up your body, agility and flexibility. You have to be patient and learn slowly so you don't end up stabbed or shot over you excessive self confidence in a technique you can barely dominate.
This is a really Krav Maga Training (civilian level) without that marketing and appealing bullshit you see in videos:
And this is some of the extreme of Krav Maga. Most of these techniques are not available for civilians since they are military level:
I've been doing Tae Kwon Do for about 2 years now, and I'm at the 1st level of brown belt.
I never had to use it in a real life situation, but I'm prepared to.
Trust me. There's a line that separates martial artas from self defence. And most of the times self defence is all about running to the hills.
I've been in both situations. First time I had to give my money to the robber because I was inside a moving metro with nowhere to run and 2 knives pointed at both my neck and belly.
Secound time I was able to punch and kick my way out of there. It was harder that I thought. First because your adrenaline starts pumping and it will be difficult to controll your breathing. You'll do everything by impulse and have a hard time trying to keep calm, so you'll make lots of basic mistakes that can cost you.
Sometimes self defense requires (in an extreme situation) you too keep fighting even if you're stabbed.
It's not the walk in the park you see inside the dojo or the ring. It's actually totally different. Fighting with cooperating personel and fighting in a ring with rules teaches you how to fight, but it never prepares you the demands of street fighting.
Too often do people leave the dojo thinking they can handle self-defense situations. This is way more true for no-contact, light contact, and mcdojo martial arts. You can drill and "light contact spar" all you want, but until someone is trying to kill you, or put you in the hospital, you will never know if you are "prepared" to fight in a real life situation.
The very point of martial arts is to defend yourself, at least in the beginning. Now you've got McDojo-ism and assorted flowery bullshit.. but please don't lump everything together. There are still some places where you can learn worthwhile traditional martial arts.
Yeah, that's not what I said. In a school worth a damn you still put your gloves on and fight.
Back to my classes after a break from stupid aches and ankle. I felt out of shape, but was clear that I've still got it.
My dojo is an Olympic level gym with lots of stuff for us to use. I'm just a blue belt. Broke the training boards today, wood getting expensive.
I've done MMA and BJJ when I was younger. I want to pick up a martial art mainly for fitness and just general self defense, because why not?
What would you guys recommend?