This is a discussion on The dangers of "Fake" Martial arts within the Hand to Hand Combat and Self Defense forums, part of the Weapons, Protection, Self Defense, Hand to Hand Combat category; Women who trust martial arts training of any kind as their primary form of self-defense are delusional....
Women who trust martial arts training of any kind as their primary form of self-defense are delusional.
Almost every physical fight I was in ended up on the floor. I relied on Aikido for years to redirect someone's assault and make joints go the way they didn't want to go. It worked great. If the fight went to the ground, and most did, I always won, but I sure wish I had learned more jujitsu.
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I can attest to the conditioning bit.... you never realize how long 30 seconds is until your in a hand to hand battle for that time...then it seems like an eternity and you are gasping to stay conscious. repetition brings endurance and I found that I could easily beat other folks by simply letting then expend their energy and then choke them out.
I also agree with the forget the rules aspect unless you're simply competing. but even then occasionally practice the throat punches, eye pokes, and nut punches too...
most modern day fighters use combinations of multiple disciplines, because as you go from standing to sparring to the ground...each provides different advantages. Martial arts are art, but they also train muscle memory thats useful for a series of different responses.....but responses vary based upon your opponents training....so be prepared for everything from a conditioned counter strike...to a high pitched scream and wind milling hands.
I disagree with sticking to one and instead fight (spar) a variety of people/discipline so that you can learn how to react to different counter moves or advances.
If only Bruce Lee had been this ahead of his time...
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