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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Krav Maga thoughts
« on: September 17, 2006, 12:17:33 AM »
My thought generally on SD arts is to wonder whether they're actually focusing on the right thing. The emphasis seems to be heavily on muggings in the dark while you're on the street. Where I live the places you get into fights are at clubs and bars if you're drunk, or when you have a home invasion. Street muggings are incredibly rare. They still teach KM here though and I'm quite sure they have the street attack curriculum.

I also get the feeling they overemphasise eye gouges and their risk. I have yet to hear of an attack where someone had their eyes gouged, I have heard of people having their heads beaten and stomped in though. I think the eye gouge thing only came in after 1993 as a reaction to it being a foul in the original UFCs.

What I do like about them is they like to emphasise fighting from a worst case scenario as a starting point. So once you've already been attacked, they don't talk that much about what you could do if you saw the attack coming. Obviously you'd have a chance to prepare for it, but whatever works when you're surprised should also work if you saw it coming.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA
« on: September 04, 2006, 08:40:41 AM »
I was sure he won by arm triangle choke.

Rats, I was in Switzerland in April and May, would have been cool to check out (although I don't think I would have liked participating... yet).

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Fight Science On National Geographic
« on: August 31, 2006, 04:06:55 PM »

Since that site only lists TV shows which are aired for free, I assume there's nothing wrong with posting a tracker.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA
« on: August 31, 2006, 04:04:16 PM »
Threads on discussed the injury specifically, although they're long since dead and I'm not a pro member there so I can't drag them up. discusses it, although I wasn't aware of this until you asked for a source so I went digging for it.

Hope it's satisfactory.


Martial Arts Topics / Re: No time limit on the street or in combat
« on: August 31, 2006, 12:28:20 AM »
Any reason why doing both at different times might not be a good idea?

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA
« on: August 31, 2006, 12:18:45 AM »
I only skimmed over this so I hope it hasn't already been posted, but Arlovski broke his knee in the second round of the fight, which is why he stopped throwing leg kicks. To whoever was saying they'll never know why he stopped; now you actually do.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Fight Science On National Geographic
« on: August 31, 2006, 12:15:06 AM »
It came so very close to being informative.

It was informative. I liked the bit where they had Levy doing the plum poles and then they had the sensors in his shoes showing his centre of balance. The part on the weapons was interesting, while there may be some disagreement (as well as lack of practicality) over the Katana, it was still interesting that they broke down the pros and cons of varyous weapons, which still gives you something to think about. The parts on pressure points were also interesting, that they had some scientific explanations, also the way Levy went for one in a crucifix like position was also interesting, if you compare pressure points to joint locks, joint locks work on the ground with the recipient imobilised, but not standing up, and the main complaint I've seen on pressure points is they're impractical to land in a live situation, but they might be workable if you imobilise first, I figure that's something worth looking into. There were some flaws in there, but just like you can take the good out of a martial art that has flaws, you can also take the good out of a documentary that has flaws.

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