reply to post by Badge01
Not so fast Badge ..
It says Ryan Parker is representing Okinawan Karate, or some form of Karate, not Taiji. In fact, there is no such thing as Wang style
Did you mean Yang
style or W
u style Taiji? at any rate, that guy Parker surely wasn't using it. Even if he was, even I'll say a Tai
Chi practitioner, or any striker or standing fighter who does not have a very decent ground game is going to lose in any MMA/UFC match. That's
because the rules are advantageous toward the grapplers and these are not "real fights", as I explain below, so the Gung-fu practitioner is very
restricted in his choice of attacks.
Allow me to say one thing about the UFC: It is merely full contact sport.
1)Yes, they are wearing gloves aren't they? Not boxing gloves, but gloves that make it hard to perform alot of different hand techniques.
2)Not even that, but there are rules
. Any fight with rules
is NOT the real thing.
3)Can one UFC fighter poke his finger into the other ones eye socket? Can one UFC fighter yank the others' finger and purposefully snap it? What
about purposefully snapping an elbow, knee, ankle or wrist in a mere second, not even applying more pressure to make him "tap out"? Or God forbid
someone actually bit/yanked someone's ear off .. at any rate the guy would get disqualified and the fight stopped.
4)They are also fighting on a hollow (below) MAT .. not a concrete sidewalk.
5)They only have to fight for 3 minutes tops, then they get to rest, and do it again 3 times in a row.
There, i dont need to keep going into the UFC rulebook.
In a real fight, theres no rounds, no gloves, no rules, no wrestling mats, no corner to go to to get tips and a breather and some vaseline on your
wounds, theres nothing and no one to stop your opponent from actually breaking bones, not just tapping you, and actually choking you unconcious, not
just tapping you. Do you understand that even UFC/MMA is not "real combat" ?
In a real fight situation, if I really truly feel my life is threatened, I am going to feel guilty for possibly maiming the guy afterward, but if I
feel the need to, I will go immediately for the eyes and throat. I will immediately go for the spot behind both ears and press in with all my might
until the guy falls limp. Then I check for pulse. If he taps, im not stopping?
So then, I am just making people realize even UFC fights are not "real fights", and that just because grapplers always win UFC fights, and always
win via submission (with the occasional ground n' pound), doesn't make those styles of fighting the most deadly, or best for street self defense,
because UFC's rules are advantageous to the grapplers by far.
A better full contact sport in my opinion is Chinese Sanda / San Shou.. its like MMA except theres no extended ground grappling, if it goes to a
sprawl they break it up and make both fighters stand back up. Watching two grown men squeeze each other out over and over again
freaking boring .. I mean geez.. lol..
For those interested in the history of the internal arts (tai chi / pa kua / bagua / hsing-I ), this is a great conversation between Sifus in NYC
about the foundation/history of the styles.
[edit on 6/18/2008 by runetang]