posted on Aug, 18 2008 @ 04:28 PM
Most people can and inevitably will debate about which martial art is 'teh bestest' until they're blue in the face, and still having never gotten
into any kind of fight that escalated past calling someone mean names or circling each other daring the other to throw a punch all while throwing out
vocal self affirmations and general bravado.
Most martial arts you're going to learn in a dojo is crap, plain and simple, especially styles like TKD, which should really stand for "Take Your
Dough", and the current schools of jeet kune do should be renamed to "Just know drek" but you're also just learning the "art" of th emartial
art with little of the martial part.
Granted, you might learn a few good pointers and useful techniques, but it gets hampered by the rest of the garbage they show.. and more of what they
heres what most of the places don't tell you.. if you did use most of those techniques effectively, yeah you could kill, maim of otherwise "really
frell up" you average invalid, and also, land your lilly white butt in jail in MOST states. At least here in Illinois, you're pretty much allowed
to neutralize the attack, which does not include busting a knife wielder's wrist.
That being said, most of your 'hard styles' like TKD, kickboxing and so on are showy and intimidating until you're 25, then its pretty much like
rocking out the skullet, since you're old, slow, and your reflexes are starting to suck, and you're done. your so called 'soft styles' that are
more spiritual might make you feel like you're in touch with some sort of inner power, which one can hope can also harness a healing factor so you
can get out of that hospital bed easier.
That being said, akido has some good moments, and most of it is about disabling attacks, although a good bit is also about making a person beat the
crap out of themselves with the ground, walls, etc.
After that, Arnis... yep, I've mentioned it before. from chokes, to elbows to footwork and so on, its a decent system for young folks and older farts
alike, bu tit still comes down to most peoples weakness..
no matter how much of an internet bad ass you want to act like, no matter how loud you scream, no matter how hard you've philosophized about family,
etc... 99.999% of you don't have the stones to hurt someone else directly, or take damage to yourself to win. period.
... and personally, that makes me a lot happier knowing that most of you are a bunch of wusses enough that you can't resort to any real violence past
verbal abuse, beating your wifes, and playing Quake.
Myself? Yeah, unfortunately I've been a few real brawls after highschool. I'll tell you who THE most scary, devestating and hardest opponent is,
hands down... an older, midgrade drug using alcoholic.. who's under the influence and being an angry drunk. yeah, hes wobbling, but he ain't feeling
no real pain, and if hes in a rage, you might land a few shots on him, but that cockroach of a human is going to keep getting up until he passes out
on his own accord, or you get past running distance, and once he gets his paws on you, you're f****d
Your best and most useful move? learn how to kick someone in the balls properly, and stay in good enough shape to make the most of that 5 second head
start you just gave yourself and run like hell.