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Originally posted by daaskapital
Thailand government bans MMA
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The Thai sports ministry ruled this week that MMA is “too brutal” and it is henceforth prohibited to stage MMA events in the South-East Asian country.
Ministers said that mixed martial arts is “causing erosion” to the sport of Muay Thai and “damaging the image” of Thailand’s native martial art.
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
Now if america could just ban all the hyped up affliction clothing and the dips that wear em walking around thinking they are capable fighters because they go to the local buffet style MMA school and dabble a few times a week in jujitsu. training to fight in a ring for sport is nowhere near training for combat. you fight like you train and I know a bunch of MMAer s will come on here saying that oh well we could fight in the streets too. sure you are shown modifications of the sport moves that should work in a street fight but you don't reflex train the combative side of it. if they did it would reflect in their ring fighting which would be much much more brutal than it already is.
My opinion is if they guy has a bunch of culiflowered ears he's spent too much time letting others mash his head in while grappling. Most pros don't have culiflowered ears because they don't let the opponent hit them. they do the hitting because their striking and angling skills are superior to an MMAer. there is a reason the military doesn't train their SF who will be doing a lot more close quarters combat MMA. the basic military learns some jujitsu but most experts agree that the fighting style taught in WW2 (simple combatives) is still better than the grabbing at straws approach they are doing these days. Every few years it seems like the military teaches officially some other martial art. but the hardcore SF guys learn mostly combatives and Jeet Kun DO based techniques. and even though Jeet Jun Do was originally influenced by wing chun boxing some shoot wrestling and fencing theory most of what is taught in Jeet Jun Do that actually works is the excrima/kali/ silat influence. most serious guys that need to fight for real in combat usually learn stuff that comes from those three southern asian arts because they really work. these MMAers are just jumping on a miopic bandwagon and don't have any clue how real combat and violence goes down.
and lol @ the guy who said street fighter vs mma fighter for charity. a 135er would run circles around you
Originally posted by Jay-morris
reply to post by getreadyalready
Maybe do some research on bruce lee too, before you disrespect
him with hater BS!
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Jay-morris
Actually, I was watching a program about Bruce Lee just the other day while I was running on a treadmill. I had my headphones in, so I was reading the closed-captioning and I wasn't paying close attention, but I got the impression that he was extremely well-respected among his peers soon after getting to the US, and I also saw a couple of people saying even though they were experts, they felt like children in the presence of Bruce Lee. I was as surprised as you to see people on here criticizing his skills. I don't care if he was a good guy or not, but I always thought his skills were unmatched.
On that same note, who cares if he got beat up by a stunt man once? The very creator and originator of Goju-Ru in the United States (Lou Angel) is a guy I knew well as a kid. He was working as a cop when he was younger, already extremely skilled and well-known, but he got beat up by a drunk in a bar while he was on duty, and it almost ruined his career in police work and martial arts. It took him a very long time to overcome the stigma from that night, but there is always more to any story, and I'm sure there were extenuating circumstances, and Lou Angel is still held in the highest possible regard.
So, if Bruce Lee did get beat up once, it doesn't mean anything. Nobody has a perfect record, and sometimes things happen differently than we expect.
Originally posted by predator0187
Martial artists don't get in street fights, they are literally lethal weapons that are taught discipline and not to let their emotions rule their actions.