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.
Here's another opinion equal to yours: YOU should be banned on grounds that I dont like you.
You have absolutely NO clue on how cauliflower ear happens, do you? It is caused by cumulative or a single massive friction. It is a giant bloody
blister, to put it objectively. It can happen while drilling techniques, by being headbutted during in-fighting, escaping a submission (guillotine,
pillow or triangle choke), can also be caused while you are holding dominant position or applying a submission such as the pillow choke by using your
head as well as other limbs, to apply pressure.
You have NO clue.
You have no clue on the amount of work, dedication and discipline it takes to hit the mat day after day, to study others' style and shape your own.
There is ample history and tradition within mma and bjj camps. Some have a zen-like approach, others a more laid back brazilian attitude or even a
more americanized arrogant "extreme" one. All respected between camps since all are motivators for the individual fighter to perfect himself and
finally lay it all on the line. There is sportsmanship and true budo (look it up) respect between warriors that KNOW what their opponent has endured
through years of training to be able to step on the mat and truly challenge you.
You may scoff at this since to you, mma Fighters fight exactly the same and probably learn from playing Streetfighter 2 on their playstation.
You see, not all bjj or mma fighters fight the same. This is where educating yourself comes into play.
The basic positions may be the same such as:
Ground: mount, high mount, side mount, north south, knee on stomach, scarf hold, reverse scarf hold, half guard, deep half guard, closed guard, high
guard, rubber guard, inverted guard, open guard, spider guard, loop guard, fifty-fifty guard, de la riva guard, reverse de la riva, etc.
Punching: Jab, cross, hook, uppercut, back fist, spinning back fist, overhand, superman punch, etc.
Kicking: front, side, roundhouse, axe, spinning, crescent, jumping, etc.
Takedowns: double leg, single leg, shoulder throw, hip throw, tai otoshi, tomoe nage, inside and outside leg reaping, fireman's carry, etc.
Then comes making YOUR OWN style crafted from the above (plus etceteras) to suit your body type/aggression/strength/flexibility/whatever and studying
other's style and picking them apart to perfect your own.
We're not even touching the subject of strict, healthy dieting and recuperation time from injuries and over training.
The whole purpose of MMA was to incorporate any and all from traditional styles to create a SCIENTIFIC, no BS approach to what works not just go by
heresay or be swayed by mythologies such as "deadly ancient masters" or their modern followers that do not even spar because their woo woo style is
just too "TEH DEADLY".
LEARN before you talk out of your hind quarters!