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reply to post by CardiffGiant
Ah, I'm sorry to hear about your injuries Cardiff. I know it's not the same, but my father's physical situation changed in his early 60s when he had a stroke. Difficult to adjust to new conditions, but I'm sure your knowledge of martial arts and ability to pass it on to your daughter will be a great motivator.
Yeah, we'll amicably disagree. I would probably argue that a number of the guys you mention (Fedor, Randy etc.) relied as much on their standup as on their ground game. I think specialists (like Anderson Silva on the one hand or Big Nog on the other) probably exist in about equal numbers. And, as you said, everyone (myself included) cross trains now. I think we probably agree on more than we disagree -- certainly standup and ground are both important.
You're totally right that there is a dearth of Kung Fu guys in MMA. But, I don't think that's because Kung Fu is inherently inferior (as a fighting art) to arts like Muay Thai, BJJ, Judo, Boxing, Kickboxing and Wrestling. It's because MMA hasn't caught on as quickly in China.
i just watched the push hand video.
why do they stop with that though?
makes no sense