I’ve seen the result of bad martial arts schools.
And no, I’m not going to talk about how a lot of fighters are just bad, or how their moves aren’t very effective/legal. Or about how you’re supposed to train in a gi. Or even about how some are scams, and take your money… Or about how they brainwash you into thinking you should only study one martial art…
I’m talking about how static they are.
They like to train students a certain criteria, and attempt to make perfect clones like the person should be a martial arts robot.
And they train their students just the fighting, and not any mindset… The mindset is more important, in my opinion. Everything sort of comes down to the thoughts you have, and the decisions you make, which lead to what actions you perform.
It’s a Martial Art, and it should become a real art. It should really resonate with the Artist, and they should be allowed to stray from the curriculum.
What works for you, might not necessarily work for the guy next to you… Some people like Pepsi, some people like Coke, or if you’re like me you like both but try staying away from soda (uggghhhhh… it’s so good, but so unhealthy).
You don’t need to stick to just one martial art, or be very rigid with the way you do yours, you should make it your own.
If I go up against somebody trained in a school, I can almost always predict what kinds of things he’ll do, unless he’s really clever.
I’ll show you how easy it is to defeat a martial art…
Tae Kwon Do translated means:
“to strike or break with foot”
Karate translated means:
That means a lot to me. That means that I need to mainly block kicks from the Tae Kwon Do guy, and maybe pick up a weapon against the Karate guy. And I also know how their movements works, since I’ve trained a little in both of them.
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean form of Karate, and they’re very direct. They like to use moves that move very straight. TKD has a certain stance, and a way of moving. So does Karate.
Kung Fu, on the other hand, means “hard work”. And they like very circular moves. However, they also have a shitload of branches, which I love. They have many stances, and ways of moving. I happen to know a lot of them.
MMA guys usually like to grapple, and have submissions, and study Muay Thai. Well, the trick is, don’t let them get you in a hold. Their stances very, but it’s usually just two fists by the face.
Krav Maga has a couple different stances, and I trained in it so I understand it more. It’s a very brutal martial art.
Judo/Jiujitsu. Judo is very grapple heavy, and jiujitsu is too but they have strikes.
Tai Chi is very flowing, and is done as a sort of meditation, but it can be applied to fighting really sneakily.
Capoeira is very extravagant… To say teh least.
Muay Thai/kickboxing is very direct. I understand a little more than that, but you get the point.
Some martial arts like Kyusho, and the one with the Dim Mak (death touch) try using arteries and pressure points. I don’t recommend them!!!
Ninjitsu is among my favourites, along with Kung Fu. Ninjitsu is all about being un-predictable. Their stances, and moves are so effective, and under-utilized! Aaaannnnndddd… Best of all. They’re not static.
They have an understanding of the human body and use it to their advantage. They understand the situation, and don’t always just try to brawl. They’re sneaky.
There’s a certain stance that makes you look like the victim. You can get arm-barred easily. There are nerve strikes. There are death strikes.
I met a guy whose Ninjitsu school invented a NEW kick – a counter to the roundhouse. They used it in a tournament against other martial arts, and it was undefeatable because nobody had ever seen it!
There’s just so many martial arts out there, and so many variations, you can’t just ignore them all. You should understand how it all works, have the basics down, and be able to adapt to any situation.
How do you counter something you’ve never seen before? Exactly.
Be aware of every move.