I was watching this fight on DVD I bought, not sure what league, their all older fights though, and you can tell not nearly the caliber of fighters you see on UFC.
After a while I got tired of seeing feets and legs all up in the air...this was back when all fighters loved going to the ground, before other fighters evolved beyond that.
Anyways to photo at hand, black guys on the bottom, white dudes on top, neither of them really knew what to do, how to 'finish it'...so w-guys gently punching b-guys arms, and b-guy has elbows up to protect face.
You can really tell the b-guy, who came in wanting to kick box, has no ground training at all. As I watched video I saw how open and exposed w-guys abdomen area is, was, and b-guy never once though about 'knocking the wind' out of him, or even punching upward towards w-guys chin, like underneath uppercut.
There's a lot of things guy on bottom could of done, but once on his back seemed, was, totally without strategy or skill. Just not sure how he would expect to win street fight being such an incomplete fighter.
I've been watching other styles of pure fighting, pure martial arts, and realize why It can be used in tournaments, cause their just to dangerous.
Arm locks, joint locks, neck locks, throat strikes ect...true martial arts is brutal, and no wonder can't be used in tournaments, or if so, so watered down that all you can really do is wrestle...
Look at the speed of their strikes, and painful, joint breaking arm locks that in real life would cripple opponent.
This style of fighting is just to brutal for televised matches, people would die and get bones snapped every event. So mixed martial arts has kind of evolved into wrestling cause less people get hurt that way.
I couldn't even finish watching video...I've had arm and wrists in those locks before and they're extremely painful, if person your sparing with is sloppy, they can dislocate your elbow or knees or wrists in a micro second.
This is real martial arts that simply to violent to be used in matches. Although in video they're just demonstrating you can easily see them 'tapping out' and what would occur if it occurred on streets.
Way back in 1982, some 32 years ago, Rocky was doing mixed martial arts in the ring with 'Thunder Lips'..(Hogan)
I mean think about it, it was a boxer vs a wrestler, mixed martial arts...way back before that term was popularized.
Stallone deserves credit for this.
However in the movie Rocky was fighting the wrestler for charitable reasons, not tournament ones. But still the concept was born, the idea that you could pair a boxer with a wrestler.
On a side note, if you go back and watch all 1st 3 Rocky films, you can observe a lot of 'firsts' done on screen, that Stallone till this day never gets credit for.
He was the first Director to bring that whole 'Soprano', low street level crime family concept to the big screen in Rocky 1, when he collected for such a outfit.
Rockies character did a lot of street level Italian accents, and sway, and how they were portrayed on film up to that point. Rocky brought a real, authentic accent and sway to the screen, that other movies later copied, such as Goodfellas, Casino, Bronx Tale, and every other tough guy wise guy film.
But here I just wanted to point out Stallones, or Rocky's being a pioneer to mixed martial arts, way back in 1982 in the movie 'Rocky 3'...boxer vs wrestler.
Should there be a branch of MAA with no grabbling or ground fighting?
As I sit here and watch 'The Bruce Lee Story', it makes me kind of miss the old days of stand on your feet karate, where going to the matt and grabbling wasn't allowed in tournaments.
I miss the days when at a martial arts tournament, opponents actually remained standing, kind of like with boxing.
This new entertainment driven MMA stuff seems to have fighters on their backs, on the ground, for the majority of the match.
And yes, I know in real life that would probably occur, but none the less I'd like to see a tournament where fighters remain standing and have to use other fight techniques other than grappling or wrestling.
Felt like signing up for Karate lessons today...but...
I mean is Karate outdated now?
It just seems 'brick and mortar' to me now after watching years of more fluid and entertaining MMA type fighting.
But deep down inside I still know that karate at least gives you the basics, the foundation, and the discipline one would need to go further.
I also know that in reality, if using for defense, I know that a chance encounter on the street, the person attacking you probably doesn't know any martial arts and so usually one or two quick decisive hits or kicks, sends them running away.
Or if someone reaches for you, just being able to deflect them, or do some kind of a joint hold, would let them know you're no joke.
I mean there seems to be so many forms, styles of martial arts from defensive to offensive to wrestling or grappling to the more bone crushing Steven Siegel style.
Trying to find which style fits you is like trying to buy a car or trying to pick one suit or outfit out of hundreds.
I mean even boxing is a good martial arts defense in that the average person doesn't know how to box and could easily be taken down by a boxer in a street fight.
Also I think age and body type has a lot to do with it.
If younger one probably seeks a more glamorous style of arts that caters to their youth and vitality, a style with a lot of moves, showing off type of moves.
But if older I think people more interested in conserving energy and so would seek out a more energy efficient style of martial arts, like Judo maybe?...I don't know...
Never mind, heck even a simple Judo flip seems like it requires a lot of stamina and energy, most would be exhausted after just one defensive flip like that..hmm...
I seek a style where I could basically make the other person miss me, where I expand as little energy as possible to discourage them from going further.
Then again maybe no such style exists, unless shadow boxing with self.
I don't know, I'll continue doing research, asking around, to find what style would best fit what I'm looking for.
1. A bit of discipline that will spill over into real life situations.
2. Motivation to stay in top shape.
3. A bit of commradity (or how ever it's spelled).
4. Where I won't get injured just practicing, can't afford to get injured while trying to learn a new martial arts...that would defeat purpose, unless they have martial arts insurance to pay your bills while your recover.
Not looking to kill or maim or anything, just looking for 'conditioning' and a bit of focus and even confidence building.
I think technique in video is so much more valuable than traditional karate stance if in a street fight or any fight
Being in shape is number one to surviving or winning a street fight, or any fight, but I love this guys stamina and quickness, they don't throw one punch, allows others to, and demonstrates his skill set...