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#371665 - 11/27/07 07:16 PM fighting a fat guy with a cast
pepto_bismol Offline
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Registered: 03/04/06
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So over the thanksgiving brake I fought a fat guy with a cast. (I didn't notice the cast at first, and thought he was only rough housing for the first 5 mins...)

He probably weighed anywhere from 230-260 and wasn't very strong for his build.

Anyway we were in the clinch for a bit, then I went for a single leg (the leg which had the cast)

but I didn't know it had a cast, I noticed the big boot looking thing but I did not compute.

Anyways, I COULD NOT lift his leg.

Meanwhile he was trying to throw knees to my stomach and elbows to my back.

So I was like... wtf and laughed at how he had no authority in his strikes.

So I stood up then he punched me square in the face (between eyes)
I was fortunate he hit me there, and his punches had no authority.


So I punched him in the Temple once and the jaw twice.

Then my friend seperated us.

Anyway, I learned a valuable lesson.

DON'T TRY TO GRAPPLE WITH THE FAT FOLKS!

You would probably have better luck striking.

I left out all of the social parts of the fight, because I wanted to keep this strictly from a martial arts point of view, because it is really the science of fighting that is interesting, not trash talk.

Any thoughts? Or similar experiences of fighting somebody twice your size?
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#371666 - 11/27/07 07:37 PM Re: fighting a fat guy with a cast [Re: pepto_bismol]
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WTF?! lol You got yourself into some weird [censored] man. Nothing smacks of Thanksgiving like a good fight, right?

Was it because he had a heavy cast that you couldn't lift the leg for the single or what? Crap like this always seems to come down to posture for me. Did you have your head down or up when going for it? Seems like if he was elbowing your back, your posture might have been bad to begin with. Perhaps transitioning to a LOW single would've been better...those drop nearly everyone, regardless of size.

Tell you what, I've had easier times controlling bigger guys on the ground than smaller one's.

As far as having better luck striking a big guy; there are weight divisions in boxing for a reason. You're not out of the woods there either.

As far as fighting people twice your size, I once armbarred (from the ground within him in my guard) a 300 lb guy in about 20 seconds. I weighed about 185 at the time.

Everything is relative man. Bigger guys aren't necessarily any harder to get down than smaller guys. Sometimes they are easier, sometimes they're harder. But a three legged table is a three legged table...it's going to fall at some point (even easier it would seem, when ONE of those legs is already lame and in a cast, but what do I know).

The biggest thing that I've observed about takedowns is how tenacious you have to be in going for them. You gotta be 110 percent committed and use everything you got to bring them down.



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#371667 - 11/27/07 09:19 PM Re: fighting a fat guy with a cast [Re: pepto_bismol]
BrianS Offline
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Distract him with a turkey leg next time, then shoot the leg.
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#371668 - 11/27/07 11:31 PM Re: fighting a fat guy with a cast [Re: JKogas]
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Quote:

Did you have your head down or up when going for it? Seems like if he was elbowing your back, your posture might have been bad to begin with. Perhaps transitioning to a LOW single would've been better...those drop nearly everyone, regardless of size.





I had my head up and was going for a high crotch single, I could not budge his leg. My friend said his leg had a cast and a brace or something like that.

So it probably was like 15 lbs. extra

the elbows to the back were weak, part of the reason was probably because my posture was decent.
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#371669 - 11/28/07 01:31 AM Re: fighting a fat guy with a cast [Re: pepto_bismol]
fileboy2002 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/05
Posts: 999
Loc: Chicago, IL
You learned an important lesson--i.e. what strategy you use depends on your opponent. I am glad his punches lacked "authority" and you survived being hit in the face--it could have been worse! I think your idea of trying to stay out of wrestling matches with larger opponents is, at least in most cases, a good one.

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#371670 - 12/04/07 10:32 PM Re: fighting a fat guy with a cast [Re: fileboy2002]
Jeff_G Offline
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Registered: 04/15/06
Posts: 222
Loc: Midwest
Fought a guy with a prosthetic leg once. He even broke it in a small tournament once.

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#371671 - 12/15/07 04:47 PM Re: fighting a fat guy with a cast [Re: pepto_bismol]
formless Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 72
Quote:

So over the thanksgiving brake I fought a fat guy with a cast. (I didn't notice the cast at first, and thought he was only rough housing for the first 5 mins...)

He probably weighed anywhere from 230-260 and wasn't very strong for his build.

Anyway we were in the clinch for a bit, then I went for a single leg (the leg which had the cast)

but I didn't know it had a cast, I noticed the big boot looking thing but I did not compute.

Anyways, I COULD NOT lift his leg.

Meanwhile he was trying to throw knees to my stomach and elbows to my back.

So I was like... wtf and laughed at how he had no authority in his strikes.

So I stood up then he punched me square in the face (between eyes)
I was fortunate he hit me there, and his punches had no authority.


So I punched him in the Temple once and the jaw twice.

Then my friend seperated us.

Anyway, I learned a valuable lesson.

DON'T TRY TO GRAPPLE WITH THE FAT FOLKS!

You would probably have better luck striking.

I left out all of the social parts of the fight, because I wanted to keep this strictly from a martial arts point of view, because it is really the science of fighting that is interesting, not trash talk.

Any thoughts? Or similar experiences of fighting somebody twice your size?




i would have tried to get out of the clinch, pushed him back then AK'd his leg with the cast on it. i have very low tolerance for fools. leave me alone, and we will have no problem. start giving me crap, then you have a problem.
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#371672 - 02/07/08 08:19 PM Re: fighting a fat guy with a cast [Re: formless]
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Registered: 01/21/08
Posts: 206
Loc: The frozen realms of Kah-Nah-D...
Does wing chun work on fat people? Or do those punches just get absorbed?
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#371673 - 02/07/08 11:02 PM Re: fighting a fat guy with a cast [Re: Vennificus]
BrianS Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 5959
Loc: Northwest Arkansas
Quote:

Does wing chun work on fat people? Or do those punches just get absorbed?




Oh brother...
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#371674 - 02/07/08 11:40 PM Re: fighting a fat guy with a cast [Re: BrianS]
jasperdaman Offline
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Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 367
Loc: Australia
GOSH im sick of these noobie questions, it so obviously gets absorbed like on dragonball z.....

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