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#393403 - 04/29/08 11:47 AM MMA as Self-Defense?
Mastah Offline
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Registered: 04/16/07
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Loc: PA
I would like to hear others input
on this.

Of course it won't be practical against all
situations such as a gun or a knife, multiple attackers, ie alex gong
or lee murray.

Nonetheless do you think it would be sufficient
against a single aggressor/thug without a weapon
or buddies to help them.

Don't get me wrong the best defense is
using your head, but i find this to be a debatable
topic.

I just want to know what others think
of it being adequate against certain events.

Here is a gym where i live, unfortunately
until i get some better consistent cash flow
it will be hard to pay 75$/month.

hitstraining

Also anybody pay prices such as this for
their tma/mma training?

Thx.
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#393404 - 04/29/08 12:07 PM Re: MMA as Self-Defense? [Re: Mastah]
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$75/month is not bad. MMA is good for learning how to apply fighting techniques.
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#393405 - 04/29/08 02:35 PM Re: MMA as Self-Defense? [Re: MattJ]
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Where in Pa are you?

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#393406 - 04/29/08 02:38 PM Re: MMA as Self-Defense? [Re: Glockmeister]
Mastah Offline
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Uniontown, don't get me wrong im not going
to go there just for SD, forget that, i hate being
bored so this would be great for me.


Edited by Mastah (04/29/08 02:42 PM)
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#393407 - 04/30/08 04:46 PM Re: MMA as Self-Defense? [Re: Mastah]
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It would work just fine. The only thing you have to really do is train outside the mma "box" every once in a while. A gym frequently trains their guys/girls for ring competitions with people who do the exact same thing. Switch it up, spar with friends, then it will be worth your while.
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#393408 - 04/30/08 05:02 PM Re: MMA as Self-Defense? [Re: Mastah]
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I think it's like shooting a fly with a shotgun. MMA covers all there is to know about fighting except when not to fight and don't pile up on ground just because.

One of MMA greatest access is its fitness level you won't get that or maintain that in short terms. Along with there fitness is there tested and often use techniques that take much skill to use successfully.

Their approach of bring the fight to the opponent works well for TV and UFC rankings but they are not sound SD methods there are so many things you have to keep in mind on the street other then kicking the other guys a$$.

I think a good MMA with taught SD tactics would be a very good fighter on the street but these skills and fitness level are not easy to learn, attain or maintain.

Self defense can be successful without such extrem conditioning and skill level. Having some common knowledge of what a street fight is and technique to deter, counter and escape is better and easier to attain and maintain.

I know 60 year old men that are very effective street fighters because they know how and where to hurt you and don't care about fighting dirty. They didn't get old by being a fool or a push over.

My 2 cent.
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#393409 - 04/30/08 08:20 PM Re: MMA as Self-Defense? [Re: Neko456]
Mastah Offline
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Hard to maintain huh? I'm guessing thats why pro
mmaists train 8 hrs a day?
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#393410 - 04/30/08 08:46 PM Re: MMA as Self-Defense? [Re: Mastah]
jude33 Offline
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Quote:

Hard to maintain huh? I'm guessing thats why pro
mmaists train 8 hrs a day?




I would like to know where they get the energy from.
But how long and to what age can they realisticly keep that up?

Jude

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#393411 - 04/30/08 09:01 PM Re: MMA as Self-Defense? [Re: Mastah]
Neko456 Offline
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I am talking about for the average Martial Artist that got a 8-5, family and trains for self defense rather then ring matches.

MMA is good stuff. 4-6 hours 4-5 times a week might keep ou up.
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#393412 - 04/30/08 09:42 PM Re: MMA as Self-Defense? [Re: Neko456]
jude33 Offline
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Quote:

I am talking about for the average Martial Artist that got a 8-5, family and trains for self defense rather then ring matches.

MMA is good stuff. 4-6 hours 4-5 times a week might keep ou up.




I aint got the energy for that. 4 hours?

Jude

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