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#402878 - 07/22/08 01:24 PM Common Perception but not my Reality
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Quote from Taison, "Seriously, I'm not an advocate of any chinese MA, because I believe the whole 'alive' attitude to training, 'simpler is more effective', 'tried and true' and to negate one aspect of fighting is handicapping yourself.

I do a karate/judo mix I learnt from my master, with influences from Sambo, Krav Maga, coupled with my previous experiences in Muay Thai, Muay Boran and reading knowledges gained from "Tao of Jeet Kune Do" (my bible).

So don't take the "Wing Chun" advice too seriously. I don't believe in the whole slapping block defense at all. 1 block should lead to the clinch or throw, not another opening for more blocks like in the movies. What use is doing 5 consecutive blocks? You'll just get attacked from behind."

I find it hard to believe that my Kung fu school would be unique in the way it trains. We have very ďaliveĒ training that includes strikes, throws and grappling. These are trained in traditional styles, not KF/BJJ hybrids. In-fighting/clinch is practiced almost daily.

I know there are hundreds of KF styles out there. Each one will train differently so itís hard to make generalizations about KF. Even the names of the styles overlap but are not universal. Thereís several tiger styles for instance, each trained differently.

On a tactical level, I agree with Taison that usually one block should lead to a clinch/throw. The KF I train in is very efficient at that.

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#402879 - 07/22/08 01:37 PM Re: Common Perception but not my Reality [Re: everyone]
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Everyone,

My opinion is just that. My opinion.

I've been exposed to Sanda, and I do agree my choice of word was put wrongly.

But most forms of Gong Fu has always been forms, chi, dead training or the whole sticky hand cr@p which doesn't work if you put it into the cage.

Seriously, how many strictly gong fu fighters in the UFC or DREAM?

I've seen Judo-ka like Yoshida, seen Karate-ka like Lyoto Machida, and I've seen countless Sambo dudes. But I've yet to see a "Ving Tsun" guy, or a "Eagle Claw" dude.

The reality is; too few gong fu places train 'realistically'. That's the point of my opinion.

If they trained 'realistically' there'd be a lot less 'Ving Tsun' places and more 'Wing Chun Boxing" places with a lot of the theories and idealogies dropped.

Heck some things would be extinct.

But that's from a combative point of view.

If you want to extend your age and stuff, fine by me, do tai chi. But my purpose in MA is to do what it says; hurt others while making minimum damage to yourself.

If another guy calls me Taison one more time, I'm going to break a fuse. Until they get rid of the adds, henceforth call me Donnie or Donald.

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#402880 - 07/22/08 01:40 PM Re: Common Perception but not my Reality [Re: everyone]
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I'll agree with you and Taison that if a guy decides to block 5 times, he's not too bright. But if I see a WC guy do that, I'd think hes something of a beginner because I've seen very fast and simple WC techniques. 1 block is all they need, and thats all you should need. Once the bridge is made you move in, no fussing around.

As for CMA not alive and such, I can probably agree with that too on a broad level. Not many CMA train with aliveness or even remote aliveness and so they can't pass the test when it comes to hand to hand combat. But I also feel that many people do not reach the SanDa level of their training. They've yet to learn how to apply all these techniques to an actual fight. And knowing tradition it'll probably take a while for you to learn San Da, only the top students would probably receive that training.

But I'm always one to take a proactive stance on one's training. If you find your training is lacking something, then do something about it. Bring the aliveness to your training because its YOUR training, no body else's. Take control of it.

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Taison,

Though I would love to see a CMA practitioner enter the MMA arena I don't think it'll happen. Fact is, most CMA do not have a sport side to them. Many strategies rely on hitting sensitive areas (throat, eyes, groin, ear, etc) and most people use these as their main weapons. Why? because it ends the fight.

People train for different arenas. Some people train for health, some to compete in sports, and some for self defense. Yes sports leads to better skills and performance but its not always needed for defense. I don't think theres much of a problem if a CMA guy wanted to enter MMA. Only thing he'd have to do is alter some of his training.


Edited by IExcalibui2 (07/22/08 01:48 PM)
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#402881 - 07/22/08 01:47 PM Re: Common Perception but not my Reality [Re: Taison]
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Donnie, I really wasn't trying to single you out. I believe this is a common perception of KF and was using your quote as an example.

I agree that theres a lot of ineffective training out there. I am all for "alive training", and many schools don't do that (kf or otherwise).

I think the future of UFC will include other styles, including kf styles. NHB fighting is still in its infancy. On a local level, there is a vastly diverse range of styles competing. Eventually that will spill over into the national circut.

Michael

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#402882 - 07/22/08 01:50 PM Re: Common Perception but not my Reality [Re: everyone]
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everyone,

nice idea of the future..I would hope all these little local san da competitors would open up to maybe a bigger stage. (And I'm talking about traditional CMA guys competing in SanDa fights, not the kickboxing type of matches)
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#402883 - 07/22/08 02:15 PM Re: Common Perception but not my Reality [Re: IExcalibui2]
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Using my role model, Bruce Lee, who also advocated the use of precise targeting such as eye gouges, throat chops, etc etc, but that DIDN'T stop him from sparring in an 'alive' environment.

Sure, Bruce Lee may not have been a great fighter, but he had the right ideas.

Muay Thai has a much deadlier side to it, but it wouldn't be entertaining if you ended every match within 5 seconds, now would it?

I'm not a sport fan, but I do like the idea of 'tried and true' much like Judo. You use it on a daily basis, drill the thing into your head, and then see if it functions in actual application.

Most Wing Chun-ers I've seen through medias, are so drilled into their system, it just doesn't work when faced with something totally different like, say, TKD who relies on long-distance fighting. It's hard to set up the proper scenario for your system to work~ That's the problem with most gong fu styles. They rely TOO much on KNOWING your opponent, instead of taking things as is.

In Judo, it doesn't matter if he knows how to throw or not, you throw him end of subject. Karate, it doesn't matter if he knows Seiken Zuki or jodan uke, just punch him in the face. A lot of gong fu styles however, rely too much on proper stances, proper blocks, B follows A scenarios, to be really effective.

Common perception?.

Now any moment, ButterflyPalm will walk in and probably yell my arse back to Vietnam and undig my ancestors, so he can show me proper application.

Where was I? Yes, proper application. Anything that has to do with "When he punches like this, you do this" stuff has to be thrown out of the window for starters. Take things as is~ To create to proper opening you have a few options~

1) Feint to attack
2) Attack by combination
3) Distraction to attack
4) Evasive advances

Rarely will any type of block help much, very rarely.

I'm talking fist techniques now by the way, kicking is a bit different.

Blocking a punch creates no opening whatsoever. Boxers have proven it thousands of time when they do 'cover up' which is basically tighten up, hold their hands high and try to 'roll' away the attacker's punches. Although it may remove the edge of a punch, it doesn't create any good openings.

Very rarely do you see in boxing, where you can actually block shots well. A properly trained fist will come in flurries, and the chances of being able to block 4/10 is near none.

What happens when you take a CMA art and expose it to 'aliveness'? It becomes like Sanda.

What is Sanda to the unknowing eye? Boxing mixed with TKD and Wrestling. That's it.

Take the simplest and most effective techniques, put them into an easier form and you get Sanda.

People need to stop thinking like a robot and think like a lion. Just pounce the b@stard already. What's the point in all that 'art and beauty' when it's getting yourself killed?

~Donnie
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#402884 - 07/22/08 02:32 PM Re: Common Perception but not my Reality [Re: Taison]
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Don't think I'm prejudice or anything.

If something works, I'll be there tomorrow and apply for classes. Seriously.

Same thing with wristlocks, that's another bone I love to chew at.

-Taison out
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#402885 - 07/22/08 02:35 PM Re: Common Perception but not my Reality [Re: Taison]
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I'm not saying your wrong man, many CMA people have the wrong idea of how to train when it comes to application. They just end up practicing forms so much that application gets thrown out the window. They never get taught the fighting methods.

As for the WC dudes you speak of. Its not just a WC thing, its something that probably most of CMA has trouble with. When you practice application its always against someone who fights just like you. Bad. I don't advocate this and don't agree with it. Maybe in the beginning to get their feet wet but after that it needs to be changed.

As for you San Da comment. San Da originates from traditional CMA. The few guys who do understand enough of their techniques to make it to the San Da level of their training know whats up with their training and the effectiveness of their techniques. San Da isn't a martial art per say (to me anyway) its a level that you reach and SHOULD be an aspect of every person's training. Because thats the only way you'll learn how to fight. Btw..its not boxing mixed with anything, its CMA with "modern" training methods.

Blocks = no good. Don't block to just block. To me if you have time to block then make something out it. Parry and set up for a counter attack. To me if you block then your not going anywhere. You take in some damage and then what? Nothing happens. You need to parry and deflect on coming shots, which DO create openings.

Is it a common perception that CMA is whack? yes it is. But I don't believe so at all. Mind you I'm a JKD dude myself so I have a lot of mixed in methods on top of my CMA training. However, I give credit to my kung fu where it counts. Anything I do with my hands would probably lead back to the CMA portion of my training. Like I said..people need to take control of their own training. Train the proper way in any martial art and you will have results. Period.

And your right MT fights that end in 5 seconds wouldnt be entertaining at all. And thats what it is, entertainment. But if you put in the deadly stuff in there then its not suited for sport because of danger and entertainment value.
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#402886 - 07/22/08 02:38 PM Re: Common Perception but not my Reality [Re: IExcalibui2]
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oh as for the sticky hand BS...I find it very useful when on the ground. Theres a lot of use for it whether your trying to position someone's arm for a submission or whether you just want to pound the guy in the face. Because the arms are RIGHT there and you have to get past them.
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#402887 - 07/22/08 02:48 PM Re: Common Perception but not my Reality [Re: Taison]
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Wow, that's too much to respond to all at once. I do agree that the "if he does this then you do that" type of response is not very effective. But there are other options for dealing with a punch and creating an opening. Stepping through your opponents stance works well to disrupt their balance and negate their strikes. Redirecting their upper body also works well. A boxer blocks at the end of a punch, KF generally redirects the entire upper body by moving their opponent from above the elbow. Hooking and pulling the incoming strike also works well, while moving in. The point isn't to stop one strike and launch a counter. The goal is to control before striking or throwing. You don't have to stop several incoming strikes, just take control of the first one.

Wristlocks, as I train them are not usually holds. It's a quick movement on the way to do something else. If it works to hurt the wrist, great, if not - it may buy me a fraction of a second.

Anyway, theres my confusing jumble of thoughts on the subject.

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