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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
@Dave Not necessarily. Many people without much kickboxing experience shoot in with their hands down, including many wrestlers I've seen. A simple knee to the face works better than a sprawl. Trust me, I've been subjected to it.
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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
@Ephraim There is a time and a place for everything, as I said above. And there is definatly a time and a place for a ground-game and I think it is more often than people give it credit for. A 1vmany is not the time for one. Knife, well, that is another training regimen all together.
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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
@Ephraim I never said always go to the ground. I said that going to the ground is a good idea in some cases. If an opponent has a knife, that is the wrong time to go to the ground. If I square off with you, a krav maga fighter, I can guarantee you, I'll go for a takedown.
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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
@Guy Also, if you read my above response, I do say in a 1 v many, a takedown will get you a kick in the head. But, 1 v many situations don't ALWAYS happen, and I've seen too many wrestlers dominate some bloke who could box or did MMA, or what have you to say that a ground game is a bad idea. There is a time and a place for most techniques. The key to winning is knowing which technique to apply in which situation.
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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
@Guy The reason I say that is most fights that are 1v1, which does happen, end up on the ground. In a 1 v many, the ground is a very bad idea. But, I will say, whenever anyone pulls a stance that looks like they know what they are doing on their feet, I go for a take down.
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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
"The best thing to do in a real fight is to stay off the ground!" I disagree with that as a blanket statement. There are times you want to stay off the ground, but there are times TO go to the ground.
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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
Personally, I prefer gi-less jits over traditional. Traditional can be applied to a jacket and jeans situation (wherein one can use gi based techniques via a jacket or pants), but I prefer to not rely on clothing for attacks. I do both traditional and gi-less, but I just find gi-less more useful... especially since I live in a place where board shorts are much more common than slacks.
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comment Drills for reducing your natural “flinch” reaction
I can just feel the gloves hitting my face my first month of boxing. Repeated exposure isn't fun but it gets results!
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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
The only complaint I have against MMA (and I am a student) is that it instills many habits that are just atrocious in a one vs many situation. I cannot help but sprawl on someone is they get low enough which will get you a solid head kick from someone else. I personally think krav maga is more practical although I would never train it myself.