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anyone practice Krav Maga? I've recently began taking lessons
I took a little bit of it years ago
It was just basic combatives though
Its jooish, bruh
@Tyler0317 It was officially "created" by an Israeli, yeah, but it's also practical and largely based on boxing and wrestling (which are actual European martial arts)
I try to remove myself from the context haha
I also have a deeper intellectual criticism of Krav, but i'm in bed atm.
I'll walk thru the idea tomorrow
they teach it up at my gym. It looks pretty brutal. My only practical problem with it is that you can't play full contact with it
(With keeping server rules in mind) I think that ... we forget how brutal we need to be or not be In a confrontation....If the brutality of Krav Maga is needed in a given situation then I’m not using extremities to inflict said brutality.... I’m going to my “toolbox” that I’ve brought with me to the dance. If by some chance I don’t have said tools and I only have my extremities... mma works. I studied Krav ... “no rules mma” .... ya know ... fighting
My critisicm of Krav is:
1- You cannot spar
As eye gouges and kicks to the groin are unpracticable with peers
2-There is no competitive opportunity. No Krav tournaments that I am aware of
3-It's ✡ ish
I'm too squeamish to go around jamming my thumbs into people's eyeballs as a general matter
my instructor is pretty cool, and shows me a lot of techniques from true European wrestling
If it doesn’t involve lemon scented oil and wrastlin it ain’t worth the tits on a 🐗 boar.
@Aleis⊕ccidentalis Have you heard of catch wrestling?
Pardon me for my soapbox, catch wrestling has been an interest of mine for the past 18 months or so.
@Tyler0317 I haven't ever heard of that. Do you have any good links that explain what it is? Or can you?
My apologies to the other observers for my tangent.
When the "modern" olympics resumed in 1896, the sports were recomposed. Wrestling by historic rules was won by submission OR by pin.
Modern wrestling ruleset was made more sporting, with victories by pin or by points.
Once upon a time, what is now called Catch Wrestling(catch meaning 'Submission' in English of the time) was normal wrestling. Teddy Roosevelt, and Brigham Young were known to be enthusiastic Catch Wrestlers in their time.
Have you heard of Crying "uncle"? This was the way one verbally submitted in wrestling. Much like the now ubiquitous tapout of modern BJJ.
Catch Wrestlers became famous at carnivals in the early 1900s, and several of them branched out into Pro Wrestling, Promoters learned the value of having choregraphed matches, and the PRO Wrestling(Hulk Hogan) of our era descends from this alteration of the art of wrestling.
Ironically, Several wrestlers of the early 1900's ended up in Japan, where fight tournaments were a big ticket. Men like Karl Gotch made a name for themselves beating Japs, leading to European wrestling becoming a widely valued martial art in Japan. Called Shoot Wrestling, shoot being slang for "real" as opposed to fake pro wrestling.
The modern MMA promotion Shooto comes from "Shoot wrestling" in Japan.
Just like how foreign and exotic influences became fashionable in America(Karate, Tae Kwon Do,, BJJ), European wresting became fashionable in Japan, Kazushi Sakuraba being a notable descendant of Catch Wresting, and defeating 4 different members of the famous Gracie BJJ family.
--- My overall point being, Europe had it's own martial art, Catch Wrestling, which is of equal or greater standing to the more popular grappling arts of today, BJJ/Judo. We ought to be proud of it, and I hope that we are able to perpetuate our own martial art into the future, rather than BJJ.
Tangent complete. Thank you for your patience.
Some links to follow.@Aleis⊕ccidentalis
Although I have never studied it I have been fasciated by catch wrestling myself because of the same reasons you listed @Tyler0317 as well as because of my fandom of pro wrestling as a kid and the cross over that used to exist.
@Tyler0317 I may have already said this but I think BJJ came more from catch wrestling styles in vale tudo than it did from tradionall JJ
@Deleted User mma/vale tudo has certainly had a positive effect on bjj. Keeping it rooted in practicality and effectiveness.
BJJ never had a weird kung fu death touch phase.
@Tyler0317 hey brother ... i’ve been training BJJ for over 10 years… And I really enjoyed the above comments you made about how catch wrestling is “our European martial art.” I have never thought of it that way. I’ve been training shoot- boxing for eight years solid (simultaneously) and it’s very similar to what you are describing but again I must admit that the ethnic component (tradition) was lost on me until now. Good looking out. I look forward to more passionate posts about this.
I need to take my own advice. Catch wrestling doesn't exist in my state, which I suppose is an opportunity for someone like me to make it happen.
I competed in amateur MMA for a few years, but can't really claim to be an actual martial artist.
The specialized skillset, passing down the tradition and philosophies really appeals to me.
That is something BJJ does way better than western martial arts.
Carlos and Helio were White.
Helio also sounds like a traditionalist or fascist here.
"Nature did not create men and women by mistake, but for each one to do his or her part. The man takes care of the woman and the woman takes care of the children, who will be the men of tomorrow."
How do you guys do your solo martial arts practice? Where do you put it in your workout routine?
@Gaius Mucius Scaevola I do bag drills after my workout.
I've found that cardio after the workout reduces the DOMS(muscle soreness) the following day.
@Tyler0317 That's some great history. I'd like to learn it myself or teach it to my kids. It's disappointing that many Whites don't realize that we have our own history of martial arts, and they think it is something unique to only Asian countries.
@Aleis⊕ccidentalis Yeah, I thought that martial arts were rampant in Asia, but we westerners seem far more interested in this stuff than they are. I was in the Philippines for awhile, and never could find a Kali school, but western Boxing schools abounded.
I follow a Youtuber who started an MMA school in China, who points out that essentially no Chinese do Kung Fu any more. It's just a historical curiosity for them.
@Aleis⊕ccidentalis As for catch wrestling, the only instructor/affiliate system that I know of is CSW Combat Submission Wrestling, run by Erik Paulson.
good pics 👍
Pretty damn bummed Stipe got wobbled in the first round
Rematch should be good though
I'm not surprised. Cormier is genuinely the total package.
There may not be a rematch, with Lesnar somehow being thrust into contention.
Yeah that stuff with lesnar was stupid
How old is Lesnar now?
Just signed up for my first bjj class. I know virtually nothing. Any advice?
Tap often and if anything feels like it hurts, tap
Nobody will call you a pussy if you tap a lot as a beginner
@Pat-MA Good on you , bro.
6 months from now, you will feel like you have super powers. 💪🏼
Appreciate it guys
Anyone here box? What brand of gloves do you use for bag work? It seems like everything under $100 is Pakistani made and uses the same pattern.
I don't use gloves for bag work
I kind of would go against using gloves, to train your fist strength
Don’t not wear bag gloves. Believe me when I tell you that the long term trauma to your joints and wrists will have you regretting that decision in a few short years. My hands are in a constant state of inflammation. I have several bone spurs. My wrists need constant massaging.
Some of my fingers are off alignment.
I mean, I don't go 100% by any means
but I'm also throwing in combos and kicks/knees/elbows
so its not exclusively handwork
but by the end of the session I have 0 pain whatsoever
Planning on the gloves. "Toughening up" ones hands is not worth a lifetime of pain and easy re injuries.
The first thing people break in a fight is their hands.
Also, as I mentioned, I'm not going 100%, am painfree, and have been doing this for about a year now.
🙄 Do what you will though
I'm not trying to second guess you or your experience, just adding my own.
@Deleted User not overly hard, but I’ve probably done it for a much longer time than you have. That said, my hands were hurting in maybe my second or third year
Yeah I agree with @Tyler0317 definitely get bag gloves I use 16oz and double wrap my hands. And when sparring I use 12oz. Ringside are well made gloves but pricey.
Most important is to wrap your hands right
I didn't for the first years I got into it and today I can feel it
When teaching others I point out that 'Humans aren't built to punch'.
If we were, we'd have bony clubs for hands. Our hands are relatively brittle, and comprised of ~20 small bones.
Our hands are built for dexterity, for fine motor skills, for grasping.
While striking can be effective, precautions must be taken.
Try hard status.
Grats Sam! I know how good that feels man. Keep at it!
Anyone here familiar with Zendo-Kai?
That’s what I’m afraid of. Its the only “combat sports” in my local area
@Whitelash It's worth checking out. Worst case is you waste a couple hours and don't go back.
Something is better than nothing. You should always pick the place that's easiest to form a habit of going to. Too many people focus really hard on the style of martial art, when the reality is knowing and training any martial art puts you above someone who has never trained. Check it out, it looks legit from what I read
All kidding aside, there is value to be had is something as bland as tai chi.
Anything that gets you up and moving, makes you accustomed to using your body and gives you confidence is beneficial.@Whitelash
Would anybody be interested in getting patches to put on a gi with this logo?
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