Message from Sam Anderson in Fitness #martial-arts
Finished my on boarding for the martial arts gym tonight. Can hit up class everyday now, psyched
Damn what a workout
Muay thai and bjj
awesome. the twin pillars of ass-kickin'
It's awesome Will, and I finally understand why you do that funny dance in Muay Thai haha
Sore ! Being up on your toes like that kills your calfs. Loving it so far. Happy Thanksgiving everyone
haha yeah the old muay thai march
First night sparring tonight after tough cardio. Got my ass handed to by one of the instructors. Can definitely say I learned more in those 10 minutes than in 2 lessons lol
Nice! There’s nothing like sparring/training in general.
Absolutely. It can be daunting but I would recommend anyone who isnt training currently to at least give it a go.
Royce Gracie basically beats this Asian blob of fat by using his legs to triangle the dudes arm.
The early UFCs were wild. "Street Fighter" / "Enter the Dragon" type all comers tournaments of different styles. For better or worse (truth is always bittersweet), the BJJ/Muay Thai (and similar wrestling+boxing type training sets) empirically proved themselves mostly superior.
Pride was nuts
Best strat? Kick 'em in the head.
Pride soccer kicks were nasty
or if you we're bas rutten or Andy hug, kick em in the leg for a KO lol
Best part about losing the mouse for my laptop is that instead of vidya I just watch old mma vids
Did anyone see the wrestling referee who made the black kid cut his dreadlocks? Could that have given him an advantage?
They are unsanitary. Some refs are specific about a lot of stuff. More commonly no beards or long nails
He didn't make him cut his dreadlocks. He said your hair is out of regs and you cant wrestle so the kid had someone cut his dreadlocks
Makes sense, I cant imagine he would force him to cut them
Would you guys reccomend boxing as a legitimate thing to get into versus more modern mma? Always wanted to learn legit boxing.
Jocko Willink has it as the third best martial art in the world, behing BJJ and Wrestling.
Just be sure to learn how to defend takedowns.
+1 for BJJ
(and, of course, why is it always black guys)
Looking to get into BJJ. Was a first degree black belt in karate at 11 and quit before my 2nd degree test because of football in high school 🙄that was half my life ago. There’s a Renzo Gracie school right by me in NJ. Anyone up in this area that does BJJ?
And Gracies BJJ is a great way to start
A number of us do
Everyone should have some basic striking and grappling experience at the very least
For self-defense, of course.