Message from John Mosby in tradworker #health_and_training


2018-01-25 18:40:24 UTC  

FIRST POST, my two favorite Youtube channels for Combat Disciplines. There is no true substitute for the gym BUT when you can't go or don't have that option, these channels will be a great asset for learning

2018-01-25 18:41:18 UTC  
2018-01-25 18:41:40 UTC  

and Precision Striking

2018-01-25 18:56:16 UTC  

Glad we got this going

2018-01-25 18:56:31 UTC  

The gym is fine and all, but if you don't know how to fight, those muscles are a complete waist, and working-out becomes nothing more than a sign of physical insecurity.

2018-01-25 18:57:10 UTC  

Well you need the strength to effectively fight.

2018-01-25 18:57:17 UTC  

Not really...

2018-01-25 18:58:21 UTC  

Judo and BJJ fighters try to keep their bulk down, as do a lot of other fighters.

Some of the best fighters I trained with were in the 150-170 range.

2018-01-25 18:58:42 UTC  

Well you can be very strong at those weights

2018-01-25 18:59:16 UTC  

Having the strength and an intimidating presence is absolutely beneficial in a street fight. Even a smaller guy who has obvious muscle tone and lifts will have a large psychological advantage

2018-01-25 18:59:28 UTC  

True

2018-01-25 18:59:49 UTC  

Im not discrediting strength training, by any means.

Im just hoping that our goys are lifting weights AND doing some form a martial art training.

2018-01-25 19:00:13 UTC  

That's reasonable

2018-01-25 19:00:46 UTC  

If they had to choose between the two, I'd tell them join a MMA gym before joining a regular gym.

2018-01-25 19:02:00 UTC  

How many dead hang pull ups can you do. Push-ups etc

2018-01-25 19:04:37 UTC  

Eggsellent

2018-01-25 19:15:10 UTC  

hell yeah glad to see you guys jumping in FUK YEAH

2018-01-25 19:15:39 UTC  

exactly what Mosby said...MMA gym first, regular gym second

2018-01-25 19:15:43 UTC  

but be prepared

2018-01-25 19:15:47 UTC  

shit is going to cost.

2018-01-25 19:16:09 UTC  

i spend $90 for two days a week of boxing/jkd/muay thai but it is worth it

2018-01-25 19:16:27 UTC  

i feel confident/not cocky when I'm faced with aggression

2018-01-25 19:16:58 UTC  

technique over mucles all day

2018-01-25 19:17:19 UTC  

when I first stepped in an MMA gym...KMAA in Knoxville I was deadlifting 420 and benching 260

2018-01-25 19:17:26 UTC  

thought I was hot shit...got owned by a 5'4 female

2018-01-25 19:18:07 UTC  

never underestimate your enemy...the guy who looks skinny might have been doing BJJ for 10 years straight and will put you down

2018-01-25 19:18:25 UTC  

the bulked up dude might get dropped with a right cross, left hook, elbow

2018-01-25 19:18:59 UTC  

Or you end up grappling and get symbolically raped.

2018-01-25 19:19:26 UTC  

Always do both train the muscle and the skill.

2018-01-25 19:20:13 UTC  

In wrestling the strongest and most aggressive will always win.

2018-01-25 19:22:23 UTC  

yup...and here's a perfect example of what I'm talking about

2018-01-25 19:22:26 UTC  

this guy Dan Baker

2018-01-25 19:22:30 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/REDACTED.jpg

2018-01-25 19:22:35 UTC  

might not look like much