Message by Beastcoast, in tradworker, #health_and_training

Der Jäger 2018-01-25 18:40:24

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

Der Jäger 2018-01-25 18:41:40

and Precision Striking

GenZ_88 2018-01-25 18:56:16

Glad we got this going

John Mosby 2018-01-25 18:56:31

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.

GenZ_88 2018-01-25 18:57:10

Well you need the strength to effectively fight.

John Mosby 2018-01-25 18:57:17

Not really...

John Mosby 2018-01-25 18:58:21

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.

GenZ_88 2018-01-25 18:58:42

Well you can be very strong at those weights

fassel 2018-01-25 18:59:16

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

GenZ_88 2018-01-25 18:59:28

True

John Mosby 2018-01-25 18:59:49

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.

GenZ_88 2018-01-25 19:00:13

That's reasonable

John Mosby 2018-01-25 19:00:46

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

GenZ_88 2018-01-25 19:02:00

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

Beastcoast 2018-01-25 19:04:37

Eggsellent

Der Jäger 2018-01-25 19:15:10

hell yeah glad to see you guys jumping in FUK YEAH

Der Jäger 2018-01-25 19:15:39

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

Der Jäger 2018-01-25 19:15:43

but be prepared

Der Jäger 2018-01-25 19:15:47

shit is going to cost.

Der Jäger 2018-01-25 19:16:09

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

Der Jäger 2018-01-25 19:16:27

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

Der Jäger 2018-01-25 19:16:58

technique over mucles all day

Der Jäger 2018-01-25 19:17:19

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

Der Jäger 2018-01-25 19:17:26

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

Der Jäger 2018-01-25 19:18:07

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

Der Jäger 2018-01-25 19:18:25

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

GenZ_88 2018-01-25 19:18:59

Or you end up grappling and get symbolically raped.

GenZ_88 2018-01-25 19:19:26

Always do both train the muscle and the skill.

GenZ_88 2018-01-25 19:20:13

In wrestling the strongest and most aggressive will always win.

Der Jäger 2018-01-25 19:22:23

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

Der Jäger 2018-01-25 19:22:26

this guy Dan Baker