What do you think of Jake Mace?

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  1. CB Jones

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    No this is a common practice with YouTuber's to increase their viewership.

    You are sharing subscribers by promoting each other on your channels.


    And the video is scary......he teaches rape prevention classes to women.......what does he know about rape prevention?

    Chances are none of those techniques are gonna stop a rape.
     
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    That's a good thing to consider when trying to determine if someone is running the con or if someone is just lacking the knowledge.
     
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    He's where a lot of martial art schools and instructors want to be in terms of visibility. Literally it's him and Master Wong that get much of the youtube spotlight.
     
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    And this is why people grumble over what people like Jake Mace do.
     
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    I know it's common practice to do collabs, but in his earlier collabs the emphasis was very much on Jake showing off his skills to the other person, whereas in the videos I linked in my last post, the emphasis is on Jake learning from his collab partner. At least, that is the impression I got from them.
     
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    Yeah I had a look and couldn't find self defence so fair enough.
     
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    I don't get that impression at all.

    The impression I get is meet so and so....They are gonna show you a couple techniques and I'm going to show a couple techniques while we get Youtube's search engine to link our names so that we are suggested to each others subscribers or viewers.
     
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    Exactly, it was a mutual exchanging of techniques, which is completely different in particular to the Baguazhang video I linked before which is much more 1-sided with Jake learning from his collab partner instead of just showing off a bunch of techniques himself. Now, is it any better from a technical standpoint? I don't know, as I don't practice Baguazhang, I just found it interesting that this video had a very different format which put Jake into the role of student a lot more rather than giving off the illusion that he knows everything already.
     
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    Why wouldn't use that destruction(what we call it in Kali) to counter a cross? You parry it with the left hand then use the elbow as the destruction, his elbow is also up like that to shield him from any strikes from the left arm. I agree it's not the appropriate technique for a haymaker, but there's noting wrong using it against a cross. I also agree his follow up with the chop is most likely not going to work either.
     
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    That doesn't make him a fake, it may make him incompetent but not a fake. As few of us have heard of him I doubt that Kung Fu is affected that much by him. I also doubt the opinion of Kung Fu has gone down either, people tend not to know much about it unless they are practising it. Most people see it ( or something approximate) being used in films and that's the extent of their knowledge.
    Perhaps you could introduce yourself and tell us why you are an expert?
     
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    Because of the angle that crosses usually come in when thrown. If the person throws a linear cross then you'll have a chance, but if that cross comes in at an angle (as shown in the video) then the chance for a successful counter with that technique is slim. It's just too much distance to cover with that technique when used against a cross, which is why he has that awkward lean in the video when he tries to counter with the technique. The other issue is that crosses are usually the follow up punch and not the lead punch. The problem with the demo is that it's slow which creates assumptions about when a technique can be done.

    The safer application of that technique is to use it against a jab or a linear punch. People usually jab carelessly, often times they use it as a range finder which means they aren't really trying to hit you in the face with full force. Jabs you can easily parry, even when thrown at full force in comparison to crosses. Parrying a jab is text book beginner technique for martial arts.

    Here are examples of crosses and you'll see the angle that I'm talking about. Also notice that the cross is the second punch. The one that I really want you to focus on is the one at 4:45 because it best represents what Jake was doing and how his partner was replying. I think this is the real danger of crosses. At the moment the of trying to counter the incoming cross, he would have just redirected the cross from landing on one side of his face, only to have it land on the other side. If your opponent sees you move then he'll just change the angle of his cross, which was what happened at 4:45. He thought the cross was coming down the middle but it didn't.
     
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    It's not. Most people who I know that train kung fu with an instructor get a good laugh off of Jake Mace. The only ones that would be affected are those who try to only learn kung fu through youtube videos and decide to pick him as the guy to study from.
    I think people who have been punched hard before are safe from Jake. Stuff like this doesn't even register for me, just from me being punched as a kid. Kids don't attack the way. As an adult, adults don't attack this way. As a martial arts student, other students don't attack like that. The only way I could possible see this as realistic for me is if I have never been punched or in a fight. Even in slow motion it looks like he's struggling to pull it off.
     
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    Pointing out why he's wrong as you do is fine as I said, it's incompetence perhaps he's deluding himself ( which doesn't make him a liar if he believes his stuff works) but I don't get why all the woes of the world are placed at his feet by some. All styles have their problems with instructors who aren't as good as they think they are, still doesn't make them fakes or frauds just not very good instructors. Perhaps he's the victim of a not very good instructor himself, these things do tend to perpetuate themselves.
     
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    The only thing that worries me is that he puts on Anti-Rape and self defense seminars for women....which worries me because he is a very good salesman and can make people believe he knows what he is talking about.
     
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    He's not alone though, most self defence for women is taught by men and from a man's perspective. To be honest his may well be as good any anyone else's. Shakesville: Five Reasons Why "Teach Women Self-Defense" Isn't a Comprehensive Solution to Rape
     
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    There is a post somewhere here on MT, that I am not going to look for, that was made by Clfsean. He posted the history of Jake Mace and the training he received and why he separated from that group. I was part of that thread, but I cannot remember the title. So if anyone is that interested it is on here somewhere.
     
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    You have admitted you know nothing about him, yet you defend him anyway.

    The man IS a fraud. He claims to know every style at a master level, and he is demonstrably untrained in most of them. He's been doing this for YEARS and ignores all feedback. He's a predator that targets people that can't tell the difference between real martial arts and acting.

    Tell you what, look up whatever style you do(if any) and go see him do some kata or forms in that style.

    I did so with WC and LOL. Just lol.
     
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