I have no interest in MA for sport, even though I am much more peace maker than fighter. I’ve not seen a Judo video yet, where the perp has been eye gouged, elbowed and kneed, what we call softened up, and then thrown, locked or broken. GM was high level Doce Pares/San Miguel, Judoka and...
We teach it as part of Eskrido de Alcuizar. I understand, although I might be wrong, that it was created more or less due to the needs of modern military hand to hand combat needs. For those that know Judo tradition/origins, was the combat side ever a part of the system. Is it valid separate MA...
Shifting of stance from being square to a fighting stance is a big one. Taking their eyes off you and surveying for witnesses or for that matter accomplices. Simply moving to close to you when advised to stay away. Probably a bunch more…today in class, I’ll ask the cops what they look for.
LOL. I remember when D Inosanto, let the 4 phase class have a bar room brawl. Prob 20-25 students, each on their own. The only rule was no hitting someone with their back towards you. Now that’s historical JKD. No teacher would do that today.
Oingo Boingo - Home Again
“Where is he going - why does he walk that way
Sticking his chest out - what is he trying to say
He's got charisma - but when he's all alone
He curls up in a ball - and wishes that he was
Home Again...Home Again...Home Again”
There is a big world out there and some really great arts to explore. Grappling arts would be a great compliment to your TKD, as would boxing or even FMA. Consider it an adventure. At 66 years old (67 in august) I’m truly grateful for the different arts I’ve trained in and the art I’m currently...
So much of this comes down to you as an athlete and fighter.
If I hear you correctly, you want to train to sports fight and not necessarily combat self defense.
Muay Thai is a great art, yes it incorporates kicking, but it also incorporates elbows, knees and throws/sweeps. It doesn’t have a...
Many things make the FMA arts different, but this is a major aspect.
Beginning students start with hand held weapons and graduate to open hands, although open hands are an integral part of defending and attacking with a weopon. We presuppose that a weopon will be used in a combative...
One thought is that people are not suspended or anchored from the top. They have a base, more similar to a free standing bag. The one thing you don’t get on a free stander are knee and lower targets. In the FMA oblique kicks to that target range are common.
Well, he certainly doesn’t think highly of the FMA’s. Can’t blame him really, in the early days it was basically a demo art. Then folks taught the art based on the demos they attended. I visited a couple schools that I didn’t care for before finding my current school. Still, in the couple...