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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    Sakuraba was awarded an honorary black belt in BJJ, which he admits, he never learned how to tie. Kabib is a black belt in Judo and a Master in Sambo. He is a white belt in BJJ. An art doesn't get to claim someone just because they have walked in one of their schools. They are both wrestlers...
  2. J

    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    Never said anything like that. Now you are just making things up.
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    BJJ is not the center of the martial arts universe. Not even the ground fighting universe. Ask Kazushi Sakuraba or Kabib Nurmagomedov. BJJ guys clearly don't know everything about grappling. Don't get me wrong, it is a great martial art. But practitioners tend to think it is the be all and end...
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    You don't know what I learned or what my experience is. You weren't there. I have over 25 years studying the arts, including Judo, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, Karate', Krav Maga and yes, a little BJJ. I know I don't know it all, I doubt anyone does, but I know what I learned and I know I can use it.
  5. J

    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    And that is exactly what I learned when I studied ground fighting.
  6. J

    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    It had its day early on, but in the history of the UFC, 64% more fights have been decided by KO than submission. And not all the submissions have been by BJJ guys. There are wrestlers getting them too. So in the long run, BJJ has proven to be important, but not the dominant, art.
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    Yeah, when someone goes out of the way to irritate me, I get irritated. I'm funny like that. As to the BJJ guys, they are pretty dogmatic. Somebody comes along and has some success with an art and people start to worship it. It usually has to do with what people see in sports, TV and movies...
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    No, never heard of that. It was a course called Impact Self Defense. It used attackers in full padded suits. You went at them full contact, no targets off limits. There was a whole ground fighting segment of it. I took a resident long weekend course in it and it was very intense.
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    You got that wrong. I did do a little of that in high school, many decades ago. What I learned about ground fighting was from a dedicated self defense program that was not related to any traditional martial art.
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    Everyone has holes in their game. That's why we don't stop training. And again, I am not against ground fighting. I just didn't care for the BJJ classes I took, but I like the school's Muay Thai program, so I stay there.
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    I think it's interesting that the vast majority of people don't study martial arts at all. Most martial artists give that huge group little notice. The people who get criticized by martial artists are the ones who do study, but not the art they consider the right one. I also have to note that...
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    I didn't say I avoided ground training. I just said I tried BJJ and didn't care for it, because those guys want to stay on the ground. The ground training I've had is about breaking contact and getting up. If BJJ emphasized that, I'd be all in. But I am just expressing my opinion that applies...
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    I'm glad you had a successful outcome with BJJ when you really needed it. And I respect that you have found a martial art that you seem to click with. Everyone's experience is different. If there were only one best art for everyone, there would only be one art.
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    Yeah, I hear you, but that is a whole other level. It is not even in the same universe I'm in. And if you add the possibilities in a street fight of someone having a weapon or accomplices, the ground is not where I want to be.
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    Lower belts keep kicking me in the groin. Need advice.

    I'd give the lower belt one admonition not to do that anymore. Next time, I'd give him a taste of his own medicine. Nothing like painful experience to increase awareness.
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    What do you believe is the powerful technique in unarmed, martial arts combat?

    True, if someone will stand there and let you land it.
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    According to this report, Boxing, BJJ, and Karate are the top three martial arts in the United States

    All I can say for sure is about the four major cities I've lived in in the last 10 years. There are way more TKD gyms than any other, by far. BJJ is probably #2. Judo clubs are almost impossible to find, although some BJJ clubs have Judo classes and some also have boxing classes. There are a...
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    What do you believe is the powerful technique in unarmed, martial arts combat?

    The thread title "Power" is actually a vague term in the martial arts context. What your post describes is "energy." "Energy" is a physics term and is measurable. "Power" (except for electrical power) is a description. It is the ability to achieve a desired outcome. "You have the power to do...
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    Can knife fights be won by overpowering your opponent? By gradually moving knife closer until it pierces?Can disarms be done with brute strength too?

    Look it up. I am not going to go into research methodology in forum post. I understand research and I found what he did thorough and credible.
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    Can knife fights be won by overpowering your opponent? By gradually moving knife closer until it pierces?Can disarms be done with brute strength too?

    Travis Roesler did an extensive study of knife defenses. He studied all the knife defenses he could find taught in various different arts. BTW, he is eclectic, so he represents no traditional style, although he does have a background in boxing and BJJ and has fought in MMA. Then he took all...
  21. J

    Tips for Sanchin

    Don't do Sanchin if you are constipated. Don't ask me why I say this. The memory is still too painful... :p
  22. J

    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    Good point about BJJ. I studied it for a while, but I kept thinking, "I may be losing this roll, but all the stuff the rules don't allow, like punching, kneeing, gouging, finger breaking, groin grabbing, etc. are exactly what I would be doing right now if this were a real fight. Also, if I am...
  23. J

    5 most important factors of a fight

    And possibly: How fast can you get your gun out?
  24. J

    5 most important factors of a fight

    If you are looking at this from the perspective of martial arts full contact sparring, or bar fights, I guess any of these lists are fine. But if you look at just pure self-defense against a violent attacker, such as taught by William Fairbairn to spies and commandos in WWII, up to Tim Larkin...
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    Eliminating 1 Weakness vs Adding 1 Strength

    I think there is another way to look at the original question, offense vs. defense. If your defensive skills are weak, you gotta do something there. If you can't prevent a punch from landing in some way, or if you can't prevent yourself from being thrown or a limb broken, those are key...
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    Eliminating 1 Weakness vs Adding 1 Strength

    For Joe Schmo on the street, I think it might work. Anyone who is trained well will not resist. They will go with it and make you pay. Especially a striker who has had any grappling training, which nowadays a lot of them have. And if you do that to a true grappler, like a BJJ guy, you are...
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    Eliminating 1 Weakness vs Adding 1 Strength

    I think it depends on how bad the weakness is and how strong the strength might be. I have a lot of weaknesses in the martial arts. I work on them all the time, but eliminating one would leave many more. Whereas if I had to defend myself, one solid strength might be all I need. As Bruce Lee...
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    Books I strongly recommend for SD

    Well no. I realize it is futile to try to teach some people anything new and I really don't care that much about the opinion of a faceless person on the internet. My purpose on this thread was a present some relevant information that should be of interest to all martial artists, whether they...
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