- Jul 9, 2008
- Reaction score
- Covington, WA
Ha. Probably not, but to be serious for a moment, we're getting into something that I've been just hammered for in the past. Which is to take your train of thought just a little further to its logical conclusion.Would you want him landing on you? I wouldn't....
If we're talking about activities that are tangentially helpful in a fight, then as you say, breakdancing could be a better martial art than some actual martial arts. We could also look at 'ninja warrior" training (aka, parkour, agility training), hell, I mean, gymnastics could be a better self defense system than some martial arts. I mean, with a little thought, I am pretty sure I could come up with several activities which would, if trained seriously, better prepare people for a fight than some martial arts styles.
Put gymnasts in a gi, call it gymkata... same stuff, but sexy dance fighting, and it's capoeria. Focus on the floor routine, and it's toad style kung fu or some such. Folks get understandably sensitive when you compare their martial arts style to break dancing, gymnastics, or parkour, but it's really all about the costume sometimes.