- Feb 23, 2014
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An easy example is punch vs. elbow. They're different ranges, so not entirely interchangeable, but I always start out teaching elbows and knees. Later, most people will prefer punches (better range and speed), but at first we go for the strike that has a lower risk of self-injury (you might or might not be surprised at how badly some people naturally punch) and is easier to deliver power.
See i would have called them both solid basics. And both definitely effected by size and weight.
There is this suggestion that mma takes more fitness, strength and so on to perform. And it is not really the case. It just shows more in the training. Because a lot of mma training revolves around the other guy stopping you.
Otherwise there are all these energy management issues you may face from style to style that kind of give a false positive. So comparing bjj to mma again. If you were not such a physical specimen then bjj guard could be a place you can take a little time and consolidate. But there is no punching. You can't rest in those places in mma. So you have to be more physical there in mma than in bjj.
But that is not because either system relies on physicality more. If i punched a guy in bjj from there he would have to work as well.