- May 18, 2023
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There are no referees and no rules. You are 100% free to improvise with the techniques in any way you please. Yet, it is still baffling to see people are confusing learning a martial art/sport with studying self-defense and personal protection systems. Never mind - take a look at this article instead:Is there any street rule against hiting somebody in the face (in selfdefence situation) with hook, jab, uppercut etc.? Like a boxer?
Is there any street rule against kicking somebody (in selfdefence situation) with highkick, lowkick, middlekick, tornado kick, qm kick etc.? Like sport kickboxer boxer, sport thai boxer, sport katarekas etc?
Is there any street rule against taking somebodys down (in selfdefence situation) with shoots, throws, slams? Like wrestlers, judokas, jujiteiros, sambists, etc?
Is there any street rule against choking somebodys out (in selfdefence situation)? Like judokas, jujiteiros, sambists?
Or maybe there is a rule against using elbows and knees?
Or being fit, strong and athletic? Or have a good timig?
There is no referee "in da streetz"? Good, I can maul the robber as long as I want and nobody will stop me
How Self-Defense Differs From Combat Sports
To launch this column, I'll briefly introduce myself and my objectives. My name is Lito Angeles, and my life's passion is martial arts.