Yeah, boxers and grapplers... basically anybody who really knows how to fight. Especially good infighters. A long time ago, when I tried testing my WC, I had very good results against typical Mc Dojo TKD and Karate types who preferred long range techniques and didn't train much contact. Then you'd run into a good fighter, any style, but especially an infighter or grappler and you'd know it right away!
Now days I'd rather sit on my rear and watch. Videoclips anyone?
from personal experience any martial art style can difficult to deal with if the person you are fighting has trained in a realistic way or has fight experience. If they are better than you or get luckier on the day, you will lose period. Each style presents its own challenges but unless its a sport match or sparring you aren't going to know beforehand what style you are facing so to that end the guy you think is going to want to grapple who turns out to be a puncher (or vice versa) is more dangerous than a predictable opponent. As for the most dangerous, in all honesty having tested what I know against various peers (and betters) from other styles, having done bits and pieces of doorwork and had a number of violent scrapes, of all my encounters the guy who weighed 8 stone more than me, who bench pressed 200 kg+ in the gym and was fuelled up on white powder and alcohol at the time was by far the biggest handful despite never having done any martial arts in his life.
I would like to hear your thoughts on what other martial art you have found to be very worthy opponents.
As for myself, wrestlers ( not WWE ) and experienced boxers are amongst the most worthy opponents.
Agreed, there is a MMA class that competed in our sanshou competitions last year and they were very good.Modern MMA dudes who have 3-4+ years behind them. They're usually well conditioned, experienced and don't crumple when you hit them like a lot of "more normal" folks.
What about a palm strike to the nose or strike to the throat, will they crumple then?
Unless you are very drunk or very confident in your skills as a martial artist.Sorry, it's not that easy. Experienced fighters, yes, even "sport fighters", aren't going to stand there and let hit hit them in the nose, throat or groin. And if you do hit them, they will hit back, hard. That's reality.
On the positive side, experienced MMA fighters who are built like a brick sheisse-haus kinda stand out. You can spot them coming a mile away. Personally, I simply wouldn't go around deliberately annoying them. :bangahead: