- May 14, 2004
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sgtmac_46 said:A good foundation in Boxing punches and movement patterns and Muay Thai kicking techniques (all low line), knees and elbows is a must for the street. Followed by a good understanding of wrestling principles and ground fighting techniques (either BJJ or Judo). It's never failed me yet. It should be noted that over 9 times out of 10, a good boxer will win any street fight, even against skilled opponents, by virtue of the fact that they are used to hitting people for real and they are used to getting hit. It's actually easier in a street fight than in a ring, because most street fighters can't box, but they try to use their hands anyway. Kicks are far fewer in the street than they are in the movies. If you work on techniques in each of the primary ranges of combat, then you should be on your way to being prepared.
I would like to see boxing come back to high schools. It is a brutal learning process, but great for basic self defense. If someone were to wrestle in HS and box in HS, They would definately be well defended. My best argument for TKD is the advanced ability to control distance and use kicks as a distanced attack. Even as a TKD MAist, I must admit that in a street fight I would not kick nearly as much as I do in class sparring, though I believe it is what would allow me to control the distance much better.
I do understand that
MOST fights start within arms length
MOST fights end up on the ground
NONE of mine have
It's all about your personal experience shaping your perception. This is why we will never all agree, but thatt's what makes the discussions interesting