- Jul 9, 2008
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- Covington, WA
I never said it was you, Kman, and frankly, it's not just one person in this thread who came to mind.Seeing that it's obviously me that you are referring to perhaps you could show me how my position is reversed. In the other thread I was saying that you won't see many of the characteristics of a particular style, such as stance, in an MMA competition because to compete in that competition by very definition you train multiple styles and take elements from each. That is exactly the situation being addressed here. Please let's not go 30 pages down that rabbit hole.
I agree that the proof is in the pudding, and under pressure one's technique under stress should ABSOLUTELY reflect one's technique in training. As I said before, it's a simple truth, and it's heartening to see that we can all agree on that. I'll even make a bold prediction and declare that I think it's a truth that every person on this forum, MMA, BJJ, WC, TKD... everyone can agree on; your technique under pressure should well represent your technique in training.
Let me say it another way. in an altercation, one of two things will happen. Either your training resembles your technique or it does not. Right?
If it does resemble your technique, your training is sound. Even if your technique fails you, you are training it correctly, and the flaw is in your technique. It could be the techniques themselves, or more likely you just don't yet have the skill to execute. But this is why we train, and over time, the skill will come.
If it does not resemble your techniqu, your training is flawed, and you cannot even begin to diagnose your technique. No matter how long you train, or how good you look, if in application your technique goes out the window you will never truly develop skill.
regarding the video... is that WC? Didn't look like WC to me. Video said Karate. I'd really like to see some of the things you guys are talking about executed under stress. Stance, forms... sounds really cool.