what is missing in your art/school?

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ok, so many of you hardcore traditional martial artists are die hard practicioners of the art in which you practice, but is there anything missing?

many TKD practicioners argue that sport TKD is only for sport, but so many schools have lost focus on anything else...

so, what is missing from you art/ school. is there anything that you are doing to make up for it?

if your art is a complete system (meaning it covers all aspects of the fight) then please explain why.

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yeah. my art is missing enough courage and skill to join the UFC.
isnt this where you want this discussion to go, again?! :D
 

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mantis said:
yeah. my art is missing enough courage and skill to join the UFC.
isnt this where you want this discussion to go, again?! :D

LOL!!
 

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What is missing in my school? Um...you? ;)

Sorry, couldn't resist...
 

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I think that haveing more serious students Is a key that is missed in many schools. It takes time to bring them into a more contact level of training. If you move to fast they seem to leave . So That being one Then Yes I need to explore more ground time and sprawl to prevent going to the ground. Its worked on agin trying to keep things rounded is the comintment level of the student type. every scool has an improvement level that needs looked at and how to achive the training goals.
 
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mantis said:
yeah. my art is missing enough courage and skill to join the UFC.
isnt this where you want this discussion to go, again?! :D

actually, no. MMA does not cover anything against an armed attacker. it also has nothing about multiple-opponent attackers...
 

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Just the time I would like to spend learning what I've always been taught. NEVER enough practice.
 

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Every school is missing something, quite a few things actually. Even MMA schools ;)

Question becomes, are the thing you are missing worth giving up what you have for?

Because it's impossible to train everything, got to follow your interests.
 
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who says its impossible to learn all worlds of the fight?

kicking
punching
grappling
weapons

my school is missing weaponry. But i can learn that at another school. impossible to master all of them maybe, but to train in it all? no way
 

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The MMA kid! said:
who says its impossible to learn all worlds of the fight?

kicking
punching
grappling
weapons

my school is missing weaponry. But i can learn that at another school. impossible to master all of them maybe, but to train in it all? no way

It's not impossible. But just as it's dangerous to neglect an area of training it is equally dangerous to spread yourself thin by trying to cover too much ground. I believe in being well-rounded but I'd rather be a martial artist who's a specialist at one thing before I'd be a mediocre martial artist who's been exposed to everything but can't do anything well.

My two cents. :asian:
 

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The MMA kid! said:
kicking
punching
grappling
weapons

Seems rather simple doesn't it?

However if I was to divide martial arts into areas of study I come up with a lot more then 4 areas...
 

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The fact is you can cover the main useful tools of stand up clench and ground and not build a large tool box. The mistake to to think you have to have a ton of applications in each area. 5 hands 3 to 4 kicks elbows, head but, forarm, knee Then onto ground good guard a ground and pound chokes and submissions About 5 ground tools. Practice this small set that works most often and you are comfortable in several areas. Try to learn a stand up art then a ground art. you are taking on to much time. find that good mix. If you are say a stand up fighter then build a ground game. not The art but the needed tools.
 

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The MMA kid! said:
who says its impossible to learn all worlds of the fight?

kicking
punching
grappling
weapons

my school is missing weaponry. But i can learn that at another school. impossible to master all of them maybe, but to train in it all? no way

I have to hang with Greenie meanie and Andrew Green on this one...

By only dividing MA into 4 areas, you find that those simple chunks of information are like icebergs floating in a sea of information...Kicking is the small chunk you see above the water beneath the water you see foot placement, maneuvering, conditioning, targeting, coordination drills, anatomincal mechanics (so you don't blow a knee out), stretching drills, etc ad nauseum. And thats just kicking.

The reason that colleges break a BA/BFA/BS degree down into 4 years is because there is so much supporting information that you need in any one topic. There are freshman, sophomore, Junior, senior and post-grad levels of education in courses sounding as simple as Math. They all need to build on each other. Yes, it is possible to triple major in Math, Philosophy, Biology and Pre-law all at the same time, but you're bound to fail out of one of the courses or take a really long time to get them all done.

The problem is that some people are looking to get all of the skills all at once...it takes time. Be patient and it'll come. Don't say that you want a castle and then try to build it in a week...not gonna happen.

My two cents...
 

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