Modern Urban Combat Tactics (M.U.C.T)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Reality of Violent Confrontations

Okay, So lets start off with the reality of violent confrontations and reality based training verses sport or performance oriented martial arts. When I talk about reality most people ( who incidentally have never been in a true violent situation other than basically a school yard brawl) tell me things like "just punch him in the face" or "I would just kick his ass" I also enjoy "mma is the best martial art you can study" or "mma is the realist thing"....blah blah blah so on and so fourth well let me tell you "YOUR A MORON" and probably a meat head.

Let me explain some thing to you and pay close attention to what you are about to read (disclaimer: I know this is going to piss people off but until you are actually in a serious and violent confrontation of which I have been in several one of which put 8 cracks in my skull shut your stupid mouth) mma, Taekwondo, judo, Brazilian jujitsu, wushu, boxing, point fighting of any sort is a SPORT!!!!!!!!!!! It is practiced and preformed within a specific and well defined set of parameters, which means that it has rules, a referee, and is sanctioned  and at the very least governed by some regulating body. This does not prepare your for a real confrontation. A real confrontation is not a sparring match and it is not like you see in the movies. Pain and injury can be incurred and inflicted in an instant. Now I will say this often times when the adrenaline is flowing unless  strikes and damage are precisely directed a person can take a hell of a beating and stay on their feet but at that point your are just fighting to do that stay on your feet. Real fighting is a dirty, brutal and nasty business, and this is what your training should reflect. Always assume that your attacker is armed, has and accomplice and intends to do you as much harm as he possibly can. Avoid at all costs practicing techniques that seem to be impractical and flashy, make sure that any technique you are shown you try with someone who IS not in your training class (like a buddy, not some random street thug) and don't tell them to punch you "exactly like this" just say something like hey throw a haymaker at me. In college I had a shotokan instructor who told us when we were bare knuckle sparing that if we got hit it's our own fault and next time we wouldn't and there is a lot of logic in that. So remember this the next time you are in Taekwondo and your practicing a jump spinning kick or an axe kick, and just ask yourself "would this work on the subway"?

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