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Any other wizards into combat sports?
I have done Krav Maga (2 years); it was ok but I can see why people say it’s overrated. Did some BJJ at an MMA gym but it was expensive as fuck. Boxing was the best so far; nothing has tested my fitness, strength, timing and precision like boxing. Class was always all male.

Really want to try Muay Thai. What other fighting styles are wizards into?
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Are Shaolin monks legit fighters or is it just for show?


Martial art? Defender just uses the umbrella to distract the perp until defender can pull his S&W out. It's right there in the picture


That's only one of the techniques.


See Ranton on jewtube, he's half-chinese and he was a monk for about two years, I think. Basically Shaolin styles are just for show, but the monks exercise so much they can easily kick some ass just by brute force.


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which fighting style is this?


A single kick doesn't make a style.
There are dozens of martial arts that use spinning hook kicks.


It looks like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


You are not funny.


Finally opened back up after 2 months closed do to wu flu.

Was a great class but I think I finally tore my hip flexor doing a jumping side kick without paying full attention on the bag.

I really hope it isn't a full tear, and that a night's rest and some anti-inflammatory meds will fix it. Because I have to teach class again tomorrow, then do my regular job the day after that.


Current standing bags are falling apart so it's time to shop for new ones.

Anyone have recommendations on standing punching bags?



Tfw when you feel emasculated af because you were too weak and too scared to fight.


Train and grow stronger.
You don't have to be weak and afraid if you have the will to change.


I am 5ft6 and have little to no fighting experience.Which type of martial art should I consider investing my time and energy into?


What's actually a available in your area and what can you afford?
No point in recommending something that you can't realistically get regular training in.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You can choke bigger people out on the ground even if you are small.


MMA. MMA is basically the only real "style" of martial arts out there because it's what actually works in real fights. The only real difference is that in a real fight takedowns are even more crucial because then you can just stomp them in the face. Avoid taekwondo and anything chinese or ninja related like the plague.


According to some people you should already have experience in bjj or judo before getting trained in MMA. I remember being controlled in a headlock by a dumb normal fag. Do most "Licensed" MMA gym expect you to have some fighting experience.


Are you really trying to make the silly claim that nothing else works in fights other then MMA?

It strongly depends on the gym and the goals of the person. If you are interested in going pro or competing and the gym doesn't have all the specialist in house then yeah you really should learn a specialty like striking from a competitive striker and grappling from a competitive grappler.
If you are not interested in competing or going pro then even if their aren't in house specialist you should be fine with general MMA classes. They will probably teach you mediocre MT with ok BJJ and/or wrestling.
More then enough to kick the average untrained persons ass, as well as get you in pretty good shape (if you don't get any nasty injuries).
Shit tends to be really expensive though.


More or less just finished the first time officiating a belt test.
Felt weird but I am proud of the students and I think it mostly went ok.


Martial arts is a waste, in my personal opinion.

I've lived in NYC my whole life, I've fought people since I was a child, and throughout all my experiences I've learned only one thing matters: Learn how to stop pulling your punches. The average person has
a problem with seeing through a punch. When met with a little bit of force, the person punching usually pulls their hand back. Once you learn to stop that, learn to keep your eyes open. Stop flinching. This
is why people say take up boxing. Boxing isn't the best form of fighting, obviously. You're taking away your use of legs and your ability to slam. What boxing does it teaches you to stop pulling punches and
stop flinching. Overcoming those two things gives you the ability to fight effectively. After that it's all experience and common sense. Throw dirt, kick balls. Too weak? Use an elbow, too strong? Open hand.

Fighting is a learning experience. Once you get down the basics, fine tune it around your capabilities.


Any style can teach you to take down some untrained nobody but if you don't actually compete in real fights with it you won't be able to compete against someone who does compete in fights. To become a fighter you have to fight, it's just that simple. Any sort of training where people pull their punches like they do in chinese martial arts is useless because you don't learn the real timing. Also styles are just weaknesses. You are just limiting yourself to a particular moveset. MMA incorporates them all and prioritizes whatever works in actual fights. Something like TKD is so limited by its rules that it's literally not even in the same realm as fighting, it's more like crossfit or something.


Fighting on paved surfaces is courting death. One good throw and you're fucking dead. One good KO from standing and you fall funny and you're fucking dead. It's easy to deescalate most situations. If someone is trying to rob you, you just give them your stuff. If someone is insulting you, you just take it. What kind of a moron gets into actual fights? You must be some abrasive normalfag. We are civilized so fighting is just something you do for fun and/or money as a sport.



>enters a thread about a hobby

>your hobby is a waste of time in my personal uninformed opinion

Why are you here?

>I've lived in NYC my whole life

Did you think that would somehow impress anyone. It ain't the 70s anymore. NYC isn't that bad compared to most US cities in regards to fighting, tough street culture, or crime.
It's meaningless fluff.
As far as all the other stuff, it's the typical tough guy stuff you hear all the time from people who never trained, usually can't even throw a good non-telegraphed punch, and avoids any fight where they couldn't start it with a sucker punch.
Seen your type for decades. You impress no one and you frankly don't know shit from piss.


Yeah I am not interested in becoming professional, I just want to lesrn some basic wrestling moves,techniques,grapples, slams ,submission escapes and defense moves, enough to deal with both smaller and larger target if I ever get into an annoyong situation again. Learning to escape basic moves such as headlocks, and masterlocks and bearhugs are my number one priority.Learning to slam others comes second.



Don't know what about my post seemed negative, and knowing where I am I'm sure it didn't need to seem like anything for you to take offense. Anyway, my statement still stands. Follow through punches + flinch control = better fighting. Try to have a nice day.


Again, what is best for you depends on what is available in your area and price range.
Judo, BJJ, Sambo, Folk Wrestling, Freestyle, Greco-Roman, Catch, MMA gym, and many more all have what you are looking for.
If they have regular sparing and drills with resistance then odds are it will get you to your goals.


What a ignorant jackass.


For practicing strikers.
Thoughts on this.

Personally I am going to try it out a bit and see how well it incorporates into my current style mix. Maybe not as a total replacement but as just another tool in the toolbox.


How many street fights I saw happen: loads.
How many dead guys I've seen: nil.


I'm not him but the damage is considerably worse on the pavement, especially if the back of the head bounces off the floor. That is where the brain stem is.


I don't have any actual merit, so take my advice with a grain of salt. However, I do watch fighting videos and shadowbox/train daily. I have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of fighting which are striking, balance, momentum, and movement.

As far as Muay Thai vs. Karate goes, I would probably say it depends on what your actual use is for learning martial arts in general.
In my opinion, Muay Thai is the absolute best martial art for striking, as it incorporates all 8 limbs (hands, legs, elbows, knees). Other martial arts, especially Karate, are more limited by rules and what parts of the body you can and can't use.
I won't pretend like I know a lot about Karate, but my understanding is that it's primarily a point-based striking sport, whereas Muay Thai has a lot of focus on conditioning and warrior training.
Either way, whichever one you choose will be better than doing nothing.

>If you want to learn how to strike effectively and take hits, do Muay Thai
>If you're scared of being knocked out, or value your brain cells, do Karate


I think you missed the question that was being asked.

It was about preference for the kinds of sidekick. Not which art was better.
Thai side kick is more square and using the ball of the foot, while the traditional side kick that just about every other art uses turns all the way to the side and uses the heel of the foot.

Like, did you not read the thumbnail or click to see the title of the video?


Isn't that just a twist kick? Twist kicks are based.


No, different force vector and application.
I see the similarity in hip position though.


>a gun
enjoy getting rittenhouse'd the first time you use that thing




Don't shitpost here.


How do I beat up bullies?


THis Website is for adults.
Use the legal system and avoid physical confrontation unless there is literally no other option to protect against physical assault.
You are too old to get into fist fights because of feels. You will just end up in jail unless it was legally justified.
It is a lot easier and faster to report them or get away then the long and hard process of learning how to actually fight.


I am 100% with Khabid when it comes to ring succubi.
They are totally unnessary and what they are payed is retarded when that money could go to the fighters. Some promotions literally pay the ring succubi more then the fighters, which is insane.

I think it is has been long time that such leaches on the sport should be banished and for the fighters to be payed even better.


Psychological torture, gaslighting, and manipulation works better but just chill out dude


The sport is mostly watched by macho retards that like to see generic “hot” females in skimpy clothing, sort of like how you’ll often find those race car poster/calendars not just featuring the car but also some female on it, it comes with the territory



You don't. If you have a chance of fighting back you're not being bullied.


>The sport is mostly watched by macho retards that like to see generic “hot” females in skimpy clothing
Eh… That's the perception that some people have and the presence of ring succubi definitely adds to that image of the sport. I wouldn't say it's entirely accurate; anecdotally speaking, I know some smart people who are bored by all sports except MMA. Personally, MMA, boxing and Muay Thai are the only sports that I have ever cared about or enjoyed watching.

The ring succubi originated in boxing from a very different era when people would really enjoy seeing semi nude succubi as it was rare to see. These days with instant access free pornography, ring succubi are a stupid anachronism.


It's a legit sociopathic request.
"I don't know you guys, but let me, a random with bad vibes "spar" you. I know that covid has left you desperate for cash"


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ortega vs yair..that will be an interesting fight on a shit card
blaydes vs aspinall…now thats gone be a banger it also got /ourguy/ paddy vs gay homo and gustaffson is returning but im thinking hes going to be flushed


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the ufc moved fight nights to early sat weekends


its over diazbros

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