I think George is making an excellent move to open some minds here. If you are familiar with something then you will not be surprised by it. How many strikers in the first few UFCs turned on their stomachs the moment they went to the ground only to be choked out? All because they were ignorant of what could be done.
I agree. Even a little knowledge may be enough in a street fight to allow an escape or avoid a hopeless “pinning down” __ all the bull about the “pointy thingies” bailing you out, just doesn’t work when you have a behemoth making a pizza dish out of you on the ground.
Pretty much all-Chinese arts have Qinna as just part and parcel of what they do. It is often said that the Okinawan arts also always had grappling as simply part of what they did, but that this has been some how lost.
Here we are going to hear “ it is there, but you must go deep” Okay show us! And also show us that your “going deep” works better than what someone, with Joe Pomfret’s experience, can teach.
I am not one for having a dictated preset drill but perhaps some requirement that a demonstration of this aspect is an idea.
Agreed. A number of preset techniques could be demonstrated against several random attacks designed to trigger those techniques.
I believe that Rick hit the nail on the head. If nothing else, a little knowledge of ground fighting can be very helpful. At my level of experience a good ground fighter would eat me alive. However, against someone with no knowledge I have somewhat of an edge.
True. At times, knowing how to apply a good choke, for example, may save your life even as you are engaged in a stand up fight…