Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 77

Thread: What martial art is most practical in a fight?

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    2,114
    "the prime directive of a living being is to maximize its chances of survival."
    Many centuries' worth of philosophers might disagree with you.
    "You do not maximize your chances of survival by using the amount of force you deem appropriate to the threat."
    Sure you do. If you use an amount of force inappropriate to the threat you might find yourself in jail. That does not maximize your chances of survival (not to mention the quality of said survival).

  2. #22
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    135
    Quote Originally Posted by zachsan View Post
    Many centuries' worth of philosophers might disagree with you.

    Sure you do. If you use an amount of force inappropriate to the threat you might find yourself in jail. That does not maximize your chances of survival (not to mention the quality of said survival).
    The philosophers may not agree, however the theory of evolution and survival of the fittest do. And im sticking with that. Its a fact.

    I said living being not human.

    And further more, as i said, being a good fighter depends on how far you're willing to go.

    i would not be prepared to smash someone in the face with a piece of metal, nor would i shoot someone. But if someone wants to do that or wants to go that far, then they WILL win.

    Conversely if someone attacks me with said metal bar, im going to step my game up and make sure that **** doesn't walk away.

    The initial question was 'what martial art is most practical in a fight',
    to which my answer is, none, your mind set is the most important thing. If you are not as committed to winning as the person your fighting, you will not win.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    1,755
    i would not be prepared to smash someone in the face with a piece of metal, nor would i shoot someone. But if someone wants to do that or wants to go that far, then they WILL win.
    wassn't that something bruce lee also suggested. i remember him saying something to the effect that, basically, if a person if willing risk everything in order to bite your nose off, eventually the'll probably do it. i think that's very telling.

    i remember this kid when i was young. he would pick fights with everyone. i can't tell you how many times this kid and i got into it. when we started to get older, i just started to avoid him, though i was still friends with his brothers. he was tenacious. there was no stopping him in a fight. he had nothing to lose.

    unfortunately when he was around the age of 18, while breaking into someone's house, he got shot and was killed. his brothers, on the other hand, live with his memory. they were his teachers....

  4. #24
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    135
    Quote Originally Posted by onesp1ng View Post

    unfortunately when he was around the age of 18, while breaking into someone's house, he got shot and was killed. his brothers, on the other hand, live with his memory. they were his teachers....
    your point is taken, i agree.

  5. #25
    Deerhooks is offline Registered Member: no custom title Registered Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5
    I have a new teacher these days, and an even greater respect for internal styles.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2Qvo_BUmNU"]YouTube - Fajin (Fajing) Exercises of The Pre-Heaven Power Method[/ame]

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    1,755
    i've seen this guy before. seems he understands how to fajing, but i never understood what his students were doing or why he needs a pad on the wall like that.

    what's the training like? 

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    1,078
    The students are just acting like dummies, thats the point. The teacher is demonstrating different methods of attack.

    the pad is to prevent people from getting hurt. lol
    "Life is a run. In attack we run, in defense we run. When you can no longer run, time to die" - Shichiroji "Seven samurai"

  8. #28
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    135
    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhooks View Post
    I have a new teacher these days, and an even greater respect for internal styles.

    YouTube - Fajin (Fajing) Exercises of The Pre-Heaven Power Method
    erm, how come no one has ripped into this?

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    1,755
    what would you like us to say? ms put it fairly well. i just don't get why he's not teaching them to be rooted, to know how to deal with the energy, etc. making them bounce into a pad is kind of counter-productive imo.

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    2,114
    it's very productive in the sense that it makes him look cool (to certain individuals) and thus makes him money. Also, it was pretty funny watching that big guy flail backwards for no reason.

Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Official Shaolin Manuscript(Shaolin Wugong) Series Translation Project - Proposition
    By Librarian in forum Bulletin Board and Community Announcements
    Replies: 80
    Last Post: 06-09-2007, 04:52 AM
  2. New Shaolin Temple...I'm impressed..
    By dave l. in forum Shaolin Temple Politics
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-20-2006, 09:17 AM
  3. Shaolin Gong Fu - Myth's and Reality
    By Uwe in forum Shaolin History
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-28-2006, 12:05 PM
  4. Traditional Gong Fu in Shaolin Temple
    By Lipster in forum Shaolin Temple Politics
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 03-12-2005, 12:32 AM
  5. KUK SOOL WON
    By matan in forum Mixed Martial Arts
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-14-2005, 08:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •