|QUOTE (canttakemyid @ Wednesday, Jun 12 2013, 10:38)|
|QUOTE (GunWrath @ Wednesday, Jun 12 2013, 06:34)|
| Fighting is survival, the human species have been fighting for centuries, barehanded as well. But others encouraging him to learn martial arts or any forms of fighting are only making it worse. There's always someone out there that can and will kick your ass, no matter your experience. |
That's silly. You essentially said, "He doesn't want to get his ass kicked, therefore he must refrain from learning how to fight." If something is not worth doing because one wouldn't have a perfect record doing it, then why do anything? That's such a lazy and losing attitude.
It's not about being top dog or the last man standing. It's about not being defenseless. The average person in a fight will instinctively place their stance too wide, cross their feet during lateral movement, throw wild energy-consuming punches with their elbows out, depend on the cinematic hay-maker for the victory, and gradually revert to a scraping motion instead of a punching one. I don't see how noticing things like these "make it worse" for someone who may have to fight. You can win about 90% of your fights with a simple one-two (jab-cross) and basic ground principles. Anyone with a formal martial arts background will tell you that the people they train with get in fewer fights than the average person. The brown belt I roll BJJ with says he's never been in a fight in his life and this guy can own just about anyone. Learning martial arts is one of the healthiest life decisions one could make. It affects every faucet of your life (fitness, discipline, confidence, emotional well-being, etc).
Well I tell you what man.. I've been in more fights probably than this entire topic's posters have amounted together. I can tell you afew things, 1. I've never had my ass beat, 2. I've matched up with all types of gents, martial arts wannabes, karate kids, MMA cagers supposedly, they all had the same thing in common, their ass on the floor. I've been stabbed, hit with objects.. but I don't know martial arts and overcame. But it doesn't mean sh*t to learn martial arts.. especially when you're telling him he should learn it just in case he does fight. That's just arming someone and setting a timer. That's not empowering nor the right thing to do. Martial Arts is only as good as the person who possesses it. Just because he takes afew kick lessons, doesn't mean he's going to be Bruce Lee.
Discipline comes in the form on ones self, martial arts isn't need to learn discipline. This isn't mainland China's Kung Fu sh*t here bro, this is 2013.. What is martial farts going to do when his assailant has a gun, knife, bat or whatever else, one mistake.. all that judoism sh*t goes out the window. The dude is obviously scared, he's obviously young.. he doesn't need to be around violence in any form, defense is always good but his childhood/youth/teen years is more important right now not teaching him how to fight or learn takedowns and reversals.
to the OP, this is the last place you want to get advice man. Seek guidance somewhere else.
Edited by GunWrath, 13 June 2013 - 05:58 AM.