Discussion in 'MMA, Boxing & Other Combat Sports' started by Crates, Oct 13, 2011.
Aight smoove no doubt.
if a super strong man throws a power punch at a skinny chicks face, and she throws up a block. His punch will crush her block and her face.
blocks dont work for everyone.
how can a perfectly timed parry be crushed?
EDIT: to clarify, im talking about hard blocking...
and its easy. If the punch thrower is a lot stronger and the blocker is a weakling skinny wimp, then the block wont work.
this is one reason why a MA like Karate doesnt work for everyone.
Karate does have soft blocking, but it has a TON of hard blocks and thats normally what you learn first.
Hard blocking wont work if youre weak and the attacker is strong. Your block will fail, or you can get injured.
im not a big fan of karate. has a lot of flawed techniques in my opinion but does work in a lot of situations.
karate is just an example though
hard blocking doesnt work for anyone if youre a lot weaker than your opponent.
One of the things that the Gracies have made popular with BJJ is the use of the clinch to deal with strikes especially if they're coming from a stronger opponent. This is an effective approach to dealing with bigger stronger fighters because you're taking away the distance they need to hit you hard. Then you would work towards a submission for example.
For anyone interested in an example of this checkout Relson Gracie in the 3rd fight.
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