Martial Arts Myths Discredited By The UFC?

Discussion in 'MMA, Boxing & Other Combat Sports' started by Crates, Jul 4, 2010.

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  1. Crates

    Crates Well-Known Member

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    To those who remember the world of martial arts before the first UFC in 1993 what are some myths that you've seen discredited because of the UFC? Has the UFC changed the way certain styles are taught nowdays? I mean is there a difference in how karate and kung Fu schools approach teaching their arts because of the UFC's influence on what works and doesn't work?
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  2. OurSin

    OurSin lol @ equality

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    The original UFC? Proved that grappling is the most effective martial arts specifically jujitsu and judo...

    current UFC proves that without kicks to a downed opponent wrestling is the most dominate martial art ever..lmao

    let somebody knee and kick to the head while on the ground, it's a different storty though
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  3. Crates

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    I was thinking of things such as the one punch one kill thing with Karate or people utilizing their Chi in fights. I don't think I've seen anyone win a fight with their chi yet.
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  4. .Invictus.

    .Invictus. M3L

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    ha, good question. I would say that grappling has proven to be the "must have" of MMA. Becuz most good fights always divert to some kind of grappling.
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  5. .Invictus.

    .Invictus. M3L

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    OurSin has a point too.
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  6. Tha Cunnysmythe

    Tha Cunnysmythe Unsavoury Negroid

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    That's only used in internal martial arts, which are nonexistent in MMA.
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  7. SiFu

    SiFu Burning Down Babylon!

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    The most effective defense against grappling and wrestling is illegal in UFC....and most traditional styles their most effective techniques are also illegal....its easy to make the 'best' style when you make the rules and stop styles from using theirs....


    I mean it wouldnt be pretty but eye gauging is a sure way to stop someone charging head first into you, biting someones leg when they tryna arm bar you is quite effective, hitting the back of the head and throat jabs are quite effective, kicking kneeing on the ground, elbows on a straight down movement to the spine is quite effective etc etc


    UFC is dope dont get me wrong.....and traditional styles wont ever do well in MMA competition....but its not coz they are useless its coz their moves are illegal....real martial arts is about winning not winning in a certain way...its for protection in life and death situations not to entertain people....



    MMA dudes is FOR THE MOST PART a bunch of iron jaw meat heads with wrestling skills.....boring!!!! lol



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  8. Crates

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    I'd like to see someone with an background in an internal Kung Fu style enter the UFC. The only Kung Fu guy I've seen in the UFC was that Dulcia guy who fought Royce in the UFC and at the Gracie school. Royce beat him both times.
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  9. Crates

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    Also haven't boxing style punches been shown to be more effective than the punching style taught by most Karate and Tae Kwon Do schools?
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  10. Tha Cunnysmythe

    Tha Cunnysmythe Unsavoury Negroid

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    Apparently Roy Nelson is Shaolin Kung Fu. That's external, though.

    Tae Kwon Do is almost all kicks. But yeah, it's true because Boxing specialises in punching only, and it incorporates those punches and more.
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  11. J Keeper

    J Keeper Super Jesus

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    Kempo has been proven effective via Chuck.

    Kyokushin is no joke either.

    However, Muay Thai has been proven to be more or less the most effective striking technique.
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  12. jayoo

    jayoo new york representative

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    Yeah but a boxing stance leaves you open to shots, mma is definitely less about bring technically correct in each specific martial art, but molding each art to fit a situation that involves everything.. a boxers stance an punch technique is clearly the best standup, but its useless if used the same as in a boxing match, they need to mold it and be less technically correct in terms of boxing, maybe they'll lose power an some accuracy which would be sloppy in a boxing match but in mma it would allow you to still have standup well defendinb other aspects
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  13. WorldHipHop

    WorldHipHop Carpe Diem

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    So what is Brock's style?
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  14. Tha Cunnysmythe

    Tha Cunnysmythe Unsavoury Negroid

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    Wrestling. And a shitload of strength.
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  15. Namor

    Namor Prodigal Sun-god

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    its not the art-rather the artist....


    many Japanese budo styles are battlefield tested...so the mma/ufc comparisons don't really hold up to that...
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  16. Namor

    Namor Prodigal Sun-god

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    body dynamic >>> brute strength

    as you age, you can't apply techniques with the same force as you did when you were at your physical peak...
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  17. Crates

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    Which Budo styles are you referring to? As far as hand to hand fighting weren't the samurai using jujitsu grappling as their main hand to hand style?
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  18. Crack Sabb

    Crack Sabb Maca Survivor, baby.

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    The thing proven by MMA is that anything that doesn't cover grappling is incomplete, and anything that doesn't cover striking is incomplete.

    You'd be surprised how popular concepts like chi still are, even amongst mma guys. Even if you think of it as the transfer of energy when you are performing a technique and less like a hadouken, it's still a big part of martial arts.

    MMA is incomplete though. It takes away pressure points, targets, etc.

    Martials arts were intended for defense and war, oftentimes against untrained opponents. Get a good karate guy against an asshole drunk, the karate guy will likely whoop that ass. Just don't go into a fight with tae kwon do.
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  19. Tha Cunnysmythe

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    ^Agreed. I'm surprised there are no 'shank' techniques used in MMA - The kind similar to the one-inch punch. They'd be useful during clinch work to distract and off-balance your opponent.

    Was replying to what Brock's style was.
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  20. Crates

    Crates Well-Known Member

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    What about those styles that emphasize redirecting your opponent's force like with some internal Kung Fu styles and Aikido? Has any mma fighters had success applying this skill in their fights?
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