Self defense idea

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by chris371, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. chris371

    chris371 Guru

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    Oh i have Zero Cardio, but being 6'5 and about 230 means I usually just KO folks immediately. But the bad cardio catches up with me when i have to run more than a mile after the fight ( Cops etc). Strangely Ive never hurt my knuckles, elbows are definitely good Close up though!
    But Yeah i Never train holding my hands high, i only train punch power.
    Good point about my (bad) footwork though!
     
  2. DixieDestroyer

    DixieDestroyer Hall of Famer

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    I totally agree one couldn't solely depend on this "system". One most certainly needs a 'fighting base' (boxing, MTKB, etc.). However...in street defense, it's a good idea to look for opportunities/openings to insert eye gouges, throat strikes, knees to the nads etc. I personally prefer head butts when in grappling range. Also, I'd estimate that the majority of males would not instinctively drop their chin (I've seen alotta street/bar fights & they're largely comprised of wild, sloppy "haymakers, etc). Only folks with (at least) a basic boxing, kickboxing or MTKB background know to tuck their chins. What seems like "101" stuff to us with combat sports training, isn't innate to the 'average joes' walking the streets. ;)
     
  3. WHITE NOISE

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    Your absolutely right about "101" stuff in terms of the basics. Hand placement, feet and head movement/chin tuck are fundamental aspects fighting (ring, street, melee, etc) that must be learned first and brought forward throughout one's training life-span.

    For example I have been working on low kicks to take-out an opponent's knees for at least four years and still must concentrate on proper foot-pivot, turning over the hip, hand whip, defense and head rotation. A never ending process of fundamentals.

    Good point about head-butts in close (as in too close for elbows), along with eye gouges, and groin targets in a grappling scenario. I would prefer not to lock-up, with the risk of going to the ground with a host of issues that could bring. But you never know what any given situation has in store.
     
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