|Originally posted by Zild |
I just don't see things that way and that is coming from a lot of fighting experience. And you're making assumptions that I'm using western styles and wrestling when I've never learned any wrestling or trained in a single western style.
You're obviously relying more on brute strength than technique or skill. That doesn't come with fighting experience, it comes with training. Sparring and full contact sparring is essential to be comfortable using those skills in real application, but the reason I used the label of 'wrestling' was because that's the closest principle you seem to rely on, brute force. I don't get in to confrontations or fights normally, because I know how ugly it can end. In kung fu, we don't play around... we end the fight as soon as possible, even if that means blinding someone, disabling muscle groups by snapping their tendons, immobilizing by snapping joints, or death. Japanese and Filipino martial arts are the same deal as Kung Fu. It's called "Kung Fu" for a reason (hard work). To each their own I guess.
I saw the hole you punched through that wall, so you're not slacking on conditioning or anything .
EDIT: Whatever works for you man. If your body type, weight class, and built allow for it, cool.
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Last edited by shaolin_Z on Aug-17-2008 at 15:11