03-05-2012, 12:15 PM
I like those last two points, there!
Originally Posted by glockstr
03-22-2012, 10:29 AM
Any one care to guess how Bruce Lee or Jet Li would fare against these tough guys that teach street fighting? Great thread. Enjoyed it immensely.
03-22-2012, 10:35 AM
Jet Li admits what he practices isn't street-applicable. Bruce talked about realism, but positioned his art like how most other arts address self-defense: unrealistically. Yes, JKD (student of six years) does prepare more realistically than most, but not enough. I suggest shivworks.com for some good reading material. Unfortunately, that website went through an overhaul, thus a lot of the written material is gone. But, there's enough to get something out of it.
03-22-2012, 11:18 AM
I'm coming into this thread pretty late, so this has probably been mentioned but gone are the days of me and you fighting for whatever reason, now it's how many of my buddies are here and how many do you have. After high school, I seldom seen a one on one fight, but I have seen a guy's face punted like a football, a guy hitting a dude on the ground with a crow-hop like he was throwing one to home plate from left field, and a jaw wired shut from getting hit by something?...all by people not involved in the actual fight. Just a friend of one of the guys in the fight. So get into MMA fighting or something, you know, where there's rules and a ref. That's just my two pennies.
03-22-2012, 11:29 AM
I read somewhere that Bruce Lee was constantly challenged to fight in Hong Kong once he was famous because they wanted to show they were better than him. Granted, I don't know the culture over there, so it might have been some sort of ritualized challenge and not a down and dirty brawl.
Originally Posted by lssanjose
03-22-2012, 11:56 AM
That's the thing: Bruce saw things from a dueling perspective, out of his experience in Hong Kong; and some in the U.S. But, he was as blunt as they come; and believed in a gun being a great equalizer. But, I think in some cases, this where it ends: they don't train with the gun, like people normally train martial arts. The dedication needs to be there, the only things different are the tools, considerations, and mechanics.
Originally Posted by harambur
03-22-2012, 12:09 PM
I think this video sums it up best.
Last edited by harambur; 03-22-2012 at 12:10 PM.
Reason: linked video.
03-22-2012, 12:13 PM
Love that skit! The Martial Arts junkie in me thinks it's timeless .
03-26-2012, 11:00 PM
I highly recommend the "walk away" technique.
Originally Posted by dado
03-27-2012, 09:45 AM
You know, a lot of schools/gyms would lose business if they taught this very effective "art." Verbalization, and role-playing is non-existent in a lot of places.
Originally Posted by johneeeveee