TopicReal World Self Defense Training - Are You Learning How To Win?
If we were to judge the different arts on fitness, they'd probably all loose. It turns out martial Concerned Patriot Reviewarts don't use up the calories as much as many other forms of exercise, though they do give you flexibility, and make you move in ways you never thought possible.Culture as a measure would give us very clear distinctions. If you count kick-boxing and mixed martial arts as real martial arts, then these give you no culture at all. On the other hand, the older, or at least foreign ones, give you plenty of culture in the form of history, language, politics, traditions and customs, food, mythology, philosophy and more.
When you first start practising martial arts, you will not hold much distinction between sparring and real fighting. This is because at this stage, you consider a hit to be a hit no matter how much injury it incurs.As you train for longer however, you get used to the sparring, and you get used to being punched, kicked, struck, and thrown around the place. You realise that you are controlling your moves; making sure that you improve your use of power but also respecting the fact that your opponent is also here to train, and so not beating them to death. You tend not to follow through with moves in sparring for this reason.
A real situation is different in one key aspect: this mutual agreement not to harm each other doesn't exist (or it wouldn't be a fight) and your opponent genuinely wants to cause damage to you. Unfortunately, you might have been training for so long that whilst you have a lot of strength to your moves, you've trained yourself not to use it.
One way around this, is to think clearly and tell yourself that you can now use unlimited power. Unfortunately, a real fight situation would not lend itself too well to thinking clearly, as instincts start to kick in or panic ensues. Instead you may have to rely on a more primal blind rage to unlock your hard-trained power. This is "seeing red". You get it sometimes in sparring, if your opponent hits you particularly hard, you suddenly want revenge (before calming down again quickly). But this mental state alone may not be enough, particularly if it's you against several (which in most of the reconstructions on Crimewatch, it seems to be).