Anonymous asked: How often do you feel like taking what you know and just starting fights with people?
Short answer: Never.
I think there are many different mentalities when it comes to martial arts and, for me, fighting has nothing to do with it. I have no interest in stepping in a ring, I have no interest in getting into street fights and I have no interest in fucking someone up.
As cliched as it sounds, I’m fascinated by the defensive side of martial arts. I like the idea of knowing styles and forms that will help me protect myself. If that involves twatting the shit out of someone’s face then so be it, but he has be deserving of that pummeling. It has to be a part of neutralizing an attack.
Think about being really good at sex. Like, you’re Ninja Megazord of sex. You have serpentine hips and make your sexual partner’s netherworld feel like the shining light of the Eye of Thundera.
Because your pelvis has been touched by the Gods, does that fuel your ambitions of rape? Does that make you want to force your “talent” upon other people? In my eyes, martial arts is the same. You can know what you know but it doesn’t mean you should go around kicking the shit out of people. It just isn’t logical.
A wise old sage once said, “With great power comes great responsibility” and that dude was right. Why would I want to live with the burden of hostility? What pleasure would I get from knocking someone out?
I don’t know, to me martial arts are about more than just fighting. They’re about ability, about body science, about becoming more aware of what you can do in a situation. Knowing that a punch isn’t the be all end all of things.
It’s about expanding my physical horizons.
Interesting. I think about it at least 4-5 times a day.
Andy Hug [Sep. 7, 1964 - Aug. 24, 2000]
Andy Hug was a Swiss Karateka and Kickboxer who competed in the Heavyweight Division. Considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight kickboxers of all time, Hug was renowned for his ability to execute numerous kicking techniques rarely seen in high level competition and although he was usually smaller than his opponents. He made up for his lack of size with his tremendous athleticism and speed. A southpaw, his trademark kicks included the axe kick and the “Hug Tornado”, a low spinning heel kick targeting his opponents thighs.
Having become a popular fighter in Japan due to his technical diversity, spectacular aesthetics, tactics and strength, Andy Hug made the switch from Kyokushinkaikan to Seidokaikan in 1992, completing the step from being an amateur to becoming a professional fighter and star in Japan.
He was diagnosed with acute Leukemia on August 17, 2000. On August 23, he fell into a coma and his illness was made public. August 24, Andy died following breathing difficulties due to multiple organ failure. He was thirty-five years old.
Karate kata bunkai, beautifully and effectively demonstrated!
Powerful low kick
Someone asked me the other day who my least favorite fighters were and I completely forgot about Koscheck. That knockout Tyron Woodley got on him where his legs buckled into a squat and then got knocked out KILLED ME.
I’ve never understood why people hate koscheck so much
Powerful Gidan Mawashi geri.
Jose Aldo’s gyako zuki.