When we talk about a fight in the original sense of the word, we do not begin to talk about certain organizations or tournaments, but, first of all, we mean realism in its street manifestation. Recall that this was one of the main factors that prompted us to begin the study of martial arts.
Speaking of street combat, I mean a situation when you find yourself in a rather limited space – no more than a step to the left or right. This is far from the same as clown show fights in a fairly spacious ring. Believe it or not, most martial arts followers have forgotten about it and, therefore, do not properly prepare themselves for such situations. In order to feel confident in a street collision, four technical components are needed: the ranged technique (punches, kicks, blocks), the melee strikes technique (elbows, knees, etc.), the control technique (locks, pain techniques), the technique of throwing and capturing. Continue reading
Karate – translated from Japanese literally means “empty hands” – this is the name of one of the types of martial arts, similar to boxing, wrestling, fencing and other sports.
Karate as a method of self-defense was most developed, apparently, in the East, although historical documents show that various martial arts methods occupied an important place in different countries in the preparation of armies. Types of self-defense and attack were known in Ancient Rome, Egypt. India, China and many other countries.
In numerous wars of the period of the slave system, when the soldiers were armed with sabers, spears, daggers and bows, personal martial arts often decided the success of hostilities. That is why in Ancient Continue reading
Recently, a very widespread opinion is the weak applicability of martial arts in real combat. There are a large number of schools of “hand-to-hand combat”, the training of a fighter in which “is focused on real, not sports combat,” and consists entirely of practicing techniques of a cruel traumatic nature.
During the existence of the CloseFight.ru project, I received a lot of letters and calls asking me to tell what to focus on, choosing a martial arts school for effective self-defense on the street. In this article we will try to understand the issue of the applicability of sports and the so-called “applied” martial arts in real combat, as well as understand what to focus on in finding the best training for ourselves.
What is said here about the unsuitability of martial arts for self-defense does not mean refusing to Continue reading