People who train martial arts, have an open mind and spend time learning more know what works in a fight. Sometimes I share videos and I also share my opinions. If you are passionate about martial arts, please keep reading.
There is a video where Dr. Mark Phillips, a martial arts and defensive skills instructor shared his opinions. It is a fight between an MMA fighter and a wannabe fighter. Let's watch this video.
You see there are people who are watching the fight. The MMA fighter and wannabe fighter, who dresses like Bruce Lee are in a fight. Wait a minute! What just happened in the first strike?
Looks like the wannabe fighter did a flying kick. Well, when you kick or punch, it is totally useless if you do not consider the distance. Understanding the distance in a fight whether you fight in a fighting competition or in real life for self defense is very important. Otherwise, whatever you do, that is not going to work.
If you do a flying kick, you miss the target and land on close to your opponent, there is a high chance you will get hit. Your opponent can exploit this vulnerable position. Did you see how he ran away when the MMA fighter was about to punch?
This is a fighting match. There are rules and you cannot hit certain parts of the body. If this is a fight in real life, he will be in a big problem. There is an opportunity for the opponent to attack him seriously when he runs like that. As we see, this is a fighting match, not a fight in real life for self defense.
You see what happened at the end. In a fight, experience also matters. I love and respect Bruce Lee. You just cannot pretend like him. Let's end this post with a quote.
"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." – Bruce Lee
Thank you so much for reading this post and watching the video. Please feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comment section.
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