Street vs Sport,the fake problem that divides!
“The road is something else!!” when I hear these speeches in the gym, during internships or among friends I get chills because I feel like I hear the debates where there is politician A and politician B where each of them has the truth in hand.
For me these speeches are totally useless because as in politics common sense must prevail even in martial arts must be done the same thing, otherwise you want to bring water to your mill at the expense of someone else with the consequent reality that the truth is elsewhere.
Street vs Sport , the fake problem
Surely the conditions between street and combat sports are different, one is without rules and the other has many regulatory restrictions (referee, clothing, weather, shots allowed, prohibited shots, medical, etc.) and is carried out in a protected environment, such as the Ring, the cage or the Tatami which are designed to protect the athlete in the event of a fall.
Now why is it a false problem that even the most honest street worshippers have admitted, how do you train in the Real Street Fight?.
Do you punch yourself in training until you crippling forever?.
№!!! You know you can’t do that.
Now often in self-defense training we talk, but talk too much, about Street Fight when instead it should be trained.
Seeing techniques suddenly and dodging but without placing them in a non-cooperating context becomes like watching recipes on TV and thinking of knowing how to cook.
Or see simulations with assaults of “aggressors” without you having the chance to actually hit him and see the real response.
What’s the point?.
So what do you have to do?.
The combat sport is to put on gloves and do boxing, or Muay Thai , or Kickboxing, or MMA.
I’m sorry to tell you but there’s no other way!!.
It’s not Street vs Sport but Street and Sport!
Only then can you test whether the techniques you study work and learn how to make them work with you and your athletic physical characteristics.
Now you can make it closer to your interest as a street fighter ok, keep the clothing you usually use, enter unexpected things like popping up a stick or a training knife, but what I want to tell you that this is the only way you have to really train the skills you need and do sparring with protections, so gloves or gloves (better for the size), shin guards, shell and helmet.
How do you try the kicks in the balls with someone who doesn’t want to let them pull them and doesn’t stand still, or more importantly, how can you not kick in the balls from one who throws them at you?.
If you want to learn, you have to get off the shore, swim!!!
You have to do sparring, with a training partner followed by a qualified instructor.
Do you want an example exercise since you like to kick balls only in theory?.
Try it this way.
A mate of yours attacks you freely and you just want to hit him to the balls as you like with hands feet equal, you will find that it is less simple when they attack you.
You have to change something!!!
You’re going to tell me, but I’m going to surprise him if I’m waiting for him, okay, but you’re sure I didn’t wait for him?.
Do you think one who goes to attack someone is the first time he does it or is it a habitual dickhead who has already seen so many colors?.
He also has a strategy when he attacks you and uses it because he has probably seen it done several times or he himself has done it several times successfully.
In addition, you must learn to perform the shots in the primary targets (as in my example of before the classic kick in the balls) even not with the surprise of one who attacks you in front with open legs and the inscription on the shirt “kick me in the balls”.
Now to go back to the street vs sport talk what I want you to understand is that there is no better or worse but only that you who do street or personal defense are obliged to pass by the sport even if you do not want to get in a ring because “my ring is the way” but to train you have to even if as I told you before inserting more variables do combat sports.
Street combat is “more complicated” for many variables and unknowns than sport, but while for those who do combat sports it is his way of training for you that you do self-defense is still an obligatory step if you want to make a leap of quality.
Sport and self-defense are two sides of the same coin, one cannot exist without the other.
The risk that runs those who practice combat sports and martial arts is to forget the origin for which the combat arts and the arts of war developed.
Not doing combat sports that is striking or fighting leads not to evolve art, and not facing personal defense leads to considering combat only as a game with rules.
Don’t be distracted by this false problem that divides!
These are aspects interconnected by an intrinsic bond that you cannot divide.
Good street fighter sports training!!!
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Ps. Now if I can give you advice he works on personal defense but also on sport, I tell you this because I have always done both kinds of approaches in my personal training, both sport and personal defense and pretending to hit someone is something that in self-defense does enormous damage by deluding people that they know how to do something but only in their heads and not in reality so also train in sports and hit.