Striking VS Grappling in Personal Defense?
In the words of Bruce Lee who was somehow a forerunner of MMA he says:
“It’s not a question of being for or against.”
The truth is simple, “you need to be both!”
but the real question is when to fight and when to strike.
However, modern mixed martial arts (Mixed Martial Arts) has shown that no martial system alone has everything but indeed that you need to study more martial arts and combat sports to be effective in the cage against opponents who are experienced strikers of Boxing or Muay Thai but also black belt of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Sambo, etc. without considering the influences of Tae-kwon-do.
You understand for yourself that you need different workouts to succeed in the cage.
But “mixed martial arts” for the real world is no different!
In fact, mixed martial arts in reality require even more cross-training!
Forgiveness defense is a mixed martial art squared, indeed cubed.
Why Striking VS Grappling in Self Defense?
Because there are many more variables in real combat than there are in the cage.
Try to think about it, but I want to list some:
- the ground,
- weight differences,
- the surprise effect,
- psychological and emotional state,
- you just dined like a bison,
- Miscellaneous weapons,
- there’s no referee,
- there may be more opponents,
- you are not alone (family, girlfriend, children, etc.)
Really many variables that you can use in favor but that can also be used against you.
So, we need to be educated in both scenarios that can definitely be an equalizer based on the aggressor in front of you, but also something beyond like defenses from sticks and cutting weapons or awls.
In addition, there are no rules on the streets,which is why it is a good idea to train in styles such as dirty boxing that specialize in techniques that are not allowed in the cage, such as fingers in the eyes, scratches, grasping ears, hair, etc.
Train in the Real Mixed Martial Arts if you really want to specialize in self-defense.
Striking VS Grappling!
Street Fight Mentality & Fight Sport!