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post #8 of (permalink) Old 02-26-2007, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Shotokan4Life
Ok so I am new to this site and this is my first thread post. So here it goes.

I am just curious how many people preferr striking to grappling, or viseversa...Anyway I am a striker. I am 6'6 and weigh in at 275. I have found that being big can acomodate striking much better than grappling. I am not saying it doesn't work for everyone but for me it has worked great. I have been practicing for about 5 years but havent done any real big fights to give myself a proffesional record. I am from the Sacramento area in California and am very interested in getting into some good tournaments.
Yes, if you are bigger, striking does favor you. Mass works well in striking since physics denotes that Force = Mass X Acceleration.

Myself, I love the striking arts. However, I've never been physically gifted enough to be a phenomenal striker (too short/too small) and I've always had a better grasp of grappling. So I prefer grappling.

Besides, I find that even though the fastest way to make someone unconscious is a sheer amount of blunt force trauma to their head, the most reliable way to make someone unconscious is to cut of the oxygen to their brain. The best chin in the world won't save you from a properly applied choke.

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