Originally Posted by Ferdelance
What about the saying,"It isn't the system, it's the man?"
Isn't it also true that all combat is unpredictable? You don't know how it's going to end until it's over?
You know that, while some people talk about this system or that, we also here stories about guys who are supposed to have it together martial arts-wise, you know, black belts, green berets, guys like that, and they go and get their ass kicked in a bar by some biker who never studied nothing formally.
The true story that I like along these lines, if anybody's really interested, I'll dig up the book on my bookshelf, they are saying that this guy was the CIA's top covert operator,he had been on his college's Taekwondo team for four years and had black belt ranking before he even joined the CIA, in the CIA they taught him more hand-to-hand fighting techniques at The Farm, their top-secret school for spies.
And what happened?
He was checking out some hot blonde when he was home on leave, and some punk high school kid working the counter at the pizzeria kicked his ass!
That's right! This hot shot covert operator/martial arts expert got his ass kicked by some sixteen year old pizzeria counterman.They had to take him to the hospital and shit.
What do you say to that?
ecxactly...ppl immediately discount kung fu as unrealistic and useless....just like many street fighters discount all martial arts as BS and useless...the truth is that not one system is trully superior and will win u the fight...u have to train hard and be realistic....u have to understand the system and make it work for u....u have to know urself and make whatever system or style u learn work for ur needs....u also have to be familiar with the opponent and train to fight ppl from other styles...
If u dont take time to know urself, understand the principals of combat and how to apply them in a fight u better make time for losing a fight...