Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The land of the bumblebee
I personally found 'TMA's' Usefull at the beginning as an introduction into martial arts. The discipline is good and helps you focus on technique rather than brute force like a lot of 'brawlers' you see in quite a few mma gyms.
|I also found that, like myself, people who started in sports 'tma' seem to have a lot of respect towards others and other martial arts.
Which brings up another point, which I should post in a different thread but for now Ill do it here.
One of my pet hates is, for example, a big built guy comes to our gym, puts on a pair of gloves and swings wildly with no concearn for others safety and calles himself a 'cage fighter'
They then go on to fight in local shows agains other people who are exactly the same and become "succesfull 'cage fighters'" at their level.
Is this not watering down the sport? I see more of these brawlers in local small shows than fighters with real skill and determination to be good at their craft.
It seems a real shame.
but that brings me to my original point that in TMA's they teach you respect, form and discipline above all else which stayed with me through my progression into MMA.
Its almost as if I like to be tapped out! lol