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post #21 of 48 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 10:46 AM
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A gun.

On the street there are no fair fights, and you never know if the guy you're fighting has a knife/gun/years in an mma gym.

But as to the original question, I'd say kickboxing/boxing. I do not agree on any level with someone who even suggests its okay or reasonable to go to the ground in a street fight. Being on the ground in a street fight is death, terrible position to be in and I personally would never risk it.
I completely agree going to the ground is the worst thing to do in a street encounter. But I don't agree that kickboxing is the best option. I think a skilled kickboxer can rip a street brawler to shreds, but an unskilled kickboxer has a legitimate shot at getting KOed in an extended encounter. And there is no such thing as a guaranteed flash KO to end the encounter quickly.

With a standing grapplin art(throwing arts like Judo, Japanese Jiu-jutsu, or Sambo) you can get your opponent on the ground with total ease and then either run, like a normal person, or "stomp them" like a loon!

Of course this is all assuming the opponent doesn't have a gun or knife. If he does have a gun, give him what he wants and hope he doesn't kill you. If he's got a knife, hope your adrenaline inspired running the F*** away is faster than his crazed knife-wielder running!



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I completely agree going to the ground is the worst thing to do in a street encounter. But I don't agree that kickboxing is the best option. I think a skilled kickboxer can rip a street brawler to shreds, but an unskilled kickboxer has a legitimate shot at getting KOed in an extended encounter. And there is no such thing as a guaranteed flash KO to end the encounter quickly.

With a standing grapplin art(throwing arts like Judo, Japanese Jiu-jutsu, or Sambo) you can get your opponent on the ground with total ease and then either run, like a normal person, or "stomp them" like a loon!

Of course this is all assuming the opponent doesn't have a gun or knife. If he does have a gun, give him what he wants and hope he doesn't kill you. If he's got a knife, hope your adrenaline inspired running the F*** away is faster than his crazed knife-wielder running!
In a perfect world you would be 100% right.

I am ashamed to say, but if any of my mates got taken to the ground ive kicked the guy on top in the head every time. And every time its been a brutal KO before my friend got his.

The ground in a street fight is death, if you end up there try to surrender or beg anything to escape with your health or life.



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There are just too many varibles to answer: what do you mean by "street fight" ?
If you're talking about a schoolyard type deal where it's one on one for pride, I'd say Muay Thai and some kind of grappling...if the guy is bigger and badder than you are then I'd say go with Braziliat Jiu Jitsu...
But if it's a chaotic kind of deal with alot of potential opponents I'd say Muay Thai and running away... weapons? Forget it, run like the wind.
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I would definitely go with Krav Maga. Muay Thai is awesome, but when in a street fight you need to utilize all the weapons at your disposal such as throat punches, rabbit punches, groin strikes, and eye gouges. Krav Maga is the most gritty fighting style fit for this that I know.
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If you are under 18 train with the wrestling teem at school. Then just sign up and train at any MMA gym. You are going to have to pay though.
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its a tough choice there isnt one realy, in my opinion street fighting is a very complex thing, i would recomend firstly a boxing/kickboxing so you can throw proply but the problem with DO/sport martial arts which is kinda what boxing and kickboxing are is there are rules in place which is a problem when fighting a guy who isnt using rules,therefore a jutsu style martial art is also good to learn as they are lethel and very effective but the problem is they take along time to master or awhile to become practical same with krav maga. although saying that simple concepts are usefull like how to get out of a choke or pressure point strikes. so put simply pick a sport martial art like kickboxing and also learn a jutsu type martial art like jujutsi. but if you get into a street fight just do what you have to do
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my vote would be track and field. run away as far as possible from street fights... they dont usually go well. If you surprise someone with any kind of skill/talent they tend to do stupid stuff in retaliation. Other than that like mentioned krav maga or just wrestling would take my vote
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My guesses would be either some form of Kickboxing (Savate or Muay Thai) or Jeet Kune Do.

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In a perfect world you would be 100% right.

I am ashamed to say, but if any of my mates got taken to the ground ive kicked the guy on top in the head every time. And every time its been a brutal KO before my friend got his.

The ground in a street fight is death, if you end up there try to surrender or beg anything to escape with your health or life.
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yeah man the other dudes said it, Krav maga is what you're looking for. The basic principles of krav maga can be broken down as such: do as much damage to your opponent as necessary to stop their threat and/or create an opening for your to escape an undesireable situation.
Also, you might want to look into Jeet Kun do, it's one of the few martial arts that was designed with the intent of having real application, i mean, just look up the sparring system. Also, bruce lee was the man, so you can't go wrong.
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