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Holy Mole

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Re: MMA/UFC
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2013, 07:34:13 PM »
My favorite is Urijah Faber aka The California Kid. He's so resourceful and fun to watch!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urijah_Faber

My main reason for interest in the sport is that I practice JKD, the concept MMA is based on.

I can't think of any reason a Christian should have a problem with it. It's just a sport, no different than boxing or wrestling, and not fake like pro wrestling.

Faber is a great fighter and very resourceful as a little guy. I do disagree that MMA is based on JKD. Much of MMA has disproved many myths surrounding Martial Arts including some with JKD. We have learned the value of grappling and ground work, which Bruce Lee paid less attention to. MMA was a contest between the disciplines that evolved into a blend of the best of each art(which Bruce Lee did somewhat on his own though favoring Southern Chinese KungFu which was his foundation) Even MMA has rapidly evolved to the point where some of the early masters e.g. Royce Gracie had a hard time keeping up with the evolution and got whooped by Matt Hughes( though MH refused to finish as normal..when Gracie would not tap.) 

Jeep Dragon

Re: MMA/UFC
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2014, 06:07:09 PM »
My favorite is Urijah Faber aka The California Kid. He's so resourceful and fun to watch!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urijah_Faber

My main reason for interest in the sport is that I practice JKD, the concept MMA is based on.

I can't think of any reason a Christian should have a problem with it. It's just a sport, no different than boxing or wrestling, and not fake like pro wrestling.

Nice. I have had some training in:
1. "Global Martial Arts" (mostly Tang Soo Do and Gracie Jujitsu grappling),
2. Kyuki-Do (a mix of Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, and Judo)
3. Wing Chun

I am now taking Shaolin gongfu, which is a mix of Hung Gar, Lau Gar, Shaolin Five Animals, Long Fist, Sanda, Praying Mantis, and Wing Chun.

Izdaari

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Re: MMA/UFC
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2014, 05:42:37 PM »
My favorite is Urijah Faber aka The California Kid. He's so resourceful and fun to watch!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urijah_Faber

My main reason for interest in the sport is that I practice JKD, the concept MMA is based on.

I can't think of any reason a Christian should have a problem with it. It's just a sport, no different than boxing or wrestling, and not fake like pro wrestling.

Faber is a great fighter and very resourceful as a little guy. I do disagree that MMA is based on JKD. Much of MMA has disproved many myths surrounding Martial Arts including some with JKD. We have learned the value of grappling and ground work, which Bruce Lee paid less attention to. MMA was a contest between the disciplines that evolved into a blend of the best of each art(which Bruce Lee did somewhat on his own though favoring Southern Chinese KungFu which was his foundation) Even MMA has rapidly evolved to the point where some of the early masters e.g. Royce Gracie had a hard time keeping up with the evolution and got whooped by Matt Hughes( though MH refused to finish as normal..when Gracie would not tap.)

No disagreement here, though JKD has evolved beyond Bruce Lee. He was the founder but didn't know everything. My school does put a lot of emphasis on grappling and ground fighting, and to that end we include BJJ, wrestling and Pentjak Silat.
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