MT: The fun stuff versus the real stuff...

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    The fun stuff versus the real stuff...
    By geezer - 07-22-2010 02:39 PM


    I've noticed that there are two sides to FMA training, as with most martial arts... the fancy, "fun" stuff and the basic, sometimes brutal, "real" stuff. If you train with some contact sparring, the difference between the two shows up in a hurry. Against someone who is your equal or better, the "fun" stuff not only doesn't work, it will likely get you into trouble in a hurry. You know the stuff I'm talking about, fancy moves, spins, twirls, elaborate sequences, complicated disarms, and the like. Some fantastic instructors teach both. No problem there... as long as you keep the two separate in your own head.

    Anyway, have any of you noticed the same thing in your experiences? Do you feel that the "fun" stuff is still worthwhile and teaches valuable lessons? Or do you side with those who prefer to focus on practical, "high percentage" stuff that you'd be more likely to actually use in a fight?


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