Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Just because you kickbox does not mean you can box like a boxer. Just because you do karate does not mean you can kick like a tae kwon do guy. Every martial art has a specialty. And specialist are good at what they do. If you were to get on the ground and roll with Marcelo Garcia you would have a hard time. If you were to box a couple of rounds with Andre Ward, you would have a hard time. If you were to do some kicks only with Stephen Lopez, you would have a hard time. An MMA approach would be to learn a few things from each range of combat. I prefer that you spend time in each range and develop indidual skills and then put them together. As a commentator, Frank Trigg once said what made Fedor the most dangerous man on the planet in his prime was that he may not be black belt level in each range of combat, but he is at least brown belt in each.