Martial Arts Breed Violence?

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Martial Arts Breed Violence?


Martial Arts Breed Violence, this is something we hear a lot.

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Often dad brings the kids along and raises concerns that mum believes Martial Arts Breed Violence.

It’s simply not true, ok there might be a small percentage of children that confuse the message early on. Though with good coaching this will be dealt with quickly, and yes, of course, there is always the exception.

Psychopaths make up 1% of the population so knowing that, one in a hundred, well maybe Military school ASAP.

Martial Arts Breed Violence – Play Circuit

Dr. Jaak Panksepp, a neuroscientist, psychologist and psychobiologist has written extensively about the importance of play. He discovered the motivations that the play circuit develops in kids and adults.

Some believe this work to be so important a discovery that the Nobel prize is fitting.

Martial arts develops the play circuit in children and adults. Rough and tumble play clearly defines the differences between aggression and assertiveness. While playing, supervised as in a martial arts classroom setting. Or alone with friends, an extremely important distinction. Children learn what boundaries are acceptable to the group and what is aggression and what is assertiveness.

Martial Arts Breed Violence – Ethics

Play also develops ethics. Martial arts develops ethics and fair play. Games, the classroom, the dojo. Well, there are rules, mostly unspoken otherwise the academy would be wall to wall posters and rules and that’s not much fun for anyone.

Over time the rules of the group, the culture become clear. People that don’t abide by the rules or ethics generally are not accepted into the group. We do get a few of these in the club every now and then, they simply find another club where their behaviour is acceptable, and that’s how society functions.

From street gangs to Olympic teams, the culture of the group dictates.

Martial Arts Breed Violence – Nonsense

No, is basically the answer to “Do Martial Arts Breed Violence”?

But we get it, on the surface, it can appear as if it does.

Remember – It’s better to be a warrior in the garden than a gardener on the battlefield. 




MMA Lincoln – How A Wrestler or Judo Player Can Be At A Great Advantage

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MMA Lincoln – How Wrestling or Judo Player Can Give you a Great Advantage

Are you an amateur wrestler or accomplished Judo fighter? If so, you might find your skills to be a great advantage in the world of MMA. While the pros may have good takedown defences, amateurs might not. For those with quality takedown skills, doing well on the amateur circuit is attainable.MMA Lincoln - Wrestling advantage

Why so? Basically, there are certain realities to the amateur circuit that might not be the case on the pro level.

MMA Lincoln – Amateur MMA Vs Professional MMA

Amateur mixed martial arts is a lot different than the professional ranks. Most would be MMA competitors are most familiar with what they see on television. These events would be the professional fight leagues. Watching such events can give you the impression all MMA bouts look like those on the pro circuit. This is not necessarily the case as the amateur circuit may be a little more raw. Fighters have not been able to round out their game simply because they have not been fighting a very long time yet. Therefore, they might have holes in the game. Among the most common holes these fighters will have is weaknesses in takedowns. At Function First MMA Lincoln we take strategy very seriously, you must have a good game plan.

MMA Lincoln – Fight strategy

By their very nature, amateur MMA fighters are mostly coming from a single discipline. They might be mainly Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or kickboxers and are rounding out their game with other arts. Among the areas where most martial artists are weak would be with takedown defense. Takedowns are the game of the wrestler and the Judo fighter. In MMA, they might have an advantage since the other artists may be easier to take down. The wrestler might find this a little easier than the Judo fighter. The reason is the wrestler can perform a shot from a great distance. He can be out of striking range. A Judo man might have to get a little closer which puts him in striking range.

Either way, repeatedly taking an opponent down can lead to winning a round. If you win all the rounds, you win the bout.

Come complete your game at Function First MMA Lincoln

Does this mean winning is a foregone conclusion? No, no one would suggest this. All that is being stated is takedowns can give a grappler a number of advantages. For those with such a background, the amateur MMA circuit is well worth exploring.

You will have to round out your game. Striking and submission skill will need to be developed to an acceptable level. Takedowns can take you far, but they will only take you so far. Your game does have to be well rounded.

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Always Be Respectful of Your Grappling Training Partners

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Respect your grappling partner

The grappling component to mixed martial arts contributes to the accessibility of the arts. Grappling, unlike the striking end of the art, can be trained by everyone regardless of size, shape, age or athletic ability. At its core, the leverage based aspect of grappling contributes to it being more accessible to a larger number of people. The ability to roll (grappling spar) is also appealing to many because it comes with much lower of a risk of injury and can be done at a relatively slow pace. This means more time can be spent rolling for fun and enjoyment.

Respect your grappling partnerTherefore, partners need to do whats required of them to be good training partners. When the time comes to roll, it is really not a good idea to simply steamroll through a training partner. In other words, you do not want to beat him or her over and over and over again….not unless you want your training partners to not come back the next day.

Keep a few things in mind when grappling sparring, you are not taking part in a competition. You are trying to hone your skills. The same can be said of your training partner. In some cases, your training partner may be more interested in following a slower path to improvement. He or she just might be trying to get a nice workout in before going home or just wants to hang out with like-minded people who share the same hobbyist pursuits. What the person may not be interested in is seeing each and every rolling session seem like an Olympic training session. It is not. Nor is it even a local submission grappling tournament. It is simply a class session.

What would be the value in tapping someone out once, twice, three times, and fourth…and so on? Doing so might be an ego boost, but what would you really be gaining? Such an attitude is also a selfish one because it utterly dismisses the feelings of the less experienced training partner.

And that training partner will not likely stay around forever or even for another class. A lot of the fun goes out of the class when you are treated like a ragdoll. The overall mood of the gym becomes too competitive and all the fun is suctioned out. Ironically, this can make for a bad training environment when your goal is to win tournaments.

The moral of the story here: use common sense and a bit of a good attitude when rolling in a grappling class.

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