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January 2020
Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground

Perhaps the biggest area of misunderstanding and confusion I encounter in the debate around various martial arts is the ‘sport vs street’ debate.  This goes along the lines of ‘we don’t do sports, there are no rules in real fighting’ from the traditionalists or the Self-defence instructors, and then on the flip side ‘I know how to have a real fight unlike those guys doing staged attacks’ from the combat sports athletes.
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“It was rarely the techniques that impressed me when I met the Elite Martial Artists of various styles. It wasn't what they did ... it was how they did it! It was they 'felt' ... their highly developed  power, accuracy, subtly. When I realised this, I knew my training had to be focused on those things, not just techniques. "

Coach Chris Davis - MartialBody Founder