A female version of ‘David vs. Goliath’ that does not end well

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

When one thinks about a David versus Goliath type of fight normally it has style-versus-style implications attached to it.  The long-standing theory behind most martial arts is that technique will be more effective than size and strength the majority of the time.  This was Helio Gracie’s premise behind his adaptation of Jiu Jitsu and I would venture to say that this holds true more often than not.

What we see here, however, is a true David versus Goliath match where the only unknown factor is the experience level of the two combatants.  This is stand-up match pitting a smaller woman against a much larger woman who is both wearing MMA gloves.

Apparently, there is a backstory involving, surprise surprise, a man.  The back story here is really irrelevant as what we are more interested in is the question of A) whether or not these two women have any real skill and B) will the smaller woman be able to overcome the obvious size advantage?

Right out of the gate one of the two questions are answered yet the match-up remains intriguing still. These two have obviously seen a little mixed martial arts on television but it does not appear that either train UFC.

The matchup in and of itself proves one thing definitively: just because you have seen it on tv and it looks relatively easy that is definitely not the case. To have any chance of intelligently defending yourself you must do more than watch tv and it would behoove you to actually do a little training.

Neither www.mixedmartialarts.com nor I promote street fighting or physical acts of violence in any form or fashion, however; we wholeheartedly support the advancement of one’s knowledge and ability to protect themselves as well as those around them in situations of peril.

Jacob C. Stevens is a life-long athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…

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