Martial arts skills on display in Russian David vs Goliath street fight

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The sport of Mixed Martial Arts has been around a lot longer than most people believe, however; it was introduced to the world on a cold evening in Denver, Colorado on November 12, 1993, and called the Ultimate Fighting Championship.  The premise was beautiful in its simplicity: to simply answer the question of which martial art is most effective, furthermore, there were no time limits, very limited rule sets, and no weight classes thus simulating a contest that replicated a street fight as closely as possible.

Fast forward over 20 years and we now have a sport that jockeys for top position in popularity in many countries. Although the sport has evolved, the original question that was set out to be answered is still one that intrigues people to this day, so much so that we are starting to see mixed martial arts techniques used in everyday street fights.

The days of simply throwing that wild, beautiful haymaker are over, although the technique can still be seen today it is becoming increasingly more common for there to be a display of actual martial arts skill in your everyday street fight.

See Exhibit A: a Russian street fight.

In the video below, we see what can only be described as a standard, run-of-the-mill street fight that involves one young man who appears to be much larger than the other. Rather than your standard big right hands being thrown as often and as hard as possible, this fight offers something a little bit different.

Right off the bat, we notice there are some martial arts skills on display.  So check out the video below, admire the skill level but remember, neither nor myself promote street fighting or physical acts of violence in any form or fashion.

Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong 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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