Martial arts used in street fight with brutal consequences

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The martial arts are a bit of an anomaly when one really begins to delve into the concept.  We live in a society that looks down upon and tries to suppress one of the most primal and inherited traits of not just Homo sapiens but nearly all species throughout the history of known time: fighting.

Aggressive behavior is used for a variety of reasons such as a show of dominance, for protection, and even as an emotional defense to not display weakness.  The martial arts are unfortunately known for violence.

However; fighting is only a facet of what the martial arts are…albeit a pretty frickin’ awesome facet and one that leads the public to love organized combat fighting and street fight videos alike…point and case: you are reading this article.

But how effective are the martial arts in the street? Does all that training really pay off when one is faced with an opponent in a setting with no rules? When push comes to shove, and then eventually a physical altercation, will the knowledge and skill that one finds from training in the martial arts pay off?

The answer to that question is one that cannot be explained within the contents of this article but what can be offered is a video.  In the video below, what we witness is a young man who clearly has at least a cursory knowledge of the martial arts while the same cannot be said for his opponent.

So will that knowledge pay off?

Check out the video below to find out.

Neither nor myself promote street fighting or physical acts of violence in any form or fashion, however; we do promote the martial arts as well as the cerebral philosophies therein.

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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