You have probably seen the MMA fighter vs. Taiji “fighter” challenge match. Defeat in 10 seconds. Are you surprised? We are not.
People say that the Taiji guy does not represent Taijiquan or Chinese martial arts in general.
You know what? He represents all CMA bullshit, all that is with Chinese martial arts wrong. 99% of today’s CMA martial artists would end up exactly the same.
This is a video of the fight. Continue reading
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Jakub Simon (PHK Gym Jihlava) fought in his first MMA fight at MMAA Arena Cup. First PHK fighter in MMA cage (and as far as we know, first Chinese martial arts fighter in Czechia in MMA), first victory!
Please check out the video of the fight below. Continue reading
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The internet bombards us with all of the different martial arts, each with their unique branding and message. They are all about ‘lifestyles’ and each art or style seems to have an associated ‘lifestyle’, whether Tai Chi, Muay Thai, BJJ, MMA, Krav Maga, Kali or whatever, they all seem very distinct in their culture, approach and message.
A recent article by Rickson Gracie (read HERE) criticises modern MMA. He says it is basically a thug culture, and you would not send your child to MMA, however, BJJ was different because it taught positive values, respect etc. I believe there is some truth in this, but disagree on a number of levels. Continue reading
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