Hello kids. Due to the combat sports schedule, we have some interruptions and allow for some updates. But now we’re back with a lot of fun and some occasional headaches from the world of fringe martial arts content.
We start with Jerry from Fight Commentary Breakdowns and start over from our usual starting point. A big part of the channel is style clashes, this time around capoeira vs karate. In the first clip, the two very young practitioners kind of linger, until The Karate Kid drops the Capoeira rep, and things go from there. Lots of intervals, lots of fakes and trying to time out the capoeira, and Karate Kid wastes far less time and energy. It won’t surprise anyone, but it’s fun.
But it’s the second clip that brings the heat. This is a race from the legendary Ganryujima organization, which has a circular elevated ring and a smoke-filled moat. No spoilers, but it’s very different from the kids’ first clip. It has a lovely ending to boot.
Another video breaks down the modern adaptation of Jeet Kune Do, which I personally don’t understand 100% of the time. An attempt to adapt to MMA’s free-flow fighting style could also just be… MMA. I understand their purpose, but it feels a little weird. Still well worth checking out to see how the landscape has changed in the face of the entire evolution of martial arts.
Well, this is crazy. Defend FC continues to hold outdoor fights in open spaces, but in this case more encourages fighters to stay within a specific range. While I think that’s fine, it’s not entirely necessary. It’s not a knock, it’s just something to think about, because these fighters don’t have the motivation to keep a lot of distance from each other, and they’re not in a snowball fight.
I should make it clear that his fights themselves were not technical masterpieces by any means. But it’s fun. Want to see a cool brawl between two people? It’s here! Wondering if these weird fists actually land and deal damage? They are so! ! It’s just 101 grit and you might like it once it heats up.
We’ll follow up with some good stuff from Dambe Warriors. The first clip in this video is your usual fare, and it ends with a knockout that seems more like the result of a shove.But this is the second fight in the video that ends with someone pressing the shutdown button hard.
The next one started with some feints and panic, but broke down due to an argument. When will fighting resume? It doesn’t last long after that.
This is great and one of my favorite things on the internet. A compilation of only Muay Thai knees done. A lovely collection that showcases the versatility of art, along with a series of examples of how any battle can end abruptly. This applies to rings and streets, it’s so intense to see that.
Here’s another great collection, courtesy of Judo Highlights (which I highly recommend subscribing to). That’s exactly what it says on the tin: top ippons from European Championships, and it’s a great example of the authenticity of advertising you can get.
This week, we’re wrapping it all up with another weird courtesy from McDojoLife on Twitter. You can check out their other content, which is usefully pinned to their account via Linktree for tons of hilarious, silly, funny, and disturbing stuff.
This particular method of self-defense is new to me, and maybe only the great Dean Malenko could make this look good and menacing. But that’s not what we get here. It’s more puzzling than anything, and raises the question of what some people who train in martial arts think real-world violence is. But we’re not here to answer those questions, let’s stop at the first step and check out this fascinating fighting technique:
A person sleeping on the floor will never fall out of bed, but it must be your lower back murder. Remember – you may think you can fight, but there are a lot of people like you all over the world.