Good Fighting Posture in the MMA UFC


I was watching the Machida Ruas fight the other night, and I was struck by the contrast in posture when they were fighting. There two styles pointed up the difference between classical martial arts and the MMA in the UFC.
Ruas was hunched over, protecting the ribs, stalking.
Machida, on the other hand, had erect posture, stayed back, used his feet to keep the distance.
Which was better? Check out the video, then I’ll tell you.

Machida won the fight, so one would think his.
However, we are talking two different beasts, and on a different night, the outcome might have been different.
MMA has become a generic of boxing and wrestling, with touches of muay thai leg kicks and jujitsu locks.
It is not the home of karate, kung fu, or any of the more classical arts.
And victory goes not to the superior art, but to the fellow who has put in more training time, and can afford the better coaches to take him through the same old same old drills.
I’m not knocking this approach, it is merely the way of the world, and that’s the way it goes.
And you, having read these words, will make your own choice: hunched like an MMA UFC boxer type, or stand up like a classically trained martial artist. Interesting choice. Drop by Monster Martial Arts and pick up a free Martial Arts book.

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