The problem with Filipino martial arts

Discussion in 'Self Defence' started by Isaiah90, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Isaiah90

    Isaiah90 Member

    There's loads of problems with Filipino martial arts. To illustrate some of them, i'll give some real life examples. I read an article of a self defense instructor showing up to a Filipino martial arts seminar. The Filipino martial artists agreed to test out their skills for self defense.

    The self defense instructor challenged the top Filipino martial artists there. He said he'd attack them with a practice knife prison style and they'd try to defend against it using FMA. When he came in slashing and stabbing wildly, they couldn't defend themselves successfully lol.

    That's the problem with FMA flow drills. Practitioners boast of it improving your coordination, rhythm, speed, etc. They hardly ever translate well to a real life combat. The thing they do when they strike, block or parry, redirect, counter-attack, and repeat is the equivalent of doing patty-cakes with your hands. Things completely change when you have someone ramming into you with the intent of slashing/stabbing you at angles you didn't train for.

    One FMA guy was a huge grappler. He tackled the instructor and got on a top mount position. As they struggled, the instructor grabbed a practice knife which happened to lay next to him and slit his throat. Everyone was shocked. The grappler was shocked because he realized if that was a real street attack, he would've been killed. His art conditioned him to believe he could ground fight and easily submit an untrained opponent with fancy moves. They said "but he tackled you!" The instructor said "yea but i slit his throat" They said "but he tackled you!" lol

    People don't realize how fast people can draw weapons and you don't even realize it until you've been shot or stabbed. While you're focused on say going for a submission, you're not paying attention to any potential weapons being drawn. You can only focus on so much.
  2. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Honestly getting annoyed at these threads you're creating and abandoning now. If you're going to make a point at least try and defend it.
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  3. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    Yep, fantasy nonsense again. Shocking.
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  4. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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  5. ned

    ned Valued Member

    Certainly seems to be no shortage of weapons laying about in his stories ! :D
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  6. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Anecdote does not equal evidence. Stop spinning stories and start presenting something of substance.
  7. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

  8. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Usually next to a bed too,

    The safety word is anecdodal!
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  9. Rand86

    Rand86 likes to butt heads

    We need to coax @Hannibal out of hiding for this one...
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  10. Isaiah90

    Isaiah90 Member

  11. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

  12. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    If only we could employ a consistent testing ground, with minimal rulesets that allowed people to find out what the best style was.... The Ultimate style if you will....
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  13. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    If only crimes, had people to investigate them who then feed these reports into some sort of statistical analysis.

    Or if only we could how two different trained fighters could do against each others in a repeatable format.

    Or if only people in war had to submit after action reports which got back into making their h2h system more efficient.

    Or even if we could give everyone mini cameras so acts of violence could be easily filmed and shared.

    You would need some sort of tube to show all the videos on though, maybe a metube?

    Its almost as if you have no real experience to base your opinions on, so you make up random stories and think that's as good as real evidence.
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  14. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Note this is what the OP thinks is good training.
  15. Isaiah90

    Isaiah90 Member

    lol you talk about evidence while talking about personal experience. You have a pic of Dead Pool so i can't take you seriously as a martial artist haha.
  16. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    You do know the difference between the two don't you?
  17. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Apparently the sound track is suppose to make it less pathetic......
  18. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Is that 'sword' a toy one made of plastic?
    Video was filmed with a potato so it's hard to tell.
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  19. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    I'm pretty sure that "sword" came with a free eye patch, a toy parrot, and a sad onion logo.
  20. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Pretty sure my 5 year old has attacked me with a toy sword with more intent than that. :D
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