Most marital arts are total shit. Most girls are not badass. Now that that is stated, lets get to explaining.
I saw some video on youtube of a girl supposedly doing Aikido, and all these guys were lauding her for how badass and also how hot she was. The hotness was debatable, but what was not is the ‘badassness’. People were lining up for staged takedowns, and her holding a sword was so blatantly wrong I could not watch the whole thing, but you know what this was, was just standard fantasy most people, and women specifically live in.
They don’t want to hear the world is violent, they dont want to hear that survival often comes down to luck, they dont want to hear that their black belt means shit.
What is interesting, is I think the delusion is different for both sexes. Girls almost universally believe that if they only knew a ‘secret technique’ or took a few classes they could stand against legions of rapists. They could kick ass like these false heroines on tv. Males are a lot more prone to thinking they at least need to do ‘something’ before ass-kicking powers become theirs, like get a black belt, but few realize this too is an illusion.
What no one wants to hear, feminists and delusional guys (and lets be honest here, that is like 90% of guys and 99% of girls) that violence is gritty, bloody, and not at all ‘fun’. Things like high kicks, hands by your hips (like most traditional martial arts) judo throws, arm bars, joint locks…all of it is completely useless and the more you know of this, the higher chance you pay dearly for your ‘knowledge’.
I think traditional martial arts for ‘defense’ are about the worst possible thing you can do for yourself. Practicing for about 5 minutes on how to activate your pepper spray would be more useful. Now…that being said all these MMA styles that have popped up the last 10 years they are MARGINALLY better, if only because you actually hit hard and have some inkling of a fight.
But those guys are equally delusional. They fight with RULES! Sure it is ‘no holds barred’ but that is not really true, and there are a multitude of things ‘barred’. First, you are in a clean, well-lit ring, and you KNOW you are about to get into a fight…all of which are not true on the street. How is the standard MMA guy going to react when he gets attacked randomly from behind, when someone bends down and throws sand in his eyes blinding him, when MMA guy tackles someone and gets a knife in his side while he is going for a submission?
Now…let me say some things, Traditional MA are really good for discipline, for spirituality etc. I first took Tae Kwon Do when I was in 5th grade. I will tell you with, that gave me some surprising discipline, I was cutting my nails short, my hair was an even length, I opened the door for my parents, for being 10 thats pretty damn good. Getting my orange belt was a big accomplishment, but a few months later my instructor was in jail for child abuse…he was not in it for a higher truth, and apparently he wasnt even in it for the money, he was in it for little kids. When I was older and came to find out the rash case of ‘McDojos’ who’s instructors were only in it for money etc. lets say I was not surprised.
When I was older, late high school and beyond I was really lucky to find a random guy who was trying to start a martial art club. To explain it succinctly, it was very much like a typical MMA place, punches, kicks, grappling, but there was always a bit extra that was ‘you cant do this in a ring but…’ Biting, crotch attacks, eye gouges etc.
I got my ass kicked a lot. I am convinced that is about the only way to really learn. Practice was hard, first thing we did was jump rope 10 minutes straight. We would often have 2 or 3 on 1s. You learn how to really fight in these situations, you dont stand toe to toe, I will tell you that much. More like hit and run when you can. I remember the single biggest hit I took was when I got shoved hard into a wall, and my teacher dashed at me, ramming me and hitting me in my stomach, as I bent forward, he grabbed my head and kneed me to hard it nearly knocked me out, my nose erupted in blood and he let me drop to the floor where I moaned in pain, and could have been dead in a real fight.
Anyway, thats about a START of what it takes to understand violence and that reality and fantasy are no where close. Does getting kneed in the face sound fun? I think another thing is people think you become fearless, I actually am near paranoid when I am out in a city at night, because I know how fast it can all be over no matter how ‘good’ you are. I say this as a warning to any of my readers lest feminist and grandiose delusions get them killed.
Here is a good picture, oh this girl is so badass right!? She could kick my head off!
I have always wanted to do a girl while she was doing the splits, that it incredibly hot. Both standing, and cowboy style. Slipping it to her in a pose like this = hot
Something I really like (actually I despise the ‘logic’) is when feminists are like ‘I am sure there is a girl somewhere in this world can beat you at X’, where X is the topic at hand ‘can beat you at fighting, can out run you, out think you etc.’ Or the ‘well Olympian so and so can run way faster than you, so that proves girls are just as good or better as guys!”.
Well yes, but can the BEST girl beat the BEST guy? No. End of discussion.
Are there girls out there that can kick my ass? Certainly, there are probably a 1,000. But you know what, fights have a very high level of randomness in it, a lot of people do not realize this unless you are fight or have fought in any capacity. One of my favorite quotes goes something like ‘You may be able to beat my 9 out of 10 times, but we will fight only once.’ (If you know exact quote please tell me)
Bullshit martial arts piss me off, it is in the same vein as feminists of this delusion that they are better than reality. Martial artists think they are invincible, feminists think their value approaches infinity the more pounds they put on. Feminism has currently infected our society enough that a lot of these delusions are allowed to continue for now, but just because they are continuing does NOT make them a fact.