I think this hype with the UFC is getting annoying. If you read across the internet or talk to people within the martial arts world a lot of them bash traditional styles. I don’t understand that. These traditional styles that people are bashing were desgined for life and death situation, they have been around for hundreds, even thousands of years. MMA has been around for like 20 years and it’s only the last 5-10 years that it’s gotten a breakthrough. It’s a sport, filled with rules and restrictions.
Real life does not have rules and restrictions. I just think that when it comes to self defense classical arts such as kung fu, karate, TKD, jiu jutsu and so on are unbeatable. There is nothing wrong with doing MMA. Just as people train basketball. But I don’t think it should be used for self defense.
Where is this hype about this sport coming from? What can be done to prove that when it comes to self defense traditional arts are better?