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Old 09-17-2001, 05:05 PM   #2
Dojo: ShinToKai DoJo of AiKiDo
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Join Date: Feb 2001
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Re: MMA vs. Traditional Arts

Originally posted by Scott_in_Kansas
Does everyone agree with the former statements or the latter?
Scott in Kansas
KAMI : Dear Scott,

Since you ask, I'll have to disagree with all your three points :
- "A strong traditional martial artist would fare well in the UFC."
NO. Being a strong traditional martial artist offers no advantage in the specific context and specific rules of the UFC.

- "Traditional martial arts are as combat effective as Mixed Martial Arts."
NO. Neither are combat effetive, neither are developed for "the battle field". They're either sports oriented,art oriented or self-defense oriented.

"Mixed Martial Arts are more effective than traditional martial arts."
NO. Effetive in what sense? Effetive for what? In my opinion, they're both effetive for their own purposes (sports or arts).
My 2 cents...

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