success of chinese martial arts

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success of chinese martial arts

Postby artanes » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:14 pm

why is it that MMA fighting events like UFC or K2 are dominated by mostly japanese martial arts, but nobody uses the chinese martial arts?
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Postby Josh Young » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:10 pm

Because MMA is sportfighting.
There is a rule that there is no 'unsportsmanlike conduct'
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Re: CMA in MMA

Postby Ryan in Austin » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:24 am

I personally don't buy the "CMA doesn't fit into sport fighting" deal. Tim Cartmell's boys do bagua, xingyi, and taiji, and they've had plenty of success in MMA (they combine it with Brazilian jiu jitsu though).

More and more traditionalists are going into MMA. Lyoto Machida is primarily a Shotokan Karate practitioner, and now he could be a serious contender for the title.
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Postby Josh Young » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:22 pm

For me the difference between MMA and martial arts is like the difference between a paintball gun and a .45 caliber handgun, or the difference between being shot by a paintball and being shot with a .45 slug.
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Postby dmattwads » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:02 am

hmmmm thats interesting I have never heard of Tim Cartmell, so he teaches soft / internal martial arts that they acutally use in MMA fights? I would like to know more about this.
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