Do you like to watch movies?
What kind of movies do you like most - romantic movies, horror, science fiction or action movies?
Let's talk about martial arts action movies. In martial art movies, you usually see the fighting style that comes from martial arts. There are different martial arts in the world. And you see the difference in the fighting style. Let's watch Tony Jaa's movies clips.
He is a good fighter, no doubt about that. What you see in this video, many things can be used in real life for self defense. But you do not want to use any move that might look good on camera but is not effective for self defense.
To make some moves look good, sometimes they do something that is totally unnecessary. When we watch movies, that's for entertainment. So producers focus on what the audience wants. On the other hand, when you fight for self defense, you do not want to look good or you are not trying to be a hero. All you want is to defend yourself and save your life.
Different spinning and flying moves look fantastic in movies, but not in real life. To defend yourself, you should use those moves or techniques that are effective in combat. It should be direct, simple and to the point.
When your life is in danger, that is not a normal situation. You might get frightened, nervous and freeze for the time being. So you are not going to remember those fancy moves or even if you remember those fancy moves, you are unlikely to use them.
There is a difference between fighting in movies and fighting in real life. If you want to be a movie star, you can focus on learning those moves that look good. That's what, you need. The same thing applies when you participate in a fighting competition. You cannot fight like an MMA guy in a boxing match, right? There are rules what you can or cannot do in a fighting competition.
When you fight in real life, this is completely different. You can get attacked anywhere. The attacker can attack you with any weapon. Most importantly, don't expect it would be a fair fight.
Thank you so much for reading this post. I really appreciate your support and feedback. If you are passionate about martial arts or like to learn more about self defense, you can check out some of my recent posts.
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