Video Link: MMA Fighters Experience Marine MA Training

A point that has been made in many of our posts is that the skills of competitive fighters are task-specific. Highly skilled competitive and professional fighters are not necessarily more prepared for violence outside of matches and duel setups. As I noted in a previous post,

A competitive fighter knows when and where his or her next “fight” will occur, and by virtue of the rules of a competition, has the advantage of knowing exactly what techniques and methods an opponent may use, and which ones they will not use. The student seeking to survive a violent assault does not know any of this until it is happening.

In the video below (thanks to tgace), Dana White and several UFC fighters visit a Marine Corps training location and experience first hand how different engagements with weapons and multiple adversaries are from pre-arranged, rule bound professional fighting. MMA has it’s place but as we can see, training for one environment does not transfer to other environments.

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One response to “Video Link: MMA Fighters Experience Marine MA Training

  1. I am not Mr. Karate

    Across the ocean, Israel follows a similar path:

    (Its interesting how people who face similar situations develop similar responses! Also the Marines train with the Israelis, too. Compare MCMAP and Krav Maga on the Human Weapon shows- how they have more similarities than differences)

    Israeli security companies trains security officers



    http://www.youtube.com/user/itaygil

    Part 1 Human Weapon Krav Maga

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