I found this Youtube´s video clip featuring Mixed Martial Arts fighter Satoko Shinashi:
What do you say for anyone who thinks women cannot fight, or should not be martial artists?
And how the Morris Method can be usefull to a woman, even if she are not a Professional MMA Fighter like Ms. Shinashi
I think here’s a case where we might be seeing different things. When I looked at it, even when I saw her walking towards the ring, I straight away said, ‘it’s a fix.’ And as it developed, it was obvious immediately (to me, anyway) that the moves had been worked. The moves themselves were great, but there’s no actual proof that they would work in a real fight because there was compliance on the part of her opponent.
What you’ll get in these kind of fights, and it happened in Pancrase and many of the Japanese entertainment fights, is that you’ll get a free exchange going on, and then they’ll hit a ‘work move’ either for the entertainment value of it, or as a finishing move to a fight whose outcome has already been decided. You’ve got to remember that the Japanese fight entertainment business is controlled by the Yakuza.
Anyway, to deal with your question as a whole, I took a few minutes to pull down some clips that do show women fighting, at different levels and in different contexts.
So obviously, women can fight. Women have competitive minds just like men. I can remember a woman in Reading where I used to live who used to regularly take on men outside the pub and win.
Looking at the two sporting clips (and there are many more examples on you tube if you want to go and look for them) you see women competing as athletes. Gina Carano is not somebody you’d want to mess with. That’s gold standard. And if women were training, personally I’d be encouraging them to aspire to be like that.
But look at the streetfights, too. Because those are the ones you’re more likely to meet, if you’re not a competitive fighter. And as trainer, I want to instill that violent mindset and then add the skills on to it. And I would want to be able to replicate the example of a violent, aggressive female as an aggressor/dissimilar training partner and as a means of testing and adapting skills that were being worked in the gym. You need to make your technique work against that woman. In the ring, it’s obviously different, but on the street anything goes.
Luciano wrote: Very well.
In streetfight´s case (not only against another PMT
In countries like Brazil, the streetfights (include the threat of raper and the common
What are yours
Sorry to jump in on this but…
Apart from legal issues (in this country you’d be in more trouble for cutting/stabbing the attacker than the other way around) what do you suggest to do with these weapons? Do you suggest to actually hold them at the ready? I’ve recently watched a programme about crime in Rio and yes, in your country I probably would but here, you would have to conceal the weapon, so it wouldn’t be so easy to use it if you were attacked.
The other question I have is if you actually teach them how to use those weapons? I have no idea about how to use a knife so I’d be more likely to be handing them a weapon to use against me.
|And how the Morris Method can be usefull to a woman|
The same way as it’s useful to a man?
I think I better get in here quick and throw my
I think the thing is, it rather depends on your environment. Brazil and Britain are very
One good substitute for a knife might be a metal telescopic baton. Terry O’Neill showed me one in the 70s and in the right
But again, you’d have to test it out in realistic scenarios. Very realistic. Against single and multiple attackers, some armed and some unarmed. I think Nick Hughes carried out an experiment with a stick versus a knife and
In Nairobi and Benghazi, I always carried a knife.
I don’t want to say more about my personal experience in this department.
There’s one more thing for now, although I’ll probably think of more later.
I’ll be answering more about knife work and the use of live blades