Ground Fighting and Bystanders…

A criticism often pointed at karate and other empty handed arts is that they don’t cover enough ground fighting. This has lead some to the conclusion that MMA is “better”.

Its perhaps a reasonable criticism, but ground fighting is also something that should be avoided, especially outside the ring (or cage), for the simple reason that when you’re on the ground, your vulnerable. Friends of the opponent, or sometimes bystanders, can throw in a cheap shot that you may be unaware of and/or unable to defend.

This video is doing the rounds on Youtube and Facebook, and illustrates this point precisely.


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