My jiu jitsu instructor, Jake Mapes.

One of my hero’s.  :) 

Regardless of who starts first; ability decides seniority in Wing Chun. ~Sifu Ip Man
TRUTH.Ability decides Seniority.  PERIOD. 

Regardless of who starts first; ability decides seniority in Wing Chun.
~Sifu Ip Man


TRUTH.

Ability decides Seniority.  PERIOD. 

Eat, Sleep, Train.

Eat, Sleep, Train.

I loved how a few years ago it was all:
"Kicking to the head is a pointless technique with so much risk and little reward."Now I’m seeing head kick k.o.’s in everyone’s highlight reels.Skill and technique dictate what you can and can’t do in the ring.  Thats all that really matters. 

I loved how a few years ago it was all:

"Kicking to the head is a pointless technique with so much risk and little reward."

Now I’m seeing head kick k.o.’s in everyone’s highlight reels.

Skill and technique dictate what you can and can’t do in the ring.  Thats all that really matters. 

Light Saber battles stupidity exposed - video
Despite how awesome I’ve always regarded this fight scene, I’ve always felt something off about it and I’ve never celebrated it as much as other scenes:  Wheels on Meals end fight, Flashpoint end fight, etc.Its crazy how clever fight choreography can make a fight look good to the untrained eye. 

Light Saber battles stupidity exposed - video

Despite how awesome I’ve always regarded this fight scene, I’ve always felt something off about it and I’ve never celebrated it as much as other scenes:  Wheels on Meals end fight, Flashpoint end fight, etc.

Its crazy how clever fight choreography can make a fight look good to the untrained eye. 

(via surrogateself)

The difference between jiujitsu and a good majority of stand up fighting arts is the mentality.

When a jiujitsu artist goes for the submission, its the end of the fight.  Even when its just playing around, making someone tap out is pretty much the equivalent of killing someone (choke) or seriously maiming them (armbar, ankle lock).

When a stand up fighter fights, its usually, “I’m going to throw these punches and kicks.  They are going to either wear you down or knock you out.”  The techniques when playing around are just taps and when they’re serious, both fighters are prone to injury.  Kicks to elbows or knees, fists shattering.  

So in the essence of just basic training, I think jiujitsu artists will always have the upper hand because when they succeed in tapping someone out, its pretty much the end of the fight no matter what.  A stand up knock out, I think is alot harder to achieve.

Video Related:  The chance to roll with Nate Diaz AND Ronda Rousey is freaking AMAZING.  I’m so jealous of this guy. 

When it comes to female screen martial artists, its very rare to find fighters that have good technique and the power to back it up.

Usually they all end up either looking like dancers with some punches and kicks or gymnasts who just show off their flexibility.

I’m very happy to finally see females being portrayed as actual fighters…  and fully repping traditional martial arts as well.  :) 

I’m completely ok with this.

I’m completely ok with this.

This video is like a crack cocaine infused energy drink of martial arts tricking and tricking culture.