(Original post by Indo-Chinese Food)
I wouldnt call it an argument, it was back when the half a dozen or so comments i made were left unanswered a few weeks back by this half-wit. Today he thinks posting some medival drawings of nothing in particular is proof of martial arts, so its degenerated into him clutching at straws to save some face, which isnt working.
Which is why i said its annoying me, im all for all people having access to martial arts. The down side is now is every retard with nothing better to do can do a class in a leisure centre and then try and lay claim to being martial artists and go on internet forums to talk out their backside about proper styles as if they had a clue. "duuuh wingchunners don kno how to fight in da ring duuuuh" etc in the case of wrestling dimwits like einheri. It embarrassing to some of us that made martial arts our lives for so long cos its our passion.
Oh yeah, it's medieval so it must be wrong. You asked what use wrestling is when people have blades, I showed images both armoured and unarmoured of people wrestling in a context of war (hence
) when blades were the most common weapon on the battle field. Now here are some modern photos from the US Army Combatives course that all recruits go through:
Shooting for a double leg takedown, bread and butter wrestling takedown.
Double leg takedown with a trip.
Leg sweep from a single leg grip.
So, now that armed and armoured, modern and medieval. What more do you want about wrestling as a martial art? Seems pretty much to be a useful skill in war to me. Funny they don't teach soldiers how to play patty cake though, isn't it?
(Original post by Z-Ninja)
I dont see the argument here lol, is it about wrestling being effective or not as a martial art?.. lol :/
He says wrestling is not a martial art. I say that it is, and have demonstrated it as such whereas he has not posited any evidence to say that it isn't except reposting "duhXBox, training in a leisure centre". Funny when I've already said that a) I do not and have never owned an XBOX and b) I train in an MMA gym and a Judo dojo, not a leisure centre (which, funnily enough is also the place where you'll most likely find some fatass teaching Wing Chun).