PRIDE AND GLORY, LIFE AND LIMB PART I: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COMPETITION AND COMBAT

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Opinions on training for competition, such as sport Jujitsu or Mixed Martial Arts, versus training for real-world conflict fall over a wide spectrum. On one end is a crowd that advocates “If it won’t work in the cage, it won’t work anywhere,” and at the other extreme is an equally large group insisting “There are no rules on the street.” The two sides stand there snarling, each assured of its superiority. This is a shame, because both camps can benefit greatly from lessons learned on the other side… Read More at Personal Defense Network.

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