Posted by Mastodon2
Boxing is not a combat system? Crazy!
Sure a lot of higher techniques are only useful in the ring, for example, you won't see many catch / jab / parry / hook / catch / straight combos in the street, but the fundamentals of boxing teach a man plenty to defend himself. Maybes in the K-1 ring boxing alone will see you demolised, but I'd take someone with a few months boxing training over an untrained guy anyday. You think its not a combat system, ironically, a boxer's ungloved jab on the street will KO people and break facial bones, and thats just his jab. I have said time and time again that boxing isn't enough for the K-1 ring, we've all seen boxers getting chewed out, but on the street, being able to throw and dodge punches properly is a fantastic asset, and no one can teach you to do this better than a pure boxing coach.
I don't intend on dragging this argument back up if its dead an buried but i couldn't agree more with what you have said!
I'v been boxing since i was around 12 and I'm 21 now. In all that time i have never found myself in a situation where i couldn't get out of it solely relying on my boxing training.
You have to remember 99% of the people on the streets looking to start trouble are untrained an very unskilled.
I go to university and the house i live in now is in quite a bad area, the first week i moved in two men tried to mug me at the top of my road.
The fact that i could dodge the wild punches they were swinging allows you enough time to catch them off balance an run, but the training i'v had allowed me to put a stop to any further chance of danger.
As to the original TS question i'd pick Judo, it allows you to remain standing while your attacker is thrown to the floor.
The shock of being manhandled like that would probably be enough to frighten them off anyway.
I'v been doing Judo for a little over a year now and i personally love it!
Now i'm home for easter though my dad isn't to happy because he keeps eating carpet when he comes at me!