Discussion in 'The Chat Room' started by Bruno, Dec 2, 2018.
Seriously. This is insane. If you don't have much time, skip to 3:35
When I could still move my hips normally, I could kick a door frame and knock the pictures off the wall, but damn!!! I'm not holding his kick pads.
Ouch! That hurts just to watch.
Amazing! how can the human shin with stand that? I went to school with a guy from Japan and he would tell stories of guys in martial arts gangs that would repeatedly punch brick walls with the purpose of breaking their knuckles to toughen up there hands.
When I was doing a little bit of Muay Thai, it was a lot of repeated striking. You don't want to "break" your bones, but the repeated hitting does cause little micro fractures that heal back stronger and more dense. You also desensitize the nerves in that area as you are conditioning.
I was no where near the level that I could bend a freaking wrench, but my sparring partners wanted to run whenever I started swinging those low kicks.
I once trained some Muay Thai in the same gym that produced a lot of great Dutch world class fighters.
One of them was Leon Van Dijk, who was the sparring partner of Bas Rutten.
Leon was a lot shorter than you'd think, just very wide at the shoulders
But he was teamed up with a huge guy who held the kicking pad.
And I kid you not, the huge guy was coming loose from the floor with both feet, every time Leon kicked.
And I remember thinking to myself that that guy could probably literally break my spine with a single kick.
Bas is just an absolute beast. If you trained with him, you would have to be as well.
Just so we're clear, I was nowhere at all in that league.
I did jujutsu, and during the summer break (july and august) I sometimes went along with a good friend of mine to train in that MT gym.
I remember it was brutal. Class lasted only an hour, and there was a water break in between. But I was at the point of collapsing every time.
I have shot next to some of the best archers in the world. I am not embarrassed with my skill. But it didn't rub off!
Sorry Bruno. It was me that wasn't clear. You were talking about the power Leon had in his kicks and that HE trained with Bas. He was who I was referring to in my post.
Although, an hour long session of hard rolling is nothing to scoff at either sir.
Oh I was in great physical shape and could train hard with the big dogs.
But I was never close to being a good fighter. Being a fighter is about mindset and mine was very much one of 'I don't wanna die!'
You are a fast runner then?
I'm fair. I can handle my own to defend myself, but not going to step into a ring. I am getting too old and crippled for that anyway. Now I just rely on the last 18 years that I spent shooting defensive pistol competition and the 10 years I spent instructing defensive pistol.
They throw punches, I throw lead.
Sometimes it's the softest blow that does the most amazing things. Inevitably our strength will fail. What is left?
I wonder how long his body will take this before it gives up