So are you saying that because of the rules knockdown karate gets a pass as not being used as self defense?
It is Karate right? People are kicking and punching each other.
They goal is to stop the opponent in knockdown full contact karate, right?
Why train in something it won't won't work in a real situation?
We call that dancing.
If I'm a black belt training in knockdown karate (of any style) walking down the street and someone wants to hurt me and I can't win or at least survive the fight because the RULES of knockdown are different then I'm doing something wrong.
No matter what a personal individual reason is for starting karate at the end of the day they should be able to walk the earth knowing that they are capable of defending themselves against most if not all attackers at least to get away.
If all you train for is knockdown rules and tournament then you are training in a false reality. If someone off the street comes in and says I want to learn to defend myself do you tell them it's a matter of perception and knockdown rules are not meant to be used that way?
Do you tell them Enshin is really just a tournament system? Based on what your perception if you are telling them it's more than just a tournament system then you are not being honest with them because most people who start karate couldn't care less about All Japan tournaments.
They want to learn to defend themselves and perhaps spiritual meaning of karate.
I believe you are from England. When you go to a football game and some crazy fan attacks you do stop and ask them to do knockdown rules?
Hello, Karate48 and welcome to the forum.
I think this particular argument has been had many times on many different platforms. What do you think self defense is? I think it's far more than being competent in any fighting art and the majority of it comes from firstly awareness and avoidance, secondly diffusion and de-escalation (God, I hate that word ) and somewhere, way down the line is having the mindset and ability to be able to put someone out of action so you can get away.
So, when you are saying you do your training with your face punches for self-defense, how does that help with your situational awareness; when you have a proven competence at being able to grapple someone to the floor, how does that help with your ability to say "Yes, you're right mate, sorry" and walking away?; and apart from anything else, do you think a face punch is the best method for disabling someone who is attacking you? I don't, personally and think the ability to sprint faster than your attacker would be far more useful.
Hey, this is just my opinion and I've never had a 'real street fight' but in all honesty, I imagine everyone here is bored with discussions of 'real street fights' - if that's why anyone trains in any martial art I think they are deluding themselves, especially as you're far more likely to be injured in training than by someone attacking you - but thanks for your contribution to the discussion.
You 'don't think' but I'd suggest some research as your thinking is flawed. Your intestines and digestive system don't 'need' cleansing, just like you could say your house or your toilet drains don't need cleaning.
There are a lot of toxins in our foods, drinks etc.
Cleansing your intestine and digestive system means removing all the residues, fecal matter and waste that accumulated in the colon as well as abnormal growths and it repairs any damage while helping 'healthy' bacteria to replenish. This also has a positive impact on your organs such as your liver, gallbladder, kidneys, etc. which can rest and be repaired too.
You did make me LOL. OK, let me repeat: the gut does not need cleansing. In the same way that a self-cleaning window does not need cleaning, THE GUT DOES NOT NEED CLEANSING.
You're right that there can be a lot of toxins in the things we ingest and the body very cleverly has two major organs that deal with those, the liver and kidneys. Waste products are then expelled by various methods, including excretion. Residues, faecal matter and waste do not accumulate in the gut. Every 72 hours, the cells that form the lining of the colon are shed, meaning nothing gets to stick in there.
If your liver, gallbladder and kidneys are having a rest it will be because you are dead.
Calories are a fictive measuring unit and it has been proven to be a flawed way of measuring what you're eating in what quantities. It doesn't take into account what source those calories come from, how they are digested, what bacteria are in your gut or even how much energy you use to digest them.
Calorie counting is a blunt instrument that works for weight loss. There are inaccurate minutiae that would undoubtedly make a difference if you were trying to micro-manage your weight and it would be wonderful if we knew the bioavailablity of calories of every food but we aren't anywhere near that. So for now, calorie counting is the best source of information we have and it works.
I'm sure you can imagine 100 calories from a soda are not the same as 100 calories from a carrot. And if it were as simple as swallowing a certain number of calories per day, then we could just live on soda and chips and not require anything else.
In terms of energy and bioavailability of said energy, 100 calories from a soda and 100 calories from a carrot are exactly the same. They are entirely different in terms of nutrient content, satiety etc. but they are both carbohydrates and your body will be left with a net 90-95 calories once it has digested and absorbed them.
Losing weight is both as simple, and as complex as running an energy deficit, whether your source of energy comes from lard or lettuce. Maintaining good health is not.
You see a mousetrap. I see free cheese and a f***ing challenge.
Fasting also cleanses your intestines and digestive system.
This is not something you should not do too often, but once every now and then (for example once a year or every few years) is actually good for you.
Unfortunately I love my food too much to even attempt it, but I have read a lot about it and a few friends have done it and found it very beneficial to cleanse their bodies. Weirdly enough they also found they had more energy when fasting than when eating normal meals. That is because digesting takes a lot of your energy, hence why when we have a heavy meal we feel lazy/tired.
I don't think the intestines and digestive system need 'cleansing'! Apart from food, what do your friends think they are cleansing their bodies of?
Just for info, the unit of energy is a calorie. I can promise that you won't have more of them when fasting than when eating!
You see a mousetrap. I see free cheese and a f***ing challenge.