Originally Posted by Country101
While this is just for entertainment, you can pick up a lot from UFC. UFC, not KFC, Highboy...... Although, I guess I kinda contrdict myself here, because you can pick up a family size meal....... I digress.....
Seriously though, while you will not get the full benefits of actual training and experince of a class, you can pick up quite a few moves and techniques from UFC if you watch enough and listen to some quality commentating. There are a lot of differant styles and each has it's own advantages and disadvantages depending on the opposing style and opponent. You can look at the fighters and see who you might be built like and how you might fight and learn a few moves. Grappelling techniques and choke holds can be adapted into quite a few differant styles. I know personnally, if I get into a scrap with somebody, I am looking to take them out of the fight quickly. 10-15 seconds in a guillotine and they are out. If they dont have a weapon, once you get them in, they are done. So pick up what you can, where you can.
This doesnt take the place of good training and I am not saying UFC watching is sufficient, but you can pick up a lot from it if you watch it not just to see who wins. Those guys wouldnt win without training. Look at Kimbo........
Thanks country, I'm gonna get me a bucket today and I will be the best chicken fighter you have ever seen.
OK, all joking aside. I love to fight. For the O.P. in considering his weight and size. This is always my mindset with fighting.
All fights go to the ground,,, ALWAYS. If you die, win, or lose, it all goes to the ground. The reason I say boxing is you never really lose your technique. When someone confronts you, once they are into your "Zone" you take them with the hit. I have practiced Kenpo Karate, Judo, and much more. But I have also boxed and I really am not a great boxer. The thing is what I have retained all of my life is my boxing. If I get on the heavy bag or the speed bag I suck!!! But from time to time I have either had a chance to spar with someone, or actually have had a confrontation with someone and it seems like when my adrenaline kicks in it is always two things that automatically kick in for me. It is my boxing and my ground grappling. I have ran into friends that were in some sort of martial arts when we were young and it seems that my boxing skills are better then their martial arts skills.
If you want to learn how to fight, here is the best way. Don't spend your money on useless Karate. You can find it for free except other then a simple gym membership. There are always gyms that have places set up for fighters who come to town and they need someone to spar with so they can be ready for local fights. I did this for a lot of years and let me tell you what, I got my butt kicked. However, the guys were always grateful to have someone to spar with and after a while I began getting good at fighting. You learn a lot. The best is when you get done and they work with you and show you techniques. I also made some neat friends. Also, you will learn a variety of arts but what you realize is it all goes to the ground. I don't care how good you are at boxing, or martial arts, but if you can't fight on the ground you need to plan on losing.