Anonymous
Anonymous asked in SportsMartial Arts · 3 months ago

Are movies the reason why people think martial arts will work in a real street fight?

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  • 1 month ago

    Some of the moves you do in films will not work.

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  • 2 months ago

    I train for fun. That's all lol. Idk about movies and how they make people think. However, I train for giggles. I don't watch movies often. 

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  • Bon
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    What movies does is paint an unrealistic picture that you can learn a martial art in quick easy lessons from an elderly Asian who sprouts Zen parables.  Martial art training can and does work if you are properly trained and that means qualified instructors and a motivated student are key ingredients to insure that the art is effective when you must use it.

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  • Steel
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    Personal experience is the reason I do. 

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  • 3 months ago

    Some martial arts have been around for hundreds or even thousands of years, long before movies, or television.  A real martial art street fight should only last a few seconds.

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  • 3 months ago

    movies are what some drivers say the learned to drive from- and in the movie the car didn't roll over, crush their spine. Grand Theft auto on video is basic drivers education, pistol are held sideways to shoot, basic sex education learned from Deep Throat. Too many people watching video and TV with no practical training.  T'Ang fist is for bare handed punching in actual fight- how many schools teach that form and how many TV show will show it? 

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  • Paul
    Lv 5
    3 months ago

    yes the same reason people think wwf (wwE) is real...practice what u preach

    • Spidey3 months agoReport

      WWE moves do work though

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Movies are choreographed, life like fighting is not.

    Nothing on tv is real not even the news any more,its all about entertainment. 

    The only reason your martial arts would fail in the street is because of you or your instructor. 

    You fight the way you train, its the most basic principal people over look. If you dont train realistically you will lose in a fight.

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  • 3 months ago

    The issue with martial arts in a street fight is that very few people who train in martial arts take the time to train to use them practically, and instead either focus on sports combat or are simply taught in worthless Mc Dojos.

     

    This can be seen in early MMA style matches where traditional arts masters who focus on technique over practical application were all getting absolutely destroyed by dudes who just tackled and threw hard sucker punches.

     

    But to answer your question, yes.  If you watch a movie and think taking karate will prep you to fight a bully then you're in for a rude awakening.  But if you go to a real goddamn karate instructor who invited other schools in to spar with his students so that they know what real combat is, then you're going to be infinitely better off.

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  • Ramiro
    Lv 5
    3 months ago

    Yes partly, too much exagerstion in kung fu movies

    • Lv 4
      3 months agoReport

      good answer, also, precgi action films tended to have more sensible stunts and stunts were actually done by actual people

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