Sunday, October 15, 2006

Mixed Martial Arts

So last night we went to Hooters to watch UFC 64. Rich Franklin fought Anderson Silva and WOW! It was amazing. This was Anderson "The Spider" Silva's SECOND UFC fight, and now he's the middleweight title holder. It was unreal. The entire restaurant was rooting for Rich Franklin, since he's from Cincinnati and he's an awesome fighter, so you can imagine the reaction when Silva TKO'd Franklin barely into the first round.

Meanwhile there was a guy sitting at the next table who was wearing an MMA t-shirt and whose girlfriend was wearing a "I love fighters" shirt, and J ended up talking to him about the gym he trains at and so forth. J has been wanting to find a gym to get in shape at, because really he needs a trainer to give him the motivation and means. He was so good at going to the gym by himself and finding his own program on the internet and so forth, but then he just lost motivation, going to the local PD gym all by himself every other day. There's something to be said about going to a gym with other people. Plus he has been so interested in the MMA stuff that he wants to train in that also. A lot of cops get trained in ground fighting techniques, and it would probably be REALLY beneficial to J to be better trained in fighting. He does hold a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, but it's been a long time since he practiced that. Plus he loves the whole 'sport', so there you go!


Brent said...

When I was a street officer I was so into running and staying in shape. And I made sure I was up-to-date on the latest means of self-defense. Now that I've been behind a desk for 15 years, it's not so important. BUT, as I posted about this last week, I want to keep myself in shape. You never know when you're going to need to fight back.

Johnny Law said...

I recently started training in Brazilian juijitsu. It's some awesome stuuf. Everything is groundfighting and it is very relevant to what police do. It teaches to take a person to the ground, get in a dominant position, and then submit them through arm locks, leg locks, and chokes.

I recommend it to every cop. There is a black belt in Takwando taking it with me and he said that it is totally different from that art.

FroneAmy said...

That wouldn't be Gracie Jujitsu, would it? Jim is REALLY interested in ground fighting. I know he's already had one inservice training on it, and he was complimented a couple times on his techniques. I think he'd have so much fun at it that he'd forget he was learning.