Mendoza in action! MMA 0/Pugilism 1

Discussion in 'Western Martial Arts' started by DavidRPAcker, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. DavidRPAcker

    DavidRPAcker New Member

    Thought you guys might enjoy this, if you have facebook. Video from the pub door camera as one of our Instructors, Ken Cooper, deals with an attack from an irate MMA fighter. Ken's a long-time martial artists with tons of experience working as a bouncer, but he's a recent convert to the Mendoza system. And he gets a chance to try it out in this clip.

    The belligerent fellow in white's friends had been warning Ken that he was going to get his ass kicked by the fellows "MMA/Kickboxing training." The language was a bit more rude than that, off course. Finally the guy steps up and swings a punch at Ken, who responds with the first riposte drill of Mendoza: Lean back, parry up with the left arm, return the blow with the arm. You can see the result in the video below.!/video/video.php?v=10150161778335543&ref=mf

    Oddly enough, Ken had been questioning the body mechanics of the system the week before, wondering how practical the lean-back/strike combo would be, compared to modern boxing. Turns out...pretty practical.

    Thanks Mendoza, and thanks to the people sharing these manuals out!
  2. cloudz

    cloudz Valued Member

    I get this message:

    This video either has been removed from Facebook or is not visible due to privacy settings.
  3. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    same here... video unavailable
  4. inthespirit

    inthespirit ignant

    Same here. I reckon its probably set to private, for friends only.

    David, whats the Mendoza system?
  5. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Mendoza sounds like a Spanish Sephardic Jewish name. Curious is it in this context?
  6. DavidRPAcker

    DavidRPAcker New Member

  7. cloudz

    cloudz Valued Member

    Interesting stuff, thanks

    As for this..
    Holy Cow!
  8. lklawson

    lklawson Valued Member

    You're right. Mendoza was a slight statured Jewish boxer. Very successful in a time when there were no weight classes in boxing.

    As mentioned above, contains some good details.

    Peace favor your sword,
  9. lklawson

    lklawson Valued Member

    Yes, hair pulls, eye pokes, and some other "dirty" fighting was legal at the time.

    So was a lot of grappling and throwing; if only someone would write an instructional book about the old throwing methods of boxing! ;)

    Peace favor your sword,
  10. Louie

    Louie STUNT DAD Supporter

    Also 'Traditional Boxing' sticky thread at the top of the WMA forum list for some info on the old style pugilists....


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