10 MMA Misconceptions With Pro Fighter Oliver Enkamp

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  1. your brother is so cool he didn't even come and attack you at the end of the video LOL good list I think those muscular guys gas on the way to the ring

  2. Can you do a vid on the hand techniques in karate and where should they be used to aim for to be most effective?

  3. Hi guys, would love to see a video on how to adapt Karate for MMA such as Oliver and others like Wonderboy and Machida have done. Keep up the good work!

  4. thanks oliver san. i request jessy to share me knowledge about gensairyu's sansai kata because i want to know about it.

  5. I used to find MMA quite brutal but it's evolved very quickly. I think it's a natural progression in an era of relative peace and stability through most of Europe , the Americas and beyond that has allowed this idea to grow. Because you reach this point where fighters look to properly test themselves under pressure to the most realistic standard that they can even though there is no real reason to fight as such. So you have to do this in the context of a sport. I do still find some MMA guys to have very distasteful conduct but they are in the minority and it is a business as well as you say. Without the business side it's very difficult to put the best fighters in each division together in the cage.

  6. Great video. However, the point about fighters being traumatised isn't completely true. I would say for someone To be ultra competitive to the degree that top fighters are and for that matter top sportsmen and women are, some kind of trauma will act as your drive to "succeed".
    Examples…
    GSP was bullied at school, nick Diaz had problems with being understood and social anxiety, Tony Ferguson has mental health issues, cormier came from poverty, bisping had a rough upbringing in a military family.
    All forms of trauma.

  7. I think the way the sport MMA is promoted, especially in the US, that it may create misconceptions very easily, many viewers aren't able to either fully understand or are fully informed about the rules, the different fighting style's, the biomechanics behind for instance a ground punch, etc. They watch it just for pure entertainment and are exposed to all the pre fight rumble, and they take it as the truth. Many of the pre fight meetings and weigh in of the heavy hitters both in boxing and MMA are scripted, in UFC, thanks to Dana White, an expert in pre fight marketing to generate more income for both UFC and the best MMA fighters. So my point is, one thing is to watch MMA as a sport and another thing is to watch it as pure entertainment as many people all around the world. Nothing wrong with either of them, but it is easier for misconceptions to surface when you watch something you don't understand but you like it as entertainment. Please let me know if I am totally lost and on the wrong track.

  8. Agree on everything but Krav maga.
    In a street fight, would you bet on the MMA athlete or on the Krav maga practitioner?

  9. I agree on all except number 1. In a nutshell Mma is basically sport JKD. And the true definition of martial wars was fighting systems of war. So in other words muay boran is a martial art but muay thai is not.

  10. One of the major misconceptions I had about MMA was that people aren't humble. I was surprised to see people in the gym I joined to be so kind and thoughtful when it came to practice. It made me feel happy to be amongst people who like martial arts and want to become better fighters. The second misconception is that MMA people hate traditional martial arts. Based on my experience I've found that if it works, then they'll use it. I've received a lot of praise for using unorthodox karate techniques while grappling or free sparring.

  11. Is It a good career to become a professional fighter ?Can anybody get into professional fights? Are there some benefits besides the money?

    Thank you

  12. This is amazing!
    These are some great ways to explain how MMA works!
    While MMA is not meant to be an self defense based art, there are some great moves!
    It is better then nothing!

  13. If I want to watch "ground and pound" I ll go to my local school yard… It's not an art. Horses for courses I guess… But if ya knock someone down… I don't think there is any honour for want of another word… Of knocking someone down then jumping on top and punch elbow or knee your opponent while they are down… Choke out or arm bar etc fine… Thats technique…

  14. Number 10 also applies to traditional martial arts too. I’ve seen so many martial artists over the last thirty years that absolutely perfect technique but have no interest whatsoever ever getting into a fight.

  15. Excellent job breaking those down. I have had a lot of the questions in my head and never had answers. Thanks!

  16. Regarding self defense, I've seen people claiming grappling, BJJ or ground fighting is the best option. Considering "on the street" you don't actually know if the attacker has hidden weapons or if he has more buddies hiding around, taking someone to the floor seems like the worst option to me.

  17. Well presented, Oliver! I heard on another channel that the UFC should eliminate the "respectful" glove touch between fighters after the fight has officially started. What do you think about this? He makes a convincing argument.

  18. Es verdad que es uno de los deportes donde hay más accidentes con riesgo de dejar secuelas graves en el cerebro?

  19. Great video and both brothers in the same channel is amazing. Oliver Ive been looking at your fights as well. TY for bringing Karate into cage fightering. Jesse thank you for teaching so much about karate as well..not just the moves but the history of it.

  20. Hmmmmmm. I would go with MMA, since it doesn't train to kill, isn't a martial art. If you strip the military aspect from a martial art, it is just a sport.

  21. You don't have to get people's attention by lowering yourself and being a SCUM bag like Connor McGregor for money. Look what happened to McQuitter against Diaz and Nurmogemedov.

  22. Good point about gnp, but The kicking to a grounded opponent that Where seen in pride and rizin? That is a bit barabaric i must say.

  23. 5:04 What I think is barbaric is when one guy is basically already knocked out on the ground and the other guy will race in and try to continue to knock them out while they're standing before the ref will try to stop them from doing any more damage. Typically you might see 4 or 5 additional hits on a guy who is more or less defenseless before the break up actually occurs. That can't be healthy.

  24. Really, really open my mind. I used to think bad about MMA, but with Oliver I stop this kind of thinking. Thank you so much.

  25. I guess another misconception is: when you train MMA, you can learn fighting quickly and you don't have to put in years like e.g. in Karate.

    I haven't trained MMA yet, but I'm sure it takes a lot more than a few weeks to master it.

  26. Very insightful! I particularly enjoyed the statements about self-defense and realistic situational training. Good job oliver

  27. You are wrong on the first point.
    I get what you want to say, but MMA is a mixture of different Martial Arts.
    Nobody came up with MMA and then it split to Judo/BJJ/Thaibox/Wrestling ect.
    MMA isnt just in a cage. This is just something UFC popularized.
    Before the cage it was in a ring, before the ring it was on tatami mats (in the Dojo).
    Before MMA it was Vale Tudo, and way, way, way back it was, +2000 years ago it Pancreas. The ancient greeks were allready wrestling, heel hooking eachother before jiu jutsu and all that.
    And that came from different fighters training different sports. And it evolved from there.
    Now MMA got a bunch of rules and you adapt your game to the rules and platform youre fighting on.

  28. Correction – nowadays amateur boxers wear the same equipment as professionals. Helmets were forbidden because of the reasons you've mentioned.

  29. MMA too me is a combat sport and that only. I wouldn't call it a complete fighting system when the rules apply. But, it does build up your bases between striking & ground fighting.

  30. I agree with pretty much everything you said I think it's a great way to be in shape I think MMA could be a good way to defend yourself cuz you never know and it's a good way to I don't know bring people together family friends all practicing together

  31. I think it’s a sport not an art! You can only fight and once that aspect is done then where do you go! Teach other fighters! Not to many 60 and 70 year MMA fighters. You about done around the 40’s!!

  32. in the way that mma is comprised of, but also separate from other styles; that is why I typically differentiate between "martial arts" (a system of techniques, possibly with a rank system) and a "combat sport" (a physical contest under a set of rules) and there is some overlap…

  33. Question about safety in ground and pound: what about the possibility of the fighter on top falling on the other guy's head elbow first or hitting the guy so his head bounces against the floor? I understand that boxers can also technically bang their head even worse than knocked out but to my limited knowledge this does not happen in the ring (obviously people die this way on the street every day). You made a good point about often having poor leverage for strikes on the ground but if your hands and upper body are free for a moment what happens then? It seems that in breaking demonstrations the athletes are usually striking from up down to break the objects they are trying to break, which would seem to indicate that you are at your strongest when hitting downwards as could happen in the cage.

  34. I would rather call MMA what it actually is: Completely Unoriginal New Training Sport, or Completely Under-berated Non-martial Training System

  35. 👍 I agree… In all points. To point 10….. We said,…. A sheep could never be a wolf, but it could be a fight sheep. To be a fighter is in the genetics, interesting point… the most good sports man have blood group 0.

  36. I fully agree with point 7, many people think MMA is good for self-defense but street defense is totally different from cage fight.

    For point 1, I like to ask why those MMA gyms segregate MMA training into specific training like Muay Thai, Boxing or BJJ if MMA has it's own complete fighting system? Hence you would find yourself wearing Muay Thai or BJJ attire.
    Give an example, I have a friend who learned MMA for more than a year but spent most of the time doing Muay Thai.

  37. I can see the misconception with persona and actual behavior.

    Though in my experience, I've seen a lot of MMA types perpetuate some nasty behavior and the students take it on. Not a good look but people be people

  38. Agreed, MMA is not the "end all" when self-defense is concerned. The ultimate reality is there is no martial art on earth that has the full answer on self-defense.

  39. I traind karate 2 years ninjutsu 2 years and judo 4 mounts (i stoped becous i destroid my hand after an kong jump so my grip i way weaker so i stoped. I can hit with that hand but i cant keep a thigt grip) And my question is can i start kick boxing and be able to a chalange to dome guys ho are training kick boxing a long time. Im stil gona do it if you say i cant. The question is for more that i can know if im gona be able from day one to keep up

  40. Roided fighters have better records except some outliers like Nate. Who is my favorite fighter but again his record is not the best.

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