Originally Posted by AmericanSensei
To be honest with you, It's "ALL" about technique. When I first began training in Martial Arts 15 years ago, I was just like you, had your mentality, and was a firm believer weight and strength was key, and I stood no chance...Well as my technique became more fluent, I was taking guys down, and putting them into arm bars twice my size like a walk in the park. You have to also use your opponents strength to your advantage.
Joint manipulation is also key.
But the thing is that im also in the martial arts, and as much as I know about technique, strength does come into play. Although, not as much as technique. I mean if you go hit someone, it doesnt matter how you do it, if your not strong enough.
But think you go use technique, but do an inpakken (sp) to the throat and you could have very well killed him. Do a taesho (sp) to a joint such as the elbow, and you just took your opponent down. Do a fumicomi (sp) to the knee. He wont get up. Put that dude in the hospital.
Sorry, got way out there, Lol
Hence, technique plays a vital role, but technique with strength is the ultimate. If your in a wrestling match, and your strong enough, sure with out technique you could take him down. But take someone that has technique, and is just as strong as the other person. Now thats a walk in the park.