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What Makes for a Good Fighter?

TyCooN

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Lots of people on this forum have martial arts and mma experience. What do you think makes a good fighter? We've all been in the gym/dojo before and seen people who won't ever be good regardless of how many years they train. Is it a temperament thing? Does it depend on how bad their childhood was? What separates a "practitioner" from a fighter?
 

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High strength, constitution, and agility. I'd also put some points into dexterity, though such a recommendation is controversial.
 

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IMO, the ability to turn off (or not have in the first place) most of your cognitive and empathetic thinking abilities and not have any concern about how that fat lip and skinned knuckles are going to look at the office on Monday.
 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire
IMO, the ability to turn off (or not have in the first place) most of your cognitive and empathetic thinking abilities and not have any concern about how that fat lip and skinned knuckles are going to look at the office on Monday.
 

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Genetics makes a difference. Some people's chins can just take hits while others cannot.
 

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Originally Posted by Don Carlos
High strength, constitution, and agility. I'd also put some points into dexterity, though such a recommendation is controversial.


Someone grew up playing role-playing games.
 

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1. Genetics mostly
2. Solid training regiment with a cerebral approach (e.g. watching videos to develop reliable fighting habits on top of your regular strength/conditioning routine)
 

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Originally Posted by Slopho
Someone grew up playing role-playing games.
Finally, someone gets the joke (although not necessarily the fact that it was a joke).
 

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Being like water.

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