In a classic showdown between traditional Kung Fu and modern MMA, the result is exactly what you would expect. While Kung Fu is a traditional martial art that has been around for centuries, MMA is a relatively new combat sport that emerged in the 1990s.
Despite their differences, Kung Fu and MMA share some similarities. Both martial arts emphasize discipline, hard work, and dedication. They also focus on developing strength, speed, agility, and flexibility.
That being said, Kung fu barely has a place in the sport of mixed martial arts because the sport has advanced so much just over the last decade.
Tony Ferguson is one of the last prominent names to credit Kung fu.
Kung Fu is a comprehensive martial art that encompasses various styles, including Shaolin, Wing Chun, and Tai Chi. It focuses on self-defense, meditation, and the cultivation of the mind and body. Ferguson used a wing chun dummy and even had some success with the technique he worked with.
Meanwhile something like Tai chi would get you laughed out of an MMA dojo.
A dojo challenge recently went viral because it featured a Kung Fu master and a mixed martial artist.
The Kung Fu master in question believed he could teach the mixed martial artist a thing or two.
While it’s true that there’s always something to learn from traditional arts, it quickly became clear that there wasn’t much to see in this old guy’s bag of tricks. He attempted to demonstrate some punching techniques, which he repeated while wearing gloves.
Perhaps egged on by the gym representative, the Kung Fu master then decided to engage in a sparring session. At first, the sparring session seemed smooth, but it quickly ramped up, and the Kung Fu master was humiliated in the end.
While we always respect traditional martial arts, this video is a reminder that modern MMA practitioners have skills that should not be underestimated. Kung Fu may have its place in history, but it’s not the most effective style in the modern era. If you’re interested in martial arts, it’s always a good idea to keep an open mind and learn from a variety of styles.