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Does size really matter in a fight?
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It's all about technique and experience.

But in sports is can matter, for example in martial arts, if you put a lightweight against a heavyweight, he won't stand a chance.
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Plity wrote:

It's all about technic and experience.

But in sports is can metter, for example in martial arts, if you put a lightweight against a heavyweight, he won't stand a chance.


Your first sentence contradicts the second, if its all about technique (which it is) then surely a lightweight depending on their skill and experience could suffice against a heavyweight.
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Rina-San wrote:


Plity wrote:

It's all about technic and experience.

But in sports is can metter, for example in martial arts, if you put a lightweight against a heavyweight, he won't stand a chance.


Your first sentence contradicts the second, if its all about technique (which it is) then surely a lightweight depending on their skill and experience could suffice against a heavyweight.


Let me give an example:

2 fighters.

Same amout of skill and expirience.

One is 60 kg the other 120 kg.

Surely the one with the higher weight will win.

Maybe an exaggerated exaggerated example, but it shows the difference.

And that also applies for martial arts in reality.

If you go to tournaments it is always divided into classes which equal fighters by weight.

And for the first sentence, that applies for the most battles fought out on the streets.
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size matters some,


knowing how to fight matters a hel lot more
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LosingOrbit wrote:


Hellhunter22 wrote:


LosingOrbit wrote:

Stamina is another important factor in a fight. I remember my boxing instructor telling us that it's all about being able to last longer than your opponent. Speed and strength is basically useless if you're too tired to fight.

Either way, I don't believe size matters that much, but strength dose.


I think you boxing instructor told you that for a boxing match, which is good advise but, in a real fight without gloves.....stamina doesn't really matter as long as he or you can get a few good shots and KO him fast. Unless you have the stamina of really fat kid with no muscle......it doesn't as much.



Actually, he was also referring to fighting in and outside the ring.


*Shrug* idk I have never been in a real fight before so I can't say much. I just know from what I see in other fights in my school.
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Size matters, but only the size of your heart. That and your ruthlessness. If you are afraid to hurt someone before they hurt you then you have usually already lost. (Does not apply to competitions only fights with no rules)
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Not at all. I stand 5 feet tall and I beat the heck out of this one guy who stood a foot shorter then me.
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Katatonia999 wrote:


LosingOrbit wrote:

Stamina is another important factor in a fight. I remember my boxing instructor telling us that it's all about being able to last longer than your opponent. Speed and strength is basically useless if you're too tired to fight.

Either way, I don't believe size matters that much, but strength dose.


Then someone bends the rules and introduces a 12 gauge shotgun. All the training in the world ceases to be effective against burning lead, unless you have a gun yourself.


That would make a hell of a boxing match don't you think?
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I believe that fighting is 80% spirit, 10% skill, 5% strength and 5% luck.

I have been involved in martial arts in the past, and while I am so very rusty now, I was once pretty good. I was not taught to fight in a ring; I was taught that one should not fight unless necessary, and if necessary one should not hold back. Indecision is bad and will get you beaten or killed.

As far as your question concerning size, it does not matter so much. I have fought men that towered over me and could take me down with a single blow. I have also fought small, nimble opponents who could get inside my range and take me down.

There are many types of knives for cooking. Chopping knives, bread knives, and carving knives are some examples. Bread knives have a serrated edge and require a sawing motion to work. Chopping knives are excellent for crisp vegetables when used with a chopping motion, but are not so good for cutting soft, spongy bread. Carving knives are excellent for slicing meats, but do not have the weight or the width for chopping crisp vegetables. Like kitchen knives, every human of every stature will have advantages and disadvantages in a fight. There are the strong, there are the nimble, the quick, and the balanced.

The trick is not to be something you aren’t, but to make the best use of what you are. Different martial arts have different focuses. For example, I was a fencer and did a little hand-to-hand. I am tall and my advantage is range. I try to stay on an opponent’s outside and usually win if I succeed in doing so. I would not be very good at judo, because I am gangly and do not grapple well. It does not matter who the opponent is, or how big or small the opponent is. I actually prefer to fight those larger than myself because I can more easily judge their range. I know my strengths and endeavor to use them against my opponent’s weaknesses when necessary.

I have two pieces of advice. First, learn more of yourself and your capabilities. If you are involved in the martial arts, you may want to consider switching styles to a type that best suits your body and abilities. Second, do not fear. Tenacity is important in a fight, and a wavering spirit will do you great disservice. Instead of being intimidated by a large opponent, understand a large opponent’s limitations and exploit them.
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Ahaha at first I thought the question was about does size really matter in sex? Lmao
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what the hell........lol I'm such a pervert
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It's about Skills and Experience!~ :)
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Nah size doesn't matter xD
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Interesting topic.

Well size DOES in fact matter IF they are two skilled fighters. That's the reason why there are weight classes. Weight is Mass, Force is Mass times velocity. The bigger fighter has an edge.
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Your question was does size really matter in a fight, and then went on to elaborate as in a street fight/actual fight.

The answer is yes!, but it is scalable to other things. I've done 3 types of fights and the last one more then the first. Wrestling, mma (fight club style), and been in actual this guy wants to beat the **** out of me. The three don't really compare, my technique is average in wrestling, and I've beaten people much stronger/bigger then me who had worst technique. and the opposite is true, I've been whooped by guys smaller then me.

In fight club style, things like adrenaline,habits, and reflex take over more then technique because it's less mental and more reactionary. Once you get hit in the face a few times by punches that feel like sledgehammers, I don't care how "fast" you think you are, and how good your techniques are, it gets thrown out the window and your bad habbits from training really start showing, but you also get more inner strength and drive than you had before.

Bar/Club fights, and getting jumped after school. besides kicking in the balls and scratching/biting, and weapons, most "technique" does not exist (unless you are a real MMA fighter/Boxer and used to taking real blows with nothing held back, but let's be honest, most of us aren't) In these situations, my thought process is, break a bone, stab out an eye, or grab on and choke him. I take the fight to the ground (as my fighting style is) and immediately go for the best way to kill the other guy (and I mean kill, I have been in a fight with a guy who would have killed me if others had not intervened, so in bar/club fights, I hold nothing back, and all my military training, combined with fighting, and experience is put into the mix to incapacitate the other person) And as wrestlers know, once on the ground with an inexperienced/drunk person, the weight advantage does not help them as much.

All in all, Size does play a role, same as skill, training, and speed!
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