Dear All I hope this hasnt been covered before but after many years in martial arts I am in 2 minds whether to quit or not. (30 yrs traditional M. Arts)
The reason being I believe that there is no point doing martial arts if one can't fight or defend themselves, I just dont know if I could! and its playing on my mind. I see wrestlers, MMA, BJJ guys and generally other "tough guys" with various training backgrounds and it seems they would be able to defend themselves better than I would.
Im traditional, I dont like confrontation and dont do a lot of sparring, I am a reserved person and certainly not agressive.. I do a little sparring but nowhere close to what others could do. I dont enjoy it too much.
So I am very much trusting in the system I have been in from a child, WADO Ryu primarily and some WJJF JuJitsu (Trad JJ).
So my quesiton is, is there anyone here who has a very traditional martial arts background that can vouch (through direct experiece) that all the techniques we learn in traditional schools can in fact "come to us effectivly" in a live encounter when the situation arises. (without being a heavy sparring guy)?