In my past post I explained why all the martial arts styles such as: tae kwon do, karate, kung fu and so forth do not teach you how to fight for real. They only focus on ideal circumstances. My main argument is that once if your opponent is wild and charges into you, he will take you to the floor. At that point all your martial arts is useless.
There are fighting disciplines that actually do teach you how to properly fight, but I do not really think of that as martial arts. These include ju-jitsu, Sambo, Krav-Maga, wrestling and so forth (in a few circumstances even boxing). I do not think of them as martial arts simply because when people think of "martial arts" they stereotypically imagine flying kicks and back flips as in the movies.
In actuality real fights are messy and do not have ideal situations at all. If you know tae kwon do so that you prefer long distance fighting there is no reason to assume why a professional boxer would stay far away, he would most certainly turn the fight into a close distance fight, at this point tae kwon do is useless. And if the opponent is a wrestler he will charge in for a tackle to take the fight into ground and pound.
Those who still foolishly insist that tae kwon do or karate or kung fu (and so on) can stand a chance against something like Sambo or MMA then you need to explain how they can prevent a ground fight. That is what you must prove to me instead of just saying the martial artists know how to dodge such attacks.
Here I have a few videos on YouTube that nicely illustrate the failure of martial arts. And I know what some people would say. They will say "that is not fair, the MMA guy is more skilled". Even if that is true, this is not the point. My point is to show how all these fights, against practioners of MMA, turn into ground fights. Please take notice how martial artists try to avoid ground fights but they inevitably cannot avoid them.
First Video: I love this video, even though it is a little unfair. The tae kwon do fighter is smaller. But I like it because it illustrates why tae kwon do is utterly useless in a real fight. I also find it hilarous how the tae kwon do fighter begins with a flying diving kick as if that will do anything. It looks fancy and cool, but what does it actually accomplish. Watch here.
Second Video: This is a great video, this one is fair. And this seems to be a professional fighting competition. One of the fighters is an MMA fighter, the other is tae kwon do. It should be obvious which one is which. The tae kwon do fighter is the one throwing spinning kicks. The MMA fighter brings him, on three consistent occasions, to the floor. Notice how easily MMA dominates on the floor and hence the fight. The ending is really nice. It is rare to see a scissor choke. It seems the MMA fighter was going for everybody's favorite armbar but then realize he had an opportunity to do a scissor leg choke. Watch here.
Third Video: This is another good video. This features Royce Gracie, a famous MMA fighter. He was part of UFC from the very beginning, was champion from UFC 1 to UFC 4. Royce Gracie is a great fighter who specializes in ju-jitsu. His opponent practices kung-fu mystical garbage. Watch how it is entirely inevitable for Royce Garcie to force his opponent to go to the floor. Once the kung fu fighter is on the floor, it is all over. Just watch how easily Royce Gracie dominates the fight. You can sense the kung fu fighter is totally lost and has no idea what he is doing. Watch here.
Fourth Video: This one is kinda funny. This features karate vs ju jitsu. Karate fighter obviously trying to keep this fight on the feet. But quickly fails as the ju jitsu fighter takes him down to the floor. Once the fight is on the floor the ju jitsu fighter has complete domination over the fight. Notice how easily and nicely he catches the karate guy in an armbar for a quick tap out. Watch here.
Fifth Video: This one is really unfair, I think. It is hard to see the size of the kung fu fighter but he appears to be much smaller. But it is funny. It is funny how the fight, immediately, ends up on the ground. From that point on the MMA fighter has complete domination and makes the kung fu fighter tap out, which seems to be a kimura from the video. Watch here.
Sixth Video: This one is just Sambo vs Sambo, but I decided to post it because it shows that Sambo actually teaches stand fighting also. Not only boxing but also kick boxing. People who know Sambo also know how to fight standing. The same cannot be said with the useless kung fu and karate practioners. Watch here. Just for the sake of hit here is another video of a Sambo fight that ends up in a ground fight. Notice how both fighters are prepared in this fight. Both standing, wrestling, and on the ground. This even feels like an MMA fight, which makes sense, since Sambo is intended for purposes of being used in real fights. Watch here.
I hope this finally shows that I was correct about asserting how martial arts is useless. And even if you can find videos of tae kwon do or karate fighters beating up MMA or Sambo fighters (which I find hard to believe) pay attention that they probably ended up on the ground anyway. Which only proves my point. It does not matter if tae kwon do defeats MMA if it happens on the ground. Because it was not the tae kwon do that won the fight, but ground fighting (real fighting) that did.
And do not misunderstand me. I do not mean anything bad to karate or tae kwon do. They are sports. They are good for you. You learn a few things. But please do not confuse them for real fighting. Because they are not and never will be. Tae kwon do and karate takes more flexibility than MMA, and they are more artist and classy, but they are not real. Stop trying to pass it off as if tae kwon do represents a real fight.