I used to post here a lot. I’m looking for an old thread that I remember. It’s from years ago. Are the super old threads still on here (or somewhere in an archive)?
Someone came on here asking what we thought of Steven Seagal and, of course, everyone trashed him. That same person started a thread asking what traditional martial arts techniques we thought could make an impact in MMA.
I suggested the front snap kick. I’d never seen it used in MMA. It’s a good kick. I suggested kicking right up the middle to the chin while the opponent is in a boxing stance with his elbows apart.
Not long after that thread, it was a big deal that Steven Seagal had shown Anderson Silva the front snap kick and Silva had used it (exactly as I described above) to knock out his opponent. Other guys started using it. It became a commonly used technique.
As fighters have become more innovative, a lot of the things I mentioned (and things some of you mentioned) have since been incorporated into MMA. For me: the oblique kick, leg locks, switching stances, Judo throws, etc. But, this thread was a really specific instance that really sticks out in my mind. I’d like to take a look at it and see if it’s everything I recall. I don’t have an eidetic memory but I do have a photographic memory and I remember the thread vividly. I know it happened prior to the fight. I just want to read it again and see what details I’ve forgotten.
The Internet was a wild place when it was young.