I just so a video of an MMA coach from where I live, promoting his gym, talking about Muay Thai, BJJ, boxing and wrestling, and saying he started in taekwondo and karate until he discovered muay thai through a very accomplished coach and how he's thankful that bjj has grown in this country, and how he's happy to teach "martial arts", funny how his muay thai coach has black belts in both karate and taekwondo which in my opinion are closer to the martial arts, than muay thai, bjj or boxing.
What saddens me is that he refers to this practices of MMA, namely, BJJ, Muay Thai, Boxing and wrestling as martial arts. He promotes fighting in the cage, but he calls it martial arts, and more people are buying into that, looking for the "most effective" martial art.
I saw a profile picture on fb of some dude from my city holding brass knuckles, in his profile pic!
Which just makes me think, in order to truly defend yourself you need to own weapons, people are armed out there. Yet these people are promoting the stuff that works on the cage, and calling it self defense.
And those were brass knuckles, imagine some guy holding a gun or a shotgun in his profile pick, I've seen pictures like that.
Where I live if you kill someone for self defense, you are going to jail, yet, you have all kinds of people who are armed out there. Who should be in jail.