Like another person said size matters a-lot in a sport setting in which there is a strict rule set. Fighter are restricted on the amount of technique they can use.
In a real fight/self defense situation size matters not. The better fighter will always win. I have seen young girls in our gym weighing 125 lbs not only beat, but outclass professional fighters weighing 185 lbs. Why? Bc they are the better fighter. We have one girl whose art is ingrained into her head.
There are thousands of technique to take down bigger opponents and most have to do with center of gravity, leverage, and balance. Also I don't care how big someone is, if a trained fighter smashed several elbows into the throat the guy is dead or seriously injured. There are several places on the human body in where one strike can cause tremendous amounts of pain.
Best example, like Shades said, is Bruce Lee. He was a pretty small guy. With a shirt on, which hid is ripped figure, he honestly did not look like much. And yet though he was small he had experience, training, and technique. He was packing exceptional power for his size. His stepping lead side kick was supposedly like getting hit by a car. And he is considered to be one of the best martial artists ever.
It's true that taking down a bigger opponent is harder, but with proper training it can be very easy to do.
Martial Artist 13 yrs and counting.
· 6 years ago