I don't care how strong I am, I don't care how big I am, or how intimidating I look. I care about my training, training efficiently, training a martial art that IS efficient, and relying on forward energy and not strength. How big and strong you are doesn't matter when someone smaller and weaker can move faster and more efficiently.
This is an important point. That is why when Guru asked if we should do knife attack or knife defense training last night I opted immediately for knife defense. Knife attack is useful too, but not as much; if I don't have a knife, I have to get one first, which I can achieve by taking yours away, yes?
I feel like I got stabbed. Guru is rather brutal with the ab strength training. He even taught us how to block, trap, and disarm a knife using our abs (this involves a significant amount of blood and should be taken as a last resort).
Interesting. My Sifu says that if someone has a knife, expect them to use it. But first, give them all you have before you try to hurt them (possibly killing them). And expect to get stabbed, but the idea is to make sure that if you do it stabbed, it's better that it's in your arm and not your vital areas. Ving Tsun is all about protecting the Center Line, where everything vital is located.
I think that anyone who trains hard in their martial art and has trained hard for a long period of time is a very dangerous person. It's not a matter of what's better than another martial art. That being said, I still think UFC is bunk.