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  • I think size doesn't matter. b/c no matter what size you are you can still fight them and beat them up.
  • An old saying goes,"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog." Which also backs up the theory that a person who is in the right should prevail over a person who knows they are wrong.
  • Although there are many other factors such as speed, skill, and physical condition which would affect how someone performs in a fight, don't think for a second that size doesn't matter as well. There is a reason why boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts events and organizations divide competitors based on weight. If you take two guys both in good physical condition and equal skill, one who is tall at 200 pounds and one of average height at 170 pounds, the bigger guy is going to naturally have more reach and more power. The smaller guy could be fast but it won't make a difference if he can not reach or hurt him. That being said, this doesn't mean you can't be smaller than your opponent and beat him. Royce Gracie was a pretty skinny guy compared to his opponents and he dominated the UFC using his highly trained brazillian jujitsu skills and smart fighting. If you're going to beat a bigger opponent (assuming he/she's not some fat oaf) you're going to need skill, speed, and smarts in addition to heart. Just for fun: I created two boxers in my Fight Night Round 3 video game. One was a featherweight about 5'5" and the other a heavyweight about 6'5" For the featherweight I maxed out all his abilities and stats at 100% and for the heavyweight I set all of his at 10%. Then I had them fight each other with the computer controlling both of them. In just the first round the heavyweight knocked the featherweight down and in the second round the heavyweight knocked him out for good.
  • Size matters. The longer a bone is, the more surface there is for muscle to attach to, and the more of a strength advantage that person has. There is also an issue of, are you within his arm's reach without him being in yours? Longer limbs == longer reach, after all. This is not to say that someone bigger will automatically win. Far from it. The smaller person can still be stronger, if he or she has been training; but there is a certain handicap to be overcome there. Also, the smaller person is going to have to be more of a strategist. If training and fitness level, intelligence, and strategic thinking are roughly equal, or even if the smaller person is only a bit ahead on those issues, then the larger one will certainly win barring bad luck and outside interference.
  • Strength comes from the heart, the strongest muscle. If you are in the right you can prevail, keep your cool, and be aware of your surroundings. There is no such thing as a fair fight, if you are ever out numbered or out gunned, or even OUT SIZED, you have the right to defend your person with any type of weaponry you can lay your hands on to. Someone who wishes to cause you physical harm, means they will not second guess while kicking your ass, to take your life in the process, or mame you in someway that can affect you for the rest of your natural life. Recently a friend of mine was assualted by two gangbangers who tried to gang up on him until I showed up, one pulled a knife and tried to approach my friend so I reached in my tool box and grabbed a heavy duty pair of 16" Craftsman adjustable wrenches, ( "I got one for each of you" I said) immeadiately equalizing the battlefield (with that statement}, I approached the other gangbanger and ORDERED him to call off his dog. Thats right I ordered him...I didn't ask nicely, and I didn't say please, and yes I called his buttbuddy a dog. He realized that I had him in a position to cause him just as much physical harm, as his gangbanging buttbuddy was in a position to do my friend harm. Needless to say negotiations went more smoothly than anticipated, and the two sissys ran away, and my friend bought me sixpack of beer. Instilling fear in your opponent that they are about to suffer just as much injury as you if not more can really make them second guess their actions. Once they hesitate, act...you must never hesitate, find a way to equalize the battlefield. Fear is a chemicle reaction in the brain, turn it into adrenaline...and then bust that sumbitch upside the head with a cresent wrench before he decides he's going to hit you. Just remember, learn how to take out ones knees and they will fall like a sack of potatoes. It is wise to keep your opponent from pursuing you so smashing of the knees or ankles should not be ruled out. I have one rule I tell my opponents when it comes to fighting...someones going to the hospital and it aint gonna be me. But if you ever do tell this to anyone your in a fight with, you better be damn sure to fullfill your mission on sending them there, one way or the other.
  • Well let me put it this way. I'm 6'1 and lankey, and I've been beaten up pretty bad by a dude who was 5'2 and just happened to be a hell of a lot tougher than me. So I support the fight in the dog theory.
  • Size does matter... but that is not to say that bigger is better. Skill matters a lot more than size. Strength matters a lot more than size. Even presence of mind matters a lot more than size. Yes, size matters, but it does not determine who will win a fight.
  • no size doesent matter it only takes mind and mentle strength.
    • ReiSan
      If it does not matter, why are there weight classes in boxing, etc.?
  • I heard that a good biggun will always beat a good littlun, and that was horseracing
  • Bruce Lee was a very small man.
  • In some situations, size can matter. but most of the time, the outcome of the fight is based upon who is more skilled, not who is bigger or tougher. If the outcome were based on size or strength, there wouldn't really be a reason to learn martial arts in the first place.
  • heres the thing, the size of your opponent is going to matter only if you both are using the same style and your the same ability level. now if someone who is tiny is using idk muay thai and the larger person is using...vale tudo i think the smaller person would have the advantage...it all depends really
  • ummm...noo not at all... example my best friend of 9 years was a 350 pound guy he wanted to be more than friends with me so he tried his damndest to ruin every relationship i had he did this behind my back secretly and then was my best friend to my face ...hmmm anyway...his latest attempt enraged me he tried to come in between my fiance and i by then i had caught on to his game ...so i went after him ..i weigh 125 soaking wet and mind you he is 350 pounds ...i beat the holy living crap outta him black eye busted lip bloddy nose etc.. and we havent spoke in 2 years
  • Unless you are needing to protect yourself, if the other person has more than 25-50 pounds or 3-4 inches height on you, you could be in real trouble. If you are a marital arts expert or something of that kind of course, it will give you the advantage over size. But the general public are not martial arts experts. Also, even a martial art's expert can't stop a bullet from firing and hitting him or her (in the movies yes) if it has already been fired. Martial arts is good up close, but at a distance, a bullet or arrow or rock etc. will kill or hurt you just as it will someone who is not trained in martial arts. Which is why my philosophy to not fight unless I have to do so to protect myself or someone else makes sense to me. No matter how big they are.
  • As long as you both have weaknesses, you are both at a disadvantage. Size does not matter in some ways and in other ways it does. A bigger person is more likely to be slower unless trained to become faster, a smaller person is more likely to be weaker unless trained in strength. Therefore if you do not train your weaknesses size matters, if you train your weaknesses size means nothing.
  • From my obsevances - It seems that usually the person who hits first wins. The more aggressive person has the advantage.
  • okay, its true size does ussually matter, but there are some exceptions. one of my friends looks as thin as a twig, even his muscels dont look that big, but if someone wear to fight him in a street fight, i think i can easily say he would beat the crap out of them. the only way he wouldnt stand a chance is if they were a hulking tower of muscle
  • No, size matters not. I have been in many fights alongside a 5 foot 7, 160 italian kid...he is a manimal. I am a boxer, i am 6 foot 1, 182-185, have been boxing for several years now and i am pretty sure we are of equal strength, partially because he is incredibly aggressive and of course the italian pride comes into play quite often, in his case. The size of the fight in the dog.
  • the general consensus is that there are a number fo different factors that contribute to combat domination than mere size, and this is most certainly true. i also agree with many of the different factors that people have postulated as being important (ie strength etc.) something i haven't seen mentioned though is having the ability to "read" your opponent. every strength has it's weakness, and although size can play an important factor in some fights, the discerning fighter who can capitalize on the lack of agility, flexibility, speed, and stamina that can be compromised with size, can compensate and win.
  • a fight isn't 100% about strength, its a a mixture of strength speed and timing it doesnt matter how big you are.
  • mmmm....everybody is empathizing height as being the only dimension of size, I'm 6 foot 2 inch but I weigh 11 1/2 stone does that mean that am bigger than somebody like tyson who is 5 foot 10 inch but weighs 17 1/2 stone? He has more muscle size than I have and this far and far overcompensates for his four inch lack in height! About of muscle generates more strength but admittedly this lack in weight on my half gives me a hell of a lot more speed in running...so I can just runaway!
  • In most of the fights I have ever seen, the little guy will make an example of the big guy, mainly because the little guy usually feels he has something to prove, and proves it. I guess that is why a Chihuahua will attack you faster than a Pit Bull (that is from delivery experience.).
  • Basically, being taller definitely has its advantages and the shorter person will have to overcome a difficult handicap. Mainly, the taller person will have a larger reach and will probably carry a heavier punch than someone with the same weight, but shorter. That is because he will have more leverage and thrust than the shorter person. However, that does not equate a win for the taller person, as there are several variables to take into consideration. For one, if the shorter person has been training and is stronger, he can still beat the taller opponent or be the favorite. Take my case for example; I am 5'9 and my roommate is 6'3. Yet I go to the gym everyday and have much more muscle than he does. He is in fact very skinny and doesn't appear to have much fight experience. So, if he were to fight me, I would certainly not shy away from it, because my skills and strength are enough to offset his height advantage. But if he was like 180lb, I wouldn't even bother unless it is a life/death situation. Also, it is important to measure the other person's aggression. If the taller person is not used to fighting or isn't very belligerent in nature, than it is quite easy for an aggressive short person to defeat him. For instance, when I fight, I turn into an animal and punch away as if I wanted to kill the son of a bitch who provoked or looked down on me. I go for the face, put him down and kick, kick, kick... So, if you are in a position where the person has a height advantage over you, definitely get into the destructive mood. Further, if you absolutely have to fight someone bigger in a one-on-one basis and the person is not only taller, but also bigger than you, don't hesitate to use tools. For example, start grabbing anything you find on the floor and swing it at the person, throw rocks, what have you...Just show the person that you are not scared of him. it is also good to carry a knife with you so when a disproportional fight arises, you have the means to get out o the situation. Again, don' do this if there is a group of people around, as they will deter you and possibly beat the crap out of you as well.
  • Yes. The bigger they are the harder I fall.
  • The girls I hang around with seem to think so....I have a good length and width and when I using it against them I can make them scream!!
  • no size doesnt matter skill does! i'm 14, 5'8 and 100 lbs and i can kick my 25 year old 5'10 180lbs sister's ass no problem. If they are bigger then you use their weight against them.
  • Well I like to agree with you but I once had an elephant and a bear charge after us...being smaller in size on both occasions we didn't ask any questions and gave them both the benefit of the doubt!
  • Well, I thought it did until Mini-me kicked my ass. He was like a tornado ripping through the central Texas or a Tazmanian devil down in Georgia.
  • that depends on ur fighting style. weight can be a help or a hinderance. as an ex fighter i can say that weight never did me any good speed waz my alli
  • im the smaller one i weigh 155 at 5'10'' the other dud was 6'3'' 240lbs ihad no formal training but then again neither did he check it out <object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/gV5ptLWj0UE"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/gV5ptLWj0UE" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>
  • im the one in the grey tank i was 155 5'10'' he was 240 6'4'' check it
  • The quote 'it is not what you have, but rather what you can do with it' comes to mind ... as well as the quote 'a warrior's greatest weapon is and will always be WISDOM, therefore we must keep our minds even sharper than we keep our swords.' I have had lessons from 5 different grand masters ... two of them are tiny women ... Emiko Tanaka is a Ninjitsu grande master who stand 4' 10" tall and weighs in at 85 to 87 lbs. Her ability to poke or pinch any of the 713 pressure points on the human body with blurring speed has overcome her lack of size or power ... however, she always had to pass the buck and let her bigger students and other masters 'imported' from other nearby schools teach the big and heavy weapons lessons ... likewise Bhuttarra Yang is a tiny Tibetan/Bengali Wing Chun grande master also only 4' 10" at 102lbs. and she is still on the wanted list in China for killing several dozen armed and trained Chinese soldiers in Tibet ... with her bare hands, before fleeing to India first, then here in Montreal, Canada. One of the 3 male grand masters I trained with is a near giant at 6' 11" and 385 lbs. and he could still drop into low crouches and do short tiny moves as well as the obvious long reach and power he had. ... so although size does have some significance, it is far from the deciding factor ... Concepts and ideas are stronger than muscle or flesh but combining them the right way at the right moment will be what allows victory in battle. A warrior's greatest weapon is and will always be, WISDOM, therefore let us keep our minds even sharper than we keep our swords!
  • In San Soo I practiced that size did not matter because you focused on areas of penetration that are the same for everyone. Examples: low blows, knees, solar plexus, kidney, neck, pressure points, nose, bitting, on the ground stomping the heel and scraping rib cage with foot. Usually bigger people are slow. Aggressive people teleport throws with no power in it. Mine is very offensive and designed to take you down in 1 or 2 moves using maximum power. Competition is different.
  • Technique is very important, bigger size have a tendency to move slower in general, but when they hit, there's more impact.
  • nope. speed, agility, and strength of your hits count much more.
  • I don't believe so, I am not a very big person, but I can and have taken down a few of the big guys that think I can't. :)
  • I got one word..."Tenacity" forget size, you dont woop size you woop butt! What about quanity? How many can you beat up? One on one really depends on the space you have to use and how much stamina you have. But what if you have to fight 3 guys coming at you? My cousin who iis tall but skinny fought 5 with a little speed and martial arts he had them running. My friend who is a 5ft3 135lb Marine slammed my other 6ft2" 185lb friend. So going toe-to-toe with anyone besides professionals depends on the day they're having. If you've got the heart to do damage to someone you can hurt anyone.
  • Size doesnt matter, it comes down to how much each individual wants the victory, and how much he/she is willing to sacrifice in order to reach the goal.
  • yes size does matter unless you have an equalizer
  • I don't think it does... My father would always get in fights with guys that were a lot bigger than him... but my dad was a martial arts trainee... and he was really light and quick on his feet so he would always win when he got in fights... I don't think anyone has ever beat up my dad... He's too quick for them... :o)
  • Of course it does, but thats not to say bigger is better.
  • There is a better chance of getting your ass handed to you, but that its not a cetainty.
  • Nah , i've won a few fights and i'm only six inches when hard.
  • Not to me. I believe in the old saying the bigger they are the harder they fall. Piss me off enough and you can be 5 times my size. I will do my very best to bring you an ass kicking you soon won' t forget.
  • The whole bone surface area business is true, a larger person can be stronger. But a tall individual will have a high center of gravity making them more clumsy and easier to knock over. A shorter person has a lower center of gravity making them more agile. What it really comes down to is who has the better technique.
  • Size matters, no doubt about it. But it doesn't mean they'll win. Here's the deal... If you're smaller, you want to take your opponents size into account. Someone who's bigger and stronger than you is someone you don't want to be able to grab you. If they are able to grab you, it's over because they will be able to manhandle you, so try to keep your distance. At the same time, people who are bigger are typically slower, not always but usually. This gives the smaller person a great advantage. Also, something I've said for a very long time is this, someone who is bigger has more places to hit. Think about pressure points and sensitive areas, his are bigger and easier to hit. Size matters, but depending on your fighting style, sometimes it's easier to beat someone who's bigger than you rather than someone who's smaller.
  • Depends. If you know what your doing than generally no. However if your inexperienced, than yes size matters alot.
  • If the two of them have no touch with martial arts then yes size matters... But if you know martial arts... a fast and firm hit in the groin or the neck will bring down any opponent. So keep in mind in martial arts EVERYTHING matters... especially speed, strength flexibility stamina and experience......
  • the bigger they are the harder they fall
  • nope, only in bed
  • I don't care how big they are; they all have kneecaps.
  • i guess it might matter if you're wanting to get out of a fight
  • The saying I was taught is, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight that counts but the size of the fight in the dog." Of course, it also helps if you know what you are doing. And the other saying, "Don't fight someone who has nothing to lose."
  • Size is irrelevant when it comes to getting into a fight... people of any size get into fights all the time. However size is very important if you want to get OUT of a fight intact, unless you have mad ninja skillz.
  • Speed and aggression can overcome size. Size alone is only one factor. Other factors can counter it.
  • Really, all that's needed is a lot of speed and average strength, plus the knowledge of where to aim. A well placed shot to the throat will end anybodies good day. Some would say that's not fair. Me being a smaller guy, At six one, one hundred and thirty five pounds. If a bigger guy came at me on the street I would fear for my life.
  • Those moskitoes can be very annoying... (I am meaning this literally)
  • Size always matters.
  • im 5ft 7, small build but power comes from inside expressed by using chi power and snap power principles i get enormous power by using these techniques.
  • yes and know because u can be small But fast and well trained then u can attack 3 or 4 big boys or u can be very big but dont know nothing about any thing ull lose the fight the most important thing in a fight is knowing ur self and ur enamy as well
  • Size never mattered to short little Bruce Lee or my father for the matter who as a youngster would pummel any larger boys who would try to harass him and it gains him respect in a jiffy. It's not the size that matters but what you do to attack or defend. Technique. David VS Goliath, David wins.
  • It an't the size of the dog in the fight It's the size of the fight in the dog
  • Yes, everyon'e bodies are different and you have to learn to use that as an advantage.
  • i think it depends on what kind of fight. in a word fight it probably wouldn't matter, in an pillow fight i know it matters, and in other fights strategy is probably also a factor to account.
  • size can matter. if the person knows how to use it. most dont know how to apply their body with speed and they attack with aggression and pride bc their "big", in a cagefight, ofcourse they will win. but in the street, its all about being the smarter fighter(with ofcourse speed and power in mind) for instance im 5'9 140 and if a huge guy were to attack me id kick him straight in the balls. its unexpected, its hard to see coming, and if it is seen coming its still very hard to block. after hes been hit, idc how tough he is, hes in pain, it may make him give up but it will definetely affect his fighting. suddenly being "big" doesnt feel so important does it??
  • To a certain degree. Personally though, I would rather have stamina and technique on my side.
  • Size does matter, but there are martial arts which can make size irrelevant, some styles such as Wing Chun Kung Fu, you can read up about it more here (www.fightfu.com) use mind force or ki so that the force you're able to deliver is based on how you move your body by using your mind, this means you can overcome opponents who are physically larger or stronger.
  • You all are kidding yourself.....Yes what if your larger opponent came from the same studies as you and outweighs you by 50 lbs.. Now grapplers will tell you...and i'm about as strong as ....well strong..i arm barred a guy who picked me up (i weigh250-260 @ 5'11 1/2) i was in shock then he clocked me when i couldn't close the deal and i was out. he was 6'5 about 280
  • With guns your skill and speed is much more important. Size may actually be a small negative.
  • A tall guy can easily keep a smaller guy away with his legs. So yes, size matters. If you are smaller, you may be faster, but there's no way you can get close enough to get a good punch or kick.
  • It depends on the skills of the person or the weapon at hand. I have seen large indiviuals who have both skill and power plus speed. If you train in a martial art that teache on the assumption that your opponent will be bigger, skilled, and possibly armed you may have a good chanch of winning, if not run like H***. which is the best corse of action anay way.
  • remeber karime abdul jabar....beating bruse lee after Lee taught him everything? no one seem to remeber this.....it was a big coverup. how could the mighty Bruce fall to a 2-4 year student. he did......cause size...with all tings equal does matter. Hell when i knew 0 Judo but was working out, strong as an ox 5'11.5" i fought my expert 3 degree judo friend.....i didn't win but it took him a very long time to tap me out ...never got a chke hold or anything.....i threw all my stregth at him and he admitted it was much harder than he could ever imagine.
  • depends on you preparation level. How's your technique? how much are you fast? do you have enough momentum power to break bones? and have you strenghtened your joints and impact sides to resist to high level impact? if the answers are high, high, yes and yes... not size doesn't really matter anymore. but even the first one: optimum technique takes over any kind of size.
  • Physical fight....yeah; depends on how big or small you are to fight a giant as big as Kalli...mental fight........yeah; if you have a peanut brain, you are not likely to win a fight against me.....
  • OLD TRUE SAYING Many a big tree has been felled by a little axe!
  • no. imagine a small kid fighting with a giant. both have there own advantages & disadvantages. if u can identify ur strengths & ur opponent's weaknesses u can win. see Kung fu movies, we see small knocking down larger ones. i am a Karate practitioner(blackbelt Nidan-Ho). i have fought with many(hevy ,small, short ,tall& of my own size),it i sur confidence & ur technique that matters.
  • only the size of your rifle if it aint got enough to take em down in one shot your gonna get in a bit of a pickle
  • Do't these questions get deleted. Yes size matters. Bigger gun, longer blade, more megatonage yeild in a nuke weapon.....of course size matters.... take it tactically...you could use 1 small tomahawk missle to destroy the infrastructure of the enemy or one big nuke and nuke the whole city. gee which causes mre damage? the damn big nuke....while the smaller missle may get the same result. You guys talking about fighting....I'm sure when you don't know your opponent...and he take off his shirt with huge chest arms and traps ..your thinkng ...my technique is gonna win this....you thinking damn i might be in trouble. this is assinine.. headshot with a .22 dead... center mass shot with a .44 mag dead. you can make anything sound like size doesn't matter....but i'll take a chance with the guy with the .22 since i've been hit by one if your a man....average..over 5'10 over 200 lbs.. a .22 to the chest of a avarage guy...would lodge in the chest muscle and sting and piss him off.....with a .44 it would kill him and knock his ass clean on the floor. Size matters in everything.. bank account/ engine/ height/ penis size/
  • A cock fight?
  • unless you have a whole heck of a lot of adrenalin then yes.
  • of course it has some berring on the fight, how ya fight, how fast ta move how hard ya hit... Size matteers Crazy Matters more
  • It could matter a great deal. If your 5' and skinny and your opponent is 6'6 and weight 270 lb he would just have to sit on you and you would suffocate! Choose your opponents wisely and learn how to fight before you get in one.
  • I never used to think so, but as I got older I think it does. When I was younger there were lots of street fights, and I was regularly beating guys who were 5 inches+ bigger than me, but as I age I have lost speed, fitness, strength, and aggression, but a big guy will always be big, so I think it matters more now.
  • I think this has all been said here, but yes, of course size matters. Just as speed matters, intelligence, toughness, quickness, propensity to bleeding, will, etc.
  • of course it matters. fact is if a little guy beats big guy its because the litte guy is a better fighter. if they were equaly skilled the big guy would win because he has the advantage.
  • A jaw is a jaw, and a mans gotta breathe. Anything is possible.
  • Not always. My grandfather has this old plaque with a roughed up big dog and a grinning little dog. It says, "It's not the dog in the fight that counts, it's the fight in the dog"
  • Not if you're 'packed'! ;-)
  • size never matters i mean look at bruce lee that guy was one of the smallest guys in the martial arts areas and was the best
  • yes, that is why there are weight divisions in MMA and boxing
  • Size shouldn't matter trained or untrained before i started ninjutsu a year ago i took on a 6"5' tae kwon doe student (i probally misspelled it)he was much much stronger then me and still is but i won because i was faster then him so i could easily dodge his attacks and take him down by using his own weight and strength against him
  • It can be fatal. I bit a giant's testes and he died of shock.
  • Sure, in toy fights. I'm 6'4 and 250lbs. In jujitsu I have to fake being thrown by all the little guys. But in the real world I still wouldn't like to be attacked by a decent boxer, a trained soldier, an aggressive doorman on steroids, a Glasgow nutter with a knife or a group of drunks with smashed bottles.
  • Depends on the size difference...as far as advantages and disadvantages...so in most cases...size in a fight can be a factor...
  • Sure. But remember "Extenze" is always a choice.
  • My daddy used to say the bigger they are the harder they fall.
  • Only if its a "Sword Fight"
  • Not if your name is Yoda... oh, wait. He lost, didn't he? Size matters.
  • Size is only a possible ability use in a fight. It really matters in a fight who more faster by reaction and who strikes first. But beside that, size does not allways mean you will win in a fight. If you small, and your opponent is huge then strike faster then him. If you can do that then you can win no matter what. This is apply to any fight from weapons to street fights.
  • Not really. Just kick the guy in the junk and the fight's over.

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