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First, you need to ask your instructors and senior students about anything you see them turning their noses up to. Do this reflexively. Always ask why. If they have no good answer for you, other than that they just don't do it, then that's your answer. Otherwise, this is the sort of question that will lead to a much better understanding of Brazilian ...


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I find wristlock throws to sometimes be frowned upon because they are somewhat dangerous due to the speed with which they must be applied to be successful, and their unfamiliarity. Unfamiliarity can be fixed, just like leglocks are currently undergoing a normalization process in the community, or like wristlocks-as-a-submission are better recognized in ...


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Most throws in BJJ descend from western wrestling, or Judo. In both of these arts, the focus is on taking the opponents balance. Resisting one of these throws does not matter much: if someone is good, you can strain all you like against their seio nage, but basic physics cannot be violated, and if your balance is taken you will end up safely thrown to ...


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As a MMA practicionner with 20 years of combat sports, here's my 2 cents/ideas : kicking practice helps keeps legs strong, FLEXIBLE and AGILE (very important) the fact that 'they are rarely used' does not mean u can't use them if your good enough not to get caught when throwing them (therefore you really need to practice) A kick can be as effective as ...


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The only real value in learning the mechanics of big, spinning, haymaker attacks is being able to accurately gauge an opponents telegraphs and punish them accordingly. Mechanically speaking, these techniques tend to be slow and overpowered. Thus, their practicality is low for use against a non-compliant opponent. Plus, it is always, always, always a bad idea ...


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You cannot condition your hands to make combat effective spear-hand attacks, with or without risk of injury. Hand conditioning is a bad idea in general (I spent years abusing my own body in pursuit of such an edge). Mechanically, and realistically, there is nothing to be gained from trying to jab your straight fingers at an opponent with the full force of a ...


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Looking at the use of nukite in karate katas has led me to the belief that you simply should not use a spear hand as a strike. There isn't a single example of it being used as a strike against an opponent in any of the kata I practice, though there are examples of what appears on the surface to be spear hand strikes (and they are often trained that way). All ...


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Better use extended knuckles to hit the eyes, breast bone or sternum. But try finger striking the muscle of your upper legs to train your fingers and to simulate actual finger strike on the meaty parts of the human body. Just a suggestion for practicing.



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