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I don't practice Judo but I do MMA training which involves grappling/wrestling/BJJ. I've been clipped unintentionally a few times when my partner/opponent has gone for a kimura, armbar, and americana bringing their arm across my face to grab my targeted arm. Best thing to get is a mouth guard for grappling. I personally like using the shock doctor gel max ...


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It's totally possible, but it requires a lot of motivation, if you're a total beginner I still recommend you to find a teacher. The main problem comes from the fact that there won't be any skilled teacher to comment your moves if you're doing them wrong, so unless you have a very good sight, you are very observant, and you have a camera to record yourself, ...


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I started Muay Thai and boxing at 18, moved on to jiujitsu at 22, stopped everything for 8 years, started Taekwondo at 30, stopped everything again at 32, started MMA at 34. I'm almost 35 and still doing MMA. It's never too early or too late to start anything as long as you go just barely outside your own comfort level (as a motivator to keep improving) and ...


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If there's no local schools, your best bet is either finding someone local who has done any decent amount of judo, or, finding a school or instructor in a related grappling art. Any form of wrestling will give some related tools. Part of this is that grappling is about manuevering other people's bodies and manuevering your own around what they're doing - ...


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Yes, but in the same way you can learn to play violin by yourself, or learn a language by yourself. If you do not have a teacher who can comment on (aka critique your progress and give specific advice) it will be a challenge.



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