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Rules are part of the sport aspect of martial arts. These are generally safety related for competition, although there may be other origins as well. Many of these rules make no sense in a real fighting situation. For example: Judo - you can't hit people Tae kwon do - you can't throw people Boxing - you can't hit people from behind, kick people, or push on ...


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Some of what you are looking for is in what you mentioned in your answer: Jujitsu is a combat system. Nothing ever survives translation, but one can generally categorize Japanese martial arts by whether they end in -jutsu or -do (Karate being a special case because of its linege. It is considered more of a -do art, even though it doesn't actually end in ...


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Yes and no. The shorter fighter would find throws easier, but will have trouble with a lack of reach.


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Standing Yes, a shorter person has an advantage for hip throws and shoulder throws because it is easier to get under the opponent's center. But a taller person has other advantages. Longer legs make foot sweeps easier. Leg attacks like osoto gari have greater leverage. Grappling strategies that crush the opponent from above become available. Mass ...


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With taller opponents, you have the advantage that a smaller horizontal movement will bring their center of gravity beyond their feet. It's also true though that with a taller opponent, you may have issues with reaching designated spots. With shorter opponents, especially in martial arts like Judo, it's more difficult to get under your opponent for some ...


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I think you meant 'dirty' as moves that are illegal/ against the rules in competitions. For BJJ and grappling arts alike, there are more opportunities for these 'dirty' moves as compared to TKD, Karate, and etc, just because of the distance between you and your opponent. Things like eye pokes, pinching, pulling hair, groin attacks, biting and etc are ...



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