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I use gel handwraps for boxing, and have used gel gloves. My experience with foam is that it compresses and shifts over time in your gloves, whereas gel gloves seem to do this less, and last a bit longer as a result. This is entirely anecdotal, based on my personal experience.


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There's a few things here that I want to address: I did start thinking about owning a gun and getting a license to carry a concealed weapon after that I feel for you; no one should have to go through what you went through. Let me say this first off: I am 100% for responsible firearms ownership. That said, many people become victims of crimes and ...


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At first glance Krav Maga and Systema seem to be very similar in that they are both very unconventional, no-rules, practical self-defence, martial arts (although Krav isn't technically a martial art) which are no holds barred and generally formless. However... Krav Maga is basically a very raw, dangerous situation survival system (including avoidance and ...


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Am I allowed to use Krav Maga for any case of self-defense? Of course you are, within the normal parameters. You will only use what you need with the amount of force required in order to defuse and escape from a situation. The amount of force that is considered "legal" will differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction based on current law and precedent case ...


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I've been training in (and recently teaching) Krav Maga for a while, and groin kicks are a regular occurrence. From my experience, it really doesn't matter all that much which cup you use, as long as you check it regularly, it shouldn't break spontaneously. Cups will usually crack first. Even if you wear a cup, it's still gonna hurt, you just have to get ...


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This link shows how I was taught to wrap my hands: https://www.mmafightgearonline.com/Articles.asp?ID=131 To prevent link rot here are the steps from it: Step 1 Your hand should be held open in a relaxed position, with your fingers spread apart. Begin by placing the hand wrap thumb loop around your thumb and be sure that the 'This Side Down' ...


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In German laws there is a term which could be translated as 'self-defense-excess'. The classical example is shooting children from your cherry tree in order to prevent them from stealing the cherries. That is forbidden in general (easy to understand). In the special case that your excess happens out of asthenic affects (i. e. due to fear or terror), that ...


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Am I allowed to use Krav Maga for any case of self-defense? Even a threatening or grave suspicion. You should never give this any concern in a real-life situation. You neutralize the attacker, and no more. If there are multiple attackers, you should be excessive on the first so that he will not return to the fight, but never do excessive harm to the ...


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How the heck can you walk in a ready stance down the street without the whole freaken place going 'ooooh, aaahhh'. I was trained in hand-to-hand combat by the IDF, not by a school or embassy, so my perspective may be different than that commonly taught. But I do use the same approach on my home street as I do in Jenin. There are two types of people who ...


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Muay Thai steel cups are the only way to go. Anything else has the potential (small, but still potential) of breaking when hit hard enough, and worst case scenario you get your foreskin ripped along with other such unpleasantness. They're also almost always too narrow, so it's easy to get one of your testicles caught between the cup and your thigh, which is ...


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I use Shock Jock compression shorts with the added cup. How would it handle a full force knee to the groin? No idea, just as I have no idea how well my mouth guard would handle a full force elbow to my chin. It does handle the level of force used in my training, and I have caught some pretty good shots.


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Normally I would advocate against someone carrying a weapon (usually a gun or knife) - not because I don't believe in weapons, but because it tends to induce a false sense of security which can get you into serious trouble if the weapon fails when you go to use it (i.e. you drop your knife, the gun misfires, you get disarmed, or you simply can't get to your ...


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Gels are supposed to dissipate the impact better than foams, which in theory should result in better protection.



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