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For any sport, there must be a level of what the IOC (International Olympic Committee) calls "universality"; in other words, the sport must be practiced under an international governing body in multiple countries in most continents. Essentially, the sport: Must have an international governing body. (For Judo, for instance, this is International Judo ...


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As this is an extremely broad question, it befits an extremely broad answer. Any technique can be applied with varying degrees of success, whether armed or armored. Much of the kuden of the Bujinkan for instance is related to the sameness of arms and armor, and how techniques do not necessarily change with respect to equipment, and ultimately the goal of ...


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At a guess, any of the Escrima/Kali guys that like the dog brothers. http://dogbrothers.com/ Their sparring is geared for a semi no rules with weapons ( often wearing protective gear similar to armour ) see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CELN-DQI5qc


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First, Krav Maga doesn't refer to itself as a martial arts. It's more appropriately called "Self defense tactics system." This might seem like marketing fluff, but the idea is that there is no art to it, and it want's to separate itself from traditional martial arts. Second, there is no sports (also known as competitive) aspect to Krav Maga. Krav Maga ...


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Krav Maga is a relatively new martial art which was developed by Israeli military for military applications, as such it does not have a competitive/sports aspect as with Taekwondo or Seido.


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Found this explanation on a fencing website: In foil and saber there is a rule called right of way, or priority, which claims only one person may develop an attack at a time. If both fencers are touched it is up to the referee to decide which fencer will be awarded the touch and why. Difficulty arises when the priority relationship between the ...


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Good armor will protect the user against a lot throws. The protection is provide not only from impact resistance of the armor, but also the additional mass, and size the armor gives to the body. Multiple that by two if both are in armor. By way of example, and speaking somewhat generally: The arm cannon (forearm, elbow & upper arm as one piece) will ...


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the team with all its fighters knocked down loses. Sounds like judo would be a good choice indeed. Everything in the first video suggests that the decisive portion of the fight was most frequently in the clinch, but still at arms length. Judo and SAMBO, being jacket wrestling arts, are ideally suited for this range of combat. From the video, it appeared ...


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I would think that Kendo is an obvious one. Especially since at its core, it teaches you to command the center and make your opponent open himself up before striking. This principle translates well into almost any art. Also, it teaches sword fighting. And don't knock fencing. It's surprisingly potent.


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As far as I know there has been one tournament held last year by the Israeli Self Defense Force. The scarcity for competition in this field are likely due to it's brutality. Krav Maga leaves the opponent damaged and crippled through the use of eye gouging, groin, and throat shots. It was created for the purpose of self preservation and many of the techniques ...



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