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I want to be able to be prepared against any kind of opponent. You are looking for a unicorn there. No martial art whatsoever is able to do that. There is no ultimate fighting art. That said, most martial arts (McDojo excluded) can give you an edge in self defence. It will shift the odds in your favour which is a good thing. However, self defence is not ...


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You're going to get a lot of push-back and they'll probably close this question, but you're not far off. Hard-sparring arts have proven themselves in ways that non-competitive arts have not. However, don't forget that other arts spar hard as well: san da/san shou is akin to kickboxing with fast throws and takedowns. However, like how all modern mixed artial ...


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Fake professional wrestling grew out of one of the oldest martial arts tradition: the challenge match. Chinese martial artists sometimes fought on the lei tai to establish dominance over teach martial arts in an area: ...and it was common in feudal Japan for students of one school to invade another school and demand a match. Fighting is at the heart of ...


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I studied judo and many other martial arts. I've never studied wrestling. Personally, I feel like it's perhaps less helpful to a new student to try to explain things in terms they understand already. It's usually best to approach it like they have absolutely no knowledge and start from there, just like you do with every student. Otherwise you assume they ...


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"I'm trying to diet and exercise properly to reach my low body fat goal. (..)" That said, boxing is the way to go. The workout is quite intense, because you need to build stamina in order to box properly. "Also, I want to learn some basic self defense" For self defense, i would include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well, since it has proven its ...


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Go to each school in your area and take a few lessons in each to find the one that you will stick with and agrees with you mentally and physically. Once you start back on that road you will mature and your goals will change.


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In direct competition between wrestlers and jiu jitsu players, you run into the problem of differences in rule sets. For example: Jiu jitsu players do not consider back exposure alone to be bad position and will very commonly attack from positions with back exposure. The guard position is a scoring position for the top player in wrestling if there is back ...


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Anything you take to better yourself will help with self defense. I train BJJ, Muay Thai, and a little wrestling and in my opinion one of the best martial arts for self defense is Krav Maga. My reason behind this is with BJJ, Boxing, and Wrestling - these are also considered sports. When you train, the focus is not to end the fight as quickly as possible ...


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There is no magic against "any kind of opponent," because your opponents are so potentially varied. Some are armed; others not. Some are individuals; others are groups or gangs. Some are simply angry; others are (pardon the now-obsolete psychological phrasing) psychopaths. Some are your drunk uncle Eddie, who you don't want to hurt, but you can't have him ...


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Before going too far be aware that strategy should also be about dealing with uncertainty. Nothing ever goes perfectly to plan. Every good wrestler who is not being flippant about the opponent will think & plan about the match. This can be as simple as sizing up the opponent, watching them in other matches or many other ways to assess and then plan. For ...


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Yes there are treatises regarding Wrestling and Swordsmanship. As can be seen on ARMA's Master Ott's Wrestling: Hans Talhoffer (1443), Ms.Chart.A.558 (HK 20) Peter von Danzig, Cod.44 A 8 (Cod. 1449)(HK 42) Jud Lew, Cod.I.6.40.3 (HK 5) Paulus Kal ,Cgm 1507 Hans von Speyer, M.I.29 1491 (HK 43) Paulus Hector Mair, Mscr. Dresd. C 93/94 (HK 15, ...


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What works for me is to never stop moving. In this training mindset I'm not allowed to think, or to feint, or to control their movement, or to catch my breath. I attack. If I notice myself pausing, I must immediately attack. There is no secret. I must advance position. I must attempt a submission. Repeat. If I am in an inferior position I must reverse it or ...


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Depends on the application. BJJ is useless against more than one opponent, for instance. MMA is probably best because it distills all the best parts from various styles into a collection of useful techniques for most situations.


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Some people have too high of a tolerance for meanness. You're pretty green and this is a pretty serious problem that in my opinion makes or breaks a 'career' as a wrestler. Young guys all come in with this problem and the sooner and the deeper you can shake it the better. @AFetter kind of alluded to this principle This is the first point. I training ...


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Ask your coach and partners for advice on how you can be less passive. If you can, watch some bouts between more aggressive opponents to see what they do. You mentioned that you were initially quite passive in Taekwondo; do you know what you changed to overcome that? Was it simply experience and time, or did you identify some technique or personal ...


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What is your objective in BJJ? This is the first point. I training light a warrior try protect my family from the bad guys. I never give up from a position to be submitted and start again. To me BJJ is a question of stay alive or die. Nowadays when you watch a BJJ competition we see a lot of position to stolen. We can see some positions with a really small ...


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It's not really about reading up on strategies but developing your own strategy for what works for you. When you're starting off in grappling/wrestling, you're going to primarily defending when going against higher levels. As your skill increases, you will be more on the offense. I'm a BJJ practictioner, I've seen even with my teachers, the strategies are ...


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From my experience, it is not possible to be able to defend against all type of attackers. They are all different. One thing is for sure : you don NOT want to go to the ground. Here's why The reality of the streets is that you never know if the "badguy" in front of you is alone, has friends hidden somewhere or has a conceled weapon. So if you go on the ...


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Here's what I would start with, with some judo knowledge and close to no wrestling experience: Standard kumikata (lapel and sleeve) roughly maps to over-unders or collar-and-elbow. This should help jump-start the porting of judo techniques to wrestling without a gi. Hip throws are quite similar. There are rules differences that I'm not qualified to speak ...



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