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MMA instructor / Fighter

BJJ instructor

Kickboxing instructor

I like Armbars


Feb
10
comment How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
I think you need to mention 'fight in an MMA bout (After sufficient training)' to engage in and experience an adrenaline dump in the safest simulation of a fight situation. Great post!
Feb
10
answered Proper way to take care of boxing gloves and wrist wraps after use?
Feb
9
answered Should I start competition or wait for green belt
Feb
4
answered Why can't I bring my knees up fast enough to block low kicks in Muay Thai?
Feb
4
comment How much risk is there to have a nose broken when sparring in muay thai?
I have no idea how to answer that. Hit people hard enough that they feel it, but not hard enough to hurt them? It also depends on the person you're sparring, and I hit harder to the body than to the head - I don't want to cause anyone brain trauma, they need their brain to learn.
Feb
3
answered How much risk is there to have a nose broken when sparring in muay thai?
Jan
26
answered When is a good time to throw a body punch in Muay Thai?
Jan
23
comment Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
Basically, your strategies might work but you forgot the most important part of advice: TRAIN!
Jan
23
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Jan
23
comment Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
I'm downvoting this because anecdotal experience of getting your ass kicked (once) in college isn't the same as an answer, especially when you make a thousand assumptions that are false. The advice to go to the ground is not bad, but you can't just say hook the leg/ do a takedown; takedowns are hard, especially if someone is charging into you and you have no experience in grappling. Clearly you've put some thought into this, and not all is bunk; but theory needs to be tested and applied before you can give it as advice, and there's none of that here because you'd have answered differently.
Jan
22
comment What does a free fighting teacher teach
Whichever name the instructor uses to call it? There is no 'official' single style called 'free fighting' that has an umbrella organization or something like that like for example Karate or Brazillian Jiu Jitsu or Boxing. It's kind of a generic catch-all name that basically stands for Mixed Martial Arts (e.g. techniques from all kinds of fighting arts).
Jan
22
comment What does a free fighting teacher teach
Free Fighting? I think it is called MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) mostly around the world. Every MMA teacher will teach things differently; some will focus on clinching, others on boxing, others on ground fighting, it will depend where their skills lay.
Jan
22
comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
From my experience as a bouncer, most times when someone is hit, they immediately either flee or try to clinch. From there, they stumble and fall.
Jan
22
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
THANK You for finally providing a sane answer to this question. Everyone else is nut-riding Karate and TKD, but from what I've read, none of them has actually ever been punched in the face in reality. I am glad not everyone is deluded. It also saves me from typing that all up +1
Jan
22
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
Usually when I go for a brabo or baseball bat choke on someone with longer hair I have a lot of their neckhair in my hands. I'm gentle, but I still come out of the match with some hair in my hands sometimes. Not because of viciousness, but because when you grab the gi, there's just hair there, even when you regrip. (please train with a Gi, it'll help you understand different things than just no-gi, they key to unlocking awesome jiujitsu is doing both, especially if you dislike either. )
Jan
21
answered Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
Jan
21
answered What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
Jan
21
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Jan
21
answered What does a free fighting teacher teach
Jan
21
answered What is the best way to improve your skills in BJJ (gi and no-gi) and become a black belt in short period?