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answered Is this normal for a two section staff?
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comment How necessary is youth and flexibility in Jiu Jitsu? As compared to Boxing?
Ed O'Neill, the actor and star of TV's "Married With Children", started his BJJ training at age 41 and received his black belt at age 61. FYI: bloodyelbow.com/2015/1/15/7551375/…
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answered Henka training - how to progress
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answered How to address this issue with my sifu
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answered Wing Chun sash color rankings in order
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comment Systema: “Beyond the physical” force generation
@Dungarth Indeed. And it might interest you to know that the internal mechanics of styles like T'ai Chi and Xing Yi involve other ways of achieving mechanical advantage and other interesting mechanical phenomenon. One of its most basic elements is the use of the body's structure, using the muscles mostly just to hold the bones in place. It's like how a stone arch works. Pressing against someone who can do this is like pressing against solid ground. Fun stuff. Not hard to learn, with the right instructor. Nothing mystical or non-physical going on, either.
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comment Systema: “Beyond the physical” force generation
@sirdank Yes, if you're looking for a mysterious, metaphysical "force" that isn't explained by known physical causes, I can't help you. Keep looking for it, and if you find it, come back and post about it. We all want to learn.
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answered Systema: “Beyond the physical” force generation
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answered Wing Chun for practical, close in defense
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comment Judo - Why does the ref sometimes pause the match when it goes to the ground?
Yes, and because the referee's judgment is completely subjective, it means some referees allow more ground time than others. It also means that some competitors will simply go into a turtle position or completely on their belly to stall for time, allowing themselves to be put back on their feet. This makes judoka very aggressive about how quickly they try to do things. Most judoka don't even wait for their opponent to hit the ground before they start doing a juji-gatame or something. Haha. Very different ideas compared with BJJ.
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comment Training to avoid freezing up in self-defense
The best answers here are by Slugster and Dave Liepmann. The answer is mostly to increase the amount of resistance / non-compliance of your opponent. The standard "canned" responses taught in self-defense classes are nearly useless. The moment you try it in real life, you'll realize you haven't prepared for it at all. Deep down, you know it won't work. That includes black belts in karate or TKD, etc. They haven't trained for a situation where the guy grabs you, tackles you to the ground and beats on you relentlessly until you've actually overcome him.
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answered What is the most effective cold weapon alternative to knife?
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comment What is the minumum training time to remain proficient?
... It's fine practicing at home and skipping the workout at the gym, if that's something you can do, during days that are really bad for your asthma. I'd even go so far as to say take the day off. Rest. Get more sleep. Maybe watch video instruction or read up on technique. You can also use the time to visualize what you need to work on. Research shows that visualizing what you need to do is more beneficial than not doing anything. Still not as good as actual practice, but pretty useful nonetheless.