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Oct
14
reviewed No Action Needed Aikido forward roll with backpack
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open a relaxed and calm feeling after an intense practice?
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open Is it allowed in Muay Thai to throw a cartwheel kick with your standing leg when the other is held?
Oct
14
reviewed Close Boxing vs karate for self-defense?
Oct
14
reviewed No Action Needed Practical knife defense stance
Oct
6
comment how realistic is martial arts portrayed in the movie Old Boy?
Full movie is here, fyi: youtube.com/watch?v=WlXp3Uf9xT8
Oct
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comment how realistic is martial arts portrayed in the movie Old Boy?
I guess you're talking about the corridor fight scene? youtube.com/watch?v=VwIIDzrVVdc
Oct
6
comment Which martial art would minimize hand injury?
The way I interpreted that question in the question I linked to was finding a martial art that didn't do much with the hands, assuming that hand contact of any kind was off-limits due to injury. In this new question, the question is very similar, except that the hands haven't been injured yet. This is someone who is trying to avoid injury. In the previous question I linked to, someone is trying to avoid re-injury. Very similar indeed. But I guess the primary difference might be that the one who hasn't injured his/her hands is willing to at least use them. The other author was not.
Oct
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comment Which martial art would minimize hand injury?
This question is very similar to one of the previous ones: martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/4258/…
Oct
5
comment Which martial art would minimize hand injury?
possible duplicate of Down a hand, looking for new martial art
Oct
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comment Holding Thai pads safely
Yeah, a photo is the only way to go here. I suspect you're taking a lot of force into your wrists instead of allowing it to go down your arms and into your body. Sometimes there is no way to get your body behind it, depending on what you're trying to do, and so it ends up feeling like a speed focus pad, kind of dangled out there freely, and that's where it might torque your wrist. Aside from that, I'd say experiment with keeping your wrist relaxed vs. keeping it tight.
Oct
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Oct
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comment Practicing Mixed Martial Arts Versus Practicing One Specific Form of Martial Arts
I think you misunderstand MMA. MMA is a training methodology, not a set of techniques. It's a way of training so that you can see if your stuff is working against someone who is trying his best to do the same against you. It gives you skills in avoiding getting hurt while being able to get through his defenses. Without it, you just have theory. You can't actually use it reliably. And yes, MMA training can and often does incorporate knives and sticks. I would take MMA over Krav Maga any day. You might take this discussion to a forum like Bullshido if you really want to discuss it.
Sep
30
answered I want to learn bo jutsu, there is no bo jutsu dojo within 300KM where I can get in
Sep
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Sep
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comment Practicing Mixed Martial Arts Versus Practicing One Specific Form of Martial Arts
(continued #2)... Lastly, we know from many real-world examples - both in no-rules competitions and in actual self-defense footage - that unless you train the way MMA trains, you can not gain competence in whatever technique you're developing. The way you train is what really matters. If you can't bring a technique into that kind of training, safely, then it will never be developed to such a skill level as to be competent and reliable in real-life self-defense. So it's worth is questionable.
Sep
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comment Practicing Mixed Martial Arts Versus Practicing One Specific Form of Martial Arts
(continued) ... What MMA gives you, primarily, is what's known as a "delivery system". It gives you a core set of fundamental skills that allows you to deal with a struggling opponent's attacks and defenses, and be able to get in and deliver your strikes, chokes, control techniques, and submissions. Without that, your chances of success in real life are not very good. That's what is missing from most traditional martial arts such as karate. The techniques that are ruled out in MMA training due to safety aren't fundamental to these core skills....
Sep
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comment Practicing Mixed Martial Arts Versus Practicing One Specific Form of Martial Arts
I see problems with all 3 of this answer's topics. But the one that I take issue with the most is the idea that MMA training is worse than other systems for self-defense due to the fact that it has rules for safety. In my opinion, you're fooling yourself if you think you can gain competence (reliable in real life) in self-defense by doing something that doesn't involve sparring with partners that are there to resist everything you do. MMA gives you that. Most "focused" (traditional and modern) martial arts don't. Those arts mistakenly believe that their stuff is too deadly for sparring....
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