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Apr
25
answered creativity and strength of a strike
Apr
25
comment Why is it so essential to do a full leg split to learn martial art?
It actually depends on the shape of your hip angle. I've seen someone with something as low as 140 degrees in a class, but that was an outlier. The closer the trochanter gets to a 90 degree "L" shape compared to the femur, the less actual ROM you get for side splits. Forward/backward splits don't suffer this problem.
Apr
24
comment How do I choose a suitable martial art for me?
Let us know: what you are looking for in a martial art, how long you are looking to train, what restrictions may apply to your training. Otherwise it's like saying "Which direction should I walk?" No one has enough context to help you.
Apr
24
comment Why is it so essential to do a full leg split to learn martial art?
And, in some cases, full splits may be impossible for some people, due to the angle of the hip socket and the head of the femur. You can lengthen muscle, you can even lengthen tendons (which is a bad idea for your joints), but you can't push bone through bone.
Apr
16
answered What should I do if I'm fencing stick-on-stick and we get stuck?
Apr
10
answered Training to avoid freezing up in self-defense
Apr
9
answered What is the most effective cold weapon alternative to knife?
Apr
3
revised Maximizing Liver Shot Damage
Found the video I was referencing. Added link and description.
Mar
31
answered Maximizing Liver Shot Damage
Mar
24
comment How to escape from a rear wrist lock & twist lock
Yeah, I just need to get some friends together to record some video. Might take awhile - my work schedule and theirs aren't exactly matched up well.
Mar
15
comment Gloves for longsword sparring
Yes, sticks are lighter and not edged (even blunted edged), however the Dog Brothers folks go very, very hard and do direct hand shots a lot.
Mar
15
comment Gloves for longsword sparring
I don't have personal experience, though a quick google search for some of the Dog Brothers' stickfighting forums pulled up some recommendations for gloves including lacrosse gloves - that said, I don't know how much control you'll lose for the extra protection with that.
Mar
9
comment How to escape from a sankyo grip?
Consider: 1. it is very quick to hit the hand grabbing you BEFORE they get the full lock on. 2. Yes, you end up doing suboptimal solutions once you've gotten deep into a lock, because if it was not a good position for the grabber, they wouldn't use it. I'm not sure what magical solution you're looking for?
Mar
8
comment How to escape from a rear wrist lock & twist lock
I'd have to get a partner and play with it, but along with Huw Evans, the leg is a big problem. The locked partner can slam his knee forward into the inside of the grabber's leg, taking out some of his balance. It's a risk, because if they fall wrong you get your wrist tendons torn. However, as always, there's a lot of options before that lock is fully set in, which is the better way to deal with those attempts.
Mar
8
comment How to escape from a sankyo grip?
Avi - did you look at the Master Wong video I linked a few weeks ago against hammerlocks? youtube.com/watch?v=sMC_uLjzEZ0 However, the best solution is to stop a lock before it gets fully in. Your options become very limited when someone has a good lock and your back at the same time.
Mar
8
comment How to escape from a sankyo grip?
It doesn't matter if they grip both the elbow and wrist - what matters is what angle they put your arm at. If they get your arm behind you, you can't slam their gripping hand. If they stand at the side (which is what happens in most of the video) you can reach it and hit it. Once the wrist lock is released, the tendon strain is gone.
Mar
8
comment How to escape from a sankyo grip?
My point about the guy reaching for a countergrip in the video isn't that countergripping is useful, it's that it shows you can REACH the grabber's hand in order to strike it. The strike is a gross motor movement, which is quick and easier to do while in pain than anything complex.
Mar
8
answered How to escape from a sankyo grip?
Mar
6
answered Close street fight vs far distance
Feb
28
answered Street fights that ends on ground is BJJ is the ultimate solution?