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comment Straight punch to the head and knockout
Nobody's disputing the pain/muscle spasms/shortness of breath from body shots. What's in dispute is the loss of consciousness, which...I'm not sure I've ever seen happen, and if it did, it's such a low-probability event that relying on it in any way is a flawed strategy.
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comment Injured my wrist in Krav Maga 8 months ago and now it hurts again
Make sure you're going to a doctor that specializes in sports medicine. You need a practitioner whose goal is the same as yours: not to get to a pain-free state, but to get to your previous active level of capability.
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comment Straight punch to the head and knockout
"hard blows to the diaphragm, xiphoid process, and floating ribs can cause enough respiratory distress that a loss of consciousness is a possibility" — could you point to an example? I've never seen or heard of this in years of watching people take very, very hard hits to those areas. Liver punch knockdowns is the closest I've seen.
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comment Is there a reason why wing chun is uncommon in MMA
"Many Wing Chun techniqes are illegal in MMA." — like what? If you can't beat a guy your size and your only excuse is that you couldn't kick him in the balls or gouge his eyes, then I'm sorry but you can't fight.
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answered Is there a reason why wing chun is uncommon in MMA
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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comment What is the optimum interval duration for interval training?
There is no generally optimal duration that will improve all physical attributes, even if a 3x3min round structure is given. Different durations benefit different things differently.
Aug
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comment What is the optimum interval duration for interval training?
There is no generally optimal duration formula. You need to ask yourself, "optimal for what?" Be extremely specific—"stamina" is not specific enough. Also, this question will get better quality responses on the fitness stack exchange as long as it remains about intervals and not training for boxing.
Aug
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comment In terms of MMA, what is a back kick?
Sounds fine to me. Why don't you go spar with it and see what you find out?
Aug
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answered What forms of martial arts are recommended for existing injuries?
Aug
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comment Men hitting women too hard in martial arts
Leg sweeps and joint locks are appropriate if the sparring rules allow for them.
Aug
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comment Men hitting women too hard in martial arts
The OP's profile states "I am a beginning martial artist...I train in Jeet Kune Do, Pencak Silat, Wing Chun, Southern Five Animal Kung Fu, Kali, Modern Arnis, Balintawak, Boxing, Viking Glima, Irish Stick, Catch as catch can wrestling, Esgrima Criolla, native american warrior arts from the Cherokee, Navajo, Inuit, Apache and Cheyenne." It also seems likely that the level of contact varies from, say, boxing to wing chun. (Also, see the OP's other, related question.) It sounds like hard sparring is not right for you at the moment, Bethany.
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awarded  Pundit
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comment Men hitting women too hard in martial arts
What martial art is this? Are sweeps part of your knife sparring? Do you bruise easily? Why are you training at three different schools? What kind of force is supposed to be used in training—full, no-contact, light or medium contact?
Aug
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comment Training two martial arts at the same time, on the same days of the week?
@Marra Pre-established sequences should never be called sparring. Sparring means the absence of rote patterns and sequences.
Aug
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answered What to do with a grabbed leg?
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comment What to do with a grabbed leg?
This doesn't really answer the question. It's a general discussion of high kicks.
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comment “Modern” Boxing Gloves & Punching Technique
If you restrict the question to the modern boxing glove then this is a fantastic question.
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comment What is the best way to improve my conditioning for martial arts
@CortAmmon I am completely flummoxed by that distinction, since it seems nonsensical and I've never encountered it. Strength training is resistance training, and weight training is a member of both. Could you point me to a place where this distinction is made, or a person who uses this terminology?