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comment How to get a punch through opponents guard?
@Helgegren I'm sorry I don't have a better answer. The unfortunate truth as I see it is that until you start that new art you're trying to reinvent the wheel. Where the wheel is being punched in the face.
May
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comment How to get a punch through opponents guard?
@Helgegren There are straightforward methods (e.g. punch them in the face, if they cover the face, hit them to the body; or punch them in the nose, if they cover the front of their face, use a hook) but someone who is essentially self-learning isn't going to get very much out of those answers, even if they intellectually "understand" them. Get thee to a school that spars.
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answered How to get a punch through opponents guard?
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comment Sports and martial arts
It might help if you define those traditional benefits.
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Apr
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comment Is there a statistical correlation between deaths in the ring and having one's father in the corner as one's trainer?
This is the most comprehensive I am aware of: ejmas.com/jcs/velazquez/index.html
Apr
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comment Is there a statistical correlation between deaths in the ring and having one's father in the corner as one's trainer?
I doubt the statistical power here.
Apr
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comment What is exactly a cross face position in BJJ?
I've never received a direct explanation but my understanding is that it refers to any position where you force the person's head to turn, such as with your shoulder (Shoulder of Justice in side control) or your forearm (e.g. during a rear naked choke)
Apr
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comment What does it mean to be rooted, and how is being rooted different from being balanced?
For context, various answers here assert a relationship between balance and rootedness.
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revised What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?
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comment What does it mean to be rooted, and how is being rooted different from being balanced?
So, balance with base.
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comment Systema: “Beyond the physical” force generation
It might interest you to consider that literally everything that exists is physical. That's the criteria for physical phenomena: that it occurs. To ask "how can I generate force through other than physical means" is literally nonsensical. It's an incoherent thought. No answer can be correct because the question is beyond incorrect; it's so misguided that it's not even wrong.
Apr
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answered Judo - Why does the ref sometimes pause the match when it goes to the ground?
Apr
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comment Training to avoid freezing up in self-defense
WTF?! Pick fights with drug dealers while wearing a hat and contact lenses, then hail a cab for your getaway? As training? That's not only stupid, it's wrong.
Apr
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revised Is weight training useful in martial arts?
Incorporate @TimothyAWiseman comment
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answered Training to avoid freezing up in self-defense
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