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Feb
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comment Aikido and Bulking Up?
And did Kron actually gain muscle with his described program? He has fought MMA and BJJ in the 170lb/77kg division for his entire career, dating back to his teens, and even if he cuts he doesn't cut much. So we're talking about someone who is athletic and well built, but not notably big or strong or muscular within his sports. Beyond that, I'd attribute his current build to doing BJJ through puberty more than bodyweight training.
Feb
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comment Aikido and Bulking Up?
@Drakes How did the year off go? Did you fix your injuries? How big are you now—because being undersized and weak makes people more prone to injury, and maybe that's not the case anymore. Are you still trying to get bigger, or just to get stronger while maintaining your roughly current size? How many times a week do you lift, or did you train aikido?
Feb
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comment Aikido and Bulking Up?
Where does this refusal to consider weight training come from? What about bodyweight training is so appealing?
Jan
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answered Aikido and Bulking Up?
Jan
21
comment Why is using wristlock throws so frowned upon in BJJ even though they are not illegal?
@HuwEvans If you're so sure in your wristlock technique in the context of BJJ, then go try it out. Most BJJ schools offer a handful of free classes and they'll be happy to give you a blue or purple belt to try your wrist manipulations on.
Jan
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revised How likely is serious injury in martial arts practice?
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Jan
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answered how to use o2 mask to training martial arts
Jan
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revised How many people know BJJ and/or MMA in America?
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Jan
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comment Does judo work against someone not wearing a judogi?
She's a good example of judo application without the gi, but counterpoint: she spent substantial time training without the gi to transition her skills to MMA.
Jan
8
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
I'm sorry, that was more rude than I intended. I think we may be talking past each other. I'm partial to the historical definition of "internal"; if someone uses the term to refer to particular practices I find it less than useful because of its vagueness.
Jan
8
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
@mattm Perhaps you should read the specific examples in my post again. Hung gar has exercises you describe as "internal", as does BJJ, judo, many karate styles, and others. But the internal/external terminology was created specifically to promote three specific arts. When used to refer to styles it is a marketing term; when used to refer to practices it is vague and often leads to magical thinking.
Jan
8
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
Unfortunately these are ex-post-facto explanations. It's also a good example of how the internal/external dichotomy, instead of being an objective grouping, is just another marketing method for the arts marking themselves as "internal". In each of your points, "external" is a straw man to be improved upon, not a valid training method in its own right.
Jan
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Jan
7
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
@mattm The central thesis of Kennedy & Guo's point, which is backed up by history and current fact, is that internal/external is not a valid distinction. I'll add some more to explain the political origins of the grouping, which makes it clear how nonsensical and useless the dichotomy is.
Jan
7
comment Why is using wristlock throws so frowned upon in BJJ even though they are not illegal?
Aikido aside, are wristlocks really seen in BJJ as low-percentage? I'm not sure I think that's true, or if I know exactly why BJJ doesn't prioritize them. I certainly think wrist locks (but not usually wristlock throws) are fine techniques in some scenarios.
Jan
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Jan
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comment Are there viable ways to simulate the body reactions to a punch landed to the face?
@ElMynx One of the biggest effects of taking hits, whether to the body or head, is exhaustion. Having a big gas tank and experience fighting through fatigue is critical.
Jan
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