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Jan
6
comment How can you properly learn techniques which are too dangerous to ever apply?
"A strike [to a valve of the carotid artery on the neck] will cause unconsiousness." How do you know this? How reliable is this effect in live implementation?
Jan
6
comment How can you properly learn techniques which are too dangerous to ever apply?
I updated the epistemic viciousness PDF link. gilliankrussell.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/… Judoinfo may be temporarily down; not sure.
Jan
6
revised How can one practice spear-hand strikes, while still knowing you got the technique right?
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Jan
6
comment How can you properly learn techniques which are too dangerous to ever apply?
See related question here: martialarts.stackexchange.com/q/501/347
Jan
5
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Jan
3
answered Why is using wristlock throws so frowned upon in BJJ even though they are not illegal?
Jan
3
revised Why is using wristlock throws so frowned upon in BJJ even though they are not illegal?
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Dec
30
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
@StevenGubkin I find it useful to A) distinguish Aikido (or any other style) from wristlocks), and B) remember that wristlocks work, but they (and other standing jointlocks) have their own specific impediments to effective training. I actually really like wristlocks and waki-gatame armlocks.
Dec
28
comment Does weight and muscle power really impact punch power and kick?
See martialarts.stackexchange.com/a/4425/347 or martialarts.stackexchange.com/a/4451/347
Dec
28
comment Does weight and muscle power really impact punch power and kick?
-1 for equating weight training with mass training and eschewing speed training.
Dec
22
comment What are effective self-defense martial arts for smaller woman
@zero Consider knee on belly, the top position I was thinking of—that's no more vulnerable to a soccer kick than a boxing stance. Consider that training BJJ allows one to get out from under an attacker so that his friend can't stomp me in the head. Consider that BJJ has always had and continues to have stand-up techniques as "official" parts of the art—hip throws, headlock counters, punch defenses, distance management. These are part of the Alliance basic curriculum and the original Gracie tapes. How are you not getting this?
Dec
22
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
How do you know he's an aikidoka? Is that quick clip him in an aikido dojo?
Dec
21
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
I'll also note that the lack of, say, mouthpieces or gloves for any participant is also a tell that it's compliant. Most people have trouble punching someone full-force, especially in the absence of malice, if they know the other guy might lose a tooth!
Dec
21
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
The attackers don't land a punch, nor do they rush at him, nor do they establish any clinch. The single thrown punch is soft, slow, telegraphed, without power, and doesn't seem to be aimed at the aikidoka. They attack one at a time (see 4:54). They don't resist his techniques. They let him grab their wrist without countering in any way. They are timid and tentative. After falling to the ground they act like stuntmen killed in an action flick. For all these reasons, it is clear that this is an example of a semi-scripted compliant demonstration.
Dec
21
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
@HuwEvans The only vaguely fight-like section I saw on skimming was a single telegraphed spin kick where the pre-determined attacker kicked and waited to be countered. If I missed something then provide a timestamp. More broadly, this is a puff piece for a TV show designed to promote, not test.
Dec
21
comment What are effective self-defense martial arts for smaller woman
The degree to which you simply ignored the specific things I said I train regularly as part of BJJ is kind of mind-boggling, actually. Note that I didn't mean "defending against punches" and so on from the ground, I meant from all positions including standing.
Dec
21
comment What are effective self-defense martial arts for smaller woman
@Zero You don't always get to decide where the fight goes. BJJ is the best way to train to escape a bad position one is unwillingly put into. Plus, the idea that BJJ is all pulling guard and fighting from the bottom is a fallacy: the better grappler is more likely to be on top, in control of the situation.
Dec
17
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Dec
17
revised Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
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Dec
16
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
Holy downvote army, Batman! -3 here and -1 on my answer just for asking for videos. I guess that's easier than, shucks, finding videos (which exist!) and writing them into an answer.