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Apr
19
comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
@Trevoke I thought it was clear that because we're talking about explicitly tournament-illegal techniques, we're therefore talking about the utility of these techniques outside of competition.
Apr
19
comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
I'm really looking for answers that specifically address foul techniques in comparison to other escape techniques. Could you speak more to that, instead of generally about biting? Also, are you worried at all about potentially escalating the fight while in a disadvantageous position? We are not assuming that the attacker is already maximally violent while on top.
Apr
16
comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
Regardless of the law, this answer does not address the question: how do these techniques compare to other escape techniques? The only part that's relevant to that question is the fact that it bears a risk of disease.
Apr
16
comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
I'm really looking for answers that specifically address foul techniques in comparison to other escape techniques. Could you speak more to that, instead of generally about biting? Also, are you worried at all about potentially escalating the fight while in a disadvantageous position?
Apr
12
asked How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
Apr
12
comment Is martial arts training 'inadequate' for the real world?
@Lex, why do you think that as the person on the bottom, you'd have an advantage in biting a BJJ practitioner? Is there a reason he would be unable to bite you beyond "sport sport sportists never think of such things"? And how do you you think someone on top of side control would respond to being bitten--by being nicer to you, or with strikes or a choke? Have you ever tried, say, purple nurpling an unfriendly BJJ brown belt while rolling to see whether it would result in a reduction in the beat-down you were already receiving?
Apr
11
comment Is martial arts training 'inadequate' for the real world?
I downvoted because I've learned de-escalation and violence detection and modern etiquette (not reiho) in karate, my judo dojo is decidedly not militaristic, I've learned self-defense in every art I've trained, and I don't understand #6. He also admits that knowing how to fight helps the odds. He is also perpetuating this tired "martial arts is a sporty sport that can't be used to defend yourself because it's so sporty that you'll only use sport techniques" myth. He also perpetuates this strange (but common) fear of the mostly mythic hyper-predator.
Apr
6
comment Thrusting Targets in the Leg
-1 This is a Q&A site. Don't leave "the math" unsaid; answer the question.
Apr
5
answered Impact of being smaller(shorter arms) and how to overcome this
Mar
26
revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
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Mar
26
comment How to get rid of fear of fighting
let us continue this discussion in chat
Mar
25
comment How to get rid of fear of fighting
Do you have any video examples of what you're referring to? Perhaps a ruleset? I've seen it be a useful drill, but never rise to the level of sparring.
Mar
25
comment How to get rid of fear of fighting
I've never had the problem, so I can't say I've tried it directly. However I've dabbled with sticky hands and am quite confident in describing that drill as "not sparring" and "not fighting". Since the question asks for ways to fight and spar, an answer that recommends doing something instead of fighting and sparring seems unhelpful.
Mar
25
revised How to get rid of fear of fighting
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Mar
25
comment How to get rid of fear of fighting
-1 this avoids sparring instead of dealing with the issue.
Mar
23
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Mar
22
comment Mawashi Gheri Vs Dollyo Chagi
@Lex You're right about the distance element; I'd forgotten. Of course that's even more of an issue with the muay Thai round kick using the shin, which is still very effective. Personally I get a lot of mileage out of the "question mark" setup (i.e., chambering like a front kick) for the roundhouse kick to the head.
Mar
22
answered Mawashi Gheri Vs Dollyo Chagi
Mar
19
revised Rule 1: Cardio. What exercises are worth doing to increase cardiovascular fitness?
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Mar
18
comment Are there any benefits to Sitting Seiza?
I sit seiza, there's nothing wrong with sitting seiza, but I find it interesting to note that many explanations of the benefits of traditional practices are post-hoc rationalizations. Looking for reasons to do something after already choosing to do it means that we're looking for excuses to follow tradition instead of choosing a goal (e.g. strengthening the legs and hips, or meditating, or developing posture, or increasing our flexibility) and researching the optimal methods to achieve that goal.