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comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
@KeithNicholas Since most of the benefit for many people is in the writing (not the organizing or reading), it might not matter. Jot down the technique of the day after class, review your pile of notes occasionally, and chat with your instructor about ways to chunk the information or subset the most important techniques. (For instance, Marcelo is very particular about a small list of broadly-defined guard passes.) Or, start a tumblog and use tags diligently.
Aug
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comment Where can I go to order cheap grappling mat(s) for beginners?
That's awesome. Any chance you could get a pic or two?
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comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
If you integrated the comments into your answer it would be a great answer.
Aug
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comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
What style is practiced in your school where it's encouraged? What's the student/teacher ratio?
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answered How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
Aug
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comment What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
@MattChan When someone asks about effectiveness of a martial art, I would say that without further context, we should assume they are asking for effectiveness at fighting, that is, for defeating other human beings in violent contexts.
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revised Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
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comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
@MattChan I read it as unscripted violence faced by civilians, i.e. the fights one might find oneself in.
Aug
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comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
+1, especially for the last paragraph.
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answered Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
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comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
@RobinAshe Good point; I should've been more specific. Statistics on the frequency of the fight going to the ground in MMA aren't very useful with regards to real-life scenarios for a number of reasons. As you note, the mechanisms one can see in MMA are absolutely golden and should be taken to heart.
Aug
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comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
Though honestly it blows my mind that the Marines teach the armbar from mount in that document. In my mind it's one of the worst options in the contexts Marines would likely be in, with the goals they would likely have.
Aug
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comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
Nice answer; that might be the source I was thinking of...
Aug
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comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
Great question. This claim is originally based on specific people (the Gracies) citing specific studies (by the LAPD as I recall). I have notes/links on my other computer and will see what I can put together later. There's a broader claim, separate from that specific one, but that would be harder to prove. (This is one area where using MMA results would, in my mind, be misguided.)
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revised What's the best way to stop a nose bleed quickly?
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revised How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
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revised How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
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