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Aug
2
comment What are some options for escaping full mount in BJJ?
You could probably get some mileage out of examining the question from the opposite side: how does one maintain mount?
Aug
2
comment How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
Which leg behind which leg? Same or opposite, inside or outside? What are the grips? (This is most likely a judo throw: osotogari, a Gracie-style kosotogake, or kouchigari. If you're not sure, look around at judoinfo.com's library of images. Also here.)
Aug
2
comment Is the Olympic sport of Tae Kwon Do uniquely Tae Kwon Do like?
I think this question needs to define "full contact" karate, as well as what 'traditional' TKD is or looks like. Otherwise there's no way to ensure that we're talking about the same differences between Olympic TKD and non-Olympic.
Aug
1
comment In fencing, what is a point of fact?
@stslavik To a non-fencer, the term is jargon. I understand that it is analogous to normal use after your description, but as an outsider, I certainly don't see the technical implications. That said, I think the OP needs to be more explicit with the background. What is the controversy? What happened, and how is "point of fact" a relevant term?
Aug
1
answered What submissions are not allowed in competitive Judo?
Aug
1
comment How is the scoring determined in Judo for the Olympics?
@RobinAshe No number of yuko or koka (an outdated sub-yuko score) can add up to anything greater than themselves; waza-ari have always added up to ippon as long as there has been judo.
Jul
30
comment Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
@Sardathrion My understanding is that it goes beyond that, namely, to the method described in this Bullshido thread: "Envision a balloon filled up, held closed by your fingers, still untied. Lay the balloon on the floor and stomp your foot on it. If you hold your fingers tightly, the balloon may burst. If you keep your finger grip loose (breathing out as you break the fall), the air will naturally be expelled, and the balloon is fine. (I am not in any way suggesting that your diaphragm will burst, it's just an analogy.)"
Jul
26
comment What can one do to avoid entering a grappling situation?
Good answer; very concise.
Jul
26
comment How do I increase flexibility to achieve a full split?
There's also an element of safety involved in working on strength before flexibility. I'm genuinely confused at the downvote.
Jul
26
comment How do I increase flexibility to achieve a full split?
@MattChan "People who can't put a barbell or a partner weighing at least as much as them on their shoulders and easily do a few squats are too weak to learn fighting techniques." Article, other MA.SE answer. I think this is a good answer, though a little fleshing out (ie, excerpting from Kurz re: why strength is so necessary for flexibility for splits) would make it great.
Jul
26
comment How do I increase flexibility to achieve a full split?
I strenuously disagree that this is an exact duplicate of another question (as suggested by the close vote). Training for full splits is substantially different from training for high kicks. There's overlap, sure, but it's 2 different questions.
Jul
25
revised Are martial arts suitable for a busy, IT professional?
is/are
Jul
25
revised How to train to avoid target fixation?
added 1 characters in body
Jul
25
comment How do I practice judo throws on my own without a partner?
I agree that it's an aside; it's just an interesting note. I hadn't ever seen reports that Kano had done anything but the two JJ ryu I listed. I'd appreciate any book-digging you're able to make time for.
Jul
24
comment How do I practice judo throws on my own without a partner?
I cannot find any reference to Kano being trained in Shinden Fudo-Ryu, however, I am without access to my library. It is commonly known that Kano trained in the Kito Ryu as well as the Tenjin Shinyo Ryu. I see several Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu sources that say "Takenaka Tetsunoke, a student of Jigoro Kano (the founder of Judo), was at one time a student of Shinden Fudô Ryû", but could you point me to your source that says Kano trained in this style?
Jul
24
revised How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
added ground proofing plug
Jul
24
revised How can one practice spear-hand strikes, while still knowing you got the technique right?
backin' it up like whoa
Jul
24
revised How can one practice spear-hand strikes, while still knowing you got the technique right?
edited title
Jul
24
revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
added the most excellent Epistemic Viciousness link
Jul
23
comment Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
@Patricia I merely gathered the work of actual historians. Robin should get the credit--it's a great question that spurred my pseudo-research.