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Judo ikkyu (brown belt)

BJJ 4-stripe white belt

2nd dan Isshinryu, former instructor, don't believe in it anymore

negligible experience with boxing and muay Thai


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comment How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
@DaveNewton Well, I suggest taking that up with the tai chi coaches who use that analogy. The guy is a CMA lineage holder and multiple-time champion in competitions of the gentle art.
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revised How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
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revised For a total beginner, is tai chi a good start?
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comment For a total beginner, is tai chi a good start?
People who have the ability to train more vigorously than forms-only tai chi should generally do so. People who cannot (such as the detrained elderly) get a lot more benefit out of low-grade exercise such as tai chi as it is generally practiced in the USA.
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answered For a total beginner, is tai chi a good start?
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revised How do I improve my attack speed?
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answered How do I improve my attack speed?
Sep
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comment Dropping weight before a MMA fight
@SimonPeterChappell The issue is that you don't show up for a tournament most times. MMA bouts are generally 1-fight affairs, with a great deal of preparation going into them, and the results put in your permanent record. So being outweighed even by a few pounds is a bigger deal than in local judo competition.
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answered Exercises to help “getting lower” when performing Jiu-Jitsu throws
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comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
@MarkC.Wallace Quite dangerous how?
Sep
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comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
-1, the first paragraph is unsupported by anecdote or data. Cutting off cerebral blood flow via blood choke is exactly what millions of judo, BJJ, SAMBO, and submission grappling exponents practice extensively every day without the ill effects you claim.
Sep
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comment Exercises to help “getting lower” when performing Jiu-Jitsu throws
This is almost an exact duplicate of this question.
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revised Exercises to help “getting lower” when performing Jiu-Jitsu throws
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Sep
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comment Best weight lifting exercise to develop a Wing Chun chain punch
-1 The bench press increases explosive strength by increasing strength. (Explosive strength is a function of strength.)
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comment What is the best martial art for reducing back pain and stress while increasing my fitness?
Anyway, great answer, David.
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answered What is the best martial art for reducing back pain and stress while increasing my fitness?
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