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Judo ikkyu (brown belt)

BJJ blue belt

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

negligible experience with boxing and muay Thai


Dec
16
comment What are the advantages of using a vertical fist for punching?
Can you clarify the baseball bat analogy? I think any reasonable person would prefer being hit with a baseball bat end-on, rather than hit with a swing.
Dec
15
answered What are the advantages of using a vertical fist for punching?
Dec
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
11
awarded  Enthusiast
Dec
7
comment Is kickboxing or boxing particularly dangerous?
I would also question your use of the term "short term" to describe the evidence of brain injury in amateur boxing. From the article you link: "The boxers who participated in the study competed on the top-level of Swedish boxing and all had fought at least 47 bouts." These are world class amateur boxers; the amateur refers to whether they take pro bouts, not their level of involvement in the sport, which is quite extensive and certainly not short term.
Dec
7
comment Is kickboxing or boxing particularly dangerous?
I edited your Livestrong link to point directly to the BBC reportage, though it still lacks a link to the study. (If you think I erred, please feel free to roll it back or re-edit.) I think the distinction between pro and amateur is worth noting here. My answer on concussions (linked above) addresses this.
Dec
7
revised Is kickboxing or boxing particularly dangerous?
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Dec
6
comment Finding my center (hara / t'an t'ien)
The idea that it takes ten years to feel and use one's center is complete hogwash.
Dec
5
comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
A friend of mine noted that a remarkable number of barfights in Japan led to two drunk men vigorously trying to osotogari each other.
Dec
5
revised How do I choose a boxing glove?
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Dec
5
comment How do I choose a boxing glove?
What are you getting the glove for? Training at a gym, training at home, hitting a bag, competition?
Dec
1
comment How to select the right Aikido dojo
Could you excerpt it here, or convert this to a comment, to prevent linkrot and add value?
Dec
1
comment How can I judge the competency of a teacher?
This question is so close to an upvote, but the black-and-whiteness of the negatives, plus the idea that only someone with 20 years experience could judge someone's skill, makes me reluctantly leave it alone.
Nov
30
revised Is Static Stretching Before Practice Beneficial, Harmful, or Something In-between?
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Nov
30
comment Why doesn't aikido have kicking techniques?
You had me on the history...and lost me with the idea that kicks aren't useful for fighting.
Nov
28
revised What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?
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Nov
27
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
Here's a case where someone familiar with jiujitsu was choked, but not choked unconscious, the choke "felt different", and had a stroke three weeks later that he blames on that choke. If this were prevalent it would be worrying, but it seems more like a less-common relative of commotio cordis, which is a pre-existing condition combined with normal athletic activity, which together causes death.
Nov
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
21
answered What is a good training scheme for kendo?
Nov
21
revised What can I do to improve my squat for judo throws during randori?
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