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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


Oct
7
comment Transitioning between similar arts
@RobinAshe Let's continue in chat. I'd like to better understand your rejection of the no-sprawl guillotine.
Oct
7
comment Transitioning between similar arts
I just reread your comment, and I can say this: I finish a lot of guillotines on pure wrestlers (i.e., no BJJ experience) by grabbing their neck without sprawling. Not great wrestlers, and not yet in competition, but I question your assertion that the guillotine without a sprawl doesn't work. It's harder, sure, but it happens all the time.
Oct
7
comment Transitioning between similar arts
I agree, they should. Traditional stylists such as aikidoka (and even extending to some traditional BJJ and judo instructors I've seen) are unfortunately often still more concerned with how it looks.
Oct
7
comment Transitioning between similar arts
@RobinAshe I'm not a wrestler, but the wrestlers I've trained with have mentioned needing to specifically turn off their "chin up, use the head to push sideways" habit during doubles (and singles?) because their hugely exposed neck was getting them guillotined left and right. To solve this, 3 of my BJJ coaches have told me to tuck the chin, position the head lower and closer to one's shoulder, and avoid the use of the head to push. I'm not qualified to say anything at all about what those factors do vis-a-vis the sprawl or what happens after the sprawl.
Oct
6
answered Transitioning between similar arts
Oct
6
comment Transitioning between similar arts
I'm not sure this answer would apply to a lot of aikidoka :D
Oct
5
comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
It's also the ideal place to develop technique. If all one ever does is flow rolling, light-contact point sparring, or no sparring, one's skills will not be remotely applicable against a fully resisting opponent.
Oct
5
answered Proper way to take care of boxing gloves and wrist wraps after use?
Oct
5
answered How to repair a mat with a hole in it?
Oct
5
answered How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
Oct
5
revised How to repair a mat with a hole in it?
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Oct
4
revised How can one practice spear-hand strikes, while still knowing you got the technique right?
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Oct
4
comment What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school?
Excellent answer; total agreement. These are the likely issues someone will encounter.
Oct
4
revised What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school?
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Oct
4
revised How to repair a mat with a hole in it?
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Oct
4
revised Safely Training Axe Kick Throws
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Oct
4
revised Safely Training Axe Kick Throws
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Oct
4
comment How to repair a mat with a hole in it?
Is the mat made of vinyl, canvas, covered foam, uncovered foam, shredded tires, is it a puzzle mat, is it a superconductor...? Details about the situation allow for better answers.
Oct
4
revised How to repair a mat with a hole in it?
mat not matt
Oct
4
revised What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school?
it's generally accepted that the title should have some relationship, hopefully informative, to the body of the question