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revised Which martial arts focus on self defense?
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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
@Alan All of that KM stuff, multiple attackers, weapons and so on is great material to focus on after you've developed proficiency with basic hand-to-hand combat using sparring arts. Someone who can't fight 1-on-1 hand-to-hand has no business learning compliant techniques for those more difficult scenarios; it just makes them overestimate their abilities. As for "what else would you teach them", I answered that: "We should be telling these people that they should either learn to fight or acknowledge that they can't."
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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
@Alan I moved my response to the last section. I also note that in my understanding, the military's approach could be summed up as "spar hard (in the mannner of BJJ, boxing, kickboxing, and MMA) in combat gear, occasionally using hidden stun guns to simulate knives". As I recall, West Point requires every freshman to take a semester of boxing.
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comment Is martial arts training 'inadequate' for the real world?
This answer is relevant, as are several of the others. The short answer is that martial arts, trained correctly, increase someone's hand-to-hand combat ability. That's not useful in all scenarios. Whether that makes it "inadequate" is a fuzzy question.
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answered How should a novice train if unable to join a dojo yet?
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answered An Ontology of Combat
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revised An Ontology of Combat
lots of the Gracie challenges in fact ended with strikes, so I included that option
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comment An Ontology of Combat
@Trevoke Since I don't think there are ontologies in the sense that the OP is looking for, I decided that the closest relative would be a fine answer. But no, it definitely doesn't answer the question as stated.
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comment What are good exercises for building grip strength for judo and BJJ?
Relevant reddit thread, espousing towel-grip pull-ups: reddit.com/r/bjj/comments/161gh2/…
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