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reviewed Needs Improvement How do I choose a boxing glove?
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comment Avoiding “Belt Factories”
In many styles/schools/organizations, kid belts are indeed the same as adult belts. It can also present problems when, say, a 7-year-old TKD black belt mentally equates their achievement to BJ Penn's BJJ black belt.
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comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
That would be nice, but "if they want to join the club...make sure they reported it" sounds a lot like "if they don't report, they can't join the dojo" or "they should report it whether they want to or not". It doesn't sound like "support their choice".
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comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
It's nice that a given technique worked, but that's a one-in-a-million shot. So-called "one-strike disabling" techniques should not be relied on. False empowerment is dangerous.
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comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
MacYoung's page is chock-full of victim-blaming, and demanding that sexual assault survivors go to police is patronizing. Someone who has had their autonomy violently taken from them doesn't need someone else--someone who they don't even know and haven't given any authority over their lives more than asking for training--telling them what to do. Going to the police is the victim's call. If you have an opinion about it, keep it to yourself until they ask you. But "there are no easy answers" is spot-on.
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comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
@dmckee I agree, but I think there's room enough for both syllabuses in this question. The difference between three hours and 32 hours exist, but there's a bigger difference between both of those and regular training. The key is "what do you teach to people who don't train".
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comment 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.