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Jul
23
revised Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
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Jul
23
comment Quickly learning the full essentials of Krav Maga
I thought soldiers come out fit and ready to shoot a gun? My impression is that most soldiers spend very little time on hand-to-hand. (I have absolutely no actual knowledge in this domain, however.)
Jul
23
revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
trying to add some "good subjective"...still need to shore up evidence for "social factors"
Jul
23
revised Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
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Jul
20
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Jul
20
revised Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
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Jul
20
comment Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
@stslavik I have found the kanji, according to bushinjuku.com/new/index.php/traditional-japanese-arts/…: 不遷流柔術, or according to my transliteration using saiga-jp.com/kanji_dictionary.html, <not/negation/un-><move/transfer><style><gentle><art>. Fusen?="unchanging", perhaps implying "eternal" or "fundamental"?
Jul
20
revised Why do taekwondoists bounce so much? (And how do we help them stop?)
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Jul
20
answered Why do taekwondoists bounce so much? (And how do we help them stop?)
Jul
20
comment Judo mats: any certification? what characteristics should one look for?
Thanks for sharing your first-hand experience. Nice answer.
Jul
19
comment What can one do to avoid entering a grappling situation?
+1, but I feel we underestimate the possibility of encountering someone with a season or two of casual HS wrestling back when they were younger.
Jul
19
revised What can one do to avoid entering a grappling situation?
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Jul
19
answered What can one do to avoid entering a grappling situation?
Jul
19
comment What can one do to avoid entering a grappling situation?
@stslavik There's a significant difference between a sprawl attempted by someone who has never trained wrestling or wrestled, and a technically correct sprawl (executed by someone who has trained wrestling and has wrestled) which is simply countered or overpowered by higher-level wrestling. Even if you reject the qualitative difference, there's a straightforward quantitative one: there's an enormous gulf between untrained and some training, and another between trained and successful in competition, and another between successful in competition and successful in elite competition.
Jul
19
comment Can a Judo athlete compete in more than one weight class in the Olympics?
This might be more appropriate for sports.SE.
Jul
19
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
@WayneInML I address your "cheating" argument in my answer. There are at least two cogent counterarguments: 1) the better wrestler or striker will be better able to cheat, and 2) some styles and competitions have objectively fewer restrictions, and their practitioners are thereby less susceptible to "cheating" attacks.
Jul
17
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
@DavidH.Clements They're as close to evidence as we get in most training, and despite their shortcomings as evidence, I think it silly to try to deny the problem that they expose in a striking-only training program.
Jul
17
revised How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
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Jul
17
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
Wow. Did no one here watch the first five UFCs? This is a great answer. "Almost always" is pretty accurate. The enormous wealth of boxing/kickboxing/TKD/kyokushin challenge matches against BJJ have solved that one pretty thoroughly.
Jul
17
answered How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?