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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


Aug
6
revised How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
more specific title
Aug
2
comment How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
Good point, I had totally forgotten my favorite counter to that technique! That's what I get for not going to judo for a month.
Aug
2
comment How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
@Patricia That was my thinking as well. Can't tell if it's taniotoshi or kosotogake with the current description. Honestly I suspected osotogari despite the left/right description.
Aug
2
comment How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
@RobinAshe I see your point, but in my meager experience, kosotogake without double underhooks relies on dramatically superior wrestling skills in general. (Specifically, exploiting bad footwork or using double overhooks to crushing their underhooks.) Would you agree?
Aug
2
answered How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
Aug
2
answered What are some options for escaping full mount in BJJ?
Aug
2
revised What are some options for escaping full mount in BJJ?
added 130 characters in body; edited tags
Aug
2
comment How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
I'm still not sure I'm clear on what's going on. Are they close, or grabbing the gi sleeve? Does the thrower stay standing or end up somewhere on the ground, and if so, where?
Aug
2
comment What are some options for escaping full mount in BJJ?
You could probably get some mileage out of examining the question from the opposite side: how does one maintain mount?
Aug
2
comment How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
Which leg behind which leg? Same or opposite, inside or outside? What are the grips? (This is most likely a judo throw: osotogari, a Gracie-style kosotogake, or kouchigari. If you're not sure, look around at judoinfo.com's library of images. Also here.)
Aug
2
comment Is the Olympic sport of Tae Kwon Do uniquely Tae Kwon Do like?
I think this question needs to define "full contact" karate, as well as what 'traditional' TKD is or looks like. Otherwise there's no way to ensure that we're talking about the same differences between Olympic TKD and non-Olympic.
Aug
1
comment In fencing, what is a point of fact?
@stslavik To a non-fencer, the term is jargon. I understand that it is analogous to normal use after your description, but as an outsider, I certainly don't see the technical implications. That said, I think the OP needs to be more explicit with the background. What is the controversy? What happened, and how is "point of fact" a relevant term?
Aug
1
answered What submissions are not allowed in competitive Judo?
Aug
1
comment How is the scoring determined in Judo for the Olympics?
@RobinAshe No number of yuko or koka (an outdated sub-yuko score) can add up to anything greater than themselves; waza-ari have always added up to ippon as long as there has been judo.
Jul
30
comment Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
@Sardathrion My understanding is that it goes beyond that, namely, to the method described in this Bullshido thread: "Envision a balloon filled up, held closed by your fingers, still untied. Lay the balloon on the floor and stomp your foot on it. If you hold your fingers tightly, the balloon may burst. If you keep your finger grip loose (breathing out as you break the fall), the air will naturally be expelled, and the balloon is fine. (I am not in any way suggesting that your diaphragm will burst, it's just an analogy.)"
Jul
26
comment What can one do to avoid entering a grappling situation?
Good answer; very concise.
Jul
26
comment How do I increase flexibility to achieve a full split?
There's also an element of safety involved in working on strength before flexibility. I'm genuinely confused at the downvote.
Jul
26
comment How do I increase flexibility to achieve a full split?
@MattChan "People who can't put a barbell or a partner weighing at least as much as them on their shoulders and easily do a few squats are too weak to learn fighting techniques." Article, other MA.SE answer. I think this is a good answer, though a little fleshing out (ie, excerpting from Kurz re: why strength is so necessary for flexibility for splits) would make it great.
Jul
26
comment How do I increase flexibility to achieve a full split?
I strenuously disagree that this is an exact duplicate of another question (as suggested by the close vote). Training for full splits is substantially different from training for high kicks. There's overlap, sure, but it's 2 different questions.
Jul
25
revised Are martial arts suitable for a busy, IT professional?
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