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comment How easy or hard is it for a combat sport champion to defeat a much stronger man?
@Lex I think the fascination many martial artists have with life-or-death situations is twisted and sad. If you want to learn to kill people, or experience life-or-death situations, join the military or get involved in a drug war. I think it's much more healthy to just wrestle or box (taken broadly, encompassing BJJ/judo/kickboxing/etc), thereby developing hand-to-hand fighting skills without the obsession with life-or-death scenarios.
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answered Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
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comment How easy or hard is it for a combat sport champion to defeat a much stronger man?
@THelper We decided in meta that such questions would only be off-topic if they were low quality. I think that this question uses "champion versus physical specimen" as a concrete example of a broader philosophical question and is therefore both on-topic and constructive.
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comment How easy or hard is it for a combat sport champion to defeat a much stronger man?
@Lex My opening and closing paragraphs made reference to such issues. On the psychological side, martial arts do not (and should not) prepare an individual for murder and so on, but combat sports do prepare the trainee for the adrenaline dump of a fight, through competition.
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comment What are the most effective exercises (hojo undō or otherwise) for martial arts?
...and the sentences immediately after the one you quoted describe why I think so. I don't mind using nigiri game jars; but they shouldn't be valued higher than modern grip training methods unless the goal is historical reenactment rather than functional martial arts.
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comment Attacked by black belt
Stop worrying about "revoking" his "license"; just see if you can track down his teacher and tell that person what happened.
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comment What are the most effective exercises (hojo undō or otherwise) for martial arts?
THelper is right; the issue is with presupposing that traditional methods are more effective at sport-specific training than newer methods. (Furthermore, many if not most martial artists are also in need of general strength & conditioning prior to sport-specific S&C, and do not understand the difference.)
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answered What is Fa-jin?
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comment Can Forms (Kata/Poomsae/etc.) or Techniques (Waza) be practiced on the ground?
@stslavik About "going back"--that's why I recommended getting substantial experience before playing with kata-on-the-back. In my experience most people advocating "do kata from your back" can't grapple and are looking for ways to avoid the hard work of learning to grapple, or feigning expertise in an art they're unfamiliar with by drawing weak parallels. I'm not saying that's the case with you, but I think it's important to keep in mind when giving advice.