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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


Jul
14
revised Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
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Jul
14
answered Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
Jul
14
comment Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
Could you quote exactly what Renzo's claim is?
Jul
11
comment How bad is kickboxing for your brain?
@SirProgrammer I am not trying to say all kickboxing is bad. There's a lot more nuance to the issue. A simplified version of my view is closer to this: Getting hit in the head is a little bad, getting hit in the head hard enough to be concussed is bad, getting concussions frequently is very bad, getting concussions frequently for many years is SUPER BAD.
Jul
10
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Jul
10
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Jul
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
10
revised What can I do to improve my squat for judo throws during randori?
I didn't mean to call dumbbells and kettlebells "substitutes"; I see how that could be offensive, they are beautiful snowflakes in their own right
Jul
10
revised Are chi-sao-style drills found anywhere other than in Wing Chun?
just cleaner this way, y'know
Jul
6
comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
The prescription for sprinters that I've seen is really, really heavy deadlifts for very few reps (1-3). Increasing maximal strength for that movement chain immediately improves power for all but elite runners, since power is a proportion of strength. I'd argue that since sprinters get plenty of power work by sprinting, the best area to hit during lifting is maximal strength, which allows their power development from sprinting to have maximal benefit.
Jul
5
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Jul
5
revised Is weight training useful in martial arts?
better writing is better. more clarity on bodybuilding goals.
Jul
5
comment What is a good defense against a rear naked choke?
@RobinAshe You mean he'll take the crucifix?
Jul
5
comment How to best maintain mount position
Great answer. You have a point with the Americana, too--it works if you're a lot better than them, or if they're not so good, but it's totally absent in high-level judo and BJJ competition. It's just not high-percentage.
Jul
5
revised Is weight training useful in martial arts?
Kurz quote is awesome
Jul
5
comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
-1 Several of your points are exactly opposite of what actual weight training involves.
Jul
3
revised How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
added spectral analysis study and better references
Jul
3
revised How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
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Jul
2
revised How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
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Jul
2
comment How, historically, did American push-hands get so restrictive in comparison to Chinese push-hands?
This isn't an answer because it doesn't cover the historical angle, but this post on Bullshido makes the excellent point that it is futile to turn (some kinds) of tuishou into competition. Like point karate tournaments, it takes away from the full breadth of the art. (In taiji's case, striking.)