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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
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
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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?
Jul
17
comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
@RobinAshe Excellent point. I edited my answer to use Cutler and focus more on the "looking like" part of the statement.
Jul
17
comment Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
@stslavik The kusarigama school I know is separate; details and origins of the jujitsu style (e.g. "The founder of the Fusen ryu jujitsu was a Zen priest/abbot known as Motsuge Zenji otherwise known as Genkotsu Osho of the Saihoji temple of Onomichi") are in the PDF I linked to. Unfortunately I don't have the actual kanji.
Jul
15
comment How to get fit (again) for Judo
+1, stance work is very important for throwing strength. we judoka find ourselves needing to produce force from strange positions, and stance work is helping me not suck at that.
Jul
15
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Jul
15
answered How to get fit (again) for Judo
Jul
15
comment How to get fit (again) for Judo
Excellent question.
Jul
14
comment Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
From what I can glean through Amazon's preview feature (and I certainly could be mistaken since I have not seen the full text either), Renzo does not make the claim that BJJ is directly descended from Fusen-ryu. He does argue that BJJ and Fusen share a fight strategy, and he speaks (with references to some of the same sources as me) of Fusen using guard-pulling and ground grappling to defeat the Kodokan team. Again, this does not require the official Fusen waza or kata to involve groundwork, nor for BJJ to be a direct descendant.
Jul
14
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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.