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revised What are the physical problems for a hard practitioner when he/she suddenly stop his Martial Arts workouts?
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answered Is learning different forms of martial arts dependent on the size and weight of a person?
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comment How do you choose which judo techniques to practice? (tokuiwaza)
@Sardathrion The disconnect here is between your advice--"do what is appropriate for the situation", relating to choosing a throw for a particular randori/shiai situation--and the question, "how do I know which technique to focus one's practice time on" The best judoka pick one or two three throws as their favored technique (tokuiwaza) and make it into an apply-from-any-movement-and-many-setups beast. Of course they'll be opportunists for other techniques when the time is right, but a judoka without a single power throw chosen from the o-waza is always going to be second-rate.
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revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
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comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
That's a helpful distinction. Would it be correct for me to rephrase that as, "this is a demonstration using ryoto mochi sukui nage kata to demonstrate a concept, not a technique meant to be used as shown or be interpreted as an effective combat technique"?
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comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
I don't dispute that turning the wrists inward and upwards is an effective way to counter a double wrist grab; that's a universal technique. But why all this stuff after that move? Why pretend that uke is going to stand up and do a forward roll? In what universe would uke not just lose their grip instead of taking ukemi? That's the part that makes me dubious about the usefulness of the practice: there's no control during the part of the technique where impressive things happen; it's entirely due to assuming uke will cooperate or act drunk.
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comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
Does anything beyond "sensei power" stop uke from merely unlocking his elbows?
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answered How do you choose which judo techniques to practice? (tokuiwaza)
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comment What is a “heavy jab”?
Any word on this?
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revised Understanding the nature of a high ranking judoka?
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