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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
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?
is/are
Jul
25
revised How to train to avoid target fixation?
added 1 characters in body
Jul
25
comment How do I practice judo throws on my own without a partner?
I agree that it's an aside; it's just an interesting note. I hadn't ever seen reports that Kano had done anything but the two JJ ryu I listed. I'd appreciate any book-digging you're able to make time for.
Jul
24
comment How do I practice judo throws on my own without a partner?
I cannot find any reference to Kano being trained in Shinden Fudo-Ryu, however, I am without access to my library. It is commonly known that Kano trained in the Kito Ryu as well as the Tenjin Shinyo Ryu. I see several Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu sources that say "Takenaka Tetsunoke, a student of Jigoro Kano (the founder of Judo), was at one time a student of Shinden Fudô Ryû", but could you point me to your source that says Kano trained in this style?
Jul
24
revised How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
added ground proofing plug
Jul
24
revised How can one practice spear-hand strikes, while still knowing you got the technique right?
backin' it up like whoa
Jul
24
revised How can one practice spear-hand strikes, while still knowing you got the technique right?
edited title
Jul
24
revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
added the most excellent Epistemic Viciousness link
Jul
23
comment Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
@Patricia I merely gathered the work of actual historians. Robin should get the credit--it's a great question that spurred my pseudo-research.
Jul
23
revised Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
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Jul
23
comment Quickly learning the full essentials of Krav Maga
I thought soldiers come out fit and ready to shoot a gun? My impression is that most soldiers spend very little time on hand-to-hand. (I have absolutely no actual knowledge in this domain, however.)
Jul
23
revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
trying to add some "good subjective"...still need to shore up evidence for "social factors"
Jul
23
revised Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
added 13 characters in body
Jul
20
awarded  Talkative
Jul
20
revised Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
added 1779 characters in body
Jul
20
comment Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
@stslavik I have found the kanji, according to bushinjuku.com/new/index.php/traditional-japanese-arts/…: 不遷流柔術, or according to my transliteration using saiga-jp.com/kanji_dictionary.html, <not/negation/un-><move/transfer><style><gentle><art>. Fusen?="unchanging", perhaps implying "eternal" or "fundamental"?
Jul
20
revised Why do taekwondoists bounce so much? (And how do we help them stop?)
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