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comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
Thanks for the IRMA, I wasn't aware of a codified version. Great answer. False empowerment is dangerous.
May
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accepted What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
May
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revised How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
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May
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answered What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
May
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comment What is the best bo staff for an 8-year-old for competitions?
We're just going to have to disagree on that. Cheers.
May
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comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
Related: "if you cannot fight "clean" you have no business fighting "dirty"" from MAP
Apr
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comment Stretches for kicking?
If it happened during teeps, maybe your hip flexor was tired, and it wasn't about flexibility. If it was during round kicks, then it was almost certainly a lack of sideways flexibility. If it's just a stretchy problem and not pain, then keep training for a few months and see what happens. To get more answers here, you'll need to edit the question to include a lot more detail about the location of the pain, type of kicks, and background on previous training and flexibility benchmarks.
Apr
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comment Stretches for kicking?
Also, which kicks? Teep, round?
Apr
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comment Who was the first female judoka?
Doctor Liepmann? That's my father! :)
Apr
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answered Who was the first female judoka?
Apr
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comment What is a “heavy jab”?
A stretch reflex can be used in some punching techniques to add power, much like a wind-up. So yes, while neither of us was taking this class and I have no idea what he was trying to teach, backwards movement isn't bonkers in 100% of situations. Have you worked with this instructor? Does he have a fight record? Have you ever taken a muay thai class with him or someone else? Did you ask whether that movement was exaggerated for effect?
Apr
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comment Which disciplines involve smacking away opponents' strikes?
My suspicion is that Bruce Lee most likely studied parries in wing chun, boxing, and karate (in order of his interest), and I don't believe any of those arts got their parries from weapons work.
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revised Which disciplines involve smacking away opponents' strikes?
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comment Which disciplines involve smacking away opponents' strikes?
@Kristian82 It's also the newest, meaning it has the fewest opportunities for people to upvote it.
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comment What is a “heavy jab”?
Perhaps this was a pedagogical trick to emphasize movement in the shoulder during regular jabs, and not a separate kind of punch in itself?
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answered Which disciplines involve smacking away opponents' strikes?
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revised Is weight training useful in martial arts?
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