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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
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.)
Jul
2
revised Are chi-sao-style drills found anywhere other than in Wing Chun?
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Jul
2
revised How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
Jack Rusher's gradient philosophy
Jul
1
answered What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?
Jun
28
revised How do I improve my attack speed?
Wendler says jump and throw
Jun
28
revised What are the differences in a knockout from the liver versus the head?
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Jun
28
revised What are the differences in a knockout from the liver versus the head?
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Jun
27
comment How do I increase my wrist strength for punching?
@stslavik While I still disagree with your assertion that doing X is always the best training for doing X (see Practical Programming for a thorough refutation), and I think that strength is still an area of concern, I see your point that you are advocating hitting a target. I can't undo my downvote without an edit. Maybe emphasizing the "hit an object with force" (as opposed to "punch the air or punch a target gently") part of your answer would be a good edit that would allow me to undownvote.
Jun
26
revised What aspects of health does form-based tai chi improve?
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Jun
26
comment How do I improve my attack speed?
+1 for power plus timing and trickery. Any chance you could detail the forms that produce leg power?
Jun
26
comment What can I do to improve my squat for judo throws during randori?
@Patricia Thanks! If you even have different wording on the same advice, or can speak about your own experience, that would be a really valuable answer.
Jun
24
comment What can I do to improve my squat for judo throws during randori?
@Nathan Craigslist can be good too, particularly for the squat rack. The books I mentioned also have very detailed notes on how to pick your weights, bars, and racks.
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22
revised What can I do to improve my squat for judo throws during randori?
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