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comment Training while exhausted
For a specific example of a "training while exhausted" recommendation, see this answer from Sardathrion, which inspired this question. It is a classic example, in that the method is recommended as a way to reduce tension in movements. This has been shown to be a poor approach. In particular, one of the hallmarks of well-mastered technique is the absence of unnecessary tension, ergo using the "train while exhausted" technique to reduce tension is by definition misguided.
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comment Did Karate really originate in the Okinawa region of Japan?
@stslavik "Many people incorrectly credit Gichin Funakoshi as the first to write "karate" using ["open hand" kanji]. However, in 1922, his first book, "Ryukyu Kenpo Tode" used the characters 1 and 3 (Chinese hand). There is also evidence that the first black belt certificates Funakoshi gave out in 1924 used the 'toude' characters as well." "When was this formal change in meaning and kanji made? The earliest known document is Chomo Hanashiro's "Karate Kumite," first published in August 1905" according to a former instructor of mine: fightingarts.com/reading/article.php?id=197
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comment Training while exhausted
@stslavik I've seen "train while exhausted" advised at every stage of training both in person and online, by crap teachers and by well-respected ones, so the answer to your first question is Yes. The bar for a "well-mastered" technique is quite high and rarely reached when "train while exhausted" is employed. As for the crossfit reference, it's not a non-sequitor to point out the tendency in both fitness and martial arts to emphasize feeling how hard a workout was versus using a workout as a means towards a goal. If you think rephrasing it could help, please go ahead.
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comment What are good exercises for building grip strength for judo and BJJ?
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comment What are the possible signs some has lost consciousness when being choked?
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