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Feb
14
comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
@TonyD That's only true if training for self-defense. If the goal is training for the fun of training, then grappling without head punching but 100% application of grappling moves is perfectly valid.
Feb
14
comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
@TonyD I don't know what Thomas intended, but for me it's that I know whether what I'm training works in grappling because I can apply it 100% even in friendly training. That's not possible with striking; you need to compete for that perspective. One could argue that 100% application in striking training is possible if you just don't punch the face/head...but then you're cheating yourself of real confidence and skills. I've found that to be true and I think that's what Thomas meant.
Feb
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Feb
11
comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
@AlexQueue The short answer: it abandons dominant position. Long answer: If I'm on top of mount I can strike, move us both where I want, attack with chokes, get up and leave, or pin their arms reliably. If I go for the armbar, I'm laying on my back vulnerable to 3rd party attacks and I can't easily stand up. If the armbar fails, it's even worse: I'm on bottom, my opponent can strike and move us both around, and both of us have a legitimate chance of pinning the other's arms. I love that armbar, it's one of my best moves, but it's a terrible choice for military applications.
Feb
10
comment Should I start competition or wait for green belt
@SteveWeigand Your comment would make a fine answer.
Feb
9
answered Should I start competition or wait for green belt
Feb
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Feb
7
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Feb
6
revised What drills are good to escape/break Spider Guard?
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Feb
6
comment What drills are good to escape/break Spider Guard?
@BadaBoom I agree with Funky. The leg drag you describe is fine but nothing works all the time and the spider guard is an effective weapon.
Feb
6
answered What drills are good to escape/break Spider Guard?
Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
@JohnP That's fair. In general I think many users aren't even aware that there are perfectly fine subjective questions.
Feb
5
comment Why can't I bring my knees up fast enough to block low kicks in Muay Thai?
@Vass I'm really not qualified to describe the stance any more than pointing out potential problems that I've had. The lifting motion is just 1/10 of the checking motion: bringing the foot up an inch or two like the start of a check.
Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
@Sardathrion Have you read Good Subjective, Bad Subjective? This question inspires long "why" and "how" answers that share experiences. It's more than just social fun. This is a good subjective question. SE is not supposed to be knee-jerk opposed to this kind of question.
Feb
5
answered Why do we train martial arts?
Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
I think with a few nudges this question would do fine in the Q&A format. Nigel has posed a specific question about the purpose of training. Instead of getting on a high horse about proper questions, EDIT THE QUESTION so it fits the guidelines.
Feb
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Feb
5
comment Can you be immune to chokeholds?
@cameron Please try to write your questions with proper grammar. You have asked several low-quality questions that needed editing. Try harder.
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