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Jan
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comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
@mattm Perhaps you should read the specific examples in my post again. Hung gar has exercises you describe as "internal", as does BJJ, judo, many karate styles, and others. But the internal/external terminology was created specifically to promote three specific arts. When used to refer to styles it is a marketing term; when used to refer to practices it is vague and often leads to magical thinking.
Jan
8
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
Unfortunately these are ex-post-facto explanations. It's also a good example of how the internal/external dichotomy, instead of being an objective grouping, is just another marketing method for the arts marking themselves as "internal". In each of your points, "external" is a straw man to be improved upon, not a valid training method in its own right.
Jan
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Jan
7
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
@mattm The central thesis of Kennedy & Guo's point, which is backed up by history and current fact, is that internal/external is not a valid distinction. I'll add some more to explain the political origins of the grouping, which makes it clear how nonsensical and useless the dichotomy is.
Jan
7
comment Why is using wristlock throws so frowned upon in BJJ even though they are not illegal?
Aikido aside, are wristlocks really seen in BJJ as low-percentage? I'm not sure I think that's true, or if I know exactly why BJJ doesn't prioritize them. I certainly think wrist locks (but not usually wristlock throws) are fine techniques in some scenarios.
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Jan
7
comment Are there viable ways to simulate the body reactions to a punch landed to the face?
@ElMynx One of the biggest effects of taking hits, whether to the body or head, is exhaustion. Having a big gas tank and experience fighting through fatigue is critical.
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reviewed Reject Why is using wristlock throws so frowned upon in BJJ even though they are not illegal?
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answered Are there viable ways to simulate the body reactions to a punch landed to the face?
Jan
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answered What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
Jan
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answered How can you properly learn techniques which are too dangerous to ever apply?
Jan
6
comment How can you properly learn techniques which are too dangerous to ever apply?
That's why I quoted you, and then asked two questions. The first corresponds to your point 1. The second corresponds to your point 2.