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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


Feb
20
revised Defence against Wing Chun
edited title
Feb
19
comment Defence against Wing Chun
You spar with no rules! How often? What kind of throws and groundwork do you do? What is your insurance like, considering you spar full contact with biting and hairpulling and eye gouging allowed?
Feb
19
comment Defence against Wing Chun
@RichM Because Bruce Lee knew Wing Chun? It's not like he had some sort of magical martial arts evaluation mechanism.
Feb
18
answered Defence against Wing Chun
Feb
17
answered Exercises to improve balance when kicking
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
11
revised Should I start competition or wait for green belt
added 105 characters in body
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
7
revised Can you be immune to chokeholds?
added 517 characters in body
Feb
7
revised Proper way to take care of boxing gloves and wrist wraps after use?
added 211 characters in body
Feb
6
revised What drills are good to escape/break Spider Guard?
added 256 characters in body
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?