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Apr
30
revised What characteristics should I look for in a sensei?
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Apr
30
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Apr
30
comment Should I avoid open-handed blocks in sparring?
Clarification: is this about open-handed blocks or open-handed techniques? The latter includes a whole host of unrelated stuff like palm strikes, eye pokes, and grabbing, whereas the former is just about parries and blocks. Very different questions IMO.
Apr
27
comment How do I improve my attack speed?
I think we're using different definitions of "power". When I say "power" I mean "strength applied rapidly", and training power means increasing the speed at which you can move. I think that when you say "power" you mean "hitting hard" or "imparting force to the target". Is my understanding accurate?
Apr
27
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
@JackBNimble Some forms of hadaka-jime (judo) and the guillotine (BJJ) can attack the trachea.
Apr
27
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
Just to be clear, you're saying that A) it takes 30 minutes to hang someone to death with a noose, B) it takes 7 minutes to choke someone to death, and C) you learned this in some sort of finance class or job?
Apr
27
comment How do I improve my attack speed?
@BerinLoritsch For hand speed, perhaps push presses and clap push-ups? Maybe ball slams too? I haven't tried these seriously.
Apr
27
comment How do I improve my attack speed?
+1 for clapping pushups and reaction training/body reading. Similar answer here.
Apr
27
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
Do you have any sources for these numbers? I don't necessarily disagree with any of them, I just wonder where you got them.
Apr
27
revised Is weight training useful in martial arts?
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Apr
27
revised How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
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Apr
27
answered How do I improve my attack speed?
Apr
26
comment What is a good defense against a rear naked choke?
I know of no relevant statistics. I simply disagree based on first-hand evidence.
Apr
26
answered How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
Apr
26
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Apr
26
comment What is a good defense against a rear naked choke?
Because these are low-percentage techniques that rely on the person choking you to be unskilled and of weak will, and I'm surprised to find someone who has tested these techniques in sparring against a skilled opponent and still thinks these techniques will work.
Apr
26
comment How can you practice wrist locks/grappling holds without a partner?
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Apr
26
comment How can you practice wrist locks/grappling holds without a partner?
@stslavik Very true for standing locks, though wristlocks in ground grappling are generally the reverse: arrest the whole body, then lock the wrist.
Apr
26
answered How can you practice wrist locks/grappling holds without a partner?
Apr
25
revised Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
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