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Judo ikkyu (brown belt)

BJJ blue belt

2nd dan Isshinryu, former instructor, don't believe in it anymore

negligible experience with boxing and muay Thai


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comment Jujitsu or judo, which is better
Asking questions like these is just another delaying tactic. Stop thinking about it. Go try a class. If you like it then sign up and continue going to classes. If you don't like it then stop.
Mar
23
comment I would like to start ju jitsu
It's a fine age to start. Just do it.
Mar
19
comment What to do in full guard when you are able to grab your opponents knee as he stands up?
Um...what do you want to do? What kind of grab are we talking about? Gi, no-gi, self-defense, MMA? Did he stand up, or are we looking at when he just put a knee up? If he stood up, did he open your guard or are you hanging?
Mar
18
comment How to improve speed, strength and condition for Kyokushin karate?
"Weight training makes you powerful but slow." This is not true for many forms of weight training.
Mar
18
comment Is 16 to late of an age to start hapkido or judo?
@MontyWild Teenagers, particularly teenage males, are better suited than just about any other population to adapt and thrive in response to physical stress of this sort. When someone who is 40 with kyphosis and degenerated joints and so inflexible they can't touch their toes tries to just dive into judo or hard-sparring karate the answer is often injury, not adaptation.
Mar
16
comment Is 16 to late of an age to start hapkido or judo?
I agree! Except about conditioning. Lots of people--most people--need remedial physical preparation before engaging in good hard training. Basic strength and mobility work can provide that. But that doesn't mean those people should wait, it means that martial arts schools should provide an on-ramp physical preparation program.
Mar
14
comment How to avoid injuries in spinal ligaments?
This would belong better on fitness.stackexchange.com.
Mar
11
comment Pursuing Tae Kwon Do and Karate at same time
@TheWudangKid Your comment would make a good answer.
Mar
10
comment Muay Thai defensive techniques against grappling attacks
@SahanDeSilva I mean, BJJ generally spends 75 to 90% of training time on ground grappling, and muay Thai spends approximately 0 to 5%. So...
Mar
9
comment What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
So qi is heat? Or is it getting speared in the neck? Or is it pushing? Or is it breaking bricks? I'm confused.
Mar
9
comment Muay Thai defensive techniques against grappling attacks
That's easy: I've never heard of any muay Thai training groundwork in any substantial fashion.
Mar
9
comment Muay Thai defensive techniques against grappling attacks
@SahanDeSilva "Grapple" could mean any one of at least a twenty very different attacks. Is the jiujitsiero going for a low single leg, or a jumping guard pull after establishing a collar-and-elbow clinch, or an Imanari roll into a heel hook, or an over-under clinch followed by uchimata? None of those are remotely similar, and the defenses vary greatly no matter what art you train. You need to be more specific than "grapple".
Mar
3
comment Best moment to land a low kick?
@Sardathrion It read to me that he was talking about disabling the leg in tournament (thus, the belt categories). In any case, having a numb leg for the duration of a fight is nowhere near a broken bone, dislocated joint, or being killed. You're being ridiculous. Don't downvote just because you don't like hard sparring.
Mar
2
comment Best moment to land a low kick?
I'm rather surprised that this question is getting downvotes. "When is a good time to land [specific technique]" is a great question. And the point of kicks is to inflict damage to the opponent. I'm confused as to how these are even at issue.
Feb
28
comment Do pins in judo have to be standard pins?
Aha! That makes a lot of sense. Don't stress the exactness of a pin, just hold that squirming jerk down. :)
Feb
27
comment Do pins in judo have to be standard pins?
@SteveWeigand I've never heard of any method except the kind you describe.
Feb
27
comment Do pins in judo have to be standard pins?
Have you ever trained or competed in judo?
Feb
20
comment Are there any effective Kung Fu fighters in MMA?
@ElMynx Kennedy & Guo describe the Chinese Army coming to a similar conclusion in Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals. Boxing doesn't have all the answers, but the basics of boxing and wrestling have proven themselves useful to all stylists.
Feb
15
comment MMA - Long Hair
See martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/2646/… (not a duplicate but similar question)
Feb
12
comment Maintaining Guard- Breaking Posture and switching from closed to butterly/open guard effectively?
This is really broad. There are a lot of different passes and guard-openers, and they require different approaches.