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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


Dec
15
comment BJJ Instructor and Fighter Ranks
I learn something every day, I suppose. I wonder, as you do, if they mean vale tudo/MMA fighter or just a sport competitor? I wonder how they define sport competitor—must they be currently active? Weird stuff.
Dec
15
comment BJJ Instructor and Fighter Ranks
I've never heard of this. That's not to say it's not true in some organization or lineage, of course, but to my knowledge there's no fighter/instructor difference.
Dec
4
comment In MMA, should you try to block punches with your glove in the same way you could in Muay Thai?
@Vass Slipping is turning and moving laterally out of the way of a punch, the bob+weave is ducking under and coming back up: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_styles_and_technique#Defense
Dec
3
comment How to deal with unfair judges
I solved a similar problem by quitting karate and competing in tournaments where such corrupt judging is harder. In my case it was judo and BJJ, but boxing and kickboxing, where you actually hit, knock out, and knock down the opponent, would work too. I don't see how asking the judge is going to make anything better.
Nov
28
comment Doing MMA or a doing multiple individual martial arts, which is more effective?
Is there a specific gym with specifically MMA classes near you?
Nov
27
comment Overcoming fear/anxiousness and dealing with pain
"instead of having us beginners widly flailing our arms and legs in a frenzy/panic, not knowing what to do" —- isn't this exactly what your question suggests their approach has in fact caused? 'Learning' footwork and kicking technique for a year without sparring (or only sparring with an extremely limited set of techniques, like chain punches/bong sau/lap sau) is like 'learning' to swim by moving your arms standing next to the pool.
Nov
26
comment Is it advisable to try to catch a low kick to the thigh in Muay Thai?
Throwing a punch from the opposite side of a kick catch is a bread-and-butter san shou technique. It can cause an easy knockdown if it's done quickly enough that the kicker doesn't have time to re-establish balance. It's even in the forms! :D This video shows a rather classic kick catch->punch-> trip sequence.
Nov
25
comment Is it advisable to try to catch a low kick to the thigh in Muay Thai?
Jack Slack's recent article about kick catches doesn't address low kicks but might be good related reading.
Nov
19
comment Reducing Soreness?
What's your carb intake? You only mention greens, meat, and supplements.
Nov
13
comment Preventing and/or healing sore wrists and elbows in boxing
How's your diet?
Nov
10
comment Should I stay in a Muay Thai gym where the fighters hit without much restraint or consideration?
Noooo! Don't select an answer yet! :D Regardless of what you do, let's wait a few days for some other input here.
Nov
9
comment Is it allowed in Muay Thai to throw a cartwheel kick with your standing leg when the other is held?
This video highlighting the use of kyokushin's spinning sacrifice kick has what looks like a few examples of its use in muay Thai, including at least one where it looks like it starts from a kick catch.
Nov
5
comment What did Dai Longbang mean by Qi?
I find it interesting that the six harmonies are entirely translated from the original Chinese...except for this word. What word was used for heart? Intention? Movement? I suspect that putting the question of qi in context with the other words in this text would help tremendously in slashing through metaphor and translation issues.
Oct
30
comment The “secret” back escape of Keenan Cornelius
+1 this is a really solid question! Excellent research and links here.
Oct
29
comment What's the outcome when there's a double knockout?
You're asking the answers to list every answer for every style. What about double knockouts in aikido? Boxing? Fencing? What does the question even mean in those contexts? A "double knockout" isn't even in the same stadium as a "double touch" in fencing or a "simultaneous strike" in kendo or...whatever happens in aikido.
Oct
29
comment What's the outcome when there's a double knockout?
This is not a good question unless we specify a style. The answer is, shall we say, somewhat influenced by the ruleset. A simultaneous strike in JKA pointfighting is handled differently from an actual double KO in MMA.
Oct
27
comment What do the colors of Gi in Jiu-Jitsu mean and which to get?
@Dave Cheers mate!
Oct
26
comment What techniques exist for blocking knees in a clinch?
I have no idea what you're trying to say here.
Oct
24
comment Is it respectful for someone of a coloured rank to date a black belt?
+1 This is a really great description of the social dynamics.
Oct
22
comment How to improve speed, strength and condition for Kyokushin karate?
@ChristopherLee Being closely related to Okinawa has absolutely no bearing on one's knowledge of proper strength training. In my experience, if anything, it would mark them as more likely to use less-effective historical methods rather than simple, effective modern tools and programs.