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Apr
30
comment Stretches for kicking?
Also, which kicks? Teep, round?
Apr
29
comment Who was the first female judoka?
Doctor Liepmann? That's my father! :)
Apr
29
comment What is a “heavy jab”?
A stretch reflex can be used in some punching techniques to add power, much like a wind-up. So yes, while neither of us was taking this class and I have no idea what he was trying to teach, backwards movement isn't bonkers in 100% of situations. Have you worked with this instructor? Does he have a fight record? Have you ever taken a muay thai class with him or someone else? Did you ask whether that movement was exaggerated for effect?
Apr
29
comment Which disciplines involve smacking away opponents' strikes?
My suspicion is that Bruce Lee most likely studied parries in wing chun, boxing, and karate (in order of his interest), and I don't believe any of those arts got their parries from weapons work.
Apr
29
comment Which disciplines involve smacking away opponents' strikes?
@Kristian82 It's also the newest, meaning it has the fewest opportunities for people to upvote it.
Apr
29
comment What is a “heavy jab”?
Perhaps this was a pedagogical trick to emphasize movement in the shoulder during regular jabs, and not a separate kind of punch in itself?
Apr
19
comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
My question was originally triggered by surprise (in another question) about how many people seem to think biting and so on work as some automatic, easy escape, or elicit a predictable and desirable response. Your answer addresses these points well. I wouldn't say that legal and illegal moves require "equal" training, but that's quibbling.
Apr
19
comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
@Trevoke I upvoted it, and currently it's the best, but I wanted to sustain the suspense so more people would answer :D
Apr
19
comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
@Trevoke I thought it was clear that because we're talking about explicitly tournament-illegal techniques, we're therefore talking about the utility of these techniques outside of competition.
Apr
19
comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
I'm really looking for answers that specifically address foul techniques in comparison to other escape techniques. Could you speak more to that, instead of generally about biting? Also, are you worried at all about potentially escalating the fight while in a disadvantageous position? We are not assuming that the attacker is already maximally violent while on top.
Apr
16
comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
Regardless of the law, this answer does not address the question: how do these techniques compare to other escape techniques? The only part that's relevant to that question is the fact that it bears a risk of disease.
Apr
16
comment How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
I'm really looking for answers that specifically address foul techniques in comparison to other escape techniques. Could you speak more to that, instead of generally about biting? Also, are you worried at all about potentially escalating the fight while in a disadvantageous position?
Apr
12
comment Is martial arts training 'inadequate' for the real world?
@Lex, why do you think that as the person on the bottom, you'd have an advantage in biting a BJJ practitioner? Is there a reason he would be unable to bite you beyond "sport sport sportists never think of such things"? And how do you you think someone on top of side control would respond to being bitten--by being nicer to you, or with strikes or a choke? Have you ever tried, say, purple nurpling an unfriendly BJJ brown belt while rolling to see whether it would result in a reduction in the beat-down you were already receiving?
Apr
11
comment Is martial arts training 'inadequate' for the real world?
I downvoted because I've learned de-escalation and violence detection and modern etiquette (not reiho) in karate, my judo dojo is decidedly not militaristic, I've learned self-defense in every art I've trained, and I don't understand #6. He also admits that knowing how to fight helps the odds. He is also perpetuating this tired "martial arts is a sporty sport that can't be used to defend yourself because it's so sporty that you'll only use sport techniques" myth. He also perpetuates this strange (but common) fear of the mostly mythic hyper-predator.
Apr
6
comment Thrusting Targets in the Leg
-1 This is a Q&A site. Don't leave "the math" unsaid; answer the question.
Mar
26
comment How to get rid of fear of fighting
let us continue this discussion in chat
Mar
25
comment How to get rid of fear of fighting
Do you have any video examples of what you're referring to? Perhaps a ruleset? I've seen it be a useful drill, but never rise to the level of sparring.
Mar
25
comment How to get rid of fear of fighting
I've never had the problem, so I can't say I've tried it directly. However I've dabbled with sticky hands and am quite confident in describing that drill as "not sparring" and "not fighting". Since the question asks for ways to fight and spar, an answer that recommends doing something instead of fighting and sparring seems unhelpful.
Mar
25
comment How to get rid of fear of fighting
-1 this avoids sparring instead of dealing with the issue.
Mar
22
comment Mawashi Gheri Vs Dollyo Chagi
@Lex You're right about the distance element; I'd forgotten. Of course that's even more of an issue with the muay Thai round kick using the shin, which is still very effective. Personally I get a lot of mileage out of the "question mark" setup (i.e., chambering like a front kick) for the roundhouse kick to the head.