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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


Nov
4
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
What is contradicted? What about it merits further research? And shouldn't Wendy's analysis be taken with a grain of salt after she says something as frankly ignorant as "I would never practice chokes with a face-down opponent", after admitting she has essentially no experience with judo, an art in which choking people face-down happens hundreds of times worldwide literally every day?
Oct
31
comment Endurance problems while practicing martial art
@teodozjan Specific questions about removing sugar from the diet in order to improve your endurance/fitness would be a good fit for Physical Fitness
Oct
31
comment Endurance problems while practicing martial art
@teodozjan That sounds like an excellent approach. Good luck.
Oct
29
comment Endurance problems while practicing martial art
How bad do you get tired during these "warm-ups"? Are you just tired, do you get totally gassed, can you finish? Is the problem that you're tired at the end, or that you're getting worse over time, or that you're REALLY tired at the end?
Oct
24
comment Good music themes for Tai-chi
@Sardathrion I'm genuinely confused as to how music specifically for tai chi forms practice is off-topic. The question should be edited to avoid a list, I agree. That's problematic. But it's quite strange to say that a non-tai-chi-practicing music expert would have a more useful opinion on music choices than someone who, say, teaches tai chi forms to music.
Oct
16
comment Is kickboxing or boxing particularly dangerous?
We have another question that asks about the specific risks of concussions, which might be relevant to your question here.
Oct
9
comment What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school?
Excellent point +1
Oct
7
comment Transitioning between similar arts
@RobinAshe Let's continue in chat. I'd like to better understand your rejection of the no-sprawl guillotine.
Oct
7
comment Transitioning between similar arts
I just reread your comment, and I can say this: I finish a lot of guillotines on pure wrestlers (i.e., no BJJ experience) by grabbing their neck without sprawling. Not great wrestlers, and not yet in competition, but I question your assertion that the guillotine without a sprawl doesn't work. It's harder, sure, but it happens all the time.
Oct
7
comment Transitioning between similar arts
I agree, they should. Traditional stylists such as aikidoka (and even extending to some traditional BJJ and judo instructors I've seen) are unfortunately often still more concerned with how it looks.
Oct
7
comment Transitioning between similar arts
@RobinAshe I'm not a wrestler, but the wrestlers I've trained with have mentioned needing to specifically turn off their "chin up, use the head to push sideways" habit during doubles (and singles?) because their hugely exposed neck was getting them guillotined left and right. To solve this, 3 of my BJJ coaches have told me to tuck the chin, position the head lower and closer to one's shoulder, and avoid the use of the head to push. I'm not qualified to say anything at all about what those factors do vis-a-vis the sprawl or what happens after the sprawl.
Oct
6
comment Transitioning between similar arts
I'm not sure this answer would apply to a lot of aikidoka :D
Oct
5
comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
It's also the ideal place to develop technique. If all one ever does is flow rolling, light-contact point sparring, or no sparring, one's skills will not be remotely applicable against a fully resisting opponent.
Oct
4
comment What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school?
Excellent answer; total agreement. These are the likely issues someone will encounter.
Oct
4
comment How to repair a mat with a hole in it?
Is the mat made of vinyl, canvas, covered foam, uncovered foam, shredded tires, is it a puzzle mat, is it a superconductor...? Details about the situation allow for better answers.
Oct
2
comment For a total beginner, is tai chi a good start?
@RolandTepp I agree that taiji is not a forms-only practice, just that nearly all schools that practice taiji in the USA practice it as a forms-only practice, or with only marginal attention given to applications.
Oct
2
comment What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
@Ho-ShengHsiao A good answer to this question would involve someone familiar with the technique, hopefully within the context of a 7-star mantis school that proves itself in competition at least occasionally. Answers that are just flights of imagination without reference or experience are poor.
Oct
2
comment What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
@Ho-ShengHsiao Nowhere have I said I study tai chi. That doesn't discount the statements I'm quoting from people who study and teach it.
Oct
1
comment What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
@Ho-ShengHsiao No. Making up applications on whimsy is not how people who received actual transmission practice.
Oct
1
comment What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
-1 for trying to reverse engineer the form. That misguided practice is the source of a huge quantity of poor martial skills.