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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


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.
Oct
1
comment How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
@DaveNewton He's making the point that taiji is a physical skill. Like any physical skill, it should be practiced in a manner as close as possible to its application.
Oct
1
comment How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
@DaveNewton Well, I suggest taking that up with the tai chi coaches who use that analogy. The guy is a CMA lineage holder and multiple-time champion in competitions of the gentle art.
Oct
1
comment For a total beginner, is tai chi a good start?
People who have the ability to train more vigorously than forms-only tai chi should generally do so. People who cannot (such as the detrained elderly) get a lot more benefit out of low-grade exercise such as tai chi as it is generally practiced in the USA.
Sep
27
comment Dropping weight before a MMA fight
@SimonPeterChappell The issue is that you don't show up for a tournament most times. MMA bouts are generally 1-fight affairs, with a great deal of preparation going into them, and the results put in your permanent record. So being outweighed even by a few pounds is a bigger deal than in local judo competition.
Sep
27
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
@MarkC.Wallace Quite dangerous how?
Sep
27
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
-1, the first paragraph is unsupported by anecdote or data. Cutting off cerebral blood flow via blood choke is exactly what millions of judo, BJJ, SAMBO, and submission grappling exponents practice extensively every day without the ill effects you claim.
Sep
27
comment Exercises to help “getting lower” when performing Jiu-Jitsu throws
This is almost an exact duplicate of this question.
Sep
27
comment Best weight lifting exercise to develop a Wing Chun chain punch
-1 The bench press increases explosive strength by increasing strength. (Explosive strength is a function of strength.)
Sep
27
comment What is the best martial art for reducing back pain and stress while increasing my fitness?
Anyway, great answer, David.
Sep
24
comment how to overcome “freeze”?
Yeah, just more practice.
Sep
19
comment Drills for teaching range analysis
I downvoted because I've done this drill and found it unproductive. It seems to me to be more of a karate mind game than a useful exercise in learning distancing. It lacks footwork, live experimentation with the range, and agency on the part of the student. The last sentence also indicates a troubling lack of meaningful integration of the drill with sparring or more robust live drilling. It is similar to a useful drill, but the one-sidedness of this version, combined with a lack of movement on the part of the student, makes it unproductive.