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Aug
14
comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
If you integrated the comments into your answer it would be a great answer.
Aug
14
comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
What style is practiced in your school where it's encouraged? What's the student/teacher ratio?
Aug
10
comment What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
@MattChan When someone asks about effectiveness of a martial art, I would say that without further context, we should assume they are asking for effectiveness at fighting, that is, for defeating other human beings in violent contexts.
Aug
9
comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
@MattChan I read it as unscripted violence faced by civilians, i.e. the fights one might find oneself in.
Aug
8
comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
+1, especially for the last paragraph.
Aug
8
comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
@RobinAshe Good point; I should've been more specific. Statistics on the frequency of the fight going to the ground in MMA aren't very useful with regards to real-life scenarios for a number of reasons. As you note, the mechanisms one can see in MMA are absolutely golden and should be taken to heart.
Aug
8
comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
Though honestly it blows my mind that the Marines teach the armbar from mount in that document. In my mind it's one of the worst options in the contexts Marines would likely be in, with the goals they would likely have.
Aug
8
comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
Nice answer; that might be the source I was thinking of...
Aug
8
comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
Great question. This claim is originally based on specific people (the Gracies) citing specific studies (by the LAPD as I recall). I have notes/links on my other computer and will see what I can put together later. There's a broader claim, separate from that specific one, but that would be harder to prove. (This is one area where using MMA results would, in my mind, be misguided.)
Aug
2
comment How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
Good point, I had totally forgotten my favorite counter to that technique! That's what I get for not going to judo for a month.
Aug
2
comment How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
@Patricia That was my thinking as well. Can't tell if it's taniotoshi or kosotogake with the current description. Honestly I suspected osotogari despite the left/right description.
Aug
2
comment How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
@RobinAshe I see your point, but in my meager experience, kosotogake without double underhooks relies on dramatically superior wrestling skills in general. (Specifically, exploiting bad footwork or using double overhooks to crushing their underhooks.) Would you agree?
Aug
2
comment How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
I'm still not sure I'm clear on what's going on. Are they close, or grabbing the gi sleeve? Does the thrower stay standing or end up somewhere on the ground, and if so, where?
Aug
2
comment What are some options for escaping full mount in BJJ?
You could probably get some mileage out of examining the question from the opposite side: how does one maintain mount?
Aug
2
comment How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
Which leg behind which leg? Same or opposite, inside or outside? What are the grips? (This is most likely a judo throw: osotogari, a Gracie-style kosotogake, or kouchigari. If you're not sure, look around at judoinfo.com's library of images. Also here.)
Aug
2
comment Is the Olympic sport of Tae Kwon Do uniquely Tae Kwon Do like?
I think this question needs to define "full contact" karate, as well as what 'traditional' TKD is or looks like. Otherwise there's no way to ensure that we're talking about the same differences between Olympic TKD and non-Olympic.
Aug
1
comment In fencing, what is a point of fact?
@stslavik To a non-fencer, the term is jargon. I understand that it is analogous to normal use after your description, but as an outsider, I certainly don't see the technical implications. That said, I think the OP needs to be more explicit with the background. What is the controversy? What happened, and how is "point of fact" a relevant term?
Aug
1
comment How is the scoring determined in Judo for the Olympics?
@RobinAshe No number of yuko or koka (an outdated sub-yuko score) can add up to anything greater than themselves; waza-ari have always added up to ippon as long as there has been judo.
Jul
30
comment Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
@Sardathrion My understanding is that it goes beyond that, namely, to the method described in this Bullshido thread: "Envision a balloon filled up, held closed by your fingers, still untied. Lay the balloon on the floor and stomp your foot on it. If you hold your fingers tightly, the balloon may burst. If you keep your finger grip loose (breathing out as you break the fall), the air will naturally be expelled, and the balloon is fine. (I am not in any way suggesting that your diaphragm will burst, it's just an analogy.)"
Jul
26
comment What can one do to avoid entering a grappling situation?
Good answer; very concise.