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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
5
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
@Damon Kowai goes into fair detail describing how law enforcement's LVNR should not be considered the same as properly trained and applied martial arts chokes. I would also be interested to see if the after-care guidelines were based in medicine or were just a legal way to cover their behind.
Nov
5
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
I still disagree, and point to the massive numbers of people doing this every day without falling dead, as noted in Kowai, and without noted deleterious long-term effects, per Rodriguez, Vitali, & Nobili (and others), though I acknowledge that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Nov
5
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
Explaining that in your answer would make it more clear. Thanks.
Nov
4
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
I feel like we're in danger of some circular reasoning. If I understand correctly, the point of training chokes is to force the partner to tap out before they experience a vasovagal syncope. We're trying to determine how dangerous it is if our partner passes out before tapping. As my answer details, all studies of this kind of training seem to show that there is minimal or no risk involved, as long as basic precautions are taken. Saying "choking them unconscious is dangerous because they're unconscious" doesn't really shed light on the situation. Or did I not catch part of your position?
Nov
4
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
Can you tell us what caused the shock kidney trauma? I assume it wasn't martial arts training. And correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't vasovagal syncope via carotid sinus massage the goal of training chokes, and a large part of the subject of the question itself?
Nov
4
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
@MarkC.Wallace Any word? I'd be interested in any brain scans that showed problems from chokes.
Nov
4
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
Do you have any reports of any of these things happening in the course of martial arts training?
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.