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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


Sep
30
comment Practicing Mixed Martial Arts Versus Practicing One Specific Form of Martial Arts
Yes, because you'll train all the basic aspects of combat: wrestling, submissions, striking. But if you want a sampler platter, it would be better to try class at every martial arts gym in town. There are other kinds of arts not covered by MMA, largely because they mostly don't work against resisting opponents or outside of extremely specific circumstances (e.g. law enforcement).
Sep
16
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
If grappling is so bad, why wouldn't you train it so you're not completely helpless when your "just step back" approach fails, as any technique inevitably does?
Aug
17
comment What is the oldest martial art?
Lots of overlap with this question.
Jun
19
comment Solo martial art learning
possible duplicate of How should a novice train if unable to join a dojo yet?
Jun
1
comment Preferring BJJ concepts over Technique?
@RNI2013 Both those questions are way above my ability to answer! :)
May
15
comment Correct position to leave an attacker after doing an strangulation to him
The recovery position, while not universally appropriate, is a good thing to keep in mind.
May
15
comment Straight punch to the head and knockout
Hi Curry, I added your comments to your answer because that's where they belong. I'm fascinated by the fact that you were allowed to knock inmates out while working in corrections. It's a little weird to call that "humane", especially based on "statistics", but it's interesting.
May
14
comment BJJ- Gym training that is beneficial (specific to BJJ)?
@RNI2013 Sure. Yoga is a fine start. I went to several months of classes and did a private lesson, then used that experience to develop a home yoga workout that I do alone. There's also the basic non-yoga stretches: touching toes (with focus on the hamstrings, not the lower back), butterfly, hurdlers, arm and leg swings, 3rd world squats, ankle dorsiflexion, calf stretches... Kelly Starrett's MobilityWOD is a good internet resource.
May
10
comment BJJ- Gym training that is beneficial (specific to BJJ)?
For best responses you should also tell us what you've been doing at the gym: exercises, frequency, weights, PRs, sets, reps... And how often do you train BJJ in a week?
May
10
comment BJJ- Gym training that is beneficial (specific to BJJ)?
See this question about preparing for BJJ, strength and conditioning for martial arts, and weight training in martial arts, and general lifting advice for martial arts...
May
1
comment Are Systema and Pankration similar to each other?
I was not aware that MMA kicks weren't designed to break ribs! Nor that grappling moves in MMA weren't designed to break bones and rip soft tissue!
Apr
25
comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
@TimothyAWiseman The situation you describe is indeed a difficult gray area.
Apr
24
comment Is it good or bad to compete in a higher weight class?
So...have you competed in -64? What was the problem with it?
Apr
24
comment Is it good or bad to compete in a higher weight class?
Why do you prefer that weight class?
Apr
24
comment How should a BJJ practitioner run?
@Sardathrion This article is a bit jargony for my taste but it makes the case. Rippetoe & Kilgore's Practical Programming is an easy but rather thorough book on the subject. A more thorough book, closer to the physiology but still focused on sport, is Kurz' Science of Sports Training. But generally most strength programs that address conditioning will mention the fact that the body's recovery resources are limited and that strength and power are best trained in the absence of abundant long slow distance running.
Apr
24
comment How to avoid gassing out during a BJJ or Grappling tournament?
-1 Gassing in a tournament is far from an indication of a heart problem. (If it happened in class then that would be more a possibility.) I disagree with your conditioning advice, and your advice about overtraining is taken from strength training and misapplied to BJJ.
Apr
23
comment How should a BJJ practitioner run?
@Sardathrion Most people who run long distances have a harder time maintaining muscle mass and explosiveness. This is fairly well-understood exercise science.
Apr
23
comment How should a BJJ practitioner run?
This question might get better responses on fitness.stackexchange.com
Apr
2
comment What are the long term consequences of practicing judo?
Morote-gari was not banned because of how it lands people. Other throws have been banned because of injury potential (e.g. kani basami, poor variations of uchimata) but morote-gari is not one of them, as it was banned as part of a blanket ban on leg grabs.
Mar
20
comment Risk of using headlocks in a real-life situation
What exactly would you be using the headlock to do?