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Mar
22
comment Non-sexist equivalent of “Man up” within the dojo
You can't just wave your hands and declare that there's "no sexism involved" in your speech when your speech makes a direct equivalence between maleness and toughness. You can be okay with saying such a thing, but to say it's devoid of gender connotation is factually wrong.
Mar
9
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Very interesting last full paragraph.
Mar
7
comment Where can I find statistics on attack modalities?
None of us have high-quality data to answer this question even for the modern USA, much less for mid-19th-century China. We do have qualitative historical reports that venture specific variations, e.g. the importance of wrist grabs in feudal Japan, but otherwise no.
Mar
7
comment Solo martial art learning
Warm-up link appears broken
Mar
7
comment Where can I find statistics on attack modalities?
Human morphology doesn't vary much across the parameters I describe. Human culture, which strongly affects the particular manifestations of aggressive, territorial, and predatory behavior, certainly does.
Mar
7
comment Where can I find statistics on attack modalities?
"most martial arts were designed originally to help deal with these most common types of violence" — even if this were true, which is highly dubitable, it is fairly reliable that habitual acts of violence change over time and space, therefore what an urban Japanese man in 1850 needed to deal with might be irrelevant to a rural Californian woman.
Mar
6
comment Arm bar crushes the groin
@TopinFrassi It means don't get the leg over, then pull their arm, then squeeze the knees, but rather get the leg over, squeeze the knees, then pull the arm.
Mar
3
comment How to properly initiate or use karate( any style that uses the beginning blocks since they're actually grappling techniques)grappling techniques
@Sardathrion reddit.com/r/karate/comments/48ag1w/…
Mar
2
comment Is the following position realistic in any fight?
Is the knee joint attack performed with the hands at the knee, or as some sort of toe hold or heel hook? I can't imagine a successful joint attack with just the hands directly against the knee unless there was an enormous size disparity.
Mar
2
comment Resources explaining the differences between martial arts / combat styles for artistic purposes?
Nobody is talking about competitive karate except you? Look, the majority of practitioners of the following arts consider their training self-defense yet don't look remotely similar to each other: krav maga, BJJ (or Gracie JJ if you want to rrrrrrreally force the self-defense angle), aikido, Okinawan non-sport karate.
Mar
2
comment Resources explaining the differences between martial arts / combat styles for artistic purposes?
That would be a No True Scotsman fallacy, and not a particularly convincing one to boot. A) while BJJ has a competitive outlet, it also has extensive noncompetitive self-defense curricula oriented towards an opponent using strikes in street clothes; the same goes for Jack Dempsey's boxing B) Your "historical" karate ryu of choice—or Aikido, or whatever you're not No True Scotsmanning out of contention—doesn't have more than a few minor overlaps with Beni Hasan. BJJ, in fact, probably has more in common!
Mar
2
comment Resources explaining the differences between martial arts / combat styles for artistic purposes?
So aikido, tae kwon do, Brazilian jiujitsu, Okinawan karate, and boxing are all remarkably similar? This is like saying that yoga, Olympic lifting, and basketball are remarkably similar and contain the same techniques because they all involve raising the arms overhead. You're just excluding contradictory information with a No True Scotsman fallacy.
Feb
28
comment Street fights that ends on ground is BJJ is the ultimate solution?
@Avi You should rewrite your question to ask specifically about your more specific question. (The answer is that, yes, BJJ players have a little bit of experience in that situation.)
Feb
25
comment Taekwondo tornado kick defense
Great answer, but low front-leg snap kicks (and side kicks) are perfectly legal in MMA, savate, and probably many kickboxing/K1 rulesets.
Feb
21
comment Fall Differences between Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Judo
All these breakfalls were originally developed on hard tatami or no tatami at all. I believe both forms were practiced in koryu arts.
Feb
21
comment Fall Differences between Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Judo
@mattm I was assuming zempo kaiten (forward roll) despite now seeing that the answer technically refers to a "front or side fall". I've never seen a side fall taught in a Japanese-derived art that tucks the bottom leg.
Feb
21
comment Balance in boxing when slipping
@Charlie I honestly don't know what to add to explain the idea. Equal weight distribution is literally "balanced", but as I say, having an unbalanced weight distribution does not mean you're "off balance" or doing something wrong.
Feb
20
comment Fall Differences between Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Judo
@mattm In judo, bottom leg generally stays mostly extended and top leg is bent 90° at the knee. In aikido and many Japanese jiujitsu ryu, the top leg remains the same but the bottom leg often bends >90° at the knee.
Feb
19
comment Weight distribution and balance in boxing
Could you clarify your question? It seems hard to distinguish from your previous question.
Feb
11
comment Luta Livre vs Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
BJJHeroes disagrees: luta livre has roots in catch wrestling, not Japanese jiujitsu.