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Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
@JohnP That's fair. In general I think many users aren't even aware that there are perfectly fine subjective questions.
Feb
5
comment Why can't I bring my knees up fast enough to block low kicks in Muay Thai?
@Vass I'm really not qualified to describe the stance any more than pointing out potential problems that I've had. The lifting motion is just 1/10 of the checking motion: bringing the foot up an inch or two like the start of a check.
Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
@Sardathrion Have you read Good Subjective, Bad Subjective? This question inspires long "why" and "how" answers that share experiences. It's more than just social fun. This is a good subjective question. SE is not supposed to be knee-jerk opposed to this kind of question.
Feb
5
comment Why do we train martial arts?
I think with a few nudges this question would do fine in the Q&A format. Nigel has posed a specific question about the purpose of training. Instead of getting on a high horse about proper questions, EDIT THE QUESTION so it fits the guidelines.
Feb
5
comment Can you be immune to chokeholds?
@cameron Please try to write your questions with proper grammar. You have asked several low-quality questions that needed editing. Try harder.
Jan
23
comment Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
@JonEricson Sorry for the trouble. Cheers.
Jan
22
comment What is the best way to improve your skills in BJJ (gi and no-gi) and become a black belt in short period?
@BadaBoom Gianni Grippo, newly promoted black belt, says at about 4:00 of this video that during his early days of training as an adolescent, he'd train an hour of gi and an hour of no-gi, 6 days a week. I think if anything he does more now as an elite adult competitor.
Jan
21
comment What is the best way to improve your skills in BJJ (gi and no-gi) and become a black belt in short period?
@BadaBoom I have no sources, it's just what is commonly recognized and stated casually. Yes they roll 5-6 days a week, though perhaps not in every workout. They manage it with a lot of effort, sacrifice, and tradeoffs. Every person's situation is different but it is very difficult to train 10+ times a week if you have a job...but I hear of people that manage it.
Jan
17
comment What are the techniques a white belt should master to become a blue belt in BJJ?
@BadaBoom To me, that means that focusing on good posture, survival in each position, and escapes means that instead of freaking out when put in a bad position the student can think calmly and rationally about what they should be doing instead of spazzing out trying to do "anything, oh god get me out of here what's going on"
Jan
16
comment Training Body Reading Without Sparring
Why no sparring? That's generally the best way to get good at recognizing tells.
Jan
16
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
@BartBurg The bandana was for non-combat sports in my case. For grappling I just cut my hair or deal with it. I haven't seen a good solution other cornrows, which defeats the purpose of long hair in the first place.
Jan
16
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
In what martial art are hair grabs legal in sport? I don't think that's part of the question.
Jan
16
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
Bandana worked for me.
Jan
16
comment Exercises for strengthening arms, wrists and fingers with the intent of sword use
Very well said.
Jan
15
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
@bcmoney I see the confusion. Regardless of the billing, it wasn't seriously considered to be "best of the best". Royce wasn't a BJJ champion--that was more Rickson and Royler. Regardless, we've strayed from the point: it's patently absurd to claim that pure striking is a reliable defense against grappling.
Jan
15
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
@bcmoney When asked about a hypothetical fight against Royce, Mike Tyson replied, "It doesn’t matter. If I hit him with a good punch, OK, but if he gets hold of me and in a position I’m not familiar with, I’m not going to win the fight. I would have to be equipped with grappling skills as well. Gracie changed the whole game around. To be involved in this kind of fight, you have to know that style right off the bat."
Jan
13
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
@Sardathrion Could you give an example of an explosive aikido move?
Jan
13
comment What is the best way to improve your skills in BJJ (gi and no-gi) and become a black belt in short period?
@slugster You seem to be using standards for Japanese arts to measure how normal 3-5 years to black belt is. A black belt in BJJ usually takes 8-10 years. BJ Penn and Demian Maia advanced to the highest levels in an incredibly short period of time.
Jan
10
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
@JuannStrauss "Practical experience" in this case would mean "I have been mounted before", which you said you haven't been. I'm seriously recommending that you find an experienced grappler, spar with them, and specifically request that they try to mount you.
Jan
9
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
@JuannStrauss If you have no experience in the situation, you might consider deferring to those who do. (You say what you suggest is very effective--how do you know that?) Eye gouging someone who is on top of you is a pretty bad idea if they have even the first clue about how to wrestle.