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Jan
6
comment How can you properly learn techniques which are too dangerous to ever apply?
I updated the epistemic viciousness PDF link. gilliankrussell.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/… Judoinfo may be temporarily down; not sure.
Jan
6
comment How can you properly learn techniques which are too dangerous to ever apply?
See related question here: martialarts.stackexchange.com/q/501/347
Dec
30
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
@StevenGubkin I find it useful to A) distinguish Aikido (or any other style) from wristlocks), and B) remember that wristlocks work, but they (and other standing jointlocks) have their own specific impediments to effective training. I actually really like wristlocks and waki-gatame armlocks.
Dec
28
comment Does weight and muscle power really impact punch power and kick?
See martialarts.stackexchange.com/a/4425/347 or martialarts.stackexchange.com/a/4451/347
Dec
28
comment Does weight and muscle power really impact punch power and kick?
-1 for equating weight training with mass training and eschewing speed training.
Dec
22
comment What are effective self-defense martial arts for smaller woman
@zero Consider knee on belly, the top position I was thinking of—that's no more vulnerable to a soccer kick than a boxing stance. Consider that training BJJ allows one to get out from under an attacker so that his friend can't stomp me in the head. Consider that BJJ has always had and continues to have stand-up techniques as "official" parts of the art—hip throws, headlock counters, punch defenses, distance management. These are part of the Alliance basic curriculum and the original Gracie tapes. How are you not getting this?
Dec
22
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
How do you know he's an aikidoka? Is that quick clip him in an aikido dojo?
Dec
21
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
I'll also note that the lack of, say, mouthpieces or gloves for any participant is also a tell that it's compliant. Most people have trouble punching someone full-force, especially in the absence of malice, if they know the other guy might lose a tooth!
Dec
21
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
The attackers don't land a punch, nor do they rush at him, nor do they establish any clinch. The single thrown punch is soft, slow, telegraphed, without power, and doesn't seem to be aimed at the aikidoka. They attack one at a time (see 4:54). They don't resist his techniques. They let him grab their wrist without countering in any way. They are timid and tentative. After falling to the ground they act like stuntmen killed in an action flick. For all these reasons, it is clear that this is an example of a semi-scripted compliant demonstration.
Dec
21
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
@HuwEvans The only vaguely fight-like section I saw on skimming was a single telegraphed spin kick where the pre-determined attacker kicked and waited to be countered. If I missed something then provide a timestamp. More broadly, this is a puff piece for a TV show designed to promote, not test.
Dec
21
comment What are effective self-defense martial arts for smaller woman
The degree to which you simply ignored the specific things I said I train regularly as part of BJJ is kind of mind-boggling, actually. Note that I didn't mean "defending against punches" and so on from the ground, I meant from all positions including standing.
Dec
21
comment What are effective self-defense martial arts for smaller woman
@Zero You don't always get to decide where the fight goes. BJJ is the best way to train to escape a bad position one is unwillingly put into. Plus, the idea that BJJ is all pulling guard and fighting from the bottom is a fallacy: the better grappler is more likely to be on top, in control of the situation.
Dec
16
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
Holy downvote army, Batman! -3 here and -1 on my answer just for asking for videos. I guess that's easier than, shucks, finding videos (which exist!) and writing them into an answer.
Dec
16
comment Impact of arching the back when kicking
Arching or rounding? Can you find a picture example?
Dec
15
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
@StevenGubkin Agreed strongly. The use of a wrist lock does not mean aikido, nor would it validate aikido pedagogy.
Dec
15
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
I'd like to highlight that restraint techniques, if they are applied to someone before they're already restrained, would count just fine. Tracking down a law enforcement application of a standing joint lock would seem to qualify by the points listed above....if the LEO was an aikidoka. There's a bit of ambiguity there with the blurry line between LEO tactics and aikido curriculae.
Dec
15
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
I agree about the culture of bailing early. Part of that is the no-clinch rule, though, because I bet it's actually hard to stay in good position when all the correct responses are illegal!
Dec
15
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
Great question. I will say that I don't think Shodokan competitors throw themselves, but rather that Shodokan curriculum and rules prevent them from resisting in any meaningful way.
Dec
15
comment Have you seen a fight between *top* Judo and Aikido practitioners?
There are also eyewitness accounts of Ueshiba teleporting and dodging bullets. There are modern eyewitness accounts of people levitating, of Bigfoot, of the time that Karate Jim popped the eyeball of a wrestler who challenged him (I actually heard that one). Eyewitness accounts of anybody are unreliable, of martial arts accomplishments even more so, and eyewitness accounts of a known cult leader like Ueshiba defeating all naysayers are extremely unreliable.
Dec
14
comment Do Aikido wrist locks work against stronger opponents?
We're talking about wristlocks in judo randori because...that's the OP's question? I assumed that he had found a partner who said "yeah, sure, go for it" to wristlocks. I've been there when testing my own wristlocks.