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Oct
1
comment Are there any effective Kung Fu fighters in MMA?
This answer's atrocious formatting obscured the totally absurd mount escape it proposes: just punch them in the neck! Never mind that their neck is out of reach if they posture up, and a punch from under mount is about as strong as a stiff breeze.
Sep
21
comment Are there any effective Kung Fu fighters in MMA?
yup, i'm sure that's why you keep getting beaten by people who actually train to fight. the rules stopped you. what a great and versatile excuse.
Sep
18
comment Is it better for wrestlers to train against other wrestlers, or against jiu jitsu players?
For what? For being a good wrestler, for fighting, for grappling? Are you a novice, experienced, or elite? You need to narrow this down to a specific question regarding a problem you actually face.
Sep
16
comment Is There Any Martial Art Where They Use Legs For Grappling?
@YoustayIgo You might want to look into kani basami: youtube.com/watch?v=O1EFPB5IWqA
Sep
10
comment What is a grandmaster?
"I do not think it would ever be wrong to call your sensei/coach/instructor 'master'" — a lot of teachers would take being called "master" as an extremely weird assumption. And quite rightly. The terminology has a lot of undesirable cultural baggage.
Sep
9
comment What is a grandmaster?
@paperclip Then they aren't my master. And master-of-the-art terminology gets misused and abused and misunderstood, too. If they've mastered judo (for example) then say that, recognize their high-dan rank, and call them "Miss Fukuda" or "Mister Kano". Ain't no need to call someone "master" unless you're starting a cult.
Sep
3
comment Straight punch to the head and knockout
Nobody's disputing the pain/muscle spasms/shortness of breath from body shots. What's in dispute is the loss of consciousness, which...I'm not sure I've ever seen happen, and if it did, it's such a low-probability event that relying on it in any way is a flawed strategy.
Sep
3
comment Injured my wrist in Krav Maga 8 months ago and now it hurts again
Make sure you're going to a doctor that specializes in sports medicine. You need a practitioner whose goal is the same as yours: not to get to a pain-free state, but to get to your previous active level of capability.
Sep
3
comment Straight punch to the head and knockout
"hard blows to the diaphragm, xiphoid process, and floating ribs can cause enough respiratory distress that a loss of consciousness is a possibility" — could you point to an example? I've never seen or heard of this in years of watching people take very, very hard hits to those areas. Liver punch knockdowns is the closest I've seen.
Sep
1
comment Is there a reason why wing chun is uncommon in MMA
"Many Wing Chun techniqes are illegal in MMA." — like what? If you can't beat a guy your size and your only excuse is that you couldn't kick him in the balls or gouge his eyes, then I'm sorry but you can't fight.
Aug
31
comment What is the optimum interval duration for interval training?
There is no generally optimal duration that will improve all physical attributes, even if a 3x3min round structure is given. Different durations benefit different things differently.
Aug
31
comment What is the optimum interval duration for interval training?
There is no generally optimal duration formula. You need to ask yourself, "optimal for what?" Be extremely specific—"stamina" is not specific enough. Also, this question will get better quality responses on the fitness stack exchange as long as it remains about intervals and not training for boxing.
Aug
31
comment In terms of MMA, what is a back kick?
Sounds fine to me. Why don't you go spar with it and see what you find out?
Aug
24
comment Men hitting women too hard in martial arts
Leg sweeps and joint locks are appropriate if the sparring rules allow for them.
Aug
24
comment Men hitting women too hard in martial arts
The OP's profile states "I am a beginning martial artist...I train in Jeet Kune Do, Pencak Silat, Wing Chun, Southern Five Animal Kung Fu, Kali, Modern Arnis, Balintawak, Boxing, Viking Glima, Irish Stick, Catch as catch can wrestling, Esgrima Criolla, native american warrior arts from the Cherokee, Navajo, Inuit, Apache and Cheyenne." It also seems likely that the level of contact varies from, say, boxing to wing chun. (Also, see the OP's other, related question.) It sounds like hard sparring is not right for you at the moment, Bethany.
Aug
15
comment Men hitting women too hard in martial arts
What martial art is this? Are sweeps part of your knife sparring? Do you bruise easily? Why are you training at three different schools? What kind of force is supposed to be used in training—full, no-contact, light or medium contact?
Aug
12
comment Training two martial arts at the same time, on the same days of the week?
@Marra Pre-established sequences should never be called sparring. Sparring means the absence of rote patterns and sequences.
Aug
10
comment What to do with a grabbed leg?
This doesn't really answer the question. It's a general discussion of high kicks.
Jul
29
comment “Modern” Boxing Gloves & Punching Technique
If you restrict the question to the modern boxing glove then this is a fantastic question.
Jul
28
comment What is the best way to improve my conditioning for martial arts
@CortAmmon I am completely flummoxed by that distinction, since it seems nonsensical and I've never encountered it. Strength training is resistance training, and weight training is a member of both. Could you point me to a place where this distinction is made, or a person who uses this terminology?