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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


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.
Jan
6
comment How should I look for an “open” tournament near me?
@Sardathrion Now it's not.
Jan
2
comment Exercises for strengthening arms, wrists and fingers with the intent of sword use
@Psyberion Cool! Consider the different kinds of lifting and martial-arts-oriented general S&C training.
Jan
2
comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
-1 strength does not come from tendons, nor chi.
Jan
1
comment Taekwondo and muscle imbalance
-1 for energy pathways, the false claim that tendons can only be strengthened by static exercises, and the false claim that bodyweight exercises somehow produce a mystical "true strength" that resistance exercises can't.
Jan
1
comment Exercises for strengthening arms, wrists and fingers with the intent of sword use
Are you already doing general strength training? There is no point in doing activity-specific strength training until you are already at least generally strong in your whole body by objective measures.
Dec
9
comment Could Bushi Ban martial arts prepare me for the Olympics?
@DavidH.Clements I apologize for my bias towards unarmed combat. Perhaps you could you edit my answer to include fencing? I assume firearms don't count because combat sports require competition against a live opponent instead of a target.
Dec
4
comment Controlling my emotions during sparring
I actually believe the opposite: those with lesser experience should mostly be sparring with more-experienced partners so that pairs of novices don't hurt each other with technique-less brawling.
Dec
2
comment Can I be bulky and fast at the same time?
@cameron If you have another question, ask it separately or in comments instead of editing this question. Also, try to use proper grammar.
Nov
30
comment I'm totally new to Tai Chi How to learn it and where to learn it?
If you don't care about fighting applications or self-defense, any tai chi DVD would be fine. If you do care about self-defense then the answers to the other question would be helpful.
Nov
30
comment How can one practice well alone?
Mental rehearsal is great, but it doesn't allow you to retain 99% of your skill over a year of not training with partners unless your original skill level was abysmal.
Nov
27
comment Between Kyokushin and Shotokan, which focuses more on hard sparring and less on kata?
@Trevoke Maybe that's because it's paired with "funny Asian pajamas" and is intended to critique the practice a little. The latter part of the term is not without prior art: see Peter Urban's classic The Karate Dojo.