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Jun
6
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
Why the downvote and no comment?
Dec
26
awarded  Custodian
Dec
26
reviewed Approve Sparring against Offensive Fighters
Dec
6
revised Are women not suitable for tricking?
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Dec
6
answered Are women not suitable for tricking?
Nov
28
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
8
awarded  Editor
Nov
8
accepted Proper way to take care of boxing gloves and wrist wraps after use?
Nov
8
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
As an aside, you have my extreme gratitude for your many years of service to our country.
Nov
8
revised What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
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Nov
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answered What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
Nov
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Sep
13
comment Is there a sport aspect to Krav Maga?
It's not really due to time. BJJ started in 1914, while KM was first started in 1930's. It's due to philosophy more than anything. Also maybe smart marketing, since people won't see KM fighters get their butts kicked in the ring, they won't lose credibility.
Sep
3
comment Is there a sport aspect to Krav Maga?
It's not my distinction. Its the distinction that Krav Maga's various associations make. Krav Maga has no Art to it. It's all about street mentality w.r.t. self-defense. KM is far from perfect, but I certainly think the distinction is a valid one.
Jul
9
comment Sparring against Offensive Fighters
Hah. Unfortunately not. While we learn quite a bit of elbow strikes, and headbutts, we don't do them in sparring, because the risk of injury is too high.
Jul
8
awarded  Commentator
Jul
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awarded  Scholar
Jul
8
accepted Sparring against Offensive Fighters
Jul
8
comment Sparring against Offensive Fighters
Thanks! I'll try to work on sticking and moving, and try the uppercut, hook to circle out.
Jul
8
comment Sparring against Offensive Fighters
Yep, this is specific to "hands only sparring." Kicking is probably the best part of my striking game, but when it's not a allowed, I need to come up with other viable techniques.