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Apr
7
comment What's the difference between Krav Maga and Urban Krav Maga?
Presumably Urban Krav Maga cannot be done while wearing wellies ;-}
Apr
6
comment Problems hip throwing a larger opponent
It's called Ogoshi in judo too (judo is essentially a subset of JJ)
Apr
6
comment Problems hip throwing a larger opponent
+1 for "this is probably a problem with missing the off-balancing portion", I was going to write an answer to that effect until I read that part of your answer.
Mar
24
comment Maximizing Liver Shot Damage
Seems silly to put that on hold to me, it's about a specific attack and how best to optimise it... At worst, edit it slightly. Just disabling it is very unhelpful and not encouraging to someone who is clearly new. Smh
Mar
22
comment Does your gender effect your competitive potential?
@Sardathrion why not outline what it depends on? As to how useful an answer may or may not be... beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Mar
22
comment Does your gender effect your competitive potential?
Or modern judo has moved on... I've only been doing judo 6 years :)
Mar
22
comment Does your gender effect your competitive potential?
Good point about the belts, I hadn't considered that - though females I know always wear plain black belts just like the males.
Mar
22
comment Do any martial arts have mixed gender competitions?
I see, thanks. In terms of research, I mean outcomes for men vs women in whatever the particular (martial arts based) competitive environment may be: much the same as boys vs girls are compared in academic environments (girls win!)
Mar
22
comment Do any martial arts have mixed gender competitions?
Interesting - I wonder if anyone has done any research on the outcomes of these competitions. Does an exhibition match count as competition? (I'm not sure I know what an "exhibition match" is really - not trying to be antaganistic)
Mar
22
comment Does your gender effect your competitive potential?
@DnrDevil reasonable point - I'll just remove the first paragraph, then it is an answer.
Mar
22
comment Does your gender effect your competitive potential?
Are there any sport-based martial arts that aren't segregated? Think that might be a whole new question :)
Mar
22
comment Does your gender effect your competitive potential?
@Sardathrion If I was born a female, would I have a different chance of success at a martial arts competition.
Mar
22
comment Does your gender effect your competitive potential?
I agree with all your points, but what if you're in a sport where you're not allowed to fight/compete with members of the opposite sex?
Mar
22
comment Does your gender effect your competitive potential?
@DaveLiepmann I'm trying to get at the direct impact of gender on competitive potential... can you please advise / edit? Sorry, not trying to be confusing.
Mar
22
comment Does your gender effect your competitive potential?
@DaveLiepmann Will update, thanks. Have removed the word "opinion" and given an example of what I mean by answering my own question, will also try to reword for clarity.
Mar
22
comment Does your gender effect your competitive potential?
@TheWudangKid I think there wouldn't be much of a site here if you closed all the opinion based items... martial arts, by their very nature, invite opinion based discussions and/or questions. :)
Mar
22
comment Does your gender effect your competitive potential?
@TheWudangKid Hehe, yes, a very emotive topic - and therefore worth discussing. Used the word opinion because there will never be a right or wrong answer for such things... unless my wife is reading this, then I'm wrong and she's right!! :P
Mar
22
comment Non-sexist equivalent of “Man up” within the dojo
Given that it's an environment with a vast, primarily male based, history and is traditionally a male domain, if someone left because of that single phrase, then you're probably better off without them. That said, if there is a broader sexist culture in the club then that phrase could be "the straw that broke the camel's back" for someone... people are complicated :)
Jan
6
comment How can you properly learn techniques which are too dangerous to ever apply?
@DaveLiepmann Thanks: a very interesting read. If you duplicate your answer there to this question, I will gladly accept it: and hopefully it will then be a bit easier to find (for me, looking at the existing related/suggested items, the mention of a specific technique in the existing question guided me away from what is a very good, general purpose answer)
Jan
6
comment How can you properly learn techniques which are too dangerous to ever apply?
@DaveLiepmann Thanks, your answer there is very helpful (though it's worth noting that two out of the three links no longer work).