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comment How is the scoring determined in Judo for the Olympics?
Ahh, that's what I was thinking of.
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revised What submissions are not allowed in competitive Judo?
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comment Are martial arts suitable for a busy, IT professional?
Rank doesn't tell you anything about how good a fighter someone is. Someone might have advanced in rank due to dedication to the art, or because they had good technical demonstration, or because they had a knack for teaching and coaching. While yes the question doesn't preclude doing an art that won't really teach you how to fight, if that's your goal, you can also pick up dance.
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comment Proper diet for preparing for a tournament
It shouldn't happen much if you're doing light contact, but I have this vague notion in the back of my head that one of the B vitamins is important for recovering from bruises more quickly.
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comment How is the scoring determined in Judo for the Olympics?
I was under the impression that no amount of waza-ari would add up to an ippon either. Is that an outdated rule?
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comment How do I increase flexibility to achieve a full split?
Because technique is nothing without strength. The people who realise that, and train accordingly, are always better fighters than those who believe the myth that technique is all you need.
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comment Are martial arts suitable for a busy, IT professional?
I'd question if she was able to do anything with that physical condition if anyone in the club, aside from a few with natural talent, would actually know how to fight. It's certainly possible to engage in physical activity starting from scratch, but to be a good fighter (ostensibly the goal of most people taking martial arts) a minimum of physical ability is required.
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comment Are martial arts suitable for a busy, IT professional?
I would disagree about no preparation required. Maybe fifty years ago this was true, but nowadays most people don't have a good minimal fitness and strength level. Obviously whether you'd need to do some weight training first would depend on how physically active you were prior.
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comment Bad boxing club or wrong idea of the sport?
Unless I'm mistaken you're referring to my answer. I'd just like to clarify that I'm not a doctor, although it's quite possible that someone else who is a doctor has made the same suggestion.
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comment What can one do to avoid entering a grappling situation?
a well placed knee to the head can in some instances KO someone attempting a takedown, but far more often than not, the takedown is completed. just ask eddie alvarez (vs Chandler and Aoki 1) or Joachim Hansen (koed Imanari with a knee but got subbed by Aoki twice, Kawajiri once, decisioned by Bibiano, and clearly couldn't finish Ishida either)
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comment Wide shoes for martial arts
Neither would accommodate an orthodic, although it's a moot point as of a few months ago anyway.
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comment What can one do to avoid entering a grappling situation?
1 I like, 2 is better than doing nothing, but not something I'd want to rely on, 3 knees are highly overrated for stopping a takedown unless you already have a solid Thai Clinch (which counts as passivity in wrestling, and isn't half bad for delaying a takedown itself), 4 I'd be wary of trying without testing on someone with thick forearms and great grip strength who will not let go unless they have no choice.
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answered How do I increase flexibility to achieve a full split?
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comment Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
Often kiai in Judo is to convince the ref/judge that you were doing the move so they don't score something else for your opponent.
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answered Are martial arts suitable for a busy, IT professional?
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answered Quickly learning the full essentials of Krav Maga
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comment Quickly learning the full essentials of Krav Maga
I would agree with this. It's my understanding that everyone in Israel, aside from a few religious subgroups, are/were IDF members, so the military/civilian distinction for Krav Maga is almost meaningless.