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Aug
7
comment What's the best way to stop a nose bleed quickly?
As a ref I'm always frustrated by the short blood time. It's never quite enough, so the bleeding almost always starts again. Not sure how many people will be willing to try the tampon method though.
Aug
6
comment What is the most effective way to stabilize a WaveMaster 2XL?
How does that work for roundhouse kicks?
Aug
2
comment How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
Possible, although I'm also leaning towards underhooks not being as effective against taller people because you can't force their arms up, so if the guy has 4"-6" of height on you, the double underhooks won't really kill his ability to trip you.
Aug
2
comment How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
I was going to suggest double underhooks as well, but then it occurred to me that I fold people who have double underhooks on me almost as easily as if I have them in. I think hip distance is much more important, and I find that easier to maintain with overhooks.
Aug
2
comment What are some options for escaping full mount in BJJ?
That scenario Aesopian presents is only true if your instructor has a haphazard teaching style. If you have a good idea of what will be taught next, or there's a coherent theme to what's being taught over 1-2 weeks, you can study video instructionals and books covering the same material, but explained in a different way. If your instructor sucks at explaining things, this can be particularly useful, as ultimately the biggest benefit of attending class is having resisting partners to train with.
Aug
2
comment How should my 8-year-old defend against a leg trip (kosotogake) in BJJ?
@DaveLiepmann It's a sloppy kosotogari/kosotogake, with the goal to go straight to full mount.
Aug
2
comment Is the Olympic sport of Tae Kwon Do uniquely Tae Kwon Do like?
They could, but Greco-Roman Wrestling is already on the chopping block due to similarity to Freestyle, I doubt they'd add another one in when they're considering taking one out.
Aug
1
comment Where can I go to order cheap grappling mat(s) for beginners?
Your BJJ club teaches takedowns? Is the instructor a skilled wrestler or at least a brown belt in judo as well?
Aug
1
comment In fencing, what is a point of fact?
In this particular instance, it was epee rather than foil or saber, and simultaneous touches cancel each other out.
Aug
1
comment In fencing, what is a point of fact?
It doesn't make sense because the timing error is an actuality and occurrence as well.
Aug
1
comment How is the scoring determined in Judo for the Olympics?
Ahh, that's what I was thinking of.
Jul
31
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.
Jul
31
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.
Jul
31
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?
Jul
30
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.
Jul
30
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.
Jul
29
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.
Jul
27
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.
Jul
26
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)
Jul
26
comment Wide shoes for martial arts
Neither would accommodate an orthodic, although it's a moot point as of a few months ago anyway.