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comment How easy or hard is it for a combat sport champion to defeat a much stronger man?
@DaveLiepmann So you are lucky to have instructors that have this level of awareness: I, on another hand, have only met a handful of enlightened ones throughout my MA study.
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revised Martial art for a complete newbie - can i learn on my own?
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comment Martial art for a complete newbie - can i learn on my own?
@munish my pleasure; any time.
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comment How easy or hard is it for a combat sport champion to defeat a much stronger man?
Dave you are now generalizing while missing the full context. 1) Mastering one's own death was the essence of budo. 2) you are probably living somewhere nice and I would guess North America. While not the safest place in the world, it is pretty different from the 3rd world country I come from, so MA has a slightly different context from your usual environment. 3) While joining the military would get you the extra skills, this would be in the interested of their officials, not the individuals. MA and self_defense are two completely separate things, though they do cross over.
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comment How easy or hard is it for a combat sport champion to defeat a much stronger man?
I agree with everything you said. But a question for you: if there was no other way, would you kill in order to protect yourself or your beloved ones? While I agree that MA should not prepare an individual for murder, if your answer is 'yes', then you (not necessarily the MA itself) should prepare yourself for that. This is why I argue that the psychology (i.e., how one projects their frame of mind) is more important than knowing how to throw a punch, because if your aggressor is really committed, he will have this psychological preparation and you will become a victim.
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answered Martial art for a complete newbie - can i learn on my own?
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comment Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
Define 'spiritual power'.
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comment How easy or hard is it for a combat sport champion to defeat a much stronger man?
It is important to note that there are elements present on the streets that you will not find on those competitions: bottles being thrown, improvised weapons, concrete, which makes the landing much more violent, friends of your aggressor, 'illegal' moves (face shredding, eye poking, fish-hooks), knives and guns, police, security staff, dogs, broken glass on the ground, etc, etc, etc. Again, the majority of the traditional MAs will not cover this aspect. Moreover, they will not prepare the individual psychologically to face these sort of life and death situation.
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comment Martial art for a complete newbie - can i learn on my own?
@munish - Hi, I think the first important question is: "What do I want to train MA for?". Fitness? Street Defense? Sport? Show off? Be honest with yourself (and with us) and we can perhaps guide you the best of our intentions. Depending on what you want, you don't necessarily need to go to the a MA club at first. There are lots of exercises you can safely practice by yourself.
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answered How easy or hard is it for a combat sport champion to defeat a much stronger man?
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answered How much can I improve my punching precision? How?
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comment What are the possible signs some has lost consciousness when being choked?
@AyaProgram. I agree 100% with what you just said. Which is why I upvoted the question. However, by the way Keith Nicholas has described the situation I got the feeling that the person was passing out already while refusing to tap out. The person being choked should know when they are about to pass out and tap out before that. But I repeat: what you said is absolutely reasonable. I should thank you for clarifying that.
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comment What are the possible signs some has lost consciousness when being choked?
@KeithNicholas. Indeed. +1 for the question: very good one. -1 for the partner who refuses to tap out on a training beyond the point of no return: I would bet he is a beginner; there is no reason not to tap out. Resisting when the choke is locked is a silly display of ego. He should be made aware of that.
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comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
@stslavik. Flawless. Thanks so much. +1
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comment Which disciplines involve smacking away opponents' strikes?
@DaveLiepmann. I agree.