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Top new questions this week:

Is the predominance of grappling in MMA prizefighting primarily a function of the small ring and cage?

This is how it was explained to me years ago by a practitioner of the various arts emphasized in MMA. Essentially, in Judo competitions, it’s not as easy to take the opponent to the ground b/c there ...

mixed-martial-arts competition  
asked by DukeZhou 6 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 8 votes

Are foot sweeps legal in kendo competition?

I had recently seen two examples of a foot sweep (de ashi barai) used in a kendo match to fell an opponent before striking them:

throwing sport kendo  
asked by brazofuerte 4 votes
answered by Macaco Branco 3 votes

What is the meaning of the pseudonym Eui-Am in TaeKwon-Do?

I have been searching for the meaning of the pseudonym Eui-Am. I know the definition, but what does it mean. This is the most I can find "The Taekwondo pattern Eui-Am was named in honor of Son ...

tae-kwon-do forms terminology  
asked by martzjc 3 votes
answered by Steve Weigand 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How did the colour belt ranking system originate?

Many martial arts (karate, judo, jiujutsu, taekwondo, kung-fu, etc.) use some form of coloured belts to denote rank and level. How did this come about? Did the concept have common origin or did ...

history belt  
asked by Zephyr 30 votes
answered by stslavik 30 votes

How to get rid of fear of fighting

"How to get rid of fear of fighting". When i get hit i am scared to get beaten more. I am worried about my nose getting break which costs me to lose. But i love the sport.

asked by Anchal 9 votes
answered by slugster 11 votes

How do boxers survive punches to the head?

Boxers can deliver punches with force ranging from 450 pounds to more than 1000 pounds. On a majority of occasions, these punches are delivered to the head. How do boxers train their heads so that ...

asked by DSarkar 12 votes
answered by Bankuei 15 votes

Why do martial artists "shout" in the execution of a technique?

When I see people doing forms, competing, or breaking blocks of concrete or wood with their hands, they are always vocally expressive in what they are about to do. What names does this "shouting" have ...

technique breathing  
asked by Matt Chan 37 votes
answered by stslavik 34 votes

Mouth guard / gum shields - tips?

I've recently starting light sparring (Muay Thai and Boxing) and use one of those single boil+bite style gum shields. How often should I need to re-mould it as it seems to have lost it's fit after ...

boxing sparring  
asked by GymBoxer 16 votes
answered by stslavik 10 votes

Training multiple arts at the same time.

Is it possible to effectively train in two (or perhaps even more) martial arts/combat sports at the same time? What are ways to minimize concerns like technique and muscle memory confusion? Does it ...

asked by Btuman 8 votes
answered by Anon 5 votes

Should I go to boxing practice while still sore? Is it normal soreness?

I just started boxing. I've been 3 times so far. Great workout! The last time I went was Monday and there is a practice today (Wednesday). So 2 days. I find today that I'm sore. Specifically ...

training boxing soreness  
asked by Dave 4 votes
answered by The Wudang Kid 4 votes
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