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How many people practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu globally?

I would like to know how many people practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu around the world.

asked by Ayokunle 4 votes
answered by Steve Weigand 3 votes

Can I start training in tae kwon do at age 16?

I'm planning to start Taekwondo classes in a month but I just wanted to know if I have any chance being good at it to compete. Or am I a lost cause because I am 16 and people who go to national ...

training tae-kwon-do  
asked by luiza 14 votes
answered by Larry 13 votes

Is it possible to learn Martial Arts (Kung Fu in my case) effectively without sparring?

I want to enroll in a martial arts school in my neighbourhood. The lessons are given by a shaolin monk and the few lessons I followed were really intense and interesting. When I asked if we were going ...

sparring kung-fu  
asked by Tom Jonckheere 20 votes

What do the colors of Gi in Jiu-Jitsu mean and which to get?

I was thinking of taking up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and my local gym offers the Gi in white, blue, or black. The white is about $100, the blue $115, and the black $130. What are the advantages of each? ...

brazilian-jiu-jitsu history gi  
asked by Dave 12 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 12 votes

How is a Kubotan used in self-defense?

Two weeks ago I participated in a seminar at my dojo where a so-called Kubotan or self-defense stick was introduced. I had never heard of that thing before. In two sessions, we got some background ...

self-defense weapons  
asked by Robert Petermeier 10 votes
answered by stslavik 12 votes

How do you knock someone out using pressure points?

I have seen videos on youtube, but none of them go into detail on how to knock someone out via pressure points.

asked by Iain 2 votes
answered by Steve Weigand 20 votes

How to defend against dog attacks?

I was wondering what would be the best way to protect yourself against a dog attack. I am interested to know what unarmed options there are on the following scenarios: Against a single rabid dog. ...

asked by Michael 8 votes
answered by slugster 9 votes
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