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Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent

What options do you have against a bigger opponent charging like a lineman? (not just punching or kicking, but using his body-weight to overthrow you).

user avatar asked by Marta Germann Score of 20
user avatar answered by slugster Score of 11

Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jiu Jitsu

I did a season of folk wrestling in high school. This was about 5-6 years ago. I'm trying to diet and exercise properly to reach my low body fat goal. Also, I want to learn some basic self defense. ...

brazilian-jiu-jitsu self-defense boxing wrestling  
user avatar asked by But I'm Not A Wrapper Class Score of 7
user avatar answered by Sardathrion - against SE abuse Score of 14

What does it take to get a black belt in Taekwondo?

I'm a software engineer basically but have been practicing taekwondo since 2-3 months. I just wanted to know what it takes to get a black belt?

tae-kwon-do belt  
user avatar asked by vhadalgi Score of 8
user avatar answered by The Wudang Kid Score of 11

What are good questions to ask for a black belt testing?

I am a 4th Degree in American Karate. The dojo I have recently become a part of has a number of Black Belt candidates, and I will be serving on the panel. I don't have much experience attending black ...

karate belt grading  
user avatar asked by Dennis Gugin Score of 11
user avatar answered by slugster Score of 9

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  
user avatar asked by Zephyr Score of 29
user avatar answered by stslavik Score of 29

How is the scoring determined in Judo for the Olympics?

I've been watching the Olympic Judo matches and I'm confused. I know that ippon is an instant win. And 2 waza-ari are the equivlent of an ippon. But then there is another number associated with the ...

judo competition olympics  
user avatar asked by Jack B Nimble Score of 11
user avatar answered by mattm Score of 7

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.

user avatar asked by Anchal Score of 10
user avatar answered by slugster Score of 11
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