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How do I achieve “gi whip”

Appreciate it's a fairly superficial question but I am only 4th kyu and most of the people I train with are shodan or above. Something I've noticed is when we are performing Kihon drills, their gis ...
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Handling salt stains on a wood floor

With the current pandemic, my Capoeira classes have moved to online. I was practicing outdoors, but the dropping temperatures and earlier sunset has put the kibosh on that. The only room in the house ...
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Diagnosed with Grade - 1 Spondylolisthesis of L4/L5. Can I start my training in MMA after recovery phase is over? [closed]

So, I have been diagnosed with grade - 1 spondylolisthesis of L4/L5. Here is the MRI Scan result and here is the X-Ray Scan. I used to train in MMA (kickboxing, Grappling, Wrestling) three years ago. ...
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Are there MMA rules that prohibits reactions which would render grappling unusable in a real world scenario?

I was watching some MMA and grapplers like Khabib are incredibly fast and efficient in launching on the opponent. But it seems to me compared to the other reactions like dodging when being kicked at, ...
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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 ...
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Conservation of energy as a strategy & principle [closed]

I was taught to conserve energy. This translates into how many calories you burn in executing a technique or movement. Muhammad Ali, still regarded by many to be “the greatest of all time”, ...
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Don’t box a boxer [closed]

This was strategy advice imparted to me by a martial uncle, and I was wondering if others have come across this maxim. Essentially, the way it was explained was that if an opponent is more skilled in ...
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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 ...
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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: https://youtu.be/3sBQEMulkAM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Which Style out of the 3 should I start with

Hey guy so I'm pretty young as of now and I'm planning to learn some martial arts in the future so I need some help choosing the first one to start with. I plan on learning Southpaw boxing, Taekwondo, ...
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Helps to gain weight [closed]

Experts / Knowers, I type 1 diabetic since my childhood, from 2017 to till now I lost 7 kgs. My height is 172 cms & weight is 58 (Currently, underweight). Note: Diabetic condition is good. My goal ...
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What is the name of this ne waza?

What is the name of this ne waza? https://youtu.be/VfI22dZ979A Youtube transcript from commentator: The attacker drops down to a drop [knee] seoi. It fails, keeps pulling his opponent down. Once it ...
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Suggestions on martial art choosing

I'm about 30 years old, out of shape, and stressed out. I always liked martial arts, but never really practiced one. I'm now looking for an art to help me get into good shape, get some exercise, relax,...
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How should a martial arts instructor assess remote students? [closed]

How should a martial arts instructor go about assessing their students from a remote setting? Are there any core metrics they could use to review a students self-training from within a app? My ...
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Increase flexibility by manipulation under anesthesia (MUA)

There is MUA method or manipulation under anesthesia. I was wondering if such a method would help increase flexibility like achieving a front or side split? Did anybody try it?
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What is this bo staff form, possibly from Tang Soo Do?

I studied Chun Kuk Do (formerly Chuck Norris Tang Soo Do) in the 1990s in Kentucky. One of the forms that we were required to learn (I think for my green or brown belt) was a staff form. I don't know ...
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Step in direction of roundhouse kick to inner thigh?

From college kickboxing class, I'm trying to recall the details of the lead roundhouse kick to an opponent's inner thigh. Assuming orthodox stance for both people, it would be a lead round-house to ...
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Which of these 2 shuffle roundhouse kicks is preferrable?

My lifestyle these days don't allow me to train in a club, but I do try to recall drills from college kickboxing class. I recall 2 ways of doing the shuffle roundhouse. I'm trying to choose the ...
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Is a fist with a kubotan effective and does it endanger the user's hand?

As I understand one of the ways of using Kubotan is wrapping it with your fingers, wrapping it like a fist. If you use your fist while holding the Kubotan, do you endanger your hand and fingers? On ...
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What's the name of the Shorin Ryu technique that's most like upward palm block?

I'm asking because I noticed this technique in Wu Mei that looks exactly like it. I'd like to see the Shorin bunkai for this technique. https://youtu.be/Qwhqp0eJhDw?t=1115
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why a perfect expert and trained taekwondo player or martial artist fear fights?

I would like to know why martial artists who believe in their training and technique still have a deep fear of engaging in a fight, or losing a match.
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How to gain back my flexibility and muscle memory fast?

I have been practicing Taekwondo from 2011 to 2017-2018 and then I stopped. I am wondering how I can regain my muscle memory and flexibility as soon as possible. Also I have been doing gym for a year ...
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Is getting on your back a good stalling tactic or was Kazushi Sakuraba an anomaly?

In almost all the MMA fights I've watched, nobody seemed happy on their backs. Being good at BJJ can turn this into a plus if the opponent is a lot worse at groundfighting and is trapped in your guard,...
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Defend with leg and knee

While sparring, sometimes I unintentionally use my legs and knees to defend against opponent's kicks. I know it is wrong. I'm just curious why there is no leg defense in Teakwondo?
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What would be the set of martial arts that would be most useful for self defense (and in what sequence)?

I would like to learn how to defend myself in real-life scenarios. In order to do that, I decided to learn the following martial arts in the order I outlined. I would like these martial arts to be ...
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Does bicep development affect punching power?

Context: I've been boxing for a few years now and decided with my coaches (a bit before the pandemic hit) that I would move up a weight class. As I was confined and didn't have access to the gym, most ...
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Is it effective to use a carabiner as tool in real fight?

Following this video. Is it effective to carry and use a carabiner as self defense in real fight? Does it endanger your knuckles and could it break them when you hit your opponent? If it is ...
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Is there a realistic way to prepare yourself for the Bujinkan Ninjutsu Godan Test?

In this video, the tested person has to foresee a sword attack from their back and evade it. Are there any ways to train yourself for such a test? Can a human-being "feel" and foresee ...
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Very high horse stance

When I attempt to go into a horse stance my form breaks down after just a couple inches of depth. I cannot go lower than this and begin to lean significantly if I go any lower. I'd estimate my thigh ...
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In Olympic fencing, why is the Piste so narrow?

I used to learn Olympic Fencing. In this sport the Piste was very narrow compared with it's length. (2 metres by 10 metres). Because the swords are over half a metre long this eliminates any ...
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What sort of throws are illegal in Muay Thai and why?

I started to watch Muay Thai recently, and something I can't really wrap my head around is exactly what throws are illegal. Muay Thai abstains from many throws and takedowns you'd find in grappling ...
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What does it take to be a part-time kickboxing or MMA coach?

As someone who plans on studying at university, it might be quite difficult to find part-time jobs that are similar to my chosen area of study. Other than my subject of study; theoretical physics, I ...
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Are there striking or weapon styles that use hip tilt?

In Shorinji Kempo we make a point of learning to use different hip positions. I forget the exact Japanese names but basically we have hip forwards and hip backwards stances that we use in different ...
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What is the best way to “Hit hard targets soft and soft targets hard” (in order to avoid injury in fight)?

I learnt this phrase from @Philip Klöcking. He explained: hit hard targets soft and soft targets hard, ie. slaps to the head, punches to the torso, kicks to the thighs. Same goes for blocks/parries. ...
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Why aren't forbidden moves in grappling sports like Judo and BJJ also a problem in MMA?

Bear in mind I only very recently started watching combat sports, so I'm still unfamiliar with many techniques and the history of the various sports. Explain it like I'm 5 if you must. In Judo and BJJ,...
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When is the best time to kihap while executing a strike?

When I took Kuk Sool Won trial classes, we learned how to "correctly kihap" when kicking/striking. According to the instructor the best time is the instant before your hand/foot hits the ...
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Is laundry punching bag the same as regular punching bag?

I would like to know if training with a laundry punching bag such as this is equivalent to using a real punching bag?
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How to train your hands while working with punching/ boxing bag

In real life, when you need to fight you have no gloves. How can I train my hands for real life punching in fight. I read articles that claim that when working with punching/ boxing bag you have to ...
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Should you throw your crosses, jabs, uppercuts and hooks while tucking in your chin or cheek at the shoulder?

While I am shadow boxing, I always wonder if it's necessary to protect your chin while you throw your punch combinations, as in tucking in your chin behind your shoulders. Often times, this whole idea ...
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How do mixed martial artists select their stance lead foot?

An orthodox (right-handed) boxer fights with their left foot forward so they can throw a strong right-handed punch with hip rotation. A right-handed judoka has their right foot forward so their ...
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Is it possible to fight while unconscious?

In some anime or manga, characters have powers like berserk or the exceptionally strong will to fight even after he or she fainted. For example, Rock Lee from anime Naruto can do it with his muscle ...
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What do Chinese Kung Fu Instructors Look for in a Good Display?

When I look at a Japanese martial art I can tell the proficiency level of an individual by looking for clean movements that look the same each time they are performed. I can also look out for 'focus ...
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Getting back up after getting knocked down: How to recover quickly and get rid of the dizziness?

You see your opponent do something unexpected and weird. You don't quite understand it, but you know something is going to happen. The next thing you know — you are on the canvas/mat. You have been ...
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Adjustable dumbells instead of Chi Ishi

I've been trying to practice the Hojo Undo exercises as part of my karate training. I've been following a book (Art of Hojo Undo) for this and have found it useful especially the makiwara and nigiri ...
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Advice: what move will you chain after scissor leg trip?

Assuming you successfully applied scissor leg tip, and now your opponent is on his back, with your legs around him, like on the image: What move will you recommend afterwards?
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Who are Tori and Uke?

Many questions about aikido and judo refer to partners as Tori and Uke. The name of a throw where the tori starts from a headlock Etymology and meaning of ukemi Name this technique against Chudan ...
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Placebo in Martial Arts

Martial arts is often linked with self defence and the ability to fight people for good, especially in movies 😜. This made me wonder if there exists some kind of martial arts placebo, such as a kind ...
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Maintaining distance in Shorinji Kempo's Tenchiken Dai Ichi Hokai

When performing the Hokai (pair form) Drills of Shorinji Kempo we are often taught that the two kenshi should remain along the same line on which they began. Is this possible to do correctly if the ...
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Can Shorinji Kempo's Uwa-Uke Block be performed in a Yin Manner?

When I studied shorinji kempo one of my instructors (now passed away) taught me a 'yin' style of performing the Soto-Oshi-Uke Block. This block for those unaware is against a curved Fri-zuki attack. ...
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How likely is it to get killed by a hopping side kick?

Something like 12 years ago I participated in tournaments for fighting. After many years I learned that one can get killed by getting hit in the liver area and so on... I don't know if this depression ...

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