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Is my mouth guard ruining my teeth?

In my 2 years of BJJ, I have had mouth guards come and go. They were always the ones that came as a flat sheet of plastic and you are supposed to soak it in hot water to fit your mouth. Anyway, ...
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Kick using momentum from motorcycle

Okay, this is going to sound like a stupid question, because it probably is. I am writing a short story, so I need to know if this is possible, not for myself but for the hero in my story. Would it be ...
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How do you help students “empty their cup” to learn a new technique?

While instructing a throwing technique in a small adult judo class, I encountered the situation where the most inexperienced (~6 months training) student was by far the most successful in absorbing ...
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How to train for 1st Dan Blackbelt testing in Taekwondo [closed]

I’m 61 yo. I’m training for my 1st dan TKD test in May. I am focusing on cardio for endurance, I also review my forms at least once a day even if just in my head... I try to watch what I eat, sleep ...
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Could BJJ be used by itself as self defense?

I've been doing BJJ for about 2 years, and I've started thinking about its role in self defense. Could it be used by itself for self defense against a single attacker without any other forms of ...
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What is Uki-gatame?

In 2013 the IJF, and in 2017 the Kodokan, recognised 3 new osaekomi-waza classifications: ushiro-kesa-gatame ura-gatame uki-gatame Ushiro-kesa-gatame is a long established variant of kesa-gatame, ...
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How are pins classified in Judo?

A number of changes have been made to Kodokan osaekomi-waza classification over the years; how are different pins distinguished in Judo?
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How has Kodokan technique classification changed over the years?

Over the years several new techniques have been added to the Kodokan judo syllabus, and some variants of existing techniques have since gained their own official names. How has technique ...
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Is the North-South choke legal in Judo?

From a kuzure-kami-shiho-gatame position one can apply the North-South choke. This can be finished with the arm in the hold (as in an arm-triangle position), but I have most often seen it ...
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How are arm-triangle chokes classified in Judo?

There are various styles of choke which involve an arm-triangle (or inversion of this technique): Kata-gatame choke North-South choke (with arm in) D'Arce choke Anaconda choke Von Flue choke ...
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Judo techniques with their origin in BJJ?

Are there any techniques developed independently in BJJ since it branched off from judo which have hence been incorporated into Judo to success? E.g. a novel type of armlock/strangle/pin, a non-...
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Is there anything I get from doing Pad Work that I can't get from Heavy Bag Work?

It is argued that the best training regimen includes (1) Sparring, (2) Shadow Boxing, (3) Heavy Bag Work, and (4) Pad Work. And then there is the, often overlooked, most important element (5) ...
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Did Jigoro Kano invent the concept of Kuzushi in judo?

It is oft claimed that one of the distinguishing points between Kano's Judo and the schools of Jujutsu that came before was that he introduced the concept of kuzushi ("balance breaking") into throwing ...
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Is there a specific name for a downward-smashing roundhouse kick in Capoeira or other arts?

I can provide a descriptive image if necessary, but it seems reasonably evident to me. Normally, roundhouse kicks deliver a more lateral blow, generally striking and then pulling the leg back whether ...
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Would women with large breasts be able to fight?

Soo... I don't have a big chest. But all the girls I've known with them complain about this or that pain :-/. It's normal to see ladies with remarkable structure going kung-fu crazy and being totally ...
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is there a legit fighting technique using dual sword on horse?

my question come/base from this video, iam not convinced with the video who use dual sword on horse to cut some tatami, but i ask anyway maybe it was legit, or theres some martial art that actually do ...
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is there a martial arts manuscript/record or technique for glaive while on horseback or for cavalry use?

as the title, i want to know is there a martial arts technique especially manuscript record (preferably in english with image or at least video explanation) regarding glaive type use on horseback or ...
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How to effectively throw sidekicks with my left (front) leg?

This is an extention of my other question: How to set up a sliding/hopping power sidekick? Why can't I throw sidekicks with my left leg? Is that normal for all orthodox fighters? How can I improve ...
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How to set up a sliding/hopping power sidekick?

How to set up a sliding/hopping power sidekick? In this video and this video, you can see Scott Adkins demonstrate the sliding/hopping power sidekick. I have been trying to do this, but every time I ...
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Is there a technique/trick to maintain balance when fighting in close combat on a ship, armed or unarmed?

I mean like a stance or something without grasping an object like a rope or other solid object to not sweep away. When I mean armed I mean something like a sword, spear, or other melee weapon. The ...
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What did Judo change/innovate when it branched from Jujutsu?

What did Judo change/innovate from Jujutsu? I understand that Kano, the inventor of Judo, borrowed from Jujutsu, and his style was originally called Kano Jujutsu. And I understand that he removed ...
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How are they able to land these jumping/flying attacks without properly setting them up?

In this fight between Damien Trainor and Tawatchai Budsadee, both fighters keep using these jumping/flying attacks without really setting them up with fakes or combos. Either that or I am actually ...
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Is the “baseball choke” legal in Judo?

Since at least 1999 judo has banned any chokes applied using the skirt of the jacket. This rule was re-emphasised in 2014 after a variant of the Peruvian necktie involving the bottom of the gi was ...
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What is the purpose of Baguazhang deerhorn knife having some of its blade protruding/pointing inside?

Won’t it hit/stab the wielder if knocked/pushed in? i know potentially it can be a handguard/armguard protection but so far as i see, most of this also sharpened or very pointy. (correct me if iam ...
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How to beat a Kickboxer with a Bruce-Lee-type stance and a Taekwondo/Karate background?

This is about sparring. There are a few guys in my gym (Muay Thai/Kick Boxing) who have Taekwondo/Karate backgrounds. They have a Bruce-Lee-type stance. Their front hand is low and legs are wide apart....
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How to select a Krav Maga dojo?

I'm aware of the belt system and patch system used. The only problem is that so far I have not found a school that specifically lists Imi Lichtenfeld's colored belt system or Eyal Yanilov's patch ...
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How to Correct Horse Stance?

I have been practicing Wushu for almost a year now. I love it. I feel that I am doing well in most areas (as my coach tells me). However, one thing I always get critiqued on is my horse stance, which ...
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Practice advice for jump kicks

Preparing for black belt test, one of the items I'm worried about are jump kicks. I'm a heavier person, and it's harder to stay up in the air compared with the young kids, so less time to perform the ...
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Blocking straight punches with “The Wall”?

Years ago, I was looking for blocks to work into to shadow boxing (yeah, I know that you need a real attacker, but I don't seriously train). One that I came across was The Wall. It seems to me that ...
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Countermeasures against firearm disarms

Some of the countermeasures I can typically think of include gaining distance as much as possible. But this is the most naive thing to carry out. Even employing modifications to the grip and ...
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Boxing, right punch - how to improve shoulders full turning?

I have noticed a problem with my right punch: I do not turn my shoulders fully, so my right punch doesn't go as far as I expected. I've tried training with dumbbells, trying to make a full turn with ...
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Breath reducing while training - is it effective? [duplicate]

Recently, I've seen a short story on TV about training with mask - to reduce breath. There was a guy, punching the bag for rounds, with mask on his face. Mask looked like this. I said OK, and ...
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Are there any overlaps between the Judo kodokan techniques and Sumo's kimarite?

Looking over the wikipedia list, it seems like some of the kakete techniques might be near or even pure analogs of judo throws. Kekaeshi for instance, would be a good candidate. But others involve ...
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Will mixing wing chun, boxing and TKD be effective?

I am thinking about learning boxing for punching, TKD for kicking, and wing chun for flashy moves, jabs including eye jabs, and center line theory. Will that be effective?
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Is weight class related to injury risk in combat sports like MMA or boxing?

I have a hypothesis that damage resistance (ability to handle destructive impact without damage) is not related to the ability to deliver destructive damage (as a function of body mass) in ratio 1:1 (...
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How do polearm wielders protect unarmored hands?

For the most part I read that the primary way to protect the hands, especially from deflected strikes that slide along the shaft, when wielding a pole weapon is gauntlets; any sort of guard as you may ...
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Styles associated with Hard style martial arts?

First, let me define hard style. So, most martial arts have a soft and hard version of practicing them. Soft style would be doing the minimal harm to get out of a situation; while hard style is ...
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Shuriken in Aikido

During the Hell Dojo times of Ueshiba, he was known to teach shuriken throwing. After a famous incident, this stopped. Is there any records of how this was taught? What style of shuriken was thrown? ...
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Heavy weapons training in Okinawan Kobudo for hip emphasis?

I remember reading an article a while back that said something along the lines of, "traditional Okinawan Kobudo derived a lot of power form the hips. Modern fighters use lighter bos, and especially ...
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What are the differences between traditional shurikenjutsu and more generic knife throwing (i.e. Gil Hibben)?

I recently picked up a book out of a bargain bin: https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Knife-Throwing-Guide-Hibben/dp/B0006Z08YM I'm curious what the significant differences are between this and ...
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Does “do” v. “jutsu” naming reflect Daoist influence?

I have read about the naming changes in Japanese martial arts, with a shift from jutsu (術) to do (道) reflecting a supposed shift in emphasis from fighting techniques to a quest for mental and physical ...
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Can I start training Krav Maga at 12? [duplicate]

I have started training at a Martial Arts place, about 20 minutes away from my house. They offer Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Japanese Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Krav Maga. I've done MMA for about 2 ...
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What is the purpose of the “ox fist”, a strike with the top of the wrist?

Posted as part of the Martial Arts SE post challenge about things about the martial arts you've always been curious about Is it possible to compile a list of discrete/distinct striking techniques (...
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Is it possible to compile a list of discrete/distinct striking techniques (hands/arms)?

I almost asked a duplicate question earlier: What martial notation systems exist for describing techniques in writing? It asked the question that I wanted to ask, and its answers were disappointing. ...
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I've seen it repeated several times now that both Aikido and Hapkido have many thousands of techniques, is it true?

By "many thousands" I mean 10,000. Wikipedia says the same, though likely is using some other source for that number. It specifically calls them "nameable techniques". I assume that there is a naming ...
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The sixth step in ITF TKD's Do-San form

In the various listings I can find online, this move is described as "spear hand". But as I've seen it taught, it also involves moving the left hand downward with the palm facing the ground before the ...
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Is there a move that engages almost all muscles in the body to be able to attack with the most energy?

I was looking for a martial arts move that uses most of your body energy to knock down your enemy or even break a wall with it; I have heard that if you use only a few muscles of your body to attack, ...
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What are the differences between TKD's backfist/reverse and boxing's jab/cross?

Ignoring footwork (supposing it is present), what are the primary differences in these combos? Are there any significant differences between the ideal versions of these punches? I'm looking for ...
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Should eyesight factor into the boxing stance a fighter chooses?

Standard procedure for most right-hand dominant fighters would suggest that they adopt an "orthodox" stance where their dominant hand is typically "in the back". But what if that same fighter is blind ...
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Improving Skills with Mental Training

I do kickboxing for several years in a gym. Besides physical training, it also includes sparring with an opponent. Since kickboxing, like most martial arts, relies on quick reflexes rather than ...

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