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Is there a move that enages 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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Judo yama arashi - difference from harai ogoshi?

I have seen the throw yama arashi done in more than one way. I watched 10 dan Mifune do yama arashi and he does not sweep the opponent leg as in harai ogoshi. In the Kodokan training video the Tori ...
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How does one “become like water”?

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes ...
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Is there a publicly available syllabus of the Chuck Norris System (formerly Chun Kuk Do)?

I'm particularly interested in which forms (hyung?) are taught, and for which ranks they are required. I've clicked through most (but not all) of the schools listed on the UFAF page. Half of the links ...
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Japanese Short Sword Kata

I want to practice a sword kata indoors. I have a bokken, but my ceiling is too low for me to use it indoors. Because of this, I am considering acquiring a wakizashi bo. From this point, I see two ...
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What is the Maṇḍala stance/posture in Dhanurveda?

This is a stance first discussed in the Agni Purāna on the subject of Dhanurveda (archery). The best description (and really only, outside of the Agni Purāna itself) that I've been able to find is: ...
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What is kubi-nage?

I have occasionally seen a throw called kubi-nage ("neck throw") referenced in Judo. This isn't a Kodokan-recognised name, but the throws I have seen described as it appear to be very similar to koshi-...
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Whats the difference between hayashi-ha with traditional shito-ryu style?

What's the difference between Haiashi-Ha Shito-Ryu and traditional Shito-Ryu? What does Hayashi-Ha have that Shito-Ryu don't have? And what does Shito-Ryu have that Hayashi-Ha does not?
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How effective are nunchaku as a choking weapon?

Numerous countries make it illegal to be in possession of nunchaku because they are claimed to be a weapon designed for choking. When I practiced Matayoshi kobudo in the WOF (admittedly for a ...
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What is the good path to become a Judo teacher?

I am currently 15, live in a small town in Switzerland and have a green belt. There is a small, local Judo community that mostly trains young children from white to orange belt. There are currently ...
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What is the difference between a choke and a strangle?

In martial arts which permit submissions, a distinction is sometimes made between "chokes" and "strangles", however in my experience these terms are not used consistently. What is the difference ...
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Final punches in Shotokan's Jion kata: Straight punch or hammer fist?

The final two punches in Jion are described as straight punches out to the side. With very little exception, however, videos show people doing a cross between a straight punch and a hammer. Some ...
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Shotokan morote uke: Use hammer fist surface of supporting hand?

Many years ago, at a university club, an instructor said that some standards group studying the mechanics of shotokan were recommending a change in the augmented block (morote-uke). Instead of ...
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Can someone enter a BJJ competition one belt higher than their current rank?

So for example, if someone is a blue belt and has been for years, but travels around a lot, has no regular club (and so can't get promoted presently) and has won many gold medals at blue belt, could ...
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Did Jujutsu invent the Heimlich Manoeuvre? If so, when?

I have seen a couple of texts referring to what appears to be the Heimlich Manoeuvre among the methods of resuscitation* taught in some schools of jujutsu (and consequently, judo). What is surprising ...
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How has BJJ innovated since diverging from Judo?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has its roots in early 20th century Judo, but has developed independently as a distinct martial art focused on groundwork in the century since then. It maintains a number of ...
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How to thoroughly clean synthetic boxing gloves?

I keep my boxing gloves (Ringside Apex, some sort of synthetic material) in a wicker basket near my training equipment at the house. Long story short, my cat used the basket instead of her litter box ...
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What style(s) of Jujitsu did Jigoro Kano study?

I have read that in Japan there was a general system called jujitsu. However there were hundreds of branches of jujitsu. Most samurai were trained in different branches of jujitsu. Basically any ...
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What is a “shoulder lock” in Judo terminology?

In a judo context, "elbow-lock" has a broader definition than in other martial arts, referring to both armbars and bent-arm rotational locks (since both manipulate the elbow joint for effect, ...
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Are omoplatas legal in judo?

Are omoplatas legal in judo? Though they cause pain to the shoulder joint, they "lock" (bend) the elbow joint to achieve this (as in ude-garami and te-gatame).
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Are there any still surviving schools of Jujutsu?

I've trained at a couple of "traditional Jujutsu" clubs, but as far as I can tell their syllabuses seem to have been inspired by early 20th century judo, perhaps with a bit of aikido thrown in. Are ...
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Why is a “scarf hold” so-named if you don't wrap around the opponent's neck (like a scarf)?

Judo's kesa-gatame is often translated as "scarf hold", but the technique is defined by wrapping your arms and upper body around uke's neck and arm, more like a seatbelt, as opposed to wrapping around ...
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Body constriction techniques

Judo shime-waza comprises three types of technique: blood-chokes air-chokes body constrictions The most famous of the third type is the (competition-banned) do-jime, but it is also possible to ...
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Why is it permitted to kick (but not punch) someone in the face in Kyokushin tournaments? [duplicate]

It doesn't make sense to me. What do you think?
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Are hammerlocks (te-gatame) legal in judo competition?

The Kodokan Kansetsu-Waza video demonstrates a number of variations of te-gatame where uke's arm is pulled up their back, applying a hyper-rotational lock to the shoulder (sometimes called a ...
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Disabled BJJ - worth a try?

I'm 43 and got myself a spinal cord injury 16 years ago that keeps me in a wheelchair most of the time. I can stand and walk with crutches and have some decent (for a quadriplegic) upper body mobility ...
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How to improve my knee impact in clinching

In my first match I was doing pretty good in clinching but my knees were too frequent and not powerful. I've been working on a bag pretty much every chance i get and do about 50-100 knees after every ...
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Is the Biceps Slicer a legal technique in judo?

There are a number of compression locks in grappling, which function with tori placing a limb (acting as a fulcrum) in the crook of one of uke's joints, and applying pressure to flex the joint over ...
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Osoto-gari grabbing uke's neck or hair

In the Kodokan Goshin-jutsu kata, a variation of osoto-gari grabbing uke's neck (as opposed to their collar) is taught as a defence from a punch/strike by uke (naname-uchi):1 One can also perform ...
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Boxer breaking boards, karateka punching punching bag

We strongly associate a boxer training in front of a punching bag, and a karateka breaking boards. Would the boxer or the karateka benefit from cross training, that is, boxer breaking boards, ...
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How is “Tai Chi Chuan” pronounced in Cantonese?

In the "lost interview" of Bruce Lee with Pierre Berton (1971) he says "Tai Chi Chuan" is Mandarin, but I don't fully get the Cantonese version when he tells it. I hear "Tai te kuen" ... but I'm not ...
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Why are there no competitive martial art champions aged 62 or above?

For instance, why are there no MMA guys over 62 that can win championships? Is it that MMA techniques no longer work once you reach a certain age when fighting a competitive opponent? What is the deal?...
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Is shaking hands after a judo competition bad etiquette in Japan?

Judo contains a number of rituals inherited from Japanese culture, one example being the codification of bowing to your opponent before and after competing.1 However bowing doesn't carry the same ...
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Were wristlocks ever part of Judo randori?

The Kodokan goshin-jutsu kata as well as several contemporary judo texts1 demonstrate various wristlocks as a self defence technique, similar to how atemi were also taught. However since at least 1908,...
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Why is ude-garami legal if it is effectively a shoulder lock?

Since 1925, judo competitions have nominally banned all joint-locks applied "anywhere other than to the elbow joint". Since its inception in 1951, the IJF has also adopted this rule. In spite of this,...
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Is the crucifix a valid osaekomi-waza?

The IJF in 2013 (and the Kodokan in 2017) recognised two new pins as valid osaekomi-waza in competition: uki-gatame, and ura-gatame. I have seen the term ura-gatame refer to at least 2 distinct ...
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What is the combo in this bag-work video?

I'm learning boxing combos. I want to copy his combo in this video, but my brain is too slow to see it. Can you tell me the complete sequence in that video?
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What would be the best form of martial arts for a bigger guy? [closed]

I am 6”3 and 256 pounds, I played sports my whole life so I’m not fat but I do have a few extra pounds on right now that I just started working on losing again. After I get down to 230-240 I wanted to ...
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Chess Boxing - Wondering how I would do / how I'd get into it

Ok I tried to find the 'chess boxing' subforum here and one doesn't exist, but I'm not surprised it's not by any means mainstream. Hopefully there's someone here that is knowledgeable and I'd ...
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Is an arm-triangle (choke from kata-gatame) a legal submission?

When holding an opponent in kata-gatame: by applying pressure to one side of their neck with their trapped shoulder, and the other side with your enclosed arms, you can apply an arm triangle choke, ...
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King of Iron Palm Training

Master Gu Ru Zhang was also known as the “King of Iron Palm”. What is the name of this martial art style? Where do I get information about this man and his style? How do I achieve the goal of having ...
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Iron palm monster hand training

How to have hand like this? How to achieve this goal? Which exercises do I need to do for making our hand like this? Thank in advance.
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Black belt protocol [closed]

Is a high level black belt MORALLY OBLIGATED to accept an attacker's surrender (aka tap out) in a real world street fight? Let me clarify with a senario. Imagine this condition: I attack you with a ...
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Origin of kata-guruma?

Question In an interview with Torahei Ochiai in the 1920's, Jigoro Kano states that he adopted kata-guruma from wrestling's fireman's carry.1 However, the Kodokan Judo Throwing Techniques book posits ...
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I still look like a complete “noob” during drills with long combos I've never practiced before hand

In our class we get long combos thrown at us, something like e.g. jab cross jab switch kick then body hook head hook right. I can never remember when they're said in class. I can do OK when it's my ...
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Why were leg grabs removed from competitive judo?

As of 20101 the IJF made it illegal to grab the legs or trousers during direct attacks in tachi-waza, and as of 2013 it is illegal to touch the legs whatsoever during tachi-waza. I have heard multiple ...
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What type of throw is the Laats' Dive-In?

The "Laats' Dive-in" (named after its use by Johan Laats) is often described as a variant of kata-guruma avoiding grabbing the leg. However, I have seen some debate as to how the throw should actually ...

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