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If yelling is so good, why MMA fighters don't yell often

In our class, the benefits of yelling/shouting, i.e. Kihap, in sparring are sometimes pointed out. If yelling is so beneficial, why MMA fighters don't yell often? Or do they?
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What style of kung fu forms begin with legs straight, a fist in a fully extended sidepunch, and the other hand in an open palm by the shoulder?

I recall learning a bit of kung fu as a kid, and each of the forms starting with an introductory motion with at least one hand making a circle and the body ending up at something like this: This is ...
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Could Non Newtonian fluids make better judo mats?

I just had a weird thought... We now have a kind of technology that cushions impacts called non Newtonian fluids. Is there a reason we are not yet making judo mats using these materials? They have ...
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How to identify density

I have ordered 200 kg density judo mats with standard specification of 2X1meterX50MM. But I am confused if the material is ideal, and I am confused whether density depends upon weight? Or does it ...
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Punching bag (or alternative) for cramped space [duplicate]

I'm stuck in my small apartment these days (Covid + there's a lot of snow outside), and I'd like to find a way to set up a punching bag, but I don't have much space and the ceiling doesn't have any ...
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Can flat feet hinder my performance in martial arts?

I have a mild case of flat feet (like, I reckon, 1 on the picture below). I'm also often kind of awkward in my movements when performing high kicks and occasionally have balance issues (I don't fall ...
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HEMA Pells and Self-Training

Since the start of the pandemic, I have had a lack of people to fight. In any case, those that do want to fight don't want to come within 6 feet of me. :D (Additionally, pole-arms are not as studied ...
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Is there an effective way to defend from a nunchaku?

If someone attacks you with nunchaku, what is the best way to defend yourself?
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Identify Mystery WTF TKD Kick

A few years ago my kung fu school developed a relationship with a local and well-regarded WTF Olympic Style Tae Kwon Do school and we initiated a technique-exchange of sorts. A technique we learned ...
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Better foot technique with daily stretching

How effective is it to do daily stretching for the legs in order to get a better foot technique for kicking, like in Karate or Taekwondo. Let's say, I am stretching my legs three times a day for about ...
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Can a fighter with a healing fracture or dislocation get medically cleared to fight?

I understand there are professional fights in which one of the fighters may suffer an injury but they continue to fight on and may even win the fight in the end. However at the same time, there is ...
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When a fighter becomes unconscious in competition, what usually happens to them before they are medically clear to train and fight again?

I am trying to better understand what usually happens from a medical stand point when a fighter (MMA, boxer or otherwise) is rendered unconscious during a bout. Although unrealistic, to simplify ...
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Is there a risk of brain trauma in light sparring Muay Thai?

I'm really interested in training Muay Thai, but I really want to avoid any brain trauma. If I spar only lightly (to the head) once a week, will I be able to train for years while staying healthy as I ...
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what are the safety movements/measures when using forearms to attack?

as the title, i want to know the safety movements in using the forearms to attack, especially the one with the forearms weapon like in hung gar, i am not knowledgeable in unarmed fighting but i ...
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Is there Peace based Martial Arts style dance council and teamwork readily working?

Are there Dance communities intent mostly on fitness within the martial arts spectrum that might be there to join and socialize within peaceful means instead of defense tactics?Are there links to ...
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Taekwondo: Is it too late to start TKD at 14 and still become an Olympian?

I’ve done research and a bunch of other people start at around 6 years old. I want to start it and hopefully make it to the Olympics and I’m willing to train every single day by myself. If I start ...
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How to test teacher's ability?

The nature of teaching is that the student trusts the teacher to have the skill that the teacher teaches. This is usually proved by the teacher being authenticated, probably by having reputation or a ...
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How should nunchaku be used?

Nunchaku are an iconic martial arts weapon, but I see some discrepancy about how to use them amongst martial artists. Some styles prefer to hold them at the end of the stick and to swap which hand ...
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What is an optimal way to evade a punch?

I want to know what is the best way to evade a punch in MMA: dodging, parrying, blocking or stepping back (so that you are out of reach)? Specifically I am looking for a way to evade a punch such that ...
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How to spar an aggressive fighter shown in the shared video

This week, in the fighting session, I'm going to spar with the blue fighter in the linked video below: https://kapwi.ng/c/6DK9Gm0E Is very aggressive Is heavier Makes heavy use of Kihap i.e. shouting ...
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Jumping in Karate Kumite

Any time you see a World Karate Federation Kumite competition the competitors constantly jump up and down. Why do they do this? They are not dodging any incoming attacks. It will certainly slow ...
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Can an adult male martial arts expert withstand elbowing into his abdomen into his left arm for 6 seconds?

https://youtu.be/ylB5EXnT3SA?t=182 Please see the context here. Paige starts elbowing his dad's abdomen, presumably at full force, for 12 seconds — at 3:02 until 3:14 when Philip Jennings releases ...
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Effective range of pistols?

What is the effective range of a 9mm semiautomatic pistol? How does recoil affect time/accuracy of subsequent shots? Interested in: Range of untrained person Range of average marksman Range of expert ...
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Have hammer fists been used in Boxing?

Here I'm asking about Western boxing specifically, both in terms of the modern & contemporary sport, and historical European boxing (John L. Sullivan and earlier.) Is the hammer fist used in ...
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Kicking the knees in karate

I'm interested in kicks to the knee joint in particular from a self-defense standpoint, with the goal of removing mobility and ending combat, and interested in the number of applications for this. ...
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Karate Chops? (Uses and practicality of knifehand techniques)

In popular culture in the West, "karate chop" became a meme, probably because it looked so exotic to people used to Western boxing. My understanding that that the proper name for the ...
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Is this lightsaber body-turning move in Star Wars from Kenjutsu?

It is well known that the original lightsaber duels in Star Wars were based on kendo, and the choreography became increasingly sophisticated, especially in the second trilogy. The technique I am ...
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Is Yu Hai's Praying Mantis Internal?

We often think of Mantis as external, deriving from Shaolin, and regularly teach it to kids and teens, b/c it's both fun and has some useful techniques, and trains in both strength, speed and ...
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Northern Staff vs Southern Staff

Northern Staff vs Southern Staff Chinese martial arts are very rich in diversity of style, and contains numerous staff forms, but two of the most famous are Southern Staff and Northern Shaolin Staff. ...
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What is the primary technique of Wudang sword?

Wudang sword is famed in China and has been preserved as an extant practice since swordfighting days. But when I watch web videos on the art, I sometimes get unreliable information about what it ...
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Does blade flex have any function beyond durability?

It's well understood that you need some carbon to get well tempered steel, and put flex into the blade for durability. (Brittle swords break easily.) But is there any use of the flexibility inherent ...
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What did Bruce Lee mean by “emotional content”?

I know of this concept mostly from Enter the Dragon, the film that opened up the door to Chinese boxing in the West. LEE: What was that? An exhibition? We need emotional content. Source: Enter the ...
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In Tournament or Competition Judo can you use improvised techniques or throws that are not “officially” named?

Well, the title pretty much asks it all. Basically, if you work on a technique of your own, and it does not involve arm or leg locks, or submission tactics,... if it is a basic "throw" or &...
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Was grappling actually underappreciated in the USA before the UFC?

A narrative I commonly see is that grappling was only widely appreciated in America due to the success of Gracie Jiujitsu in the first few UFCs of the 1990s. Supposedly, people expected boxing, ...
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Do people self-promote?

Is it ever known to happen that someone will promote themselves to a higher rank? e.g. if there is an exceptional student, but a stubborn/arrogant teacher who doesn't want to promote them, they can ...
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Indoors firearms permanent hearing damage [closed]

What permanent hearing loss results from shooting indoors (2-3 shots)? Pistol, revolver, SMG, carabine, hunting rifle? No ear protection.
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One-handed guard?

I have a couple of wildly different use cases for this: home invasion, pistol at the hip, purpose of the guard is to make space and prevent punching and grappling street assault, purpose of the guard ...
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Alternatives to posting with your arms while grappling

This is question that I have been meaning to ask for a while. Last November, I competed at a tournament, along with some of the others from my gym. After I left, I was informed that one of the fellow ...
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How faithful was the BJJ choreography in the film Red Belt

Obviously, like all martial arts movies, there's going to be some degree of embellishment, but the theme of the film was also good—the tension between the business and the art. Most interested in the ...
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How dangerous was ancient Pankration?

In this ancient European form of MMA, maiming and fatalities were not unheard of, likely because many forms of the sport had so few rules, and it arose as a sport in a warrior culture, when people ...
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Most reliable/effective finger locks?

Jujutsu, Chin-na, and Aikido all have excellent finger locks. Which are the most effective? What are most reliable finger locks? Also interested in pinky locks specifically b/c that's the weakest ...
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How important is leaning in Boxing?

We think about the fists but not as much about the other aspects, such as footwork and dodging. When I think of waist in boxing, I think of Ali with his arms limp, leaning back just enough for his ...
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Types of neck throws?

Are there throws in Judo or other grappling styles that involve gripping (encircling) the neck to make the throw, and, if so, how dangerous are they? (Alternately, are they impractical, unlikely, easy ...
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Does Kendo include disemboweling techniques?

I don't know as much about Kendo as I'd like, but I've studied Chinese saber and straight sword, both of which include disemboweling techniques. In the case of wudang fencing, techniques which require ...
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What styles did Jet Li use in the “Once Upon a Time in China” films?

I ask because Wong Fei-hung is a legendary martial artist, portrayed by such kung fu movie stars as Kwan Tak-hing (known to you through his nemesis in those films, Mr. Han from Enter the Dragon;) But ...
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What are the major lineages of Hung Gar?

Hung Gar is legendary in the Chinese systems, and I'm interested in the major contemporary schools, and how much variation as arisen across them in the past 5 generations. What are the major lineages ...
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How authentic is the Wing Chun in the Ip Man films?

I ask b/c while the Shaw Era was the golden age of kung fu movies, the period from 2000 onward is definitely the renaissance. As a comparison, I recently re-watched Crouching Tiger, and noted that ...
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One punch knockout

There was a guy in highschool got into a lot of fights and almost every time he hit someone he knocked them out. As I got into shotokan and bjj, I started wondering is it not the matter of how hard ...
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Escapes from standing rear mount

It's rare to see but some MMA fights end with a rear naked choke where the victim is standing. What really stood out to me was how helpless they seemed once their opponent locked in a hook with one or ...
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What is the proper technique to draw a gun?

I've been toying with an airsoft pistol. The mental context is reacting to a home invasion a la Memento: multiple armed but misinformed that the flat is going to be empty assailants, very aggressive ...

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