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Can one be a formidable MT fighter, if they are unable to jump-rope, swim, cycle, or run long distances?

I am 28 years old. It is embarrassing and very demoralizing that I cant jump-rope. I see all the boxers in my gym do that. I also cannot swim, or ride a bicycle. I also cannot run more than a mile ...
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Can a foreigner train shaolin kung fu inside the shaolin temple? [duplicate]

I want to study Shaolin kung fu in China after i finished my school. My first choice is inside the Shaolin temple, but I don't know if that's possible as a foreigner. I would also like to know on what ...
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How to correctly throw the leg kick so that it does not get jammed up after punches?

I am new here. When I am working on the heavy bag (hangs from the ceiling) I find it incredibly hard to throw my kicks after punches. My kicks get jammed up. Say, I throw a Jab, Cross, LHook and then ...
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Target pad design

Why do some handheld target pads have a double-layer design? I remember using a single layer pad when I was a kid. Since then, the double layer design has been introduced. At best I can tell, it ...
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Why wrestling is considered as a game in olympics where as karate and kung fu are just martial arts?

Wrestling is one of the self defence martial arts and also a game where audiences sit and watch them. Even karate is same , but why karate is not considered as a game and only in martial arts .?
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Learning to throw a proper Muay Thai low and body kick

Have been training Muay Thai for about 4 months, yet I still find myself struggling with almost all the Muay Thai kicks - especially the low and body kick. My kicks happen to be weak as I often lose ...
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Where can I learn about HEMA shields?

I've spent a some time searching for a manuscript that covers things like fighting with large shields like kite, heaters, tower, etc., but I can't find anything. Where can I learn about HEMA shields?
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Confusion with the word “bande” meaning reverse in Taekwondo

In forms of Taekwondo, for example the 1st form, when the left foot is stepping forward, i.e. Wen-Ab-Sugi, and the left hand is punching, i.e. Mumtung-Jirugi, the movement is named: Wen-Ab-Sugi-...
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Black Belt - 2 Schools

My son attends a taekwondo school, who in my opinion is a diploma mill. I have seen many students with black belts who are lacking skills that are fundamental to earning a black belt. The dilemma is, ...
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ITF and WTF Black belts

Are you allowed or permitted to have a black belt at an ITF affiliated school, and also train for a black belt with a WTF affiliated school? With the differences l have read on this site between ITF ...
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BJJ bloodborne diseases

I've never been in a fight in my life and never had interest in any form of contact sports before. Something about BJJ really interests me. Maybe it's the self-defense aspect, or making myself ...
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How to wash leather shin guard?

After more than a year and half of use my shin guard are becoming smelly. I let them dry out and never keep them in my bag but now they begin to stink. I can't put them on the wash machine as they ...
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Why is head scissors not commonly used in wrestling?

I was told that head scissors in wrestling is an easy way defeat a person. But I find it difficult to use. I find choke holds to be much more effective.
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Kyokushin Sparring Gear

I am looking for some shin guards and gloves for full contact (Kyokushin) sparring. Is there anything I should be looking for / avoid when buying these pieces of equipment?
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Does leaving the fan switched on in the dojo reverse the effect of warm up exercises?

While learning Kalaripayattu in a city, it was not done in a traditional mud-based basement, but in a school hall. So there were fans available. When we used to perspire profusely from an intense warm-...
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How can one effectively use their hips to generate strength for any given technique that requires it?

Background: I am a teenage white-belt 2nd stripe training in BJJ for almost a year now. I feel like I have some fundamental errors in my overall game and am seeking to remedy them. Question: One of ...
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What does “submission (terror)” mean as method of winning or losing a fight in MMA?

I've been reading about the old days of UFC and came across a fighter named Joe Son. If you look at his MMA record on his Wikipedia page, you'll notice that listed under method for his losses are: ...
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Nasal dilators in martial arts

I have issues with my nasal breathing; I had an operation, which didn't work. I have been experimenting with nasal dilators for running and cycling and find them to be quite helpful. https://www....
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What are some fundamental yet highly effective ways to break your opponent's posture?

A little backstory: I'm a relatively lightweight guy (126 lbs) and have been training BJJ for almost a year now. I tend to struggle in a few departments, and the second most terrible one is when I ...
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Why don't we wear shoes in karate?

Presumably people in Okinawa didn't walk around barefoot. If the original purpose of karate is self-defense, wouldn't it make more sense to train in similar clothing to what you'd be wearing if you ...
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TKD routines at home for a 60 year old male [closed]

I just had another calf injury a couple of weeks ago. I am turning 60 this month. I want to keep trainning and practicing my forms, up to and including Koryo. I have been trainning with 54 year old ...
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When/why was the list of Kodokan Judo throws and ground techniques recently expanded?

Toshiro Daigo's book Kodokan Judo Throwing Techniques published by Kodanasha International, Tokyo 2005 lists 67 throwing techniques. As Daigo is the chief instructor at the Kodokan, I took this as the ...
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Is it possible to start Taekwondo or Karate at 15 [duplicate]

Is it possible to start Kungfu, Taekwondo or Karate at the age of 15? I am asking because I don't practice any sport.
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Philosphy and history of Okinawan Karate

I've recently started stufdying Goju Ryu. I have some training and a black belt in a few other styles. One of the things that I miss with some masters here is their lack of historical and ...
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Name this technique against Chudan tsuki ('knife' to the abdomen)

I'm trying to remember the name of a technique, if it even had one, and would welcome suggestions. Uke and Tori stand facing each other, stance is unimportant. Uke attacks Tori with a tanto; its a ...
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Are there martial arts known to synergize with Judo?

Intro Following a bit of studying, I have found that I am interested in learning Judo, as it matches my life philosophies of being gentle but not defenseless. However the schools of Judo accessible ...
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Which foot forward when breaking boards with hand/elbow?

When I break boards using my right knife-hand or elbow "from outside to inside" (using a counter-clockwise motion when seen from above), I've always put my right foot forward, which allows for more ...
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Suppose you know a martial art. How likely are you to get a chance to use it for self defense?

One of the many benefits that martial arts schools (including my own) claim to have is 'self-defense'. In fact just about every martial art claims that this is a benefit. In the spirit of this ...
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Detailed consequences of Dim-Mak Strikes [duplicate]

I was curious what would really happen if you strike the ST9 Dim-Mak point with a very hard and sufficient power. KO I have seen, but master always warns not to use it unless life depended on it. The ...
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Is there a better way defend from stick and Tonfa

As far as I know this is the popular defense against stick in Krav Maga. Are there any better alternatives for protecting yourself from stick attack. Is the defense in the video is relevant for ...
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How can we do push ups with Tonfa?

As can be seen in video he does push ups with the Tonfa. If you do it on floor at home it slides. What is the right way and technique to do it? Is it better than regular push ups? Does it have any ...
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Where can I find a good source for invisible strike

As can be seen in the video there are invisible strikes. I would like to know where can I find more like those. In addition, I would like to know what is the idea and the tricks that stand beyond the ...
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Why don't we strangle with the hands in BJJ

Defences against a standing strangle with the hands AKA 'rape choke' are very commonly practised in self-defence classes yet when I roll with people in BJJ classes nobody ever seems to try it on me. ...
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Hip issue with Mawashi Geri (Roundhouse Kick)

I am new to Kyokushin karate, and I am trying to learn how to do a "proper" mawashi geri. I have read through several posts on this site, in regards to this issue. The "proper" karate form for ...
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How to create a Bunkai of Karate?

I am good with Kata, but still I am not able to figure out in particular situation. How I use any particular move from Kata like Juji-Uke or Sukui-Uke, etc.. Are there any basic principles to apply ...
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Using jump kicks in Olympic style sparring

In a recent sparring practice, one of the practitioners used a jump side kick against the adversary, that was dodging and stepping back from the other attacks. It was a surprisingly effective move, ...
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What can I do about taekwondo knee pain? [closed]

I am 17 years old and i am a girl. I really want to be a good taekwondo fighter, but not only a fighter. I love doing it more than I can say even if i am not that good. My left knee is so weak and ...
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Is there any specific name for a move when a fighter dodges their opponent's punch and counter-punches at the same time?

Another question for move names, sorry. This time I've failed to Google up / Wikipedia up a name for a move when a fighter dodges and counter-strikes at the same time. I know there is such a thing ...
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Help for Cauliflower Ear

I train in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). About 3 weeks back, I got my ear in a bind (headlock, probably, but it wasn't traumatic enough to make me think about it). I went to a dermatologist, but they ...
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Sometimes while fighting, people stand still and let their enemy attack. Why?

I watched action movies, Bruce Lee's movies, Steven Seagal's movies and realize that while fighting, they (or their enemy) just stop punching and stand and sustain the other's attack. Why is that?
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Defending non-telegraphed strikes [closed]

Is there a way to practice yourself for defending non-telegraphed punches or kicks? Protecting yourself from non-telegraphed strikes is difficult because there is less time to see and react. However, ...
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Hidden hits in fight and control [closed]

I know that police, security guards and other special forces learn how to fight and control people so that if they are videoed it would not look brutal. Where can I find these types of hits and ...
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How does BJJ differ from classic jujutsu? [duplicate]

I'm interested in studying grappling, locks, throws. Basically using my size (6'4", 280 lbs, no fat) to my advantage. I already hold a 3rd dan black belt in Goju karate, but karate in general does not ...
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Are blocks unrealistic?

I hear some self defense experts claim that blocks you see in many martial arts, such as Karate or Taekwondo, are unrealistic and should not be used. The main justification given is that no ...
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Why do round kicks use the ball of the foot?

In traditional karate (not kumite competition) performing mawashi-geri (roundhouse kick) such that one strikes the target with the ball of the foot is preferred over striking with the top of the foot ...
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Developing voice of command

Recently our intructor had to leave early from practice, and I was left in charge and the most graduate (and only) adult, with a workout plan for the remaining practice time. The group was not that ...
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Avoid anterior pelvic tilt on the long stance

When performing the long stance (ap kubi in Taekwondo), sometimes there is a tendency to lean the hip forward, causing a pronounced S on your spine, where the glutes stick out. So, even if your legs ...
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improving endurance for martial arts kicking routines

I apologize in advance for my english if it may sometimes seem a little unintelligible (it is not my first language). I am experiencing difficulty improving my endurance for a kicking routine that is ...
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Why do people wear frayed black belts? [closed]

There seems to be a pride in using a beaten up belt. Isn't a belt cheap, shouldn't a MA practitioner be in clean and well maintained attire ?
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Can spinal injury occur from rear naked choke

When putting your opponent into the position for a rear naked choke it is common practice to open up the submission by bending the opponents spine backwards. Is there any realistic possibility of ...

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