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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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56 views

Has anyone done Tang Soo Do? [closed]

Has anyone done Tang Soo do? what did you think of it? im thinking of signing up. Would You recommend to do it or not to do it and to find something else !
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3answers
208 views

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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0answers
39 views

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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1answer
81 views

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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2answers
59 views

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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1answer
130 views

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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2answers
86 views

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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97 views

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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3answers
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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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1answer
42 views

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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3answers
172 views

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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2answers
146 views

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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4answers
175 views

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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1answer
132 views

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, ...
1
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1answer
114 views

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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2answers
98 views

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 ...
6
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6answers
236 views

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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3answers
131 views

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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3answers
833 views

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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4answers
108 views

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 ...
4
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2answers
93 views

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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3answers
177 views

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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2answers
94 views

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 ...
2
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3answers
98 views

How can I keep my feet clean during training?

So here's the issue: I love kickboxing, but I absolutely detest being barefoot. I hardly ever walk barefoot around my own (clean) home, let alone the (relatively dirty) mats at a gym. That's probably ...
2
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2answers
114 views

How can I practice any martial art if I have difficulty with motor and coordination skills?

I would like to practice a martial art full time for the sake of getting fit and dealing with my personal issues, but the problem is that I don't have much coordination with my body, and I can't ...
3
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1answer
92 views

What body factors limit the number of punches in a combo?

What limits the number of quick punches a boxer is able to throw in a combo (eg. a 1-2-1-2... or 1-2-3-2... combo)? Is it related to breathing and cardiovascular ability, muscular strength, weight or ...
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1answer
61 views

Is there an “ideology” in martial arts that would question/not abide to hierarchical and authoritarian martial arts organizations/cultures? [closed]

Is there an "ideology" in martial arts that would question/not abide to hierarchical and authoritarian martial arts organizations/cultures? Particularly, I've been thinking of starting a martial arts ...
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1answer
61 views

Why do federschwerten have a schilt, when longswords don't?

The federschwert, often called a feder is the training weapon for the longsword - in the same way that the foil is the training weapon for the smallsword. The feder has a small, wide section of blade ...
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1answer
87 views

Shoes for 1st metatarsal phalangeal joint arthritis

I usually train barefoot, but am getting old and have 1st MTPJ arthritis. It is getting sore doing reverse punches / round house kicks. I really need to start wearing a shoe that will support the ...
7
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3answers
1k views

Why do we teach unrealistic bunkai?

When we teach basic bunkai we often show impractical techniques and unrealistic situations for example blocking a mae geri by turning into the kick and using gedan barai. This is obviously not ...
5
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3answers
121 views

Martial arts with cerebral palsy and forearm crutches

I'm looking for a martial art or combination of martial arts that do not require a lot of footwork to practice. I have cerebral palsy and walk with forearm crutches. I would like to learn martial arts ...
6
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6answers
196 views

Why don't karateka practice ground-fighting and takedown defense?

Why don't karateka train in any kind of ground fighting or takedown defense? Karate contains takedowns, throws, leg sweeps etc. yet I've never seen anyone teach sprawling in karate and getting up from ...
2
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4answers
98 views

Is there any move (push?) in combat sports that hits an opponent and increases the distance to the opponent, while not throwing them to the ground?

I think pushing an opponent strongly is what I look for? But while Wikipedia has an extensive article about throws, I can find little about pushes wrt combat sports. Maybe pushes are so impractical ...
3
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2answers
96 views

Should a martial artist wear baggy or form-fitting pants?

I'm doing a little bit of research for a project. Basically, for a fighting style that consists mostly of punches, what are the pros and cons of body-fitting pants (trousers, not overly tight ...
2
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1answer
44 views

Limit for fouls in Taekwondo Olympic Sparring

At the recent Rome Grand Prix, Jade Jones won the Women's -57 Kg final, with 14 points and 9 fouls made. In a later interview she said that she was close to lose the fight by disqualification. Is ...
10
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1answer
125 views

Why doesn't karate use hook punches like boxing does?

Why don't karateka use hook punches in kihon or kumite? The basic technique exists (kagi zuki) and can be found in several kata eg: heian godan and the tekki kata but it is always performed as a kind ...
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1answer
98 views

Punching speed vs proper technique/force

So the correct way to punch in k1/kickboxing is to twist your body, on your foot as you do it, right? But when I try to increase my rapid punching speed I saw that I cannot twist my feet to punch ...
5
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2answers
105 views

Punch bags in a rental apartment

I'v been learning Krav-Maga for many years and now I mostly train on my own. When working with other people, I could train on others, or at least they were holding those punching pillows on which I ...
3
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1answer
51 views

How much should a (light) punching bag swing?

Novice question on boxing a punching bag. How much should a bag swing when you punch it? This is a light bag (~20kg), suspended from the ceiling. I've been told to whip punches, not push them, so ...
3
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2answers
73 views

Sandan meaning in Taekwon do

I found my dad's certificate which says "Sandan" on it. What does that mean? Is it a 3rd degree Black Belt?
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5answers
1k views

Taekwondo belt skills and level

Is it possible to stay white belt and continue to learn as normal until black belt level without taking belt advancement because not really interested in belt but in skill for self defense
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2answers
108 views

Is a right hand jab possible for right handed boxer?

I'm new to boxing, so this is an absolute novice question. My dominant hand is right, so I use left for jabs and right for straight/cross, like most people. Despite right dominance, I'm slightly ...
5
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2answers
108 views

What does a left hook achieve in boxing?

This is a novice question related to boxing. For a dominant right-hand boxer, what is the purpose of a left hook? By default, the opponent's right hand will be guarding the face, so can't get the jaw....
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1answer
87 views

Why kata competitors wear red and blue belts?

These two colors are also used in Taekwondo Olympic sparring, where the two opponents use red and blue colored protective gear. In the case of Taekwondo, the choice of colors is the same used in the ...
3
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1answer
28 views

Fix body protector strap holders

The lower strap holders in Taekwondo body protectors seem to be their weakest spots. I have seen protectors in decent condition, other than the broken strap holders, that make them impossible or ...
4
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1answer
73 views

Taegeuk Il Jang does not naturally end on the place you started

When performing a poomsae, you should finish on the same spot where you started. Poomsaes are designed to be symmetric, and this should happen naturally if all the steps are done correctly and with ...
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1answer
2k views

Why was Wrestling scheduled to be removed from the Summer Olympic Games?

I recently noticed that Wresting was scheduled to be removed from the 2020 Summer Olympics. In the meanwhile, the International Olympic Committee went back with this decision, and the 125th IOC ...
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2answers
111 views

Is “Jogo do Pau” the only historic European martial art kept alive until today?

Recently I was at a "Jogo do Pau" demonstration, and during the introduction it was said to be the only historic European martial art that kept being practiced until the present day. It was at risk ...

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