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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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Why can't I be knocked out? [closed]

I can't be knocked out, and it doesn’t make any sense to me. I’ve been hit multiple times that should’ve knocked me out but it didn’t. I never really questioned it until Friday when I had to jump off ...
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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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Judo yama arashi - difference from harai goshi?

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 goshi. 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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