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Average height of competitors for each weight category in Judo?

It can be difficult to gauge whether you are in the 'right' weight category, i.e. whether you should stay around the same weight, try and lose some fat to drop a weight category, or try and gain some ...
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How often is the Balestra and Quartata Used in Olympic or other fencing tournaments

In this video The Balestra and Quartata two moderately advance pieces of fencing footwork are shown. Are these still relevant in the Olympics and other Fencing tournaments or are they the remains of ...
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Strength standards for elite Judo

How strong does one generally have to be to compete at elite level at judo?
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Can Kung fu fighters fight with weapons in international tournaments?

In Kung fu fighting sometimes fighters use lethal weapons. Sometimes two fighters fight and sometimes a group of fighters fight. Can Kung fu fighters fight with weapons in international tournaments?
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Non-kodokan throws in the BJA syllabus?

The BJA syllabus lists a number of non-kodokan names for throws. Some of them are clearly names for common competition variants,1 but some I have never heard of e.g. ashi-dori, which looks to me like ...
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Why is the pistol grip banned?

What is the main reason that using of the pistol grip in judo is forbidden? The restriction of the movement or other one?
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In Wushu competitions, why is taolu (forms) technique so different to sanda (combat) technique?

I have been watching quite a bit of footage of the 15th World Wushu Championships and I was quite surprised with how much there appeared to be a difference between the techniques demonstrated in taolu ...
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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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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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How does competition fighting differ from self-defense?

Distinctions are important in any field, and modern martial arts have a variety of functions, including exercise, meditation, learning discipline and physical and mental toughness, sport, performing ...
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What is the average career span for competition fighters at the elite level?

It's often overlooked that competitors in sport and prize fighting have a limited span of time in which they are competitive. This can be important, because, for people who do it professionally, they ...
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Contemporary Wushu vs. Traditional Wushu

There is some difference between older, traditional forms and the contemporary sport of Wushu, and there has been a great deal of evolution of the modern sport since the mid 20th century. What are ...
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Wushu: Jumps, Falls, Acrobatics

I am an adult interested in reaching a personal high level in wushu. I realize that some of the most difficult techniques come in the acrobatics elements. I figure that it would help to get a head ...
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Is the predominance of grappling in MMA prizefighting primarily a function of the small ring and cage?

This is how it was explained to me years ago by a practitioner of the various arts emphasized in MMA. Essentially, in Judo competitions, it’s not as easy to take the opponent to the ground b/c there ...
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What sort of throws are illegal in Muay Thai and why?

I started to watch Muay Thai recently, and something I can't really wrap my head around is exactly what throws are illegal. Muay Thai abstains from many throws and takedowns you'd find in grappling ...
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Getting back up after getting knocked down: How to recover quickly and get rid of the dizziness?

You see your opponent do something unexpected and weird. You don't quite understand it, but you know something is going to happen. The next thing you know — you are on the canvas/mat. You have been ...
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How many international judo competitors throw ambidextrously?

I am trying to understand how often playing opponents as one-sided may backfire. If an opponent is right-handed only, you would prioitize preventing the right hand from gripping and not worry so much ...
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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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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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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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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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Reasons for a Karate Kata disqualification?

In the world of Karate competitions, what are some technical rules that can disqualify a kata? For example, if the stance is too deep and Zenkutsu dachi has its front knee, well before the toe, will ...
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What Does it take to Compete at Competition Level in Wushu?

I am new to martial arts. I started taking Wushu about a month ago. My long term goal is to compete in the U.S. Open World Martial Arts Wushu competition. Is it possible for me to get to that level in ...
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Is there any maximum time for staying in a belt in BJJ?

Last week, I started to go to a new BJJ academy after a while without any training. When we started rolling, I asked to the guy that was rolling against me for how much time he was training. Since he ...
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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 ...
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Ageing and Competition - Step back or Power through?

This probably applies to many arts - but my particular experience is Tae Kwon Do. I love competing - and have been lucky enough to compete around the world in the adult black belt categories. The ...
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Why do the 2020 Summer Olympics have Kata but not Poomsae?

According to Wikipedia, the 2020 Summer Olympics will feature karate, and it will include Kata. However, tae kwon do has been an Olympic sport since the 1980s and it obviously does not include Poomse, ...
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How do I beat someone taller with longer legs? [duplicate]

I train taekwondo and I don't know what to do. I have to fight against someone taller, with longer legs than me. If I get too close, they either hit me or push me away. They can still kick me when I'...
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What rules should be used to allow fair stand up fights between any martial art [closed]

I personally have trained in a number of martial arts and competed under karate, tae kwon do, Muay Thai, kick-boxing and San da. I know some people like to try a few different styles and others prefer ...
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Does good Karate gi make difference

My Karate gi is pretty old and it was a middle-range one (not imported). I begin to be quite experienced and I'm thinking about buying a new gi. Do you really feel different when wearing a top quality ...
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How can you properly learn techniques which are too dangerous to ever apply?

In many martial arts such as Boxing, Karate, Judo, BJJ, TKD etc., there is a strict rule-set of "safe" techniques [yes, often a fine line] and their practice/development is well defined. There is ...
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Does anyone else experience slow motion when fighting?

I was wondering if anyone else out there feels that time slows down when they step into the fight? Punches and kicks feel slow, especially from the opponents side.Hits feel like pushes more than hits....
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Have you seen a fight between *top* Judo and Aikido practitioners?

First of all, no disrespect to anyone. I am not trying to get into a discussion of which art is better/faster/more effective/etc... I get that the quality of the fighter is more important than the ...
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What is the best type of diet for serious competition training? [closed]

I am looking at competing seriously in kata. I been training for over 10 years but its not gotten as serious as training for a goal to compete for England. I am finding it hard to maintain my energy, ...
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What is the best point-scoring technique? [closed]

What is the best technique or strategy for wining a point scoring fight.
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How to defeat a much stronger and bigger opponent?

I'm going to be undertaking a karate competition and one of my fellow club members is also attending. They are much larger, stronger and powerful. Is there any way I have the slightest chance in ...
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Martial art without exam and secrets

Is there any martial arts, where one can learn and evolve without proving herself/himself on various exams? Also, it would be nice, if you could learn all the techniques. What I mean, is that ...
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How to deal with unfair judges

I'm in Chung-do-kwan; we practice speed, precision, strength, focus, and balance. In last years tournament, I faced up against an opponent who probably shouldn't have even been in my group due to ...
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What's the outcome when there's a double knockout? [closed]

What's the result of the fight when there's a double knockout (e.g. both fighters hit each other at the same time or sth)? A draw? Both lose? Both win? :P I intentionally don't specify the concrete ...
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How do electronic sensing socks / chest protection sensors work in sport competition?

I recently read about Sockgate and was curious how the vests/socks that taekwondo sport competitors work. I understand that there are purely electronic systems and pressure based ones. I assume that ...
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When are the new WTF competition rules going to happen?

I heard that the WTF TKD competition rules were changing. Apparently, they want to make it more like MMA. Now, while it's subjective whether or not that's a good or bad thing, that's not what I'm ...
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is Jun Chong TKD a legitimate TKD dojo for self defense?

I wanted to sign up for TKD, and I really like Jun Chong TKD. However, I heard by some that TKD isn't a realistic means of self defense because a lot of the places teaching are "mcdojos." I've heard ...
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Is it good or bad to compete in a higher weight class?

Is it good for my learning process to compete in higher weight class? My weight is 63 In many BJJ events you have -64, -70, -76, ... Normally I should compete in -64 but I prefer competing in -70. ...
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How should I look for an "open" tournament near me?

I would like to enter an open martial arts, MMA, or taekwondo tournament in my area. How should I go about looking for one?
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Can there be too much training?

My oldest son (19) teaches and trains BJJ 6 days a week. He teaches and takes morning, afternoon and evening classes, plus trains MMA, does fitness training and is currently learning some boxing. My ...
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Why don't some gyms focus on take downs?

I have noticed some gyms don't focus on take downs, unless they have a special comp training class. The kids classes always start on their knees. I trust that different gyms have different training ...
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Breakfalls in competition

I've done judo on and off for a number of years and haven't really competed. Now that I've started back I'd like to (once I feel I'm good enough) start entering more events. Due to years of club ...
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Is there a sport aspect to Krav Maga?

I'm familiar with the basics of Krav Maga (history, philosophy and approach), but not a practitioner. There's a lot to like in this martial art from my perspective, but I generally don't see any ...
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What submissions are not allowed in competitive Judo?

After watching a number of matches during the Olympics it seemed like a lot of opportunities for submissions weren't even pursued. In the matches I observed I only saw two legitimate submission ...
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How is the scoring determined in Judo for the Olympics?

I've been watching the Olympic Judo matches and I'm confused. I know that ippon is an instant win. And 2 waza-ari are the equivlent of an ippon. But then there is another number associated with the ...
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