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What is the purpose of placing the tip of the tongue on the roof of the mouth? Where did this idea come from?

Some martial arts instructors advocate placing the tip of the tongue on the roof of the mouth while fighting. Reasons for this that they give vary but include: To avoid biting on the tounge To help ...
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What martial arts philosophy books are recommended for martial arts originating outside East Asia?

My awareness of martial arts philosophical works is limited exclusively to those of Chinese and Japanese origin. I would like to learn more about martial arts philosophies from other cultures and to ...
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Why Does Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu appear to have such a toxic culture? [closed]

I have noticed a lot of essentially toxic content relating to BJJ online. It ranges from questionable to down right rude to (occasionally) completely unacceptable. Here are a few examples. Meme 1 ...
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