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Clinch with one opponent's arm inside

I'd like to know if this unorthodox clinch technique is advisable. Watching amateur muay Thai fights, I see this pattern emerging, but it tends to be rare in professional fights. I don't know why. In ...
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If partner is using additional moves in drill, should you tell him not to?

This question is more about etiquette. Years ago I took some martial art classes that focused on striking. The other day I tried an intro class to Sambo. Overall it went well. The last thing we did ...
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MMA: Different Types of Sprawls

Does anyone know all the different basic type of Sprawl variations and when to use each type? Is one of them used for a Single leg takedown and another is double leg takedown in images below? We ...
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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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Throwing into the ground vs ground fighting?

There's been more emphasis on ground fighting in martial arts since Royce made BJJ supreme for the first few years of MMA, taking any comers of any weight with as few rules as state commissioners ...
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How can you withstand a female college student forcefully biting into your arm for 6 seconds?

Please watch https://youtu.be/ylB5EXnT3SA?t=174. This is from the TV series The Americans, Season 6 Episode 5. Paige starts biting — forcefully, it appears — into her dad's arm at 2:55 until 3.01. In ...
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How can grappling martial arts work in a street fight?

Many people claim that grappling martial arts like judo and jiu jitsu are very useful in a street fight but I don't think this is true for the following two reasons. First, in a street fight you want ...
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What are the most suitable methods for a medical practitioner to use to restrain someone who needs to be treated/sedated?

Consider the situation where a psychiatric nurse or perhaps a paramedic needs to assist in sedating someone. Generally they have several staff restrain the patient pretty much one on each limb. I ...
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Is a sprawl or knee generally more effective against takedowns?

Coming from a more traditional/striking focused background, I always struggle with the advice of not staying so upright in order to be better positioned to defend takedowns (single or double leg). I ...
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Multi-opponent martial arts systems and strategies?

We often think about self defense in terms of a single opponent, but, as anyone who has ever been "jumped" knows, real world situations can easily include multiple opponents. Are there ...
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Types of neck throws?

Are there throws in Judo or other grappling styles that involve gripping (encircling) the neck to make the throw, and, if so, how dangerous are they? (Alternately, are they impractical, unlikely, easy ...
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How did Kayla Harrison supplement her Judo for grappling & ground fighting in MMA?

Did she focus on learning BJJ, or stick more with and Judo and Japanese Jujitsu? Does her MMA style reflect Brazilian influence, or is it still predominantly Japanese? (My sense of Judo is that it is ...
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Are there MMA rules that prohibits reactions which would render grappling unusable in a real world scenario?

I was watching some MMA and grapplers like Khabib are incredibly fast and efficient in launching on the opponent. But it seems to me compared to the other reactions like dodging when being kicked at, ...
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What is the best way to compensate for lack of training partners when training at home?

We can get instruction from online videos and can practice forms and basic strikes easily enough. Partners for pair work are hard to substitute though. Partners for grappling even more so. What ...
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Submissions in Pehlwani?

According to Wikipedia, in (some rulesets of) the Indian grappling sport Pehlwani, one can win with locks and submissions. However, English language resources on the techniques of Pehlwani are very ...
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Are there any positions where you can finish multiple submissions at once?

Most people that have been practicing BJJ or most other grappling arts for a while know that it can be hard to maintain position while finishing a submission. This is why BJJ often has "backup" ...
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Is there a canonical resource for the classification of Judo mat techniques?

For throws, I use Toshiro Daigo's book Kodokan Judo Throwing Techniques published by Kodanasha International, Tokyo 2005. It specifically addresses some of the arcane points of Kodokan classification ...
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Double jointed martial arts?

Is there a style of Martial Arts that requires a person to be double-jointed or is performed better if double-jointed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njWL8woekB8 You must watch to get the range of ...
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Why do Sambo fighters practice BJJ as well?

From what I see some Sambo fighters practice BJJ too, Khabib Nurmagomedov for example. Why would they do that?
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Difference between wrestling and grappling

Many times, when my sensei teaches me a technique, he takes reference from either wrestling or grappling. I always thought the two are different terms for the same art until the master told me that it'...
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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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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 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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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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What do I do if an attacker grabs my breasts?

I read a lot of girls' stories about how some guy grabs their breast and she has to shove him off, or punch or kick him. The guys usually give up and run away in these stories. What do you do if they ...
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Things to do in Tokyo when you are NOT dead (yet) [closed]

Later this year I will take my nephew (he is 19) to Tokyo for a week. We will spend most of the time together but I am considering having one or two afternoons were each goes his own way (I am ...
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Resisting choke holds using throat tendons?

When I was a kid in my early teens, my parents got me to take up Judo. I remember little of it, but I do remember quite successfully resisting choke-hold attempts by tensing the neck down and the ...
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Which types of throws can lift the heaviest weight (hip throws, shoulder throws, etc.)?

I’m relatively new on the martial arts scene, but I’ve enjoyed learning judo, wrestling, pretty much anything involving grappling, in stand-up or on the ground. Being sort of small (5’9” and 145 lbs.) ...
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What is a good BJJ book for someone familiar with groundwork but not BJJ?

I am looking for a Brazilian jiujitsu book to understand how BJJ thinks about groundwork. As a judoka of some years, I already have some familiarity with joint locks, chokes, control, escapes, the ...
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What's the name of this sweep and where did it originate?

Here is a description of the sweep: Attacker is in a sitting position, holding the opponent in guard, possibly, but not necessarily controlling the opponent's hands and preventing the opponent from ...
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Combined Grappling Dummy and Bob punching bag for practice

I would like to practice at home both grappling and punching. For punching there is a boxing bag or Bob and for grappling there are grappling dummies such as bubba dummy and the like. I would like to ...
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How to avoid being encircled by a body triangle?

The following sequence shows a fighter crossing his legs around the waist of his opponent. What could be some possible ways to avoid this situation? Once caught in it, how does one get out? To make ...
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Single Leg X or Ashi Garami

is Single Leg X or Ashi Garami the same thing or is there is slight difference between them. I see some guys mixing up the two names so now I'm confused. Can anyone make this a little clear for me ?
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What is exactly a cross face position in BJJ?

I'm training BJJ but my native language is not english. I tried translation but it didn't work as well. So I'm wondering: what is a cross face? I see people mentioning this cross face position, when ...
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Why all the wrist grabs?

I was reading this one: Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai and there is all the usual stuff I've seen in quite a few styles over the years about: "The drill sequence begins opponent ...
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To prevent injuries, how do you discourage people from using excessive force?

This is basically a question about how to encourage randori (free play) versus shiai (competition) during throwing practice. Randori is supposed to be friendly; the objective is further development of ...
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Luta Livre vs Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

How different is Luta Livre from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Does it have the same submissions as BJJ? Are the rules in competitive tournaments also the same as BJJ?
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Arm bar crushes the groin

I know, that's weird. But I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had this problem. When I do my arm bar and I'm not wearing a jockstrap, I tend to crush my groin... You'll understand that in such a ...
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Is There Any Martial Art Where They Use Legs For Grappling?

Don't push me off, if I asked a very dumb or plainly stupid question. All I know about martial arts can be written on a matchbox. I was just wondering if there is any martial art (grappling) form ...
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Wrestling strategies

I have long heard that judo and wrestling, both freestyle and greco-roman, are some of the martial arts that requires most strategy. That lead me to try to learn wrestling (also the fact that although ...
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Electric Chair Submission

Is 'Electric Chair' submission in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu some kind of a knee bar or does it affect to any other area of the leg?
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Muay Thai defensive techniques against grappling attacks

I'm just wondering whether Muay Thai teaching includes defensive tactics / techniques to use against grappling and take-downs. If they do, please share them. For instance, if someone tries to grapple ...
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Do pins in judo have to be standard pins?

If in judo we execute a pin that different from a "standard" Osaekomi-waza, but still pins the opponent on their back or puts enough pressure for them to tap out, does it still fully count for ippon? ...
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Calf Slicer vs Vaporizer

I'm just curious to know the exact difference/s between the Jiu Jitsu moves 'Calf Slicer' and 'Vaporizer'. Do both submissions affect to the calf or they work differently?
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Defending against an aggressive and heavier opponent [closed]

In martial arts all looks fine when the opponent is similar size and fighting "normal" way. I just wonder how to effectively fight against someone without much technique but much stronger (difference +...
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Get A wrestling dummy filled or unfilled

I don't know whether to get a filled/unfilled dummy/hangman. I've done a bit of limited research so I'm going to list the pros and cons I've heard about each. BTW This isn't a "Shopping Recommendation"...
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Learning grappling without an instructor

I don't have access to any sort of grappling art in my area. There just aren't any. There is a gym that I go to in the local area, and I and some friends are interested in learning grappling. I ...
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Good sources on using sticks for grappling/locks?

Most of my training has been for blade work, and now I'm working with sticks with a friend to get some of the differences down. The basic stuff (more force, direct strikes, any point can become a ...
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What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?

I basically always cut my hair right at the moment when they start getting into my eyes when training. Now I want to try and grow my hair to a half long - long hairstyle. There are some solutions I ...
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Supplementary Asian arts for Modern Medieval Armored Combat

I am curious what Asain arts would have techniques that would be useful in Armored Combat League. Armored combat league is a combat sport done in armor promo vid with explanation: https://web.archive....
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