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Gripping and manipulating clothes, limbs, weapons etc. with the hands.

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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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Proper grip for Chinese straight sword (Jian 剑)

This is a basic, but critical question. I've noticed some variation among practitioners. What is the proper grip for Chinese straight sword?
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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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How does gripping with the thumb spoil foot movements?

This quotation is from Dynamic Judo Throwing Techniques by Kazuzo Kudo (9th dan), p. 27 Seizing your opponent's practice suit—whatever part of his suit you grab, remember to do so using your ...
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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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Why grip with only three fingers?

I have heard a number of judoka promote gripping with only the lower three fingers (pinky, ring, middle) as opposed to all five. I've sometimes heard this referred to as the 'Japanese grip'. Is there ...
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Grip on a Kung-Fu staff (Bo) during training

When training with a Kung-Fu staff, should I keep a strong grip on the staff or a loose grip? *by training I mean doing basic staff exercises such as rotation or simple movements with the staff.
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How to escape from a sankyo grip?

As can be seen here in this video, it seems impossible to escape from the sankyo grip. Is there a way to escape from it (including self defense options)?
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How do you prevent/mitigate finger injuries in judo/bjj?

As I am no longer a young man, I frequently find that my finger joints are swollen for a few days after judo practice. This is more a chronic overuse issue that has developed over years than an acute ...
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Finding the forearm pressure point in Aikido's yonkyo grip?

I'm having a bit of trouble trying to find the pressure point on the forearm with which to do yonkyo. Does anyone have any tips on how to find the right spot? I understand yonkyo doesn't necessarily ...
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What are good exercises for building grip strength for judo and BJJ?

I'm looking for exercises to help maintain a grip on an opponent's gi while pulling them around. There are two elements to this: strength and endurance. Meaning, I want my grip to be hard to break but ...
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