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Mixed martial arts permits both striking and grappling techniques, drawing from boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiujitsu, muay thai, and several other styles. The term mixed martial arts was coined in 1995 to describe the fighting style emerging from the Ultimate Fighting Championship competitions.

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What knocks a person out: Is it energy or force?

Intuitively I know faster punches = more speed is better. But also mass is important for generating force as well as energy. In high school physics we learn E = 1/2 mv^2 so energy is proportional to ...
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Fighting stance

What is the best fighting stance for kickboxing Dutch style? I'm new to kickboxing K-1, and I'm wondering if keeping your back straight with the core tensed and raising your shoulders to protect your ...
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MMA with a knee issue?

I'm a 17 year old male, reasonably fit, recently got into weight training. Last year I had this knee issue called Osgood Schlatter disease. I don't have any cracks or tears, but my knee isn't quite ...
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Are there moves that would never be taught or talked about in an MMA gym?

because they're just too dangerous to the public or for public consumption? I assume they'd be slight modifications of the more dangerous moves that would be the ones actually taught.
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How can you take steps to decrease risk of brain damage during Thai sparring?

For example I'd much rather take a kick to the leg than to the head, or even to the body. Is there a way I can incorporate this into my style to minimize risk of damaging head shots?
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Will three months of Muai Thai help?

In three months I'll be going abroad for master studies. I have left my job in order to prepare somewhat for the course in the three months before I leave. This gives me time for some extra activities ...
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Why do MMA fighters seem to duck down before they throw a right hand?

Is this a standard technique to avoid being hit in the head (from a counter punch) or am I seeing things? If they duck, why can't the other fighter anticipate their move and kick or aim punch at a ...
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Right handed southpaw

I primarily fight in the southpaw stance. I fight like a southpaw, throwing the left cross, and lead with my right. Here is where it gets weird: I’m right handed. I fight like a natural southpaw, but ...
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Possible explanations for contradictory facts on headgear and brain damage?

We have two scientifically proven facts that seem to contradict: Amateur bouts (where they wear headgear) have fewer knockouts than professional bouts (where they don't wear headgear) Amateur bouts ...
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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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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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How do I avoid getting a cauliflower ear while practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

I've been practicing BJJ for quite some time now. Recently, in sparring sessions, I think I've hurt one of my ears. It pains a lot and now that ear has turned red. I've read in many sites that ...
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Doing martial arts on LSD

I hear people on LSD can see movements in slower frame rates. Looks like very helpful in martial arts! Do you suggest doing martial arts on LSD? Any experience?
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"Lighter" but effective martial art

I'm recovering from a very tenacious back injury and the martial arts I usually do (MMA and BJJ) hurt too much. I've had this injury for 2 years and whenever I think I'm healed enough to restart ...
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Concerns with lead leg while throwing a jab

When throwing a jab is it necessary to step with the lead leg to add some power? I personally step with both feet for the sake of a strong base, also not to be vulnerable for an inside leg sweep to ...
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Learning to throw a proper Muay Thai low and body kick

Have been training Muay Thai for about 4 months, yet I still find myself struggling with almost all the Muay Thai kicks - especially the low and body kick. My kicks happen to be weak as I often lose ...
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What does "submission (terror)" mean as method of winning or losing a fight in MMA?

I've been reading about the old days of UFC and came across a fighter named Joe Son. If you look at his MMA record on his Wikipedia page, you'll notice that listed under method for his losses are: ...
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Help for Cauliflower Ear

I train in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). About 3 weeks back, I got my ear in a bind (headlock, probably, but it wasn't traumatic enough to make me think about it). I went to a dermatologist, but they ...
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Why are some people just not getting knocked out?

I just watched this compilation https://youtu.be/p4aRkLSgNGY. I've been sparring for a few months now, and even though I've never been knocked out, I can see how one would get knocked out. In this ...
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Rice filled bag or mung bean filled bag which one is effective for training?

I have rice filled conditioning bag is it good for improve knuckles ? Or do I need make new one with mung beans ?
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Is the head-outside single leg takedown relevant in MMA?

The head-inside single leg is an essential takedown in both wrestling and MMA. Often when one fails the head-inside, you can fake the switch to the double leg, and the head-outside single is there. ...
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How to condition knuckles?

I punch rock and wood slowly everyday; is it good for conditioning knuckles? What do you recommend for conditioning knuckles? I am doing knuckle push ups on concrete, too.
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How can I build striking power?

I am asking how to develop strong punches, kicks, knee strikes and elbow strikes. I have attempted training my biceps, chest and back, but I feel as if my striking force is the same as before...
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What is the relative frequency of Muay Thai in the UFC vs. other fighting styles and why?

In the UFC, Muay Thai seems to be much more common than kickboxing, karate, or tae kwon do. Is this actually true, or is it just my perception? What's the relative breakdown of the styles? What are ...
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Technique for landing a Teep

When landing a teep kick, should one apply pressure via the toes/palm of the foot or the heel?
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Does glove size make any difference?

I am a noob when it comes to mixed martial arts and boxing. I was just curious what difference does the glove size make in MMA as Mcgregor was happy that Mayweather agreed to reduce the glove size to ...
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Why is wrestling often not seen as a martial art?

Why, at least in the United States, is wrestling not generally considered a martial art? It's arguably the single most important martial art in MMA and self defense, in addition to being one of the ...
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celebrities known for Martial arts [closed]

who are some celebrities known for Martial arts. We know only about jackie chan and bruce lee. Is there any other celebrities who are good at martial arts ?
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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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Advantages of a Short, Strong Build?

What are the advantages to being strong and short? Similarly, I wondered about the benefits of shorter arms, if advantages exist. I wonder about this for unarmed and armed fighting. In weapon ...
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What styles of martial arts flow well together for mixed techniques and styling?

I'm curious of the mix-ability in various styles of martial arts. Like there are some that seem almost opposite like judo/aikido with throws/holds appear opposite to karate/tae-kwon-do with strikes. ...
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How I can read "Record" results of MMA Fight?

Looking at the Wikipedia article for Mirko Filipović, his "Mixed martial arts record" is shown as a table with a "Record" column. How do I interpret this column? Example #1(without brackets): 23–6–...
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Knowing Happen in Every Martial's Battle [closed]

In every Martial Arts has their movement. Such as Kyukpa, Chireugi, Step One, Step Two, hit one, hit two, and anything. When a Martial Athlete make a movement, There will some of movement will ...
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Starting two or more different martial arts at the same time

Is it simply like learning two different languages at the same time? If so will it be easier to differentiate if the two styles are very different? For example, Kyokushin Karate and Judo.
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What striking oriented arts will complement wrestling/grappling MMA practice

I do mixed martial arts (Jujitsu, Aikido, Judo, not too much Boxing and Iaido). We do strike, but we don't get taught ways to strike well. I want to do another martial art that focuses on striking ...
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Advice on wearable technology during MMA class to alert me of critical phone calls (on-call 24/7)

I'm a caregiver. My phone is linked to my FIL's life alert system, but having a phone in my pocket during class is not working at all. I would like to know if anyone else has a product they use or ...
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Martial art to start with very little background of boxing

I am 24 years old guy with very little background of boxing (I bought heavy punching bag and watched tutorials on youtube and practiced at my own). I want to learn a martial art to a better level (...
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Mixing different martial arts?

I am a university student and just come back home for summer holidays. I want to take up some form of martial arts, mainly to have self defense and build confidence and strength, but I would also like ...
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Defence in martial arts in general

Not saying I can always block every punch or kick that's thrown against me in sparring but why is it that you sometimes cannot block, parry or dodge an attack? Is it because I haven't trained the ...
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What should I do if I'm fencing stick-on-stick and we get stuck?

Somebody attacked my with a bat-like wooden stick. Fortunately, I have a wooden stick as well. He makes a lunge, but I parry it. We get stuck just like in all movies: What should I do next?
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Balance in martial arts stance [duplicate]

In boxing, mma, mauy Thai or any other martial art, when you're in your stance, does balance depend on equal weight distribution or what?
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How is karate different to boxing or other martial arts technique wise [closed]

I used to do karate and have recently started boxing. Now obviously the techniques all look very different and the stances etc. However I wonder if karate punches may have more power to them or stuff ...
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Gymming and Martial arts at the same time

I am a member of a gym for 7 months and do strength based exercises 5-6 days a week (in the evening) along with 10-15 minutes of cardio. I have decided to join a mixed martial art facility near my ...
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MMA/UFC statistical analysis

Based on comments on this question, I am wondering if there is any meaningful statistical analysis of kicking/punching vs grappling in MMA? Hopefully said analysis will detail which arts are used in ...
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Is Kicking with Shin is a weakness / advantage in Muay Thai?

Recently I joined to a Muay Thai Gym, and it is very good. Previously, I did Tae Kwan Do for 2 years. In my Muay Thai Gym, the master is teaching me to kick using the shin. I feel really afraid to ...
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Martial Arts wannabe accosting and threating neighbor who simply complains over parking issue [closed]

I have a neighbor who proclaims and is reputed to be a martial arts practitioner. This individual has a habit of parking his commercial truck so that it protrudes into my driveway. Being fed up over ...
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Is Krav Maga a hybrid martial art?

I red that Krav Maga is a mixture of other martial arts. If so which are the Martial Art forms that were combined to form Krav Maga?
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Is there a reason why wing chun is uncommon in MMA

Is there a reason why Wing Chun is uncommon in MMA? An expert in Wing Chun might do really well as opponents would have a hard time finding training partners (like Lyoto Machida and Karate). perhaps ...
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In terms of MMA, what is a back kick?

In orthodox stance, I pivot my rear foot and hips to my right, so my back is (almost) facing the target, then fire my front leg with the heel side (mostly) up. Another variation is stepping your lead ...
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what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner? [closed]

I take Tae Kwon Do 2 days a week and I also jog in the morning. I need a gym work out plan for the rest of the week. I need it to supplement body fitness and do specific strength supportive ...
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