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Prevention, as it applies to martial arts, is the avoidance of violence, both for the aggressor and defender. Use this tag when your question involves avoiding violence.

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How to recover from (or defend against) pressure point strikes?

I have been studying pressure point striking lately, and in particular those that immobilize limbs, such as striking the femoral nerve. I feel it important to understand how to defend against such ...
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What are the main uses of aikido in self-defense?

So what are the main, real life purposes of aikido that work? Anything specific? Short range? Long range? blocking? striking? etc? What are the most likely times one would probably use it?
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How do I keep a safe distance from potential threats without escalating the situation?

How do I maintain martial awareness of a person's movement and intent when that person is physically very close (conversation distance, or passing on the street) to me? The situation could be a ...
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How many (and what) things have I failed to do if I get into a fight?

Basically every answer I've ever read that involves a "real-world" situation begins with "If you got into a fight, your training already failed you". I know - I gave a couple of those answers. So, I'...
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Preventing jammed toe during judo randori

I have been practicing judo for about 6 months and I've found that I frequently manage to "jam" the big toe on my right foot during randori. Are there strengthening exercises that I can do for my big ...
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How to avoid toe injury?

This question is more focused on kickboxing since it is the discipline I practice. But it would be of course handy to know for martial arts in general. I have been training for a bit more than a year ...
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