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Questions tagged [sport]

Questions related to martial arts when treated as a sport, and the pursuant official rules and regulations.

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Nasal dilators in martial arts

I have issues with my nasal breathing; I had an operation, which didn't work. I have been experimenting with nasal dilators for running and cycling and find them to be quite helpful. https://www....
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How do martial arts relate to squatting?

From Gut: Throughout much of Asia, Africa, and southern Europe, people squat briefly over such toilets in a kind of martial arts or downhill skiing pose to poo. I understand the concept, but how ...
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Are mouth guard the same for all sports?

Can mouth guard for boxing be used for karate, basket balls, etc? Are they are the same?
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If I'm 12 and a white belt, will I be a yellow belt when I'm 18?

I'm 12 and I started BJJ 2 months ago, and I've been wondering if by the time I'm 18 will I still be in the kids category of belts? According to my math, a yellow belt?
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Reliable Statistics About Martial Arts

Are there any reliable statistical numbers about the practice of martial arts worldwide? I'm very curious about the how widespread such practices are, where they are most popular, what styles & ...
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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: http://usaknights....
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Is there a sport aspect to Krav Maga?

I'm familiar with the basics of Krav Maga (history, philosophy and approach), but not a practitioner. There's a lot to like in this martial art from my perspective, but I generally don't see any ...
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In fencing, what is a point of fact?

Given the Shin A Lam controversy, I decided to look up the rules for the appeals process. The technical rules I found on the British Fencing website indicate that a point of fact can not be appealed. ...
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Criteria for a Martial Art to be considered as an olympic sport?

The title pretty much explains it. What criteria have to be met for a martial art to be considered for inclusion in the Olympics. I understand that there has to be some semblance of international ...