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Tactical flashlight vs martial arts for self defense?

I watched a YouTube video where some martial arts guy compared "martial arts weapons" with modern self-defense weapons (possibly this one). The guy he did this with, apparently some "...
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Can fighting in a confined space be a realistic strategy?

I've been watching the following breakdown of Jet Li's famous final fight in the Kiss of the Dragon, and it made me question whether if you're being attacked by a certain type of opponent if a viable ...
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What should I do about a bully at work? [closed]

In my work, there is a person that disturbs me really harshly: he always bumps into my shoulder on purpose, he always curses me when he sees me, he always does from distance moves like he is punching ...
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Efficient small joint manipulation?

(I understand that this scenario is unrealistic. This discussion is based purely on theory.) Let's say, if such an opportunity presents itself in an unregulated fight, what is the most effective and ...
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What would be more important, size or agility?

In fights, is size or agility more important? Of course there can be big people who are agile, but I'm asking in general. A big person usually has harder blows and is able to tackle the smaller, more ...
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What to do in a fight that might turn deadly?

If you were to be in school (If you are younger) or perhaps on the streets at night (maybe day), and you do something to offend someone. You don’t necessarily want to go all bruce lee on him, but be ...
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Are physical attributes important in a fight?

Are things like strength, speed, durability, reflexes, agility, lung capacity, cardio, endurance, stamina, and size important in a fight? I am not talking about a small strength/speed/durability/etc. ...
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How do I stop trying to be unbeatable/invincible?

I always look for an "unbeatable" thing, I sometimes am unrealistic, and I come up with things such as "What if the opponent is stronger than a normal human?" or "How to fight ...
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Self defense with pepper spray

Is there a specialised training for self defense with pepper spray? Obviously, some techniques can be copied from self defense with a gun, but did someone actually worked it out?
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Is Ghost Kick applicable in street fight and how can we defend and anticipate it

Following this video of Ghost Kick. Is there a way to defend and anticipate this kick? Is it applicable to real street fight? Is it the same as close range roundhouse, Brazilian kick and kick from the ...
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Effectiveness of fast and continuous attack?

Let's say, if I am mostly untrained (with strength below-average) and I have a hypothetical strategy involving delivering fast and continuous attacks to the vital (weak) points of the body (not 100% ...
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Ways to incapacitate an opponent with little force?

Is there a way, for people who have comparatively little strength to incapacitate an opponent efficiently through striking certain pressure points in combat? Stuff like eye gouges, palm strikes to the ...
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Street Fight Stance, which ways to rotate hands and fingers

In a street fight without gloves, which way should the hands be turned? Fingers pointing towards you or fingers pointing outwards? I just noticed if the fingers point inwards, they can jab/poke eye ...
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What BJJ techniques are practical in real street fight

Are there any Brazilian-jiu-jitsu (BJJ) techniques that can be used in real life street fights? Is there any source that lists them all?
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Can the Rolling Wheel kick (Kaitan Geri) of Kyokushin Karate be used on hard surfaces?

I have seen some knockout videos of the Rolling Wheel Kick mostly used by Kyokushin Karate practitioners. I wanted to know if it was invented just for that sport, or for fighting and brawling as well. ...
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Is it dangerous to block blows from someone bigger than you?

If you were fighting someone bigger than you in a street fight (and a possibly trained thug), would it be dangerous to block it if the attacker is also stronger than you? Should you dodge instead? In ...
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What do you do if an attacker is a trained fighter?

So what do you do if an attacker is under the influence of drugs, he can't listen and hear anything, and you have no choice but to fight. What if your attacker is a trained fighter and you have ...
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How to defend a shoulder charge?

This question is similar to this one but looks at a more specific scenario. This question also refers to an everyday/street situation, not a controlled bout, and assumes the opponent is bigger/heavier....
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How to counter a rear bear hug?

The US Army hand to hand combat manual gave a solution like this: But I guess that won't work if your opponent is shorter/taller than you or they kept their head slightly to the side. So is there a ...
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Muay Thai, how to Parry Teep Kick in a Safe way

Does anyone have tips for safely Parrying/Blocking the Muay Thai Teep Front Kick? This is specifically to the parry/hand tactic they teach below. This tactic works in practice, but it seems in a real ...
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Is it important to train with poorly weighted swords?

Over the years, I've had many swords I've trained on, light and heavy, good quality and poor, well balanced and poorly balanced, steel of different tempers, and wood. I never felt a decently weighted ...
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Defense against sticks?

Are there possible strategies of defense against an opponent with a moderately light stick in a real life scenario (e.g. baseball bat)? What are the odds of winning the fight? And (just an interesting ...
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Optimal stance for self defense / street fights?

What is the optimal fighting stance when confronted by an opponent(s) in real life? Currently I'm not quite sure what stance I should use, but I felt like the Wing-Chun stances are safer guards ...
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Replacing the uppercut with palm strike?

Note: The word "uppercut" below refers to an uppercut to the chin. In the context of self defense (that is to say, no gloves), would it be safer to replace an uppercut with an upward palm ...
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When Executing Head Strikes, Does the Increased Range of a Closed Fist Outweigh the Greater Risk of Knuckle/Hand Fractures (Compared to Open Palm?)

With the possible exception of Tameshiwari (breaking) devotees, most people using closed fists during a fight run significant risk of hand/knuckle damage. Even when striking the body, it is very ...
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Room 13 (SPECIFIC SENARIO) - How to face multiple attackers simultaneously

Note: This question is based on a very specific senario, therefore not a duplicate of any questions currently on site. Some brief background: Over a decade ago there were an illegal organization using ...
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Kick with front leg vs. back leg

Is it more beneficial to kick with the front leg or the back leg while on a normal fighting stance (e.g. boxing, taekwondo, etc.)? I have practiced tkd for some time and I decided to quit practicing ...
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Is it common for your fingers to hurt when practicing hand knife?

I am practicing hand knife strikes (e.g. Brachial stun, strike to pectoral muscle, etc.) on a body opponent bag and the bones of my fingers hurt after practice. Should I just keep on doing this (as ...
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How fast should you be able to kick?

I have practiced TKD for a while and I am wondering at what point are kicks too slow. Let me give an example below: My height is around 176 cm at the moment and I timed both my roundhouse kicks and ...
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Is using the Millwall Brick in a street fight advisable?

I found, in practice, that using something called a Millwall Brick boosts efficiency and effectiveness in striking, and I am thinking about the practicability of its implementation in actual street ...
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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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Why is the bob and weave not used much in MMA & Muay Thai or outside of boxing in general?

I have found a few examples detailing that bobbing and weaving is not as (if at all) effective outside of boxing, in scenarios where especially knees, kicks and elbows are involved. I understand ...
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Thigh kicks vs calf kicks, which are more dangerous?

Out of these two techniques which will do generally more damage to an opponent? My understanding is that since the nerves are more exposed in the calf it takes fewer calf kicks to cripple the leg, but ...
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How is Tai Chi different as a martial art in terms of self defense/combat?

I am doing a lot of research on Tai Chi as a martial art and specifically trying to find out more about its application in a self defense/combat context (whether sparring or street). Watching ...
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Best way to kick an opponent on the ground?

People with extensive street fighting experience typically recommend putting an attacker on the ground, either with strikes or a throw, and then kicking them until they can't get up. I was advised ...
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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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why a perfect expert and trained taekwondo player or martial artist fear fights?

I would like to know why martial artists who believe in their training and technique still have a deep fear of engaging in a fight, or losing a match.
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Is it possible to fight while unconscious?

In some anime or manga, characters have powers like berserk or the exceptionally strong will to fight even after he or she fainted. For example, Rock Lee from anime Naruto can do it with his muscle ...
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Placebo in Martial Arts

Martial arts is often linked with self defence and the ability to fight people for good, especially in movies 😜. This made me wonder if there exists some kind of martial arts placebo, such as a kind ...
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Is there a way to tell which BJJ techniques should be used for self defense?

I've heard a lot of people say that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has become more sport-focused over the years and less about self defense. I understand where that's coming from, because there are so many moves ...
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What kind of moves can you expect a "streetfighter" to use?

I, like many people, want to be as prepared as possible for the possibility of getting attacked. Assuming that most people do NOT know how to fight, what kind of strikes and blocks could I expect a ...
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Why is BJJ sold as a "self-defense" art when it does not allow slams?

BJJ is a great martial arts for MMA, but unlike other arts, BJJ often sells itself as being particularly focused on "self-defense". If that is the case, why does the art not allow slams? I know ...
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Effectiveness of Bujinkan Ninjutsu

There is a lot of mixed feeling online whether ninjutsu would work well in a street fight or a self-defence scenario. Ninjutsu is a very unconventional form of martial arts; it's ancient and outdated ...
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu against multiple attackers

This is something that has been on my mind for quite awhile now, so I'm hoping I can get a clear answer. Say that I was getting attacked by more that one person and I know BJJ, would it be my best bet ...
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Could BJJ be used by itself as self defense?

I've been doing BJJ for about 2 years, and I've started thinking about its role in self defense. Could it be used by itself for self defense against a single attacker without any other forms of ...
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Black belt protocol [closed]

Is a high level black belt MORALLY OBLIGATED to accept an attacker's surrender (aka tap out) in a real world street fight? Let me clarify with a senario. Imagine this condition: I attack you with a ...
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Is 'pressure point' striking a useful skill to know in a street fight?

And if so how far into human anatomy should you go? I know obviously aim for the jaw or back of the ear, and know certain spots on the body like the liver and solar plexus for winding the person. Does ...
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Does a person with a rugged look and bold voice not fail in a fight? [closed]

Does a person with a rugged look and bold voice not fail in a fight?
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Closest discipline to "just beating each other"?

Mandatory disclaimer: I know, and respect, that martial arts are not about just stepping into a fight and that there's a lot more to it. On the other hand, I know pretty much nothing about the topic, ...
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Groin attack danger in full guard (especially stages 3, 4)?

How much is the groin open for an attack in full guard in different stages? (Bruce Lee in Way of the Dragon) Especially, in the stage 3 of the Gracie system: It seems like groin is quite open, for ...
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