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Use this tag for questions on the proper application of physical movements, the appropriateness of a move or a set of moves in a specific situation, and how to deal with specific movements. Questions may also relate to classification of techniques.

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How hard to break someone’s neck? [closed]

How hard would it be for a 160 pound person to break a 200 pound person’s neck? How to do that?
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Negativa alternatives when the knee can't bend as far

A common esquiva, and bridging movement, in Capoeira is the negativa (in this case, the regional version) where you you have your weight primarily on the ball of one foot, directly underneath your ...
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Boxing Shuffle Step in Muay Thai?

Do Muay Thai professional fighters use the Shuffle Step? Bazooka Joe Valtellini is a professional fighter, and teaches both Boxing and Muay Thai. I can' tell if this can be used in Muay Thai, but it ...
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Is there a better way to force move someone to a destination than by grabbing each of that person's four limbs?

This is a situation I've already witnessed twice in my life. People responsible for ensuring safety and authorized to use force if necessary were detaining an uncooperative subject and forcibly moving ...
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How to Deal with Unprofessional Sparring Partners

What is the best way to deal with unteams like sparring partners? I'm an intermediate Muay Thai in class. Everytime, beginners and intermediate pair up with a certain 'advanced' fighter in class for ...
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Amount of force needed to execute the brachial stun?

Recently I did a small experiment on the brachial stun. I hit myself on the side of the neck with considerable force, trying to replicate a disorienting effect. What happened was that I felt a jolt ...
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Moving Backwards, Cross Punch and move Right Leg

My Muay Thai coach showed a technique where we move backwards Punch with right hand, cross punch, and step back with same side right leg. If I'm trying to evade a flurry of punches/kicks, I ...
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Was January 2, 2023 Damar Hamlin NFL safety collapse result of stiff arm palm heel strike to his heart?

On January 2, 2023, American football Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, in a Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, collapsed on the field at 8:56 p.m EST after tackling wide ...
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Muay Thai: Is Numbing of Shin Nerves Healthy?

Is numbing of the nerves generally healthy for a person? What are the long term of effects of doing this? I only do light sparring, but my legs are little bit desensitized. See contents below: https://...
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Muay Thai Combos, going from Punches to Kicks

I am working on distancing between Punches and kicks. These are common punch-kick Muay Thai combos below. When going punch from to kicks, since I'm in closer range to land punches, when starting the ...
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Muay Thai vs Karate Kick Force

Has anyone seen other studies of Muay Thai kick vs Karate in terms of strength and force impact? They say Muai Thai is Lot stronger but by how much? Couple of my muay thai teachers said its 2 to 4 ...
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Using the move from the matrix as a fighting technique

How practical is it to dodge punches by leaning back table top like similar to how Neo did in the first matrix movie during a boxing match and also counter from that position. It has always been one ...
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How do you beat someone who is bigger faster and stronger than you [duplicate]

Let me preface by saying this is a very open ended question What I'm looking for in the answer is the general approach the mental aspect of how you should fight someone like this. For example when the ...
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Muay Thai Roundhouse, step out at 45 degrees and preventing feet injury

They always talk about stepping foot out at 45 degree angle to get ahead rotation on Muay Thai roundhouse kick. Is it okay, to step out with more rotation than that, 60,75, or 90 degrees? I have good ...
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Conditioning one's fist for striking

One of the fascinating aspects about martial arts, at least to me, is that there's so many different dimensions to it. Of course there is technique, cardio and fight IQ, but what I find less ...
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Punch and Parry at the Same time

Is it good form/technique to punch and parry at the same time? Sometimes in Orthodox stance, I throw a left jab, and my opponent throws a jab simultaneously, I want to parry with my right hand. It ...
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Hand Wraps: How to wrap comfortably

Are there any comfortable hand wrap styles for Boxing / Muay Thai ? I literally feel exhausted with wrapped hands and putting on my gloves everyday ( I wrap properly and don't wrap too tight), its ...
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Boxing: Short Range Jab

When doing a close range jab, someone mentioned to keep your elbow more horizontal as it allows you to bend your elbow further back. Is it proper to do a short range jab like this? I usually keep it ...
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Punching with knuckles first correctly

It seems like when I punch and need to punch with knuckles first, I have to angle down, otherwise, it hits the bottom of fingers first and not the knuckles, when practicing against heavy bag. Check ...
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Punching: Make a fist and curl fingers correctly

I noticed that some people teach to make a fist like picture below, and clench fingers at the visible top part of hand (green line). However, doing this even after practicing flexibility, makes my ...
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Boxing Uppercut Motion: Is Arm steady?

In boxing, they say on the Hook punches 5-6, you are not supposed to extend your arm (like cross jab). You keep your arm steady-static, and rotate the from the hips. Is this same principle true for ...
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Which Muscles are Flexed in a Punch?

In boxing, I learned to relax your muscles, Learning to keep muscles loose, helps with speed and quickness. At the very end, clench and tense your fist before moment of impact. When you tense/clench ...
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Why do so many Japanese Martial Arts have a (different) technique called tsubame gaeshi?

Japanese sword forms, Judo and Shorinji Kempo all have a technique called Tsubame Gaeshi (which roughly translates to swallow counter). Why is the phrase Tsubame Gaeshi considered sufficiently ...
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What is the Apollo Choke?

Following this video, I would like to know what is the Apollo Choke? When is it recommended to use this choke? Are there any detailed instructions how to do it? Why is it called the Apollo Choke?
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Why is it called Truck Attack?

Why is this attack called Truck Attack/Position in BJJ?
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Definitions of judo kaeshi-waza

Many judo kaeshi-waza are not fundamentally different from other techniques, except that they are used as a counter to a specific attack by uke (e.g. tsubame-gaeshi is a de-ashi-barai used to counter ...
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Judo throws which are defined as combinations of techniques?

Many judo techniques are defined as counters to attacks by uke (kaeshi-waza). However osoto-makikomi is the only one I'm aware of that is described as a combination or sequence of techniques (renzoku-...
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Muay Thai Kick Block: Feet Toes Up or Down

What is the proper good bad comparison for Muay Thai Leg block? There are two camps of thought in Thailand, feet toes up and toes down. I believe feet toes up - make its more resilient to leg blocks,...
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Karate Side Kick in Muay Thai

What are the consequences if I did this jumping side kick in Muay thai? Would it work, or would a professional Muay Thai opponent do a big counter from that? See this link from Jeff Chan channel. ...
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What is the difference between Uchi-Mata and Hane-Goshi?

Classical uchi-mata involves reaping uke's back leg up and twisting them over their grounded off-balanced leg. However a common competition variant involves loading uke on tori's waist and reaping ...
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Does Left Cross Punch exist for Orthodox stance fighters?

Being an orthodox stance fighter, there is a "right cross" that counteracts an opponent left jab. Does a "left cross" also exist for orthodox fighters? It would seem to counteract ...
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Does saying "ooh-wee" in Muay Thai Sparring make mouth susceptible to damage?

Why do people say "ooh-wee," "oh-way", or "ay" when sparring in Muay Thai? I know what it means, however it keeps the mouth slightly open, and should be Closed for single ...
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Muay Thai Roundhouse kick, what angle to bring out knee and leg

When doing a roundhouse kick, is there a rule for what angle the knee should come out at ? My coach says to bring the knee over at straight vertical angle 0 deg, and rotate the leg over while you ...
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Muay Thai Roundhouse Kick: Using Kick Shields vs Thai Pads, different technique?

It feels like doing Muay Thai roundhouse kicks on Kickshields and Heavy Bags is different than doing on Muay Thai Pads. Kickshields and Heavy Bags are vertical perpendicular against the body. Muay ...
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Fighting stance in Boxing and MMA, requires hunch and curved back position [duplicate]

This might be a slightly odd question. Does boxing, Muay thai, and MMA build bad posture eventually? I noticed after long periods of time, training 2 hours a day, 4-5 times a week, the back is not ...
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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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Muay Thai Only Kick Sparring combinations [closed]

We are doing solely kick sparring in our Muay Thai Class. I know basic combinations with Punches and Kicks. Jab1-Cross2-LeftHook3-Right Roundhouse Cross2-Hook3-Cross2-Left Roundhouse However in ...
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Slipping into a target in Boxing vs Real Life Defense

For Boxing and Muay Thai, Slipping requires an athlete to go shoulder to knee, or move forward diagonal left, or forward-diagonal right. In real-life defense situations, is this a good strategy? ...
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Muay Thai vs Kickboxing Front Kick, Same Side Hand differences

In Kickboxing front kick, the same side hand does Not go down. In Muay Thai front kick the hand does go down. What is the reason for this difference? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt1wxiH_H9s https:...
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Muay Thai Front Teep Kick: When to use heel or balls of foot

In Muay Thai front teep kick, a person can use 1) balls of feet 2) heel or 3) entire feet to kick. I typically use balls of feet as taught in class, and seems to be most widely used. Just curious in, ...
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Muay Thai: Bounce Step not used?

In Muay Thai, is the bounce step utilized a lot? I have never seen it taught in my classes, and widely taught more in boxing. Is there a reason for not seeing it in Muay Thai? Strangely enough, I see ...
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Muay Thai: Halfway - pivot roundhouse kick

What is the name of the Muay Thai kick, where the person only rotates halfway on ball foot, and pivots less to not gain reaction from opponent? There was a name for it, if it was "axe kick", ...
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Karate vs Muay Thai: Side Kick Foot Rotation

Why does Karate and Taekwondo side kick have the foot tilt sideways or even downwards? In Muay Thai, the side teep foot is held diagonal. Is there a functional reason between the two? Curious as I ...
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MMA: Fighting Opponent who uses Karate stance

I am training in MMA stance with Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu. What happens if I face opponent using a Karate stance? Should I go for double leg takedown or leg roundhouse kick? What are some options? How ...
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Muay Thai Jab vs Boxing Jab, Rear foot push forward

I noticed in Muay Thai fundamentals, in Regular Jab they tell to push heel of right foot, to get the extra range power from Orthodox. In Book "Muay Thai Basics: Introductory Thai Boxing ...
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Muay Thai Boxing: Sparring against Opposite Gender Manner/Etiquette

I am doing Muay Thai Sparring. As a man, what is the proper etiquette of sparring against women? Lets keep this question professional and polite to both genders. I want to be generally respectful and ...
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What is the purpose of placing the tip of the tongue on the roof of the mouth? Where did this idea come from?

Some martial arts instructors advocate placing the tip of the tongue on the roof of the mouth while fighting. Reasons for this that they give vary but include: To avoid biting on the tounge To help ...
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What to do in Double Leg Takedown while in Mid Air?

I see many resources on how to prevent a Double Leg takedown from even occurring initially, including Sprawl technique, or knee to head etc. However, how do I defend against a double leg takedown ...
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Is the move in movies where the main either block another person’s punches by countering / blocking with their own arms or legs a real thing?

I’ve seen Kung fu (and other) fighting movies and one move that seems to be a staple is countering a punch by either slamming their forearm, hand, or shin area into the attacking opponent’s arm and ...
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What is the Boxing Hover/Wave Hand Technique called?

What is the official terminology for boxing jab hover called? See video below. This is where the boxer hovers/waves his hand in a circle to confuse opponent, in attempts to jab punch. I tried google ...
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