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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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Why does Karate recommend kicking with feet instead of shins?

What is the historical reason Karate and Taekwondo recommend kicking with foot instead of shins for Round kicks (different from Muay Thai)? In Krav Maga, they teach to kick with foot, since most of ...
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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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Has there ever been a boxer who fought like Prince Naseem Hamed?

Anyone who paid attention to boxing in the 90's knows the name "Prince" Naseem Hamed. Love him or loathe him, everyone had an opinion. He was undoubtedly a brilliant showman, and many people - ...
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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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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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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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What's the real difference between Ikkyo omote and Nikkyo omote?

In some variations, such as kata tori and gyaku hamni katatedori, ikkyo and nikkyo techniques are very similar, except for the ending pin. What is then, the real difference between, say, kata tori ...
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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 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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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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What is the difference between Osoto-Otoshi and Osoto-Gari?

What is the main difference between Osoto-Otoshi and Osoto-Gari? I am beginner, and I know that the movement of the right leg is different. But what is the difference of the arms movement and body ...
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Does BJJ have a standardised syllabus?

Judo has a standardised syllabus of techniques maintained and occasionally revised by the Kodokan, divided into throwing and grappling (pins, joint-locks, strangles) techniques. Most national ...
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What is "momo-guruma"?

What kind of judo throw is momo-guruma? It doesn't appear to be recognised by the Kodokan by this name, how is it performed and/or classified?
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Is there a pin in Judo that cannot be classified as a standard pin?

I was recently inspired by this question: Do pins in judo have to be standard pins? The answers given are obviously correct as the Judo definition of a pin is a lot more loose than what the question ...
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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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Is there a technique/trick to maintain balance when fighting in close combat on a ship, armed or unarmed?

I mean like a stance or something without grasping an object like a rope or other solid object to not sweep away. When I mean armed I mean something like a sword, spear, or other melee weapon. The ...
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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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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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How are arm-triangle chokes classified in Judo?

There are various styles of choke involving an arm-triangle: Uke supine Kata-gatame choke North-South choke (with arm in) Von Flue choke From sprawl D'Arce choke Anaconda choke Peruvian ...
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What is the strategic difference between Krav Maga and Systema?

What are the general tactics of Krav Maga as opposed to Systema? For instance, the tactics of Silat are to hurt the other person so badly they can't hurt back. Another example would be that the ...
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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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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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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 has BJJ innovated since diverging from Judo?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has its roots in early 20th century Judo, but has developed independently as a distinct martial art focused on groundwork in the century since then. It maintains a number of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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Is there a way to reliably attack only a bent elbow joint with ude garami (Kimura, Americana)?

Joint locks in judo must nominally be on the elbow joint only. Ude garami, translated as the entangled arm lock and with variants are known as the Kimura or Americana in BJJ, often affects the ...
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How to improve my skills when I'm highest ranked

Recently I moved to a new city. I have been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for more than 14 years. In my old academy, I used to have partners of all ranks and sizes; this is very important in BJJ. ...
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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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Why is it called Truck Attack?

Why is this attack called Truck Attack/Position in BJJ?
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Are there any overlaps between the Judo kodokan techniques and Sumo's kimarite?

Looking over the wikipedia list, it seems like some of the kakete techniques might be near or even pure analogs of judo throws. Kekaeshi for instance, would be a good candidate. But others involve ...
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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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Naming system of Judo techniques

Is there a system to the way judo techniques are named? Many techniques seem to share components of names (harai, guruma, gaeshi etc) - is there a standard uniform way these words should be ...
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Judo techniques with their origin in BJJ?

Are there any techniques developed independently in BJJ since it branched off from judo which have hence been incorporated into Judo to success? E.g. a novel type of armlock/strangle/pin, a non-...
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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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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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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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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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How has Kodokan technique classification changed over the years?

Over the years several new techniques have been added to the Kodokan judo syllabus, and some variants of existing techniques have since gained their own official names. How has technique ...

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