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Are faster punches more powerful in boxing?

I train and spar in boxing, and am an avid follower of professional fights as well. I've heard almost every coach, other boxer, commentators, and so on refer to "Mayweather is has insane speed, ...
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How to get out of a pinned postion

I am writing a book and I have a question about how my smaller female would get out of this position. She is on her back Dude is a lot bigger than her and he is on top of her. He has both her arms ...
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Why put your hands to your belt when kicking in WT taekwondo?

When doing practice kicks, I've always kept my guard up. Recently, my grandmaster has changed it, to bring the hands to the belt on the opposite side of the kick. When I asked why, he said that is the ...
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What criteria were used for the Qualification for the Judo 2004 Summer Olympics and how did the final ranking of the Judokas look like?

I am looking for a list of tournaments which were used for the qualification for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Judo. (I found the list of how the athletes qualified.)
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Is this kick from the Legend of Korra actually possible, balance-wise?

See below. It isn't really a kick because I believe your leg is extended only as a counterweight, but I didn't know what else to call it. My intuition says that possibly your torso would be too top-...
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How to become Jackie Chan? [closed]

As title says, my question is how to become someone like Jackie Chan, a handsome martial artist with skillful tricks. I love all his tricks that he performed in his movies. But how do I learn tricks ...
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What strategies can a fighter implement to shield the outer knee from injuries caused by opponents’ strikes?

I have good knees. Given that repeated impacts to the outer knee can lead to lateral collateral ligament injuries, what defensive strategies can a Karate or Muay-Thai fighter employ to protect this ...
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What simple gross-motor technique could I do from here?

In a self-defense situation against a bigger, stronger man that is intent on killing or gravely injure the defender, what could the next move be from the picture below (the attacker would be the man ...
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Was seiza intended to be impractical?

It's hard to argue that traditional seiza position isn't uncomfortable, and something that takes some time to get used to. Are there any benefits to Sitting Seiza? discusses potential benefits of ...
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What is the best way to Spar? (radori, kumite)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twE-zdUkB_U In this video Jesse Enkamp talks about a decline in hard sparring in combat sports training. To me this makes sense. If you are training for a fight you ...
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Is it possible to still wind someone even if they brace their core muscles?

To preface this, I'm a writer with an already weird search history and fascination with martial arts and penning fight scenes, so please bear with me. I've seen videos of people either hitting ...
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Can I tell from how a person breathes that they just started an attack?

Can I tell from a person’s breathing the split second right before their attack that they are starting an attacking move? How do I tell?
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Why is blindness or eye rupture not more common in boxing or MMA?

The eye is a soft and exposed organ. Why doesn't a punch to the eye cause blindness or rupture more often? In fact, I have never heard of boxers or MMA fights going blind? I've seen many swollen or ...
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Efectiveness of defenses against nunchaku and other flexible instruments [closed]

Following this demonstration and this question. Is the demonstrated defenses (using the folded arms) effective against nunchaku and other flexible instruments such as belt?
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Lack of training partner

I recently started my career as correctional officer, and these past 6 months have shown me I need to learn some type of self defense so that not only am more capable, controlled, and with the fight ...
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Do I need to pay royalties to the Gracie family if I write a book about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

I'm planning to write a comic book about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. All the characters are fake, but they talk about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu history. They explain the origin of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and mention ...
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Karate kata event regarding disqualification

If disqualified due to not doing bow after completion of kata? Can we defend and apply to qualify?
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Heel Hook Head Kick in Karate or Taekwondo

Whats the name of this Kick in Karate or Taekwondo? Chris Leben called this the "Heel Hook Head Kick". However, he does it with the right outside of the heel foot, instead of the inside. ...
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How can beginner adults overcome initial nausea when learning rolling falls?

Beginner judo classes emphasize learning low-exertion, solo falling technique (ukemi), which involves rocking motions in multiple directions (back, left, and right) and generally progresses to rolling ...
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What is the natural position that a person normally falls in a violent encounter?

In any case that I or anyone else should be engaged in a violent encounter by any man in general, should he fall, what position would he most likely fall and what position would he naturally be when ...
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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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As an instructor, how to deal with complaining parents?

I've been teaching karate for about 10 years now, and business has been going well. All of my advanced classes have 40-50+ kids on the mat, and I normally run the class myself. The problem I run into ...
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Vegan Fukuro Shinai

I need a fukuro shinai to practise kenjustu (Kashima no tachi). I’m vegan and Fukuro shinais are typically covered with leather, and I think the shinai itself contains some parts that are made of ...
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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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How can I improve my hand's strength and form when performing a lead left hook in boxing?

I am practicing "American Boxing" I believe it's called. I have a very well-respected and experienced coach who has a seasoned amateur and professional record, and who has trained some ...
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Are impact protection goggles worth it for Muay Thai for someone who can't take hits to the eye?

Disclaimer: I don't consider anything here to be professional advice. I want to start Muay Thai but I don't want to get hits to the eye due to an eye condition called keratoconus. I was considering ...
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What is the general rule in the Martial Arts world regarding eye contact? Is making eye contact good or bad for avoiding fights?

I am currently studying and researching good self defence techniques, and the subject of eye contact has arisen. I found on this Martial Arts forum here that one of the users claims that his Master ...
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How can I judge the quality of my son's BJJ/MMA coaching?

My 13 year old son has started BJJ and MMA classes. The lessons are 45 minutes long, he goes 4 times a week, twice for BJJ and twice for MMA. The classes are for kids 8+, This costs £55 a month. I'm ...
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Is short-term combo memorization a useful skill in fight competition?

I am learning Western Boxing and one of the most difficult parts of training for me is I tend to struggle quickly learning long combos "in-the-moment." For example, at training we will first ...
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How do you train concepts for breath work during an actual fight for self-defense?

What can you tell me about breath work for times of self-defense? How would I prepare and train for a sudden ambush? There are current concepts I could call technology except it is in the form of ...
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How should I use my eyes for situational awareness or while defending myself?

How do I train myself to be aware of potential threats, or when the threat occurs, to be able to notice when additional threats arise, like the attacker’s gang or his/her friends?
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Is “split-step” used or can it be used in martial arts or self-defense?

Would there be any use for the split-step or the principles it uses in martial arts or self-defense? Is anything like that utilized in martial arts or self-defense?
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How do I spar with this guy?

I have studied mma for 1 year and sometimes I spar in my gym against some who has 7 years of experience in mma, he is bigger than me, he is 6'1 and I am only 5'10, he always hits me a lot and he once ...
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removing water from your boxing bag base

I have a free free-standing bag with the water water-filled base. I planning to move in a month to a different location. What's the best way to take out the water from the base? Do I need a pump or ...
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How do I suddenly push someone away fast and hard?

If a man suddenly rushes at me, how do I push him away fast and hard?
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Martial Arts Forms that can be practised at home without tools

I am new to the world of Martial Arts, every since my childhood, learning one has captivated me. But due to lack of financial means I couldn't. Now as an adult I am still eager to learn one. I want to ...
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Name of two stances and their weight distribution

Beomseogi An official video mentions the name of Beomseogi when the right foot is in front as Oreun Beomseogi. Also, in other times of the video, the naming is consistent: Right foot is front: Oreun ...
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9 year old ATA red belt got beat at tournament

So today my child got beat in all of her events. I'm frustrated because she goes to every class, takes several private lessons a month, and trains every day at home... And yet she still does not place....
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How can I calm my nerves for my first professional fight?

Hey everyone I like to introduce myself my name is Rouzbeh Karimkhani, I've been doing Mixed Martial Arts training for nearly 13 years. I love all aspects of Mixed Martial Arts maybe not so much ...
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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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How can I find a good instructor for my martial art to take less time to learn?

According to a study by Martial Arts: Time Needed for Training (2010), it takes an average of 29 hours to learn a martial art with basic proficiency, so if I train two sessions of one hour each week, ...
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What is the origin of the kick name, "Chikyo Chagi"?

Related to Alternative name for downward kick?, what is the origin of the kick name, "Chikyo Chagi" (possibly 치쿄 차기)? Is it named after the Chikyō-dō region? Does it come from the Japanese ...
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How do I get back into being an MMA Journalist?

First off I like to say I am an hardcore MMA fan. My name is Rouzbeh Karimkhani, I used to be a reporter for Mixed Martial Arts In Canada. I did this 15 years ago only as a passion. I would like to ...
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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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When bringing an opponent to kuzushi from a wrist/arm manipulation technique can all 8 points of balance be used?

According to Judo textbooks and diagrams there are 8 points of balance that can be used to topple an opponent/bring an opponent to kuzushi. When Aikido practitioners talk about kuzushi (which not all ...
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Apps or cheap device to count the number of punches thrown on a heavy bag (but not necessarily the force, or the type of punches)

I'm looking to buy a device or an app or install an app on my phone that'll count the number of punches I'm throwing in a certain interval on the heavy punching bag. I'm not trying to spend a lot of ...
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Are the names of the timing of counters eg Tai-no-Sen, Go-no-Sen used in martial arts other than Shorinji Kempo?

In Shorinji Kempo instruction we are often told to practice a counter with a specific timing. These timings are named as follows: go-no-sen, block and then counter attack, (usually requires ...
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Alternative name for downward kick?

My WT dojang uses a different name for the downward kick (axe kick, hammer kick). Instead of naeryeo chagi (내려차기), we say something that to my Spanish-speaking brain sounds like chiko chagi. I've ...
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Are throat strikes much more dangerous than other acts of violence (that are legal in say MMA/UFC)?

In MMA/UFC, throat strikes are illegal but chokes are legal. Are throat strikes much more dangerous than chokes or any other acts of violence that are legal in MMA/UFC? I'm looking for a medical ...
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Will triceps extension with a lower weight but with speed and intensity help me get more power in my jab and back fist?

I'm super new to boxing (or any kind of martial per se), am taking two, one hour long, (English) boxing classes per week, supplemented by four hours of weight training per week. I was wondering ...
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