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What is this name of this kind of joint lock?

This is a nothing lock - it is a made for television move. While Sherlock's thumb and index finger do lie along anterior wrist points used frequently with various wrist locks or throws (e.g. ...
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What is this name of this kind of joint lock?

It's hard to tell, but it looks like the dude on the right's left arm is pushed up behind his back. I hear that called that a "chicken wing", which is similar to BJJ's "Kimura", catch-wrestling's ...
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Would women with large breasts be able to fight?

I'm not entirely sure this question is serious, but what the heck. :) I've known female classmates in styles like Taekwondo and Kung-fu. They generally said that getting punched in the breast was ...
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What is this name of this kind of joint lock?

This appears to be a hammerlock or "chicken wing", held with only one hand for ostensibly artistic purposes i.e. to imply Sherlock is so skilled he only needs to utilise a very small amount ...
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Is there any Systema in John Wick 2?

No. Not specifically. In the John Wick 2 training featurettes, they mention Japanese Juijitsu, Brazilian Juijitsu, and Judo as the three arts they practiced with Keanu in preparation for John Wick 2. ...
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Sometimes while fighting, people stand still and let their enemy attack. Why?

It's basically for dramatic effect. In any fight be it competition or self defence or anything else you never stand still. This is to showing to the audience that they can block without moving and ...
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Is there a way to carry a knife in your teeth without hurting them, or is it just hollywood?

To answer your question as stated; While, it is possible to carry a knife in your teeth without injury there is no method by which you can do it safely. The teeth are formed in such a way that they ...
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Sometimes while fighting, people stand still and let their enemy attack. Why?

I don't know about the movies, the reason has more to do with the plot than an actual answer. In the real world, people exhibit one or more of six responses to an attack: fight, flight, freeze, ...
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Would women with large breasts be able to fight?

would they actually be able to fight? What is going to stop them? Among other things, fighters can be male, female, young, old, short, fat, skinny, tall, missing limbs, or blind. You cannot tell who ...
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Sometimes while fighting, people stand still and let their enemy attack. Why?

Sadly, this happens in most martial arts schools in real life, too. The instructor typically has his partner do something to him, and his partner will just stop immediately afterward. Then the ...
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What is this name of this kind of joint lock?

In the Takagi-ryū of classical jūjutsu this could be considered a variation of "Ōgyaku dori". Some variants include having the arm collapsed behind the back like in the presented image and GIF. While ...
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how realistic is the martial arts portrayed in the movie Old Boy?

That it could happen is plausible as seen by the existence of real-life examples of one person defeating a mob. In general, this becomes less common without armor or weapons because all it takes is ...
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First fictional film to show Aikido

I have seen references to the 1982 film, The Challenge, prominently showing Aikido (Seagal was a fight coordinator). The Challenge is a 1982 American action film directed by John Frankenheimer and ...
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First fictional film to show Aikido

By searching for "Aikido film" on Google I found this one from 1975: The Defensive Power of Aikido not sure if this meets your requirements though, since it's about the actual founder, Morihei Ueshiba....
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Sometimes while fighting, people stand still and let their enemy attack. Why?

Without knowing the exact situations you're citing, one possibility is that someone is doing a "rope-a-dope", using a strong defense and letting their opponent wear themselves out before starting ...
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Is there any Systema in John Wick 2?

In addition to the well informed comments above I can add that I definitely recognised a number of throws transitioning into locks from Judo, some very elegant, as always, wrist lock throws from ...
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How can you withstand a female college student forcefully biting into your arm for 6 seconds?

Not unrealistic at all, imho, in that Philip is highly trained fighter. The bite Paige delivers is not determinative. Only pain is inflicted. There is no serious risk of loss of function of limb, ...
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How authentic is the Wing Chun in the Ip Man films?

The Wing Chun training and also the fight choreography for the Ip Man films is attributed to Sammo Hung who enlisted Master Leo Au-Yeung to assist - see: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4348989/ - having ...
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What is the dominant martial arts style in Bruce Lee's on-screen fighting?

To be fair, you would have to catalog every technique from every movie (3, I think) and assign them to a "style" (but what's the point?). My immediate response, though, is that Lee's ...
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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?

The idea is to dodge first and then just cover to ensure that the punch is not redirected. However this only works against straight attacks. Curved attacks are much harder to dodge. You can block a ...
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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?

It works, but there are some things to consider It is a question of conditioning and hitting with the right parts into the right parts, ie. for example hard parts (where bones are close to the surface)...
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How can you withstand a female college student forcefully biting into your arm for 6 seconds?

I've watched this scene a few more times, and it's very good choreography, representative of the better work over the past few decades. Notice how relaxed Philip is during the grappling—Royce Gracie ...
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Would women with large breasts be able to fight?

I think there are bunch of ways to handle this kind of 'problem'. I know some girls use elastic band to make their trainings comfortable
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How can you withstand a female college student forcefully biting into your arm for 6 seconds?

If you've watched some, for example, MMA fights, you may notice that fighters are generally tolerant to pain and injures got in process. And yes, it's really so - just because high adrenaline levels ...
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Can an adult male martial arts expert withstand elbowing into his abdomen into his left arm for 6 seconds?

Those elbows wouldn't have done anything much at all, even to an untrained person. Most of the time the camera was too high to show her actual elbow, but she seemed too close to hit with the actual ...
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Is this lightsaber body-turning move in Star Wars from Kenjutsu?

Here's the thing about real sword fights, Spinning and acrobatic tricks are largely useless because they waste energy. At 13:09 Dooku was using a divert blade maneuver then spin, to place a blade tip ...
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How can just one punch subdue an opponent with a machete?

I disbelieved this attack when I first saw it. Is it realistic for an unarmed man to punch someone with a machete who was standing in their way, in the context of the screenshot? Holding, as opposed ...
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What is this name of this kind of joint lock?

It's a fake lock but meant to imply use of pressure points by Sherlock's thumb and first knuckle Likely Aikido inspired, as there are legends of masters being able to submit foes by placing pressure ...
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