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Why is blindness or eye rupture not more common in boxing or MMA?

As per "Eye Trauma in Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing" and "The Trouble With Having Fun: Eye and Head Trauma From Sports", boxing and MMA are not devoid of eye injuries. In total ...
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What strategies can a fighter implement to shield the outer knee from injuries caused by opponents’ strikes?

I think there are three important things to say about your question: Impetus from the outside will damage the medial collateral ligament, if anything. Think about it: it is not direct pressure that ...
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What strategies can a fighter implement to shield the outer knee from injuries caused by opponents’ strikes?

There are no exercises that will protect against this. As you say this is a particularly weak joint. There isn't much you can do to improve it's durability. Train carefully and try not to get hit ...
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Is it possible to still wind someone even if they brace their core muscles?

Is it possible to still wind someone even if they brace their core muscles? Yes. If you think about someone relatively weak bracing their core muscles, and a much stronger person hitting them, the ...
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Is it possible to still wind someone even if they brace their core muscles?

There is very little muscle in front of the solar plexus. This really is the whole point of hitting someone there. Anatomically the human body is always weak and there is very little that can be ...
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Is it possible to still wind someone even if they brace their core muscles?

Chop the trunk and the tree will fall Repetitive strikes to the body do slow down fighters. In boxing we see this tactic employed time after time, though usually a fight ending bodyshot is unseen by ...
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Disabled BJJ - worth a try?

Hello I see this is an old post on here, my name is Max and I’ve been training Jiu jitsu for 16 yrs. The first four were on my feet and the rest with a t8 spinal cord injury. I have not been able to ...
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What are generally non-lethal stab areas on the body?

For superficial cuts, the easiest answer is to go outside. There are arteries running through all of your body but for the most part, they are protected by bones. Outside of the arm or leg, a slice ...
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