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public gymnasiums started to appear in the US in the early 1800’s,Inspired by early health/vitality philosophies of various cultural movements. Eventually, gyms made their way into schools and universities, and even became large independent organizations, like the YMCA and such. Gym mats evolved in the late 1800's;the desire to have surfaces you could fall ...


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The Kodokan curriculum is not purely focused on sport competition, but modern practitioners frequently ignore non-sport elements. The Kodokan Judo curriculum includes basics, techniques, and kata. These are internationally standardized, and rank is determined based on evaluation of these skills. Everyone studies basics and techniques. Competitors frequently ...


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Did [Kayla Harrison] focus on learning BJJ [as she pivoted to MMA], or stick more with and Judo and Japanese Jujitsu? Neither. As far as I can tell she took the correct approach and switched to wrestling-for-MMA and how to specifically adapt her judo to gloved, caged, no-gi situations. You can tell because her MMA strategy demonstrates specific techniques ...


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MMA has less restrictions on what's acceptable, as it is a combative sport where fighting is the purpose. Conventional martial arts sparring is a demonstration of skill and discipline. Never the less, certain....rules do apply even in MMA. Martial arts, lethal finishing moves are taught, But not encouraged. MMA rules prohibit.. Groin attacks, kneeing the ...


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