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The answer is similar to the ones to earlier questions: It is mainly practicality in full-contact sparring vs. ideal technique. Theoretically, fully opening the hip by more pronounced foot rotation offers you two things: Firstly, you can do a powerful roundhouse kick just as well, with the very same opening, which makes you less readable. Secondly, it is ...


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Even in karate or Taekwondo sparring where this stance is most often used, they teach that the way you deal with a powerful opponent is not to come in range of his kicks and punches. That means you should circle around him towards his outside. Don't move towards his inside. If he has a back stance with the left leg forward, then you circle to his left. If ...


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This is a stance for point fighting not for full contact. They can pull off very fast attacks but usually don't hit hard from this position (because doing so is against the rules in this style). You might have trouble reaching the back leg for a double leg takedown. However their stance is very wide so a single leg takedown should be easy. Otherwise just ...


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At my school, there are 80 year olds still training in tae-kwon-do. Myself, I am 44 years old. The short answer is someone training for 20 years will absolutely defeat someone who has been training for 5 years. This is for two reasons: 1) At 5 years, you have just begun to actually master your art. A black belt indicates you have completed basic training. ...


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Each part of your hand (or foot) is a weapon, depending how you hold it and the technique used for striking. In the case of a karate chop, the locked wrist and tense fingers create a blunt surface, it is referred to as a "knife hand". Typically, this strike would use a circular, swinging motion to attack (as opposed to a straight-punch). Any strike,...


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Karate chopped at age 15 on back of neck while standing idle waiting for a bus; loss consciousness for about 10sec. ; was told by witnesses (a gang of 7 young men were running through the streets, practicing on folks). At age 70 developed large orange sized ball-swelling- of fatty content; that’s occasionally painful, slings from the point of contact.


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Yes! Absolutely, whole-heartedly, 100% yesyesyes! I am, however, speaking as a man who loves his bits and wants them to remain functional.


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