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As per the provided link, there's a number of factors going on. First of all, a kiai is as much about a forceful exhalation and a focus of purpose as it is actually yelling. Many of the fighters do just that grunting or exhaling on a heavy strike. One of the other purposes of a kiai is to startle the opponent. In the Octagon, most fighters are prepared for ...


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Wrestling and judo were not unknown, but particularly outside of Olympic season generally weren't featured much. Pancrase, shootwrestling etc. were largely a curiosity among pro wrestling enthusiasts. BJJ was featured in movies like Lethal Weapon but exploded after UFC1.


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Let's analyze situation: "constantly guarding his face" + "block mid punches" - it seems, that your opponent has good reaction and definitely would block single punches/middles. "can easily evade low-kicks" - that is a sign of good "leg performance" - your opponent is light on his legs, not grounded. So, what we can ...


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