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Are physical attributes important in a fight?

Yes. It's pretty obvious, isn't it? It's why there are weight classes in all competitive fighting sports. The Gracie family says that for every 20 pounds heavier, you need to be one belt higher ranked ...
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Is it possible to fight while unconscious?

It is absolutely possible to continue to fight while sober and rendered unconscious. You will be missing time. If you maintained form and protected yourself, you are likely in an area to physically ...
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How to cope with being helpless?

A lasting feeling of helplessness can have detrimental impacts upon your mental health. It can lead to depression and isolation, each of which may exacerbate the other. Personal experience and a ...
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How do I stop trying to be unbeatable/invincible?

The best way to get rid of this mindset is, IMHO, the humility that develops through being beaten despite giving all you got and having tried anything possible, ie. experiencing the futility of this ...
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How to cope with being helpless?

Avoid The Situation Really, this is the key, and I would bet big money that a near-universal sentiment among self defense instructors. No one can deprive you of life if you are simply not there! Not ...
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What does it mean to win a fight?

It's highly subjective Some scenarios: Self Defense In general, for self-defense, "winning" a fight involves getting you and yours out of danger with minimal losses including property and ...
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How do I stop trying to be unbeatable/invincible?

A Misunderstanding Martial Arts, in a very broad generalization, isn't about an "ultimate technique" or a single "perfect move." Being a "what-if monkey" and desiring a ...
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Is it possible/beneficial to erase the natural "flinch" reaction completely?

Synopsis Training, especially sparring in various forms, constitutes an exposure therapy of sorts. It is a process of gradual desensitisation, in which frightening stimuli are rendered less stressful ...
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Why does curbstomping work?

Assuming you're referring to the traditional curb stomp attack of setting a person's jaw along the curb, and then applying a heavy stomping blow to the back of the head, it basically applies the force ...

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