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Why is the pistol grip banned?

Judo competitions have a lot of rules, and these rules are tweaked for most Olympic cycles. A primary driver of rule modifications is to promote attacking for a positive score and discourage "...
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Why is the pistol grip banned?

I will start with a disclaimer. This is a little bit outside my area of expertise since I am relatively new to judo. That said: From what I can tell a pistol grip does appear to be legal in Judo, ...
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In Olympic fencing, why is the Piste so narrow?

It basically dates back to later 19th century fencing practices at French military academies. They would drill many soldiers at once, which required a limited space. Initially, they trained outside, ...
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Why is a single leg with your head outside the opponent's body prohibited (at white belt) in BJJ?

I haven't found a direct answer regarding why it is prohibited, but according to this Reddit post, apparently IBJJF rule 6.3.2 (actually 6.2.3) states: IBJJF Rule 6.3.2 - Technical Foul: When the ...
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Is the "Peruvian Necktie" legal in Judo?

It appears this version is considered valid, and has been used multiple times at high level competition: Agbegnenou vs Vermeer | -63kg | World Championships 2021 (3:30) Van T End vs Gviniashvili | -...
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