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Effectiveness of Bujinkan Ninjutsu

I trained in Bujinkan for less than a year, but it was a very rewarding experience which informs my martial arts to this very day. It is a library of classical jujitsu technique. Virtually anything ...
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Is it possible to fight while unconscious?

I'm generally opposed to anime questions, but there are a significant handful of MMA fights where one fighter is known to be semi-conscious yet still fighting. Edgar/Maynard 2 is my go-to example: ...
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Are there MMA rules that prohibits reactions which would render grappling unusable in a real world scenario?

It's certainly possible to hit someone while they work on a takedown. It sounds like you're asking specifically about countering wrestling shots, where the grappler attacks the hips and legs, rather ...
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Is 'pressure point' striking a useful skill to know in a street fight?

I have an answer that I wrote which goes over the pressure point "knock out" phenomenon: How do you knock someone out using pressure points? In summary, the pressure point knock-out stuff is either ...
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How to counter a rear bear hug?

I did learn a different approach with more components in Krav Maga. Something very similar can be seen here, with groin strikes (move your hip to the side, hit with a hammer fist between the legs) ...
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Closest discipline to "just beating each other"?

MMA Go to your local MMA gym's sparring sessions. We have beginners come in all the time that just want to fight and not learn technique. They get absolutely destroyed and never come back, but ...
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Practice focus at home

Learn to walk away… Your problem is that you get angry: stop doing that. Anger management classes and/or techniques should be your first step. Your second step should be to learn about de-escalation ...
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How to defend from Karambit attack

My background is penjak silat, which uses a lot of kerambit. Yes, they're good combat knives...however, the way you're framing this makes them sound like magic super knives, which they are not. ...
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Release from back choking rope

There are a number of problems with demonstration videos like this. First of all, the attacker is essentially frozen in place while the defender is able to move and do stuff. It's not realistic at all....
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Why is BJJ sold as a "self-defense" art when it does not allow slams?

Allowing slams (and hence teaching DEFENSE against slams) seems to be a crucial part of BJJ. But [they] don't they train that. Every BJJ gym I've trained at for more than a couple months has taught ...
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Tactical flashlight vs martial arts for self defense?

First a small disclaimer and apology: I didn’t feel my post rises to the level of an answer, but I couldn’t shorten it to fit as a comment. Theory and speculation are fun, but does anyone have first ...
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How do you escape from a front head lock?

Basic headlock release: 1) twist your body to get the front of your neck at the gap (if your throat is being closed by the arm this is top priority). 2) With the arm that is closest to the attacker ...
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Could BJJ be used by itself as self defense?

There are essentially two types of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools today: 1) Self-defense first, sport later. 2) Sport first, self-defense is an afterthought. Knowing which type of BJJ school you ...
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What kind of moves can you expect a "streetfighter" to use?

First, the science: https://rollingaroundbjj.com/fights-end-up-on-ground/ That article looked at 383 street fights which were available on Youtube. Never mind the fact that in order to make it onto ...
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Is it dangerous to block blows from someone bigger than you?

In a street fight, physical size and perceived strength have little bearing. In a famous example, a petite female MMA fighter (Polyana Viana) was mugged on the streets of Rio by a male. After she was ...
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Is it dangerous to block blows from someone bigger than you?

Really it depends what you call a block. If you use 'cover blocking' from boxing in a street fight I would say this is dangerous because you are probably not wearing gloves. You will have to adapt ...
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Tactical flashlight vs martial arts for self defense?

In terms of actual self defence capabilities. Yes, it's not bad. It's a club if nothing else and blunt instruments are useful in a fight. Yes if it's already dark or if it's extremely powerful it ...
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Closest discipline to "just beating each other"?

Whilst there might be some art out there that is a "walk in and fight" scenario It is a sure fire way to get badly hurt or killed! An actual martial art will get you moving and improve your fitness, ...
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How do you escape from a front head lock?

A lot depends on the exact circumstances of the situation. How unevenly matched are the combatants in size and strength? What are the stakes (pain, humiliation, injury, death)? What are you prepared ...
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Strategy for defence in street fight for good kicker who throw punches in short distance

In a street assault, the normal action is that an opponent will be attacking you by surprise, possibly from behind, or where you are unable to fully maneuver. However, the situation you describe the ...
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Effectiveness of Bujinkan Ninjutsu

Ninjutsu is nearly never something with a heritage from the former ninja / shinobi. This would be rather infiltration / survival training, or special ops training. Bujinkan Ninjutsu has a rather good ...
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Why is the bob and weave not used much in MMA & Muay Thai or outside of boxing in general?

As long as all are silent, I'll add my two cents. Legs When you are weaving with amplitude, you usually ground yourself - obviously to prevent falling. It's generally ok in boxing, but such grounding ...
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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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What to do in a fight that might turn deadly?

Don't Pick a Fight This is one of the fundamental rules here: do not fight unless you need to. Even with proper training, attempting to handle a drunk man with a knife while unarmed is a deadly task. ...
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How dangerous are long thumb nails

Generally speaking, human nails aren't much of a threat. There is more of a chance the individual with long nails will injure themselves trying to use them as weapons (e.g. painful tears and nail-bed ...
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What are techniques to minimize harm from having long hair in combat?

My dojo teaches a few techniques against hair grabs. First if your hair is being pulled put your hand over theirs and clamp it down. Then, twist your body stepping away from the thumb. This should ...
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What are techniques to minimize harm from having long hair in combat?

I have seen it braided and then folded up on the head or wrapped around the head and pinned down. This keeps the flopping and easy grabbing out of the way. If someone fingers the head to grab, it's ...
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Is 'pressure point' striking a useful skill to know in a street fight?

This is a debatable subject. Some discount it, some swear by it. In the long run, it is important to know. If you want to knock someone out, you're supposed to know to hit them in the head. And ...
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Why is the bob and weave not used much in MMA & Muay Thai or outside of boxing in general?

In boxing when ducking your head or doing any sort of level change, the main concern is watching out for some sort of uppercut or body hook, the same applies to MMA or Muay Thai but there's a ton more ...
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How can grappling martial arts work in a street fight?

First, in a street fight you want to hit your opponent as fast as possible and then be on your way You have decided to get in a boxing match. As in many boxing matches, it's difficult to land a ...
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