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17 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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Glima and Greco-Roman wrestling cross pollination

Glima is a wresting Scandinavian martial art dating back to Vikings times. Greco-Roman wrestling should be well known. Vikings were know to associate with the Roman Empire -- see the Vangarians. Is ...
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Why should “Oss” be used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Disclaimer... this is a potentially subjective question, and I'm looking for answers to "why" with references. What is your experience and historical understanding of the use of the word? I've moved ...
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Avoid anterior pelvic tilt on the long stance

When performing the long stance (ap kubi in Taekwondo), sometimes there is a tendency to lean the hip forward, causing a pronounced S on your spine, where the glutes stick out. So, even if your legs ...
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Accuracy and historical veracity of goshi-no-kata knife attack: Yakuza link?

In the Shodokan Aikido goshin-no-kata, there is a technique (the 24th one) where uke's steps with the tanto in both hands and draws it. Tori grabs uke's left hand and executes a tenkai-kote-hineri. ...
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Target pad design

Why do some handheld target pads have a double-layer design? I remember using a single layer pad when I was a kid. Since then, the double layer design has been introduced. At best I can tell, it ...
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Where can I learn about HEMA shields?

I've spent a some time searching for a manuscript that covers things like fighting with large shields like kite, heaters, tower, etc., but I can't find anything. Where can I learn about HEMA shields?
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Who were the two stuntmen in the final part of the stairway fight in Atomic Blonde?

If you've seen the movie, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. (If you've streamed the movie, you probably watched the scene more than once;) I found a GQ article that talks about how they ...
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Are there any martial forms that utilize game boards as weapons?

Although this sounds absurd at first, there is a well known legend about the 12th Century samurai Satō Tadanobu beating back assassins with a goban. In the legend, he is said to have subsequently ...
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What do the Shorinji Kempo Organisations do?

I'm approaching my 1st Kyu grading for Shorinji Kempo. But I'm having trouble with one of the essay topics. I know next to nothing about Shorinji Kempo Organizations within Japan yet I'm supposed ...
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How to do Pai kui and the Cheet jeung techniques?

Me and my friend are practicing southern style mantis kung fu, but we do not have an academy that teaches this. How do those two techniques work? It would be great with pictures, but its not, no ...
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Is there an official hand mudras record?

I was trying to search for a matching hand mudra where just three fingers are touching the other hand with the others apart. I learned it along with a basic ground stance of maintaining three to four ...
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Kyokushin in India?

I have been looking for some trusted Masters of Kyokushin in India, but so far I have found only a few dojo in India with different versions of Kyokushin. Recently I learned about splitting of ...
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Philosphy and history of Okinawan Karate

I've recently started stufdying Goju Ryu. I have some training and a black belt in a few other styles. One of the things that I miss with some masters here is their lack of historical and ...
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A swordsman called “The Student”

From the years when I was practicing Kendo, I recall a story about a swordmaster in the old times. He was called "the student" because he always wanted to learn. Do you know this story or the ...
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Studying Martial Arts in Russia from the USA

I will be spending some time out of the U.S. and don't want to get lazy while I'm away. I was wondering if there were any significant differences in practices or regimen in general for martial arts ...

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