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Is the Brendan Ingle style of boxing really healthier in the long run?

I read something interesting about Brendan Ingle's fighters: Dancing turned into fighting and pretty soon Ingle, a free spirit, a maverick, the great improviser, was combining the two to concoct a ...
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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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Has there ever been a boxer who fought like Prince Naseem Hamed?

Anyone who paid attention to boxing in the 90's knows the name "Prince" Naseem Hamed. Love him or loathe him, everyone had an opinion. He was undoubtedly a brilliant showman, and many people - ...
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How accurate is the Pencak Silat in The Raid: Redemption?

The Gareth Evans-directed movie The Raid, alternatively titled The Raid: Redemption in the US, is about a young Indonesian cop who fights his way out of a criminal complex, relying strongly on his ...
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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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kumitachi, hasso-no-kamae, and hand positions

I was under the impression that in hasso-no-kamae, the sword should be forward of the face, facing the right shoulder. I cannot remember who taught me this. However, Sakai-sensei has his sword ...
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Is there a canonical resource for the classification of Judo mat techniques?

For throws, I use Toshiro Daigo's book Kodokan Judo Throwing Techniques published by Kodanasha International, Tokyo 2005. It specifically addresses some of the arcane points of Kodokan classification ...
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When doing qi'gong form of four-square breathing, does one visualize the microcosmic orbit or something else?

There is a basic qi'gong form which goes with four-square breathing. Practitioners will recognize it: standing with feet shoulder width apart, hands held out front; on inhale hands are raised from ~...
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What were Bruce Lee diet plans and training schedule?

I have heard a lot about Bruce Lee and how he put nutrition and protein intake in his diet plan, but there are too many unreliable sources that pretend to be truthful. I want to know how he managed ...
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Is full/contact an official Jiu Jitsu system under JJIF?

I noticed that the official systems of Jiu Jitsu under JJIF are Newaza, Duo and Fighting system but no full/contact system, or it may be but it is not mentioned even in the JJIF website. However, ...
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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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