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Why are Judo's Seiryoku Zen'yo Kokumin Taiiku exercises seldomly practiced?

In Kodokan Judo by Jigoro Kano (the founder of judo), chapter 19 Seiryoku Zen'yo Kokumin Taiiku contains a catalogue of individual striking exercises called Tandoku Renshu and partner exercises called ...
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What Dojos Teach 'Police' Kendo?

The Japanese police have their own version of kendo that incorporates Judo moves. Is there any other place, other than the Japanese police academies that teaches a similar version of kendo or a ...
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Is getting on your back a good stalling tactic or was Kazushi Sakuraba an anomaly?

In almost all the MMA fights I've watched, nobody seemed happy on their backs. Being good at BJJ can turn this into a plus if the opponent is a lot worse at groundfighting and is trapped in your guard,...
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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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Was seiza intended to be impractical?

It's hard to argue that traditional seiza position isn't uncomfortable, and something that takes some time to get used to. Are there any benefits to Sitting Seiza? discusses potential benefits of ...
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How can I improve my hand's strength and form when performing a lead left hook in boxing?

I am practicing "American Boxing" I believe it's called. I have a very well-respected and experienced coach who has a seasoned amateur and professional record, and who has trained some ...
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Is the sword stance in Like a Dragon: Ishin where swordsmen place their palm flat against the hilt a style of Tennen Rishin-ryū?

In the video game Like A Dragon: Ishin, a major plot point is finding information about the Tennen Rishin style practiced by members of the Shinsengumi during the Bakumatsu period (1853-1867) in Japan....
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Are the super fast fighters in movies edited to be fast or are they actually fast?

I'm wondering if those fighters in movies (like Daniel LaRusso) are actually fighting super fast and executing flying split kicks or if the movements are edited to be super fast before the movie comes ...
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What styles did Jet Li use in the "Once Upon a Time in China" films?

I ask because Wong Fei-hung is a legendary martial artist, portrayed by such kung fu movie stars as Kwan Tak-hing (known to you through his nemesis in those films, Mr. Han from Enter the Dragon;) But ...
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Adjustable dumbells instead of Chi Ishi

I've been trying to practice the Hojo Undo exercises as part of my karate training. I've been following a book (Art of Hojo Undo) for this and have found it useful especially the makiwara and nigiri ...
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Does "do" v. "jutsu" naming reflect Daoist influence?

I have read about the naming changes in Japanese martial arts, with a shift from jutsu (術) to do (道) reflecting a supposed shift in emphasis from fighting techniques to a quest for mental and physical ...
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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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Are impact protection goggles worth it for Muay Thai for someone who can't take hits to the eye?

Disclaimer: I don't consider anything here to be professional advice. I want to start Muay Thai but I don't want to get hits to the eye due to an eye condition called keratoconus. I was considering ...
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How is "front" uchi-mata (Yagura-nage) classified?

There is a competition throw in judo which resembles: an uchi-mata lifting with the front of the thigh, or equivalently an obi-tori-gaeshi where you continue the turn after lifting (as opposed to ...
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Hand Wraps: How to wrap comfortably

Are there any comfortable hand wrap styles for Boxing / Muay Thai ? I literally feel exhausted with wrapped hands and putting on my gloves everyday ( I wrap properly and don't wrap too tight), its ...

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