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How many days per week shoud I train BJJ?
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BJJ 5 times a week is ok as long as you follow some golden rules. Always stretch dynamically every single part of your body for at least 30 minutes. This will help to rid you of the cramps during ...

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Is a Master always required to learn kung fu?
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I would say Yes to the 'master' question. As for self training, I would say proceed with caution. There are many videos on youtube that you could learn from, however without a proper master, you ...

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Style vs instructor
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I had a similar situation couple of years back. Long story short, I am glad that I decided to stay. I would say its not really about the Style or instructor, but definitely about the art and how ...

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Sparring against Offensive Fighters
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It all depends on your meaning of offensive fighter. He is offensive and physically much stronger / much more experienced than you. Same level physically / experience wise but offensive If it's the ...

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How much risk of a broken nose is there when sparring in muay thai?
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5 years of sparring / competitions, I would say that the likelihood of getting an injured nose is low, but it is still there. Most injuries I have suffered on the head are basically on the jaw and ...

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More dirty tricks in Ju Jitsu compared to other martial arts?
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I think you meant 'dirty' as moves that are illegal/ against the rules in competitions. For BJJ and grappling arts alike, there are more opportunities for these 'dirty' moves as compared to TKD, ...

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What are the advantage of wearing a rashguard under the Gi in BJJ?
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I wear a rash guard basically to avoid Skin to Skin contact. Skin to mat contact. Sweat contact. Unintentional body hair ripping. Since my dojo also have different MA sessions sharing the mat at ...

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Utility of pre planned moves
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Many people/masters/schools have different views on what Katas is and is for. Below would be my views on Kata What KATA is. It is basically a set of moves a practitioners could do on their own, as ...

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Is the highest judo belt really red?
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You are correct. Red belts are the highest level that one could obtain, 9th Dan being the highest level a normal person could become and 10th Dan which is reserved for the Head of the foundation or Ex ...

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What does a free fighting teacher teach
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At my gym, we have multiple specialist take coaches in specific areas that they excel at such as striking, kicking, wrestling , ground submission and etc etc. We usually focus on specific each day. ...

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What is the best way to improve your skills in BJJ (gi and no-gi) and become a black belt in short period?
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A quick way to gain a blackbelt in BJJ is basically to train in you Dojo at least 4 times a week with your sensei(the one awarding the belt) present. Compete in events representing your school/dojo ...

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What is the best point-scoring technique?
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From my exp in karate tournaments, the best point scoring techniques would be the basic 'lunge-punch' or Oizuki. This is very idea for smaller and lighter competitors. I have had successes in scoring ...

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What style to do?
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My opinion would be for you to attend some trial classes and have a feel of what suits you. Some people would like to try something that has a familiar feel them, in your case, it would be something ...

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Martial Art focused on upper body strikes
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Boxing is pretty effective in real life and has that 1 hit knock-out power. That being said, you should also look into Wing Chun's or Tai Chi's techniques of 'push hands'. Basically they are 'arm ...

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Proper way to take care of boxing gloves and wrist wraps after use?
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I'll list a couple of methods which i have tested and works for me. Gloves 1. Wrap you gloves in a plastic bag and freeze them. By freezing it you kill most of the bacteria / fungus in it. I use this ...

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How can I quickly regain focus during class?
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I understand exactly how you mean. For me there are on and off days where i could execute advance techniques on the first try, and then those days where i couldnt complete basic ones. Times when i ...

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Why can't I bring my knees up fast enough to block low kicks in Muay Thai?
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I was having the same issues with this previously. Keep you front foot light, not letting the back part of the foot touch the floor. Transfer more weight to the back leg. Do drills / repetitions. ...

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When is a good time to throw a body punch in Muay Thai?
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Why punch when you can kick/knee? Body punch is basically used in MT to hit areas like the solar plexus or rib cage. These areas are very very painful when hit, but are a bit hard to hit with knee or ...

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How likely is serious injury in martial arts practice?
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Just as much as tripping while running, or cutting yourself while cooking. As you progress you get stronger and wiser. Most important thing in training is to look after your body and your partner's ...

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Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
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In Aikido, i learn that i could overcome bigger opponents/partners with huge charging forces by Grabbing their shoulders on both side and moving downwards and backwards while twisting your body a ...

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What is a good training scheme for kendo?
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If you are already an experienced Kendoka, getting in shape would basically be Jogging / Circuit Training Weight training Suburi I do participate in tournaments and often during busier months, I ...

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Close quarter's defense: when you stand face to face with an attacker
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For me, it depends what you feel comfortable with. Bruce lee did say 'box a fighter, fight a boxer'.. My first option is basically always to 'shove' them away to create a safe distance from you. ...

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Frequent ribcage injuries, is this normal?
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Dont worry too much about it, it happens with contact training. Just remember to ICE it down when you get back, then if it is painful enough to disrupt your concentration, take a day of or do no-...

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Lowering heart rate at will
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For me, inhaling as much as you can, and slowly exhaling. I press my lips, much like when you try to whistle, and push air through. You may hear a quiet 'wooosh' sound.. It helps to reduce my ...

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Drills for reducing your natural "flinch" reaction
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Repetition will help reduce the reflex of flinching. Another tip is that I used to train with a bunch of Indonesians in 'Silat' and their advise was a drill they usually do to avoid flinching. ...

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Continuously exhaling while attacking or blocking
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The simplest way of explaining how to do this is by emulating a cough. During a cough, you tend to exhale abit of air, then hardening or tensing the abdominal mucles. This is a good way to explain ...

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How can I improve my teaching of ukemi or break falling?
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My sensei has a unconventional tactic that basically helps in overcomming our fear of ukemi and doing correct ukemis. TAKE AWAY THE MATTS At the beginning of the semester, we begin to learn the ...

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What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
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A short answer is that KATA is the root of all martial arts. Perfecting your kata it perfecting your art. Edit - In a nutshell, KATAs are mainly for defense. It always begins with someone initiating ...

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Could applying an anaconda choke to a turtled opponent be mistaken for a neck crank in gi BJJ?
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Yes it is legal in GI based competition. Like Mike66350216 said, it "could" be mistaken for a neck crank, but most referees are aware of this.

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Is it better to start out with a light weapon?
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Yes. Helps you focus on correct form Prepares your body / Conditions your body Learning the correct form is important when starting out, as having bad forms or bad habits will be harder to correct ...

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