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What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
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It is hard to explain what is shown without writing a book on aiki work and anatomy. Like most other things on this site, it must be felt. My words, therefore, will sadly lack a certain precision. If ...

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What is the best point-scoring technique?
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The technique that hits the opponent in a valid area of his or her body. Or, the strategy that lets you use those techniques, while keeping you from getting hit. You know, if we could answer that ...

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How to avoid aggravating a sprain while training in MMA?
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Don't continue the training. Stop. Think about it: your body is injured and needs time to heal. If you don't give it time, it won't heal. It is MUCH better to not train for a week than to have ...

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Why do we do ukemi aka break falls?
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A number of techniques have the explicit purpose of crashing the attacker's head into the ground. Done well, that is the only path available for attacker. This is not the kind of technique that I ...

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Between Kyokushin and Shotokan, which focuses more on hard sparring and less on kata?
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If your preference is full-contact sparring, then Shotokan sucks and Kyokushin rocks, because Shotokan doesn't have full-contact sparring and Kyokushin does.

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Training multiple arts at the same time.
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It's possible, and the dangers are entirely dependent on which two arts and which two teachers. I study Isshinryu Karate. I also studied iaido for a few years while in my pre-black belt years. After ...

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How can one practice well alone?
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Practice on your own is pretty much an unavoidable element of the martial way past a certain point. Other than developing your body through conditioning exercise (Bruce Lee's plyometrics are a good ...

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Diagram of Tensho kata?
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After having done a little research on Tensho, I'm fairly certain that anything printed will not be useful without a massive amount of knowledge. To that end, I'd rather point you towards Higaonna-...

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How much can I improve my punching precision? How?
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My punching training was really simple. I had two strikes: 1. Straight punch to the solar plexus 2. Uppercut to below the chin (going up and forward) I did these for ten years. I never worried ...

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Can Forms (Kata/Poomsae/etc.) or Techniques (Waza) be practiced on the ground?
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They can. The fundamentals of any technique can be brought back to leverage. Your balance point isn't a foot or two anymore, it's your back. And, more precisely, a small area of your back, depending ...

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How effective are foul techniques as a side control escape?
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One of the major differences between the 'illegal' moves and the 'legal' moves is that the legal moves have fairly previsible responses. If you poke someone in the eye, you're not quite sure what ...

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Thrusting Targets in the Leg
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The quote indicates that in some situations (we nowadays would probably say something like "when adrenaline runs high"), there are wounds that sometimes go unnoticed. As extreme examples go, it is ...

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Start attacking instead of blocking while sparring
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A good attack is an attack that succeeds. In order for an attack to succeed, it has to make contact with a proper area on the partner's body. In order for an attack to make proper contact, the way has ...

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How can I continue to train with a broken big toe?
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Get checked by a doctor Do not do the competition If you do the competition, you risk permanent damage to your body. And I'm fairly certain that no competition is worth this, although of course, it ...

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Getting Punches in stomach as practice in kick boxing
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One of the eternal truths about martial arts is that you're going to get hit. And another eternal truth is that sometimes you're going to get hit hard. So it's a good thing to learn to take hits. ...

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Is it good to practise punching a wall? No place for punching bag
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It's not good for your body. It's also not good in general for your mental development. Walls and people don't move the same way. People yield* when they get hit. Walls do not. Attach heavy pillows ...

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What are the key changes when moving from TKD-based point-break to continuous sparring?
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The primary change is that daredevil / suicide moves now lose all interest. Jumping up and hitting the top of the head Spinning kicks, in particular the spinning hook/reverse/something kick to the ...

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Finding my center (hara / t'an t'ien)
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You need to work on this enough to lose all the superfluous tension in your body. If you really want to work on this, then just do standing practice. Stand, feet approximately shoulder-width apart, ...

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Transitioning between similar arts
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Unfortunately, most of the weight for this one is going to be on the student. It is a student's responsibility to enter the school like a tabula rasa. If the student's movements are stuck in a ...

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how to overcome "freeze"?
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Here's a good sequence of things to overcome specifically this problem: Breathe. Practice getting grabbed and making sure your breath does not get interrupted. Move. Practice getting grabbed and ...

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Drills for teaching range analysis
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With empty-hand, I usually do the following exercises to get people used to distancing differences. I simplify it and do just "one" range - which should map pretty well to your situation. The student ...

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Avoiding breath lockups
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Start paying attention to your breath more in your everyday life. You'll find yourself holding your breath in very small fashions - when you wait for a thought to begin, or complete. When you're ...

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Why drop the bokken vertical prior to a downstroke?
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Start with big movement. End with small movement. And keep your elbows in.

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How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
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I only take notes if I'm dealing with something bigger than my mind can process and store at once. Sometimes this works against me, as I usually expect to be able to store everything that's handed to ...

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What can one do to avoid entering a grappling situation?
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One of the very nice things about people who want to take you down is that they're usually very frank and honest about it. There's very little dilly-dallying going on. This means the energy coming in ...

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Shoulder brace for Judo?
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I have no shoulder brace recommendation. My recommendation is to stop all the practice that requires the use of that part of your body and go to rehab instead. I'd recommend soft movements like ...

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Blocking with a katana blade
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I've studied iaido for five years, and practiced a variety of styles under one teacher (that's how much my words are worth). In general, parries, blocks and deflections are done with the side or the ...

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Ways for restraining an "automatic aggression response"
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Start meditating. You reacted (note: not "response" but "reaction") to a perceived aggression that, in truth, had nothing to do with you and everything to do with them. I don't quite know how far ...

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What would you do to handle a road rage fist fight?
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How to handle a "road rage fist fight" ? Don't get in one. Keep driving. Here you clearly have a choice - you're in a moving vehicle. None of that "sucker-punched from behind in a bar while telling ...

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Looking for cheap cutting material for tameshigiri practice
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Based on this answer from reddit: Nihonzashi offers fairly cheap tatami and ships per box. One box of 10 sells (as of today) for $4.49, and boxes with more tatami are a little cheaper. The trick is, ...

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