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    Is it possible to get Pinched Nerves in the Arm Just By Doing Only Kicks in Training?

    FIrst time practising kicks from a DVD seeries I bought. Did not at all do any punches or other arm strike. Yetsterday I did a series of 10s from the most common leg strikes. Afterwards not only were my arms so tired but I been getting pinched nerves from last night all the way to today...
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    Why did Boxing Survive to be the most popular fighting sport in the world despite mass deaths in World War 1 unlike other Western styles like Savate?

    Since someone else asked last year why despite the British often seeing kicking as ungentlemanly and bashing Savate for being a kick based style (esp before boxing was added in in predecessor styles like Chausson)........ French wrestling was primarily Greco-Roman arm-based with no leg moves...
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    Of all martial arts turned into sports, how come Muay Thai is the one that left elbows and knees esp in regards to kickboxing?

    This is nonesense for one reason..... Dd you know Amateur Muay Thai actually use padded elbows and knees, and some at loer levels of skill esp among minors even forbid knees and elbows? So it has nothing to do with Thaii pried or keepnig tradition considering even some regional tournaments...
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    Of all martial arts turned into sports, how come Muay Thai is the one that left elbows and knees esp in regards to kickboxing?

    I am extremely curious about this. Before MMA (and perhaps local Brazillian Vale Tudo and other close equivalents to UFC in Japan), MT was renown for being the most "complete" martial sports. Boxing banned kicks and every other handstrikes (and even the types of punches you can use is limited)...
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    How easy would it be to defeat a boxer by simply "attacking his weak legs" in particular with kicks? Specifically for an average out of shape Joe?

    One of the cliches is that to defeat a boxer, you simply attack his legs since they are quite weak. Especially with kicks (which boxers are often seen as being terrible at taking). Indeed I seen enough kickboxing vs boxer and MMA vs boxer at the professional level , and old school hardcore...
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    Does anyone think Spirtiuality/Magick/Mysticism/Occultism is very neglected in European swordsmanship (and HEMA in general)?With how Catholic it was?

    Guess what? None of the stuff I say s heresy at all...... Because you are assuming am a typical Atheist Anglo Saxon. I'm actually Polish and believe me hen my people before me who lived in Europe before my American generation VISITED ITALY frequently as part of Polish traditiion often by...
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    Is it just me, or is kicking (esp advanced techniques like Jumping Crescent Kicks and Fouettes) much easier to do when holding a weapon esp swords?

    Started going into kickboxing and the mall strip school I go to while focusing on K1 Rules, there are lots of instructors from different styles because the primary intent is for gradual adaptation for MMA and Self-Defense (as the school has had a few local champions in MMA across the state and...
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    Does anyone think Spirtiuality/Magick/Mysticism/Occultism is very neglected in European swordsmanship (and HEMA in general)?With how Catholic it was?

    Except Quatrocchi's stuff are not ramblings he mad up but basic stuff so common in non-American Catholicism (esp back in conservative parts of the Church such as Italy and Latin America). Have you seen how much Michael the Archangel is invoked upon by Hispanic police in crime filled ghettos and...
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    Does punching vertically really decrease the chances of breaking your hands? How do you do so when you hit that way?

    I read that old bare knuckle boxers rarely suffered hand fractures because they punched vertically instead of the horizontal punches today. In addition many existing martial arts such as Wing Chun punch vertically exactly for the reason to prevent injuries to the hand. However I tried hitting a...
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    Does anyone think Spirtiuality/Magick/Mysticism/Occultism is very neglected in European swordsmanship (and HEMA in general)?With how Catholic it was?

    I just got a book by mail The Sicilian Blade by Vito Quattrochi. Quattorchi's main specialization isn't martial arts but occultism. Specifically Catholic devotions. His most famous book is Benedicaria: Magical Catholicism which is basically about local Italian magick all revolving around the...
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    Can knife fights be won by overpowering your opponent? By gradually moving knife closer until it pierces?Can disarms be done with brute strength too?

    Saving Private Ryan's infamous knife fight scene has a German soldier win the clinch fight simply because he overpowers the Ranger guy and with terrifying bloodthirsty patience he simply waits for the knife to slowly push through until it enters through the Ranger's chest. And I must add the...
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    Why did France and Britain go opposite in wrestling style philosophy? Considering Savate VS Boxing was often an argument of kicks vs fists?

    As a someone who just started exploring Savate, a common meme I notice across internet articles and historical texts is not only just how ingrained was the Boxing vs Savate is in nationalistic rivalries esp France VS Britain.......... But it becomes a reflection of kicks vs punches and later on...
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    Why is the baseball bat grip the standard for club and bat weapons across martial arts?

    Notice this true be it the Samurai Kanabo, Indian Club exercise tools, and pretty any club/bat weapon. Why is this? Can someone explain from a physical mechanism terms what makes the standard baseball grip more effective?
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    So is Soccer the Best non-Martial Arts way of learning fighting kicking techniques?

    I was watching dramatization of Brazillian Soccer legend Pele's life and when he was growing up and playing in the amateur leagues, sometime during his ten years he gt exposed tot he Brazillian martial art Capoeira. He was told by one of his friends the team that some professional soccer players...
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    How much does playing Tennis and Similar Racket Sports Help With Using One Handed Swords?

    A post on Quora claims the non-fighting specific way to practise one-handed sword techniques is to play Tennis since so much of the basic swings are very similar to cutting techniques in swordsmanship with one-hand swords. Is the in anyway accurate? I just started practising tennis and never...
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