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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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    Why military/butcher/slaughter/hunting knives can pierce ribcage and skull but most knives can't?

    I just finished reading Marc MacYoung's Writing Violence ebooks from Amazon Kindle and in his knife volume he points out most knives lack the necessary elements to puncture a rib directly or pierce most areas of the skull. Instead what you'd want to do when attacking the rib cage is to turn your...
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    How much more difficult is it to move and fight while wearing armour?

    There's two extremes I notice when it comes to armour. There is the one extreme where armour is portrayed as being bulky and hard to move in such as the knights armour. And there is the other extreme where since armour was made to fit person for persona and to be distributed evenly so that even...
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    How good are Indian Clubs and Macebells for practising techniques of various weapons esp swords?

    Saw this post. Can you practise sword tecniques using Indian Clubs/Clubbells/Weighted Exercise Bats/Macebells/heavy sticks/steel pipes and other such similar objects? : wma So now I'm considering buying Indian Clubs and a macebell. Can they be used for sword, staff, and a bunch of other...
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    How come duel blades don't have the longer weapon with the offhand and knife with dominant hand?

    Post I saw. How come duel blade combinations don't have the longer weapon with the front arm and the shorter blade with the dominant arm? In particular with rapier and dagger? The OP's statement about using the longer hand with offhand as a jabbing weapon and rear hand using a shorter weapon...
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    Why is there now a narrative that it was only aristocrats who could practise martial arts?

    First of all you aren't taking inflation into account. Secondly you also miss the fact that poor people can afford martial arts training. Which is why the Chinese proverb is nonsense. Because not all poor people are dirt poor enough they couldn't afford to eat 3 healthy meals a day and have lots...
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    Why is there now a narrative that it was only aristocrats who could practise martial arts?

    Nonsense. Esp since a lot of the best martial artists historically were street fighters and a lot of styles were created on the fly from street experience. In addition you also forget some masters offered lessons for free and some cultures like Sengoku period of Japan's specific clans were so...
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    Why is there now a narrative that it was only aristocrats who could practise martial arts?

    Wrong, it was a response to this link. Karate Myth Busting: The Secret Truth About Peasants and Karate Whatchat think?
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    Why is there now a narrative that it was only aristocrats who could practise martial arts?

    Here is the specific article the OP quotes in the reddit link. Karate Myth Busting: The Secret Truth About Peasants and Karate
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    Why is there now a narrative that it was only aristocrats who could practise martial arts?

    I found this post. Why is there now a narrative that it was only aristocrats who could practise Karate? : karate Indeed I wonder why are so many so-called experts and historians on the martial arts now changing the narrative? I mean as I said it one can simply go on fighting at the bar to...
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    Can knife fights be won by simply overpowering an opponent? Can disarms be done with brute strength?

    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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    The claim edge blocking and flat blocking doesn't matter because weapons get damaged......

    For years the internet has taken John Clements belief that edge to edge parrying and blocking is BS because it damages the sword and its better to block with the flat of the sword because the sword gets damaged. Frequently pointed out is how Japanese styles use flat blocks rather than edge to...
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    Why do Westerners train in exotic unrealistic weapons and ignore practical ones like baseball bats?

    The art of Kanabojutsu (which uses far heavier than your typical MLB League Baseball Bat) disproves your whole claim.
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