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    how did bruce lee train?

    I know from books that Bruce Lee was inspired by the training methods of western boxers, and that he incorporated alot of 'live' training into coaching full-contact Karatekas and later developing JKD.
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    A philosophical analysis: Boxing vs Kickboxing

    i agree with you that the hands are generally more important than the feet. and I agree about your reasoning that the better athletes go into boxing because there is more money there. but I think both boxers and full-contact kickboxers have good punching skill, and both would act very...
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    A philosophical analysis: Boxing vs Kickboxing

    I just want people's opinions on boxing and kickboxing. I wanted to know which sport has more talent depth. I'm not saying one is better than the other. Just want to know what you think about their relative merits. My opinion is, boxers have more athleticism, but kickboxing has more...
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    Why do Judo?

    my opinion changed because I am a nut. :soapbox: judo is applicable to SD, especially the newaza. BJJ/Submission wrestling is essentially submission-oriented newaza. So It's all good. I am training BJJ now, so I guess I am trying to rationalize that the martial art I am doing is best...
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    Why do Judo?

    but you agree that judo is shifting it's emphasis, from jujitsu to Olympic Sport? I see judo people on judoforum.com wondering why judo isn't as good as BJJ/Submission wrestling. They're in judo for the wrong reasons. While ne-waza and some throws help, it's not the point to do judo for SD...
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    Why do Judo?

    Here is my view on Judo and self defense: Judo is not explicitly designed to be self defense. It is a sport. I think submission wrestling and karate is self defense. Judo is, quite possibly, the greatest human endeavor. At its most base level it is physical education and exercise. It...
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    Collegiate Wrestling- the american martial art

    i know what you are saying, that the shoulder-pin doesn't matter so much. But wrestling is a great thing to begin in. In fact, it is an ideal sport for children, since it is safe, and the takedowns and top-control can be applied to judo or BJJ or even defensively to striking sports/arts...
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    Collegiate Wrestling- the american martial art

    i know that in the pre-UFC days, sambo was kind of like 'the third style of wrestling' and was only widely known by wrestlers. I train freestyle sambo, but that is more like BJJ/submission grappling in that it is guard oriented and allows all submissions (including chokes) except for the heel...
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    Collegiate Wrestling- the american martial art

    I think all the grappling arts have something to offer. But collegiate wrestling is a uniquely american sport, that's what I like about it. That and the premise of the top guy wanting to ride and pin, and the bottom guy wanting to escape or reverse. It's so simple! I just don't have the...
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    Collegiate Wrestling- the american martial art

    I particularly like collegiate wrestling out of all the grappling styles. I like the feeling of shooting doubles and singles, and of pinning and escaping. I tried to do sambo and BJJ but submission just doesn't happen for me. I also am not crazy about striking, although if I did a striking...
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    Consider an analogy for the self-defense arts....

    well maybe the terms violence and nonviolence aren't defined well. 'real' nonviolence is not fighting in the first place. But the philosophical distinction i was making was trying to make is, kickboxing is matching your strength against his (the thug) strength. That doesn't seem like martial...
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    Consider an analogy for the self-defense arts....

    I haven't written on this website for a while, so brace yourself. Most assailants and street thugs punch when they fight, and if they try to attack you, they will try to punch you. Kickboxing (used as a generic term for punching and kicking) is called 'fighting fire with fire'. Standing toe...
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    How to make kickboxing more popular amongst fans and martial artists?

    So you agree that there are no shortcuts? Some athleticism and strength is needed, but, a lifetime of technique and training compensates for the relative strengths of attacker and defender?
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    How to make kickboxing more popular amongst fans and martial artists?

    I guess what I knew all along was true- you have to be a good athlete to know self defense really well. Size, strength, and athleticism counts! There are old tai chi/kung fu masters who can beat young men, but they've been practicing and conditioning themselves all their lives, so it's not...
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    How to make kickboxing more popular amongst fans and martial artists?

    What I was trying to ask was, is there anyway for a non-athlete to become a self-defense expert. The reality is, athleticism and conditioning is a big factor in SD. But I think everyone should do MA, so how do you teach contact to no contact people? I think some kind of sparring is essential...
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