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    Is it not a good idea to use boxing in a street fight situation do to the risk of breaking bones in

    When Mike "My Brain Is On Fire" Tyson was champ, he got into an argument (of course) in a Manhattan club with one of his competitors. Showing his usual self control, he punched the guy in the head - and broke his hand. The toughest guy in the world, built like a refrigerator, broke his hand...
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    Tang Soo Do: you can go your own way.

    I get the various splits in the world of Tang Soo Do. I found interesting in the wikipdeia entry: """ Hwang Kee and a large constituent of the Moo Duk Kwan continued to develop a version of Tang Soo Do that eventually became what is now known as "Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan". This modified version...
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    Do Shotokan and Goju Ryu competitors fight the same in point tournaments?

    Lager studies tend to go on until way after midnight and make it difficult to train the nest day.
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    1987 to 1990 All Okinawan Karate World Championships

    There is a video of the above: I'm wondering if perhaps someone here has personal knowledge of the goings on there. I am curious if all various Okinawan styles are represented there, or if some are more dominant than others - if such things can be determined. Thanks
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    We don't throw straight rights in street fights.

    I wonder if that would work.
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    Video - Does Judo work for street fights?

    The two deaths were in civilian combat. I know of only one death on the mats, many years ago a well-ranked black belt died in sparring, but I don't track such things. If someone tries to throw and the other person resists, there can result throws which go badly wrong. I don't know that there...
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    Video - Does Judo work for street fights?

    Judo - mat - holding on to throwee = combat jujitsu (more or less), which is what most military forces train in, world-wide. Of course you have to know what you are doing, but being thrown at speed can be devastating. I know of a couple of deaths from that.
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    Martial arts as defense on the streets

    Karate was huge by the late 1970s. Various serious MA had been used by military forces for a long time (100 years?), but karate and the MA thing was a big trendy flash in North America. I recall an interview in some MA magazine, with a serving British military officer of a high enough rank to...
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    Shorinjin Saito-Ryu Ninjitsu

    I should have added that after scaling the castle wall, the ninja person should be sure to launch the flying kick in the right direction.
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    Motivational Song?

    Since you ask: I didn't find it musical enough to think of it as s "song."
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    Shorinjin Saito-Ryu Ninjitsu

    In order for a person to convince me that they were a ninja, the person would have to scale a castle wall in the dark while wearing black tights, back t-shirt, and black balaclava, using no climbing equipment, and then launch a flying kick from the top of the wall. That's a ninja.
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    "Speed" in Japanese and/or Okinawan karate

    JR 137 describes an interesting phenomenon, which is a matter of eye>to>brain coordination, brain speed, and sometimes brain>to>body speed on the way back out. I know a martial artist like that, and he just functions on a different time frame, so to speak. He has trained a lot, but he has...
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    Which style of karate would you consider most “complete”

    I would add that a multiple attack - or any attack which you perceive as extremely dangerous and/or life threatening - narrows your options as to what you throw at the attackers. If a "fight," you probably have limits to your methods, but if you think that you and/or spouse is/are in great...
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    Boxing or American Kickboxing

    Someone who is not quite as skilled in footwork as the very best, but who can knock out a rhino at close range.
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    Shorin Ryu styles, various

    That's interesting too. Here is a video of Shoshin Nagamine and students in 1960, training. (The first 1:55 is intro and images of vegetation.) I think that they look pretty energetic. Some older video is surprisingly disappointing, methinks.