Recent content by sopraisso

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    Real world application of Jiu-jitsu

    True, I hadn't noticed that. Very fine description of his usage by the way. While he says it wasn't a glamorous use, I think he actually did well by using his fundamentals - what probably contributed to avoid injuries to his receiver.
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    Real world application of Jiu-jitsu

    I'd say the advantages extend to training an art who *also* teaches grappling anyway, in a realistic perspective of what you may happen to need to protect yourself, such as happens with Okinawan karate. Of course it depends a great deal on where and who you train with. By the way, it's a pity...
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    How to understand a kata

    I'm wondering what you mean in this post. I'm guessing you are being sarcastic, right? If you think karate kata don't teach exactly how to setup everything you actually need for real fighting and if you view classic karate as a "striking only" art you are really completely clueless about what...
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    Tucking the Chin

    If you have an opportunity of assuming a "fighting stance", it has nothing to do with self defense. Just adapt to the rule set and be happy knowing what you are doing or, if you want to practice real self defense, go train something aimed at actual self defense - no WTF, MMA or boxing sparring...
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    Improvised Weapons

    I don't regularly train with improvised weapons because my training partners are still in a very beginner level, but it's in our training plan for future. One thing I consider important about the subject is that sometimes your unarmed training adds heavily to the use of improvised weapons, while...
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    Old fashion

    Manny, if you want to train for the street, there's no point for practicing competition sparring. Instead you should use various functional sparring drills, with all the possible techniques and variables. Forget the rule set of WTF and start training for the kinds of threats that you might see...
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    A little tired

    I've been through it. I even tried to convince my grandmaster to change the dojang guidelines and later to have a specific martial-oriented class (run by myself). Nothing worked out in the long term. Then I gathered my courage, thanked my instructor and moved completely to Okinawan karate. Never...
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    WTF renames Poomsae!

    It would certainly take a good amount of time to change everything in the site and their documents. But I think it would be a good thing for them to do. Enviado de meu GT-I9300 usando Tapatalk
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    Cardio Boxing/Kickboxing to hone striking?

    I believe it'd be a better option to fulfill your intent. Enviado de meu GT-I9300 usando Tapatalk
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    Cardio Boxing/Kickboxing to hone striking?

    There's a lot of technical aspects to consider if you want to have more refined striking skills. The ideal is to have a good instructor help you. You can punch a heavy bag as much as you want but this alone won't give you better technique. Tony is spot on about cardio-boxing. Their focus is...
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    How effective is the striking art?

    From my "old style" Okinawan karate perspective, this whole discussion makes so little sense. Nearly all my striking techniques and tactics are used along with some grappling applications simultaneously. Actually I believe it's safe to say pure grappling or pure striking arts are a modern thing...
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    Question About Tae Kwon Do

    Lol yes there are adults practicing it, and a few of them do know a lot about martial arts and fighting. But as it usually happens to any style in fact, those are a minority. You should better look very carefully before joining (and more important: remaining in) a dojang/dojo. It's better to...
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    Another video

    And what kind of impression did you have about taekwondo after seeing the vid? As for me, if I were looking for a martial art and that vid was the first thing I saw about taekwondo, I would surely never take it. If I were looking for a playful activity to get fitter or loose weight, or to put...
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    Another video

    Tony, just to make it clearer: "taekwon-do" is today generally the way established for writing the name of ITF tae kwon do. "Taekwondo" is the way established for Kukkiwon tae kwon do. Writing with spaces and no hyphen tends to be often a way of trying to talk about the art with no further...
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    Modern Versus antiquated self defence

    I'm wondering what those ancient "unspoken rules" for fighting could possibly be. I've never heard people in the past fought - in self-defense situations - under any kind of rules. Actually I would say someone would possibly be more likely to use "cheap shots" in the old times than now, because...