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    Techniques in BJJ not found in Judo/Jujustu?

    This is a point that comes up every now and the here and as I wrestler I'm curious what all there is. The only thing that comes to mind is the ezekiel choke and maybe the platas but im not sure on that, but hey Im a wrestler! To make this fun, lets exclude positions like the various guards or...
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    Strict vs Laid Back schools?

    Whats your guys preference? Personally, I prefer a strict, high-discipline gym with a total Hard A** as my coach/ instructor But to be fair, Im probably conditioned to prefer that considering I've never got to train at pretty laid back school. The closest was my wrestling coach, and while...
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    Heavy Bag Wall Mounts?

    My ceilings are cheap and old but I have good old concrete walls in the basement to hang one from! Does anyone here use a wall mount or have any recommendations? I'd like to be able to hang a banana bag from it, but a good old fashioned 70lb bag will suffice Im trying to not go for...
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    Where do you look in sparring?

    I got curios after sparring an MMA friend of mine the other day. I noticed he was looking down at my torso area a lot. He ended up falling for a lot of feints, double hits, etc. I've always been taught to look them in the face, as its hard NOT to give away you're about to do something...
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    Why did UFC stop doing Tournament Style event?

    Im curious as to why they stopped, Really, having Tournaments divided by weight would be the best way to really show whos the best in each weight wouldnt it? Plus we dont have to worry about things like fighters regularly getting matches with low level guys instead of fighting potentially...
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    Interesting Article on a UFC fighters opinion on Sparring

    Former UFC fighter Jamie Varner warns young fighters Too much sparring can lead to early retirement - Bloody Elbow He says limit it to a time or two a week. I know many of use spar more using hard contact and makes me curious how much damage is actually being done. I also think he may have...
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    Examples of Previous Training NOT helping?

    We've all seen/taught guys with past experience who catch one quick because of prior experiences, habits, and training. Couple personal examples and from my school. 4 years of TSD and 2 of wrestling gave me a good sense of leverage and the ability to predict, strategize, and adapt in...
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    How to stop muscling and missing techs?

    TO prefeace this, it isnt an issue I'm having, but one of my wrestling friends. We've both have some BJJ experience from learning from guys who train. A big difference is after 3 years of wrestling ad 4 other TSD, I can tell when I have leverage or how to get it. I.E. going for the Belly...
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    Power/Speed: personal attributes or dictated by technique of the art?

    I'm sure we've all heard the debate "Muay Thai is the hardest kicking style" or "TKD has the speed!" But that hasnt been my experience at all. I've trained with Muay Thai guys who learned from an Kru (not a kickboxing coach making claims, but thats a whole separate issue) who dont kick as hard...
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    Joe Rogans Accomplishments and USTU/USTA events?

    First, I'd like to preface this by saying I was not around then, nor do I know I have the full history of how USTU/USTA events are held. Everyone one has heard of Joe Rogan being a TKD champion and winning the US Open. However, I've met a few fellow TKDoers who dispute it, saying it wasn't the...
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    Training with Carpal Tunnel?

    Anyone else here train with Carpal Tunnel? I was recently diagnosed with moderate in one hand and mild in the other. The lifestyle changes I've made I've made so that I can still spar hard and train. In my mild hand, I can hit/block my striking post with no real issue. But my moderate hand...
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    Books on the History of Martial Arts?

    To be a little more specific, I'm mostly interested in Tang Soo Do, Karate, Taekwondo. My style is Moo Duk Kwan and my lineage be traced to Shorin-ryu and farther back...I want to learn more about my lineage, where it came from, the history and reasoning, and these styles as a whole! I would...
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    How to know when you are ready to test?

    Hey everybody, its been a while since I've been on here but I'm up for my Blue Belt test this week or next. My problem is I don't personally feel ready. Much of my six months at redbelt was spent focusing on my first semester of college. I put too much on my plate and slacked off a bit in TKD...
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    Did a Gracie nearly lose to TKD?

    I saw somewhere that in the early days of MMA, one of the Gracies, (I can't remember who,) came extremely close to losing to a TKD and Hapkido Practitioner. I can't remember the names of either fighters. As a practitioner of Moo Duk Kwan and a fan of BJJ (would study it more if I could...
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    Would you consider BJJ the ultimate art to cross train in?

    I take MDK TKD with a definite self defense focus. Two of my friends took BJJ when they lived in Washington, one was Blue belt and I dont remember his brothers rank. We were talking and I came to that conclusion. However, I do not know how much standing self defense is in BJJ or if theres...
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    Differences between the Japanese Sword arts?

    I know there's kendo, Iaido, and Kenjustu, but that's about as far as my knowledge goes. What makes up the differences between the three? Are they all parts of a well oiled machine? Do the differences have historical beginnings? One of the colleges I'm looking at teaches Kendo, with more of a...
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    Overthinking in sparring?

    Over-thinking while sparring is becoming a huge problem for me. I get caught up worrying about what kicking combination to throw, foot work, movement, is my bad arm dropping (I'm working on compensating for a new limitation I've gained after a labral repair), whats my opponent gonna do? etc...
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