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    Blocking useless?

    Yea. I think the title is meant more for shock value. Of course blocking has value. So do slips and evasions. The fact is...we wouldn’t have it if it were useless. I remember when I was young and got into a fist fight I used a hard block on someone and knocked him down (go figure I fell in love...
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    Empty Hand to Clinch

    Thanks man. I certainly understand defanging. I can’t wait to sit down and watch this stuff. At a tournament atm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Empty Hand to Clinch

    I don’t. I carry a gun. If someone brings a knife...I want space and I want to shoot them. But I want to knock someone down if I don’t have that option...and then run away and shoot them if they come back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Empty Hand to Clinch

    Just wondering about names/techniques used with empty hand on empty hand or empty hand on knife/stick to setup a clinch. I’m a strong grappler and getting a lot better with jiujitsu stand up than ever before. I am going to start taking some privates if I can around this concept. Obviously I will...
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    Good arts for getting to your gun

    BJJ/judo is good if they are right on top of you. If you can win the situation without using your gun? Good. If you choke someone out...you don’t need to worry about the gun. Or Americana then and tear their shoulder so badly they can’t use it...let them swing away with one arm. Good luck...
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    Good arts for getting to your gun

    Yes. Looking to the other side of the car lol. Not checking under the car I’m going too. I could have worded it better lol. But you only have to do that if your close to them. SUVs would easily allow you to look past them. And big trucks. As your walking toward them. :) Sent from my iPhone...
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    Good arts for getting to your gun

    This right here. I’m a carrier as well. Don’t practice a fast draw though. Practice a smooth draw. And if at any point your holster comes with your gun...you need to change holster or belt or both. Ideally you should do this drill every time you take your gun off (AFTER unloading of course). My...
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    No weapons sparring

    Just a quick question for you guys. The guys in my gym don’t seem to do much other than knives and sticks. I know that some places do empty hand stuff, but ours I think I’ve seen them only do a few times (not in the class but I’m interested). Anyway. I know there is a big emphasis in kali about...
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    Aggressive heavyweight standup

    I am looking for some advice on how to push the action a little more in stand up. Rather than the standard lower belt heavyweights matches where you push your opponent lol. I'm trying to get more aggressive and I don't have much luck. I do watch videos and see what lower weights do, but I feel...
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    Weight difference causing problems

    Heavy weight here. My advice? Win the standing game first. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Rolling with spazzies.

    My girlfriend just recently started and she had the same fear of spazzies that most do. My advice to her was...get them to their back and keep your head MASHED to theirs. But I'm a heavyweight. Wasted energy is wasted movement for them and really good for me. [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using...
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    groundwork with guns

    Keep the end with the bullet sized hole in it away from you. About all I can think of. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Is Submission Only the Future?

    But it really isn't. How can you submit someone without having a good position? Sure...you may get an ugly tap, but what stops that in a point system? I get that it isn't for everyone. For sure. I even see the merit of a point based game. I think I will prefer sub only. You have to do things...
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    Is Submission Only the Future?

    How do you fellow grapplers feel about Submission only tournaments? As a Brazilian jiu-jitsu guy...I feel that these are the future for my sport. And I feel like these could even be something we see in the olympics. We have judo and wrestling. But a Submission only format? A gi and no gi? I...
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    Heavyweight V Heavyweight: How do you take your opponent down?

    I am just wondering how you contend with a fellow heavyweight. Especially in the takedown bracket. What are some low risk high reward moves? I am looking to get my standup game into better form. This is for grappling tournaments and so on. Any takedowns are welcome Sent from my iPhone using...
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    Why Nunchucks are not selling in certain states?

    Same reason you can't buy certain guns or knives. Stupid laws made my people with El Zilcho experience with the things they are making laws restricting...or experience with the things they are trying to stop. Sigh. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Good Fight Submission Only Tourney: Reviews?

    Thanks guys. I don't know much about the tourney side of grappling. I'm excited too. I need to figure out what is going on and I think I will sign up and start prepping. :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Good Fight Submission Only Tourney: Reviews?

    I am just wondering if anyone knows anything about this? Good Fight: Submission Only Jiu Jitsu Tournament. No points, no advantages, no referee decisions! Ever participate? What level of competition are we talking here? I'm getting close to 30 and I want to get into a tournament soon. I'm a...
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    Counter to speed

    Thank you guys. I love reading what you guys advise. It always helps me step up my game. I am not the fastest guy. I do plan ahead and I am really good at pressure and patience. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Anti-Grappling Techniques...

    Honestly? As a grappler, and a decent one, I would say space. But if you aren't willing to grapple to learn how to do defense...you are screwed. [VIDEO] You gotta get in the gym and actually learn what to do and how to handle it. 6 months of training with the secret service (the boxer in the...
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    Self Defence AGAINST an officer

    Defense against an officer is frequently ILLEGAL. Your BEST defense is in court. Especially if you have a camera going. Though I did hear a story once of a local cop who was an absolute scumbag of a human being. He harassed this one fellow and talked all kinds of smack to him. Had something to...
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    Counter to speed

    Has anyone figured out their game on people who are faster or more fluid? I am just wondering. I have realized that I am a very patient person and this has helped me a lot. I'm also physically pretty tough. So pressure games and certain cranks don't work on me. I have started really looking for...
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    300+ lbs opponents? What do I do?

    You know. The more I've thought about this...the more this advice about smaller students applies. I've been watching more videos. I've gotten more fluid. I am soon to be leveled up again. I want a tournament "under my belt" before I do though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    300+ lbs opponents? What do I do?

    How would you do that in BJJ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    300+ lbs opponents? What do I do?

    Just curious what I should be working to improve my game against behemoth opponents? People who have more in common strength wise with larger species of mammals? I will add that i am 6 feet tall in the 250 range. I'm not super strong. I am also thinking starting from standing. Anyone know any...
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    Hatchets?

    Nice. I would find it hard to imagine that it wouldn't be. Hatchets are pretty universal as a tool. Vikings, native Americans, Egyptians, and on and on. They were everywhere. It is one of the most basic human tools. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hatchets?

    Just curious if anyone here has trained FMA with hatchets. Do you think it is viable? No? Girlfriend's brother wants to learn something to teach him how to use a hatchet. He just likes them (always picks the dwarf/battle axe in games and so on). I've seen a few videos but just curious about...
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    Muay Thai in MMA

    Well that is kind of what I mean by "jack of all trades." It doesn't really specialize. It is what you make it. Not all arts are like that, but some can be. There will always be an advantage in training more grappling than the other guy. Or more striking. What will really change the game is if...
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    Doing weights for martial arts and other junk.

    Good point. I was mainly just poking holes in the idea of not weight lifting. And I will admit my training is slacking right now. Mainly because I am lazy, but I also have a lot of stuff on my plate with turkey season and family matters. On a related note: I saw this the other day and couldn't...
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    Karate or ju jitsu

    Meh. Depends on if it is traditional jujitsu that is oriented at self defense. I would love to train in that, and I regularly train Brazilian Jujitsu. I'm not a striker. I did boxing. Just better at grappling. Plus the knowledge works for my primary self defense art...my firearm. If someone is...
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