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    Have folks who bash Hollywood tactics for Medieval Warfare actually seen much cinema? I seen many films, a lot esp old ones are historically accurate!

    I watched Lancelot and Guinevere starring Cornel Wilde yesterday and i the first major battle show....... The armies of King Arthur led by Cornel Wilde as Lancelot hid their entire army in the forest behind trees and bushes covered in cut down leaves..... By the time they attacked they had fully...
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    Why did the Katana and some Chinese swords like the Jian develops schools of unorthodox grip approach but European styles never did?

    I was just watching Iajitsu practise. While the style does have two handed techniques, a lot of focus is quick draw and thus so many techniques rely on a single hand. As someone who watches a lot of Wuxia, there are entire styles in China devoted to teaching how to use a Jian only ith one hand...
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    Is it easy to break someone's wrist by simply grabbing it and squeezing great pressure?

    A staple of action movies, video games, and martial arts anime/manga is a grappling match that ends almost instantaneously between the hero and the generic bad guy mook. As soon as they engage wrestling each other,the first act the badass hero does is grab his much weaker foe by his wrist...
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    Why do many traditional martial artists look down on weighlifting (some even calling it EASY)?

    I notice there is a stigma in among traditional martial artists that weightlifting is useless and that its the easiest method of strength training. This is particularly true from styles that focus focusing on cardio, technique, all-round body strength and/or flexibility such as Tae Kwon Do and...
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    Was the average boxer from the era of ATGs far superior to modern boxers?

    We see it all the time about how boxing fans love to praise the ATGs such as Ali and Rocky Marciano as being far superior to modern boxers in every way except height, weight, and nutrition. In particular the training methods of the old champs are often boasted as being superior to what modern...
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    How easy is it to KO or kill your target with a completely unexpected sneak attack from behind?

    One of the things that the RBSD community loves to bash towards martial arts is that martial arts expect you to train for one-on-one encounters and ignore the fact that irl most "fights" are won through surprise sucker punch. In fact RBSD doctrines in most schools emphasize so much that one...
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    Does fast reflex means you're able to react to sneak attacks in time (esp from behind)?

    A staple of popular media where the badass hero who is shown to have peak human can suddenly detect and react a sucker punch from behind in less than 1/10th of a second and react accordingly. To the point they even show physically unfit people who don't know anything about Hand-to-Hand being...
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    Did the old Bare Knuckle pugilism have hooks and uppercuts?

    Both the hook and uppercut has become such a fundamental part of boxing that to box without them is like driving without rear mirrors or writing down an essay on old filler paper without eraser. I already know that the bare knuckle style ws so wildly different from modern boxing but my reearch...
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    Why did Eastern TMAs lack a hook and uppercut until boxing was introduced to Asia?

    One thing I noticed was that every TMA I came across in their undiluted forms lacked a variation of hooks and uppercuts. Not even what we call "kickboxing styles" today such as Muay Thai had the uppercut and hook in their predecessor forms and its only exposure with western boxing that such...
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    Whats the point of reverse punch?

    I am quite curious whats the difference between just throwing a straight in boxing and the reverse punch in Japanese arts. n fact some of those reverses (at least coming from my background in boxing) can be better spent using an uppercut In fact the concept of left jab and then reverse...
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    Why being able to dodge one fast strike like jab don't mean you can dodge others like beer bottle?

    I am wondering about one thing. During one incident a professional boxer was murdered during a fight that ensued with a friend of his during an argument while they were drinking. Now granted this friend was revealed to be a member of a gang group I think it was MS-13, both guys were drunk, and...
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