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    Is it a consensus in the martial arts world that... BJJ is the best?

    You beat me to it. Here are some other examples as well
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    Is it a consensus in the martial arts world that... BJJ is the best?

    My instructor is a wealth of knowledge and experience, I'm very fortunate to have him as my teacher. He knows an entire network of old school Judo instructors that teach the same non-Olympic style, many of which also have black belts in bjj. Having more experience with BJJ than Judo, I still...
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    Is it a consensus in the martial arts world that... BJJ is the best?

    I've been fortunate enough to have more old-school Judo instructors that teach banned techniques, hence why I said "non-Olympic Judo".
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    Is it a consensus in the martial arts world that... BJJ is the best?

    Absolutely, 100%, no question about it. Just ask the Gracies 不. On a serious note, no it's not. I have experience in both BJJ and Judo, personally I believe Judo(non-Olympic) to be a more complete grappling system.
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    The secret technique......

    Yes, they're always interesting to listen to. They think their end-all techniques will always render a victory under any conditions.
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    What should be my goal with bigger, stronger rolling partners that are at my skill level?

    I can't speak on the exact person you're rolling with. However, personally, I've found that when I focus more on positioning and setting up techniques I tend to be more successful with landing/executing them. If I'm finding myself getting overran or out-timed because of my opponents physical...
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    What should be my goal with bigger, stronger rolling partners that are at my skill level?

    Literally what's playing through my head when I replay the Kyuzo Mifune video
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    What should be my goal with bigger, stronger rolling partners that are at my skill level?

    Pertaining more so to BJJ/grappling arts, I would say focus more on good positioning opposed to rushing for the submission. From my experience, rolling/sparring bigger, taller or stronger opponents, taught me the importance of setting up a technique. Learning and adapting to an opponent's...
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    Common expressions that are wrong....

    "Pain is weakness leaving the body", yeah? And sometimes it's your body telling you something bad is about happen.
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    Am I getting ripped off?

    It's difficult to say, there's several factors to consider. When a dojo's training culture changes and we feel we aren't getting the same level of training we did before, it's usually best to move on elsewhere. I've stayed at previous dojos hoping the training culture would change back, but I...
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    New town/School Options

    After looking at their websites, classes and chief instructors background, I would go to Durham School of martial arts.
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    Is it unethical to form a romantic relationship with a martial arts student

    I agree with this perspective. It's something I've never had to deal with myself, but I've seen it happen at previous schools. Favoritism in the dojo seems to be an insidious element when it comes to these instructor/student relationships as well. Accelerated promotions, inconsistent standards...
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    Is it unethical to form a romantic relationship with a martial arts student

    Hello all, Firstly, I'm referring to two legal-age consenting adults both of which are single. Would you as the instructor date a student? If not, please explain why and the issues that you think may arise. If you would, please explain why you would feel comfortable doing so. Thanks
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    Progressive Overload for Martial Arts

    Interesting video. There are different approaches to training and conditioning, results vary from people to people as well. Personally, I'm of the simple mindset of do more of that you wish to get better at. I could do various isolated exercises that will strengthen the muscles used for kicking...
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    Anti-takedown techniques using internal energy

    That is the attacker's fault, they attacked the artist wrong
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    Timid kid in BJJ, should aggression be advised?

    It's good you decided to enroll them in a martial art. The lessons they can potentially learn will help them in life, especially from a more combative style like BJJ. I think this is a healthy way to go about it. It sounds you're being encouraging and supportive. Especially if you don't have...
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    Which is the best? Goju-Ryu, or Uechi-Ryu, or Kyokushin or what?

    I've studied Goju-Ryu and Uechi-Ryu, but not Kyokushin. Goju-Ryu seemed to have a modern approach to training that Uechi-Ryu. We sparred a lot more in Goju and did a combination of both old and modern drills. The Uechi training methods seemed a little more antiquated that Goju, but had great...
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    Uselessness of kata in the real world!

    I agree with you on his tactic to get views, I also like how it sparks conversation. However, I've seen this tactic with other content creators and they make stronger points and are somewhat more consistent. He seems to make broad statements with absolute certainty.
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    Uselessness of kata in the real world!

    This guy is all over the place a few points I disagree with and why. 1. Shows footage of pro fighters moving forward as their opponents are driven backwards in a mostly defensive and open position. This is dishonest for a few reasons. 1A. You can just as easily show footage of when an opponent...
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    Best way to get students online?

    Build a website, research SEO and implement it on your website. There are plenty of free videos online on how to build a website from scratch, or you can hire a web developer.
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    Complementary Skills or Hobbies

    I use my sport fencing experience for range awareness and proper distancing
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    Train TMA but fight like kickboxer

    I instantly thought of this "street fighter" that walked into this boxing gym. Video below
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    I had my shot and I failed

    It's human nature for rejection in any form(professional, romantic, competitive, etc) to feel bad. We learn from our setbacks or "failures". Some of the most successful people in life have written books, given interviews and shared personally on how they failed their way to success. This is only...
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    Basement Dojo

    I like how you put the foam practice sword curve/blade up on the weapon rack like an actual Katana
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    Train TMA but fight like kickboxer

    Well said. One of the interesting things about Kickboxing is it's evolving and changing. It being a full contact sport practiced by professionals, you get to see it executed at the highest levels. Glory Kickboxing puts on phenomenal fights.
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    Martial Arts Wisdom They Don't Tell You - Insert Proverb Here

    Even if she's really hot? How are you supposed to impress her???
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    Real fights - machete

    That's great you survived such a horrific ordeal!!! Thankfully it was dull
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    Exercises for being more light-footed?

    You definitely live up to your name you Dirty Dog
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    Dojo operations in Europe

    I'm moving there in a few years, starting from scratch
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    Dojo operations in Europe

    Hello all, Is the financial aspect of operating a Dojo in Europe easier or harder than in the US? I'm more curious about operating a Dojo in Italy. The finances, bureaucracy, European vs American training methods, etc. Any insight and information would be greatly appreciated.
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