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    Is it not a good idea to use boxing in a street fight situation do to the risk of breaking bones in

    Nothing is perfect for self defence. Even, what is self defense? Or what is the kind of attacks you have in mind? Anything will need to be adapted from what it is to what you want or need. I am sure boxing will be helpful, expecially if you are aware of the hands and wrists weakness. You can...
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    What discilpine is this move taught in

    Well, if it is sort of tomae nage, then Judo. Not in BJJ as well? I learnt is in a self-defense style, so it could also be taught in several schools/styles.
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    older guy with bad joints (but still strong) What's for me?

    Check where people your age is training, near you. If you can see, check where they train safe. Where 1 or 2 of these are true, probably they can adapt to your limitations. Style is not the most relevant, yet what we want to hear...
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    What discilpine is this move taught in

    Or any other Thai style... or even some Kung Fu...
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    Coordinate your punch with back foot landing, or with leading foot landing?

    Back foot on floor and leading foot landing, for power. But for speed, often I cannot land the back feet, only the leading feet.
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    How can I train for 6 hours daily?

    As others said, do not overdue (or you risk killing the dream). Why not 1.5h in the morning + 1.5h in the afternoon, or something like that? It would be still great; and easier to fill.
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    What is the point of a tag in a full-contact fight?

    A few I remember now: -To test oponents' reactions, speed, timing; -If distance is wrong, sometimes better a tag than compromising balance; -To create openings, for other attacks; -To keep opponent busy, at the expense of little energy, sort of defensive attack; -To show up to jury and public at...
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    Boxing gloves

    Sandee and Twins are popular, long lasting and safe bets. (I am sure I am missing another big one.) It is also safe to ask your instructors first. They may want you to use bigger, safer gloves than the ideal for your weight... BUT I would just borrow or buy anything cheap to start. In the mean...
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    How do you begin your classes/training?

    Rugby, sort of. The one with the ball could be technically manipulated, by 1 or more. No distinct uniforms; teams could be 20+ each (and the enemy would ask for the ball). This is the only that is worth to mention. Then I have also seen plenty of running, shadow boxing and other typical stuff.
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    Muay Thai Advice For Beginners

    Sometimes even experienced guys want to make sure to beginners they know one thing or two. I don't think one needs to prove its value every time to everyone else. Ideally, the focus should be in improving oneself and partners. But I have seen the same in Muay Thai and other styles. Perhaps...
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    opening new dojo - living there to save rent?

    I would not mind training (or giving trainings) in a backyard (if it was not for the weather). Garage or adapted room would be a better cheap alternative. Whatever you decide, I would advise to make it self sufficient. You could give your time, at best, but other costs must be paid by students...
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    Thoughts on belt testing fees

    Each school or organization charges differently. Some are more profitable, or profit oriented, than others. I would not mind much about. Your only choice is to pay or leave, isnt it? I was charged a bit (10-25?) for juri evaluation and a book (sort of). Black belt was more extensive, but...
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    Fencing, martial art or no

    I have seen many things called martial+art, even when missing the martial or artistic side of it, or both, without much questioning. So, a yes from me to fencing. It can be martial art as well (or as bad). What about archery? I would say yes, too. More martial than many stereotype styles...
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    Meridian and Vital Point Death Touch

    Acupuncture works where other stuff fails, fails where other stuff works. Or sometimes it works better than others, as any medicine or treatment. Tested on myself as well, normally after conventional stuff failed (as most people do... ) The main difference is actually in the subjectivity of the...
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    How good can you get alone ?

    Alone and before any training, you can improve fitness. Nothing more. In parallel to regular, group training, you can practice a bit (especially striking). You need partners to learn how to manipulate a human body and, eventually, a human mind (fighting), and to improve timing. Not to say for...
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    Thoughts on time variance to earn black belt

    If belts are really meaningless, dont worry. But if you get different training opportunities, I know very well the issue. I was able to spar competitively with high ranks (karate, Thai boxing...) but rarely given the opportunity as white belt. (Without the best part, I was dropping out soon.)...
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    Wow Conor

    Now we know for sure it was an easy match. But was it one too bad or another too good? Anyway, I liked the shoulders and head kick with toes. I wonder why these are not used more often. Shoulder very handy during many wrestling controls; and the head kick with toes easier... (for me, at least.)...
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    Most complex martial arts ???

    Chinese arts/methods is too generic. I should have said internal martial arts + wing chun. The only ones I can say anything about. I don't have a clue about others.
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    Martial arts you quit , early ???

    My list would be long. After nearly 10 years seriously into 1 system, I tried more than 20 clubs/styles in 3 countries. Never lasted more than 6 months, for different reasons. Even when I thought it was completely rubbish and that I could teach instructors their own style, the room was still...
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    Most complex martial arts ???

    I would think of Aikido, Tai Jitsu and the like, specially if you want it working without hitting for softening or as plan B. Second though, Chinese martial arts in general. Lovely principles and concepts and theories... but then they struggle to translate it into effectiveness, perhaps due...
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    The top 5 best ever !!!

    To me it is really hard to give a top 5, so I cannot even think about ranking them. It is sort of comparing apples with oranges. I prefer apples, but thats subjective. Anyway, I would surely include Spider and Khabib. Mighty Mouse is really good, but is he good for his weight class or really...
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    How would apply the increased-resistance training model to a striking art?

    After the fundamentals: 1. Choreography, drill, slow then faster. 2. Slow, light, limited techniques in sparring, gradually increasing complexity/moves allowed. Short reflection after TKO. 3. All-included, from slow to fast (but control, light strikes, not much fear or other emotions). 4...
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    Simple Strategy

    Easier to catch a leg than to wrap arms. And it is what they do to some extent. To some extent. I would not say it is (always) the best way, otherwise Thai boxers would only do that.
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    At what age should boys start fighting with full contact to the body?

    Never. What for? Glory? But if they are over 18 (I will not argue about the exact age) and well advised, up to them (and instructors).
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    Challenge the instructor?

    Skill and big balls here. Most experts just do everything they can to avoid the possibility of a serious test. All they know is talk, talk, bla, bla...
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    Challenge the instructor?

    I have seen the sparring time as an opportunity for the new guys to fight instructors or other students. Subtle fights, so it is hard to spot and stop early...
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    1st degree/dan black belt teaching??

    Yes, it is ok. As long as they know more than students and skilled to teach, people can learn. What to say about arts with different standards for black belt or no belts at all? Belt colour is nearly random. No big deal. Teaching was mandatory before black belt on my style... In BJJ, many...
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    The Baddest Art on Earth

    We could try... but there are many names for the same and same (art) names for very different stuff. Then, even if done, people would disagree and confuse you... Sorry. :) But, go on. Ask, research and try a few.
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    Use circular punch to deal with straight puch

    I did not get your idea. Someone will tell straight punch is shorter, quicker. My way is parry+hook, same motion, if it fits your question. More risky for me, but similar, would be moving aside and hook, or uppercut. Both counters, none simultaneous.