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    Practical real-world shotokan self-defense

    I have been reading about Shotokan Karate which appeals to me. In terms of real world scenarios e.g. ; An attacker.. grabs your collars he throws a punch to your stomach he throws a punch to your face he knees your crotch he throws a backfist to your face he kicks your crotch he's in your...
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    would Krav Maga be the best fit for me?

    I'm 25. I have mental illness. I am not in good physical shape but I am physically very strong. Though a lot of that is because I'm big and I'm only in the top fiftieth percentile of my height so I guess I really mean to say I'm a big guy. I was overweight but I have lost a lot of the weight. I...
  3. Isaiah90

    Why Filipino martial arts will get you killed in self defense

    I explain why FMA will get you beaten or killed in self defense. Wrong mindset - FMA train for fights, not self defense. FMA were used during a time of war against the Spanish. The claims that FMA helped Filipinos defeat the Spanish during the Philippine revolution are exaggerated. If you...
  4. Isaiah90

    Why Taekwondo will get you killed in self defense

    Here's a brief explanation why Taekwondo will get you beaten or killed on the streets. No situational awareness - The first problem is the lack of situational awareness. No one's going to "fight" you. It's going to be an unexpected attack. For example, heard of this Taekwondo practitioner who...
  5. Isaiah90

    Looking for sparring partners for self defense training

    Looking for sparring partners for self defense training around the NC USA area. Let me know if you're interested.
  6. Gerry Seymour

    An interesting take on early Aikido, from a Judo perspective

    The Inspiration of O-Senseis Jujutsu: A Letter by Kenji Tomiki Aikido Journal Aikido Journal recently posted a letter written by Kenji Tomiki back in the 1930's. At this time, he had trained about a decade in Judo, and a few months with Ueshiba in Jujutsu (as it was referred to at the time...
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    hello from London RMA Systema

    Hi guys, Thanks to accept my joining request. My name is Istvan. Born in Hungary. I studied Wing Tsun for about 4.5 years after a rough childhood to understand 'control'. 8+ years Silat practise, 3+ years RMA Systema experience and 20 odd years later I'm still searching. :) I've got closer and...
  8. Russian Whips

    Saps, coin purses, blackjacks - any experience?

    What do you think of such type of weapon? How effective do you think it is for self-defense?
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    Best Martial Art for a Puny Asthmatic?

    Hi, my name is Mia, and I'm new here. :) I'm short, tiny, and asthmatic, but also flexible, agile, and acrobatic. What martial art would you recommend I get into? (I looked around and could not find a thread like this. If there already is one, please let me know and I'll delete this one.) I...
  10. Brian R. VanCise

    Self Defense, Combatives And More At The Las Vegas Martial Arts Academy...

    Here is a blog post regarding what I offer at the Las Vegas Martial Arts Academy: The Instinctive Edge We have recently just relocated our location that is more conveniently located for everyone in Las Vegas! 3250 N. Tenaya Suite 109 Las Vegas, NV 89129
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    Judo For Self-Defense On The Street?

    Hello all. I am new, so please be easy on me. I'm thinking of rounding out my game a bit more for self-defense. I've been looking at Judo because a lot of the throws lead to your opponent on the ground (with you standing and sometimes holding on to your opponent's arm). This gives you a lot...
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    18yo, female & want to do MA on my gap year!

    I'm realising this title sounds like some sort of weird Omegle chat introduction but whatever. I've done 2 years of Jiu Jitsu and a tiny bit of Krav Maga (turned out to be sort of a fraud but anyway) and I really loved it but issues got in the way. I've been looking for an opportunity to do MA...
  13. Brian R. VanCise

    Combatives At The Las Vegas Martial Arts Academy...

    Here is today's blog post at: The Instinctive Edge
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    Can one only become a good fighter and be prepared for a fight if they spar? Or is simply learning the form and ingraining those movements into one's reflexes just as efficient?
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    Martial arts for self defense

    What is your preferred martial art for self defense? Personally, mine is Wing Chun.
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    Wing Chun vs MMA

    What is better for self-defense, Wing Chun or MMA? Please no comments about how one martial is not better than another. Thanks.
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    Wing Chun vs MMA

    Hi everyone. My friend and I have been going back and forth over which is superior for self defense, wing chun or mma. No martial art is truly superior, however he has been relentlessly insulting Wing Chun even though he literally knows nothing about it. He told me it is the "laughing-stock" of...
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    Indian girl uses Karate to defend herself. Is Karate an effective martial art for self defense?

    It is sometimes said that karate is not the best martial art for self-defense. Many people prefer Krav Maga and Jiu-Jitsu. An incident which occurred in India this year seems to prove otherwise: A girl which was attacked by two rapists magaged to beat them up so that they fled. "The teenager...
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    I found another Krav place I am about to visit

    Does anyone train here? They have real former Israeli soldiers teaching and in the higher levels they have full contact sparring. This is awesome. Here it is: Alpha Krav Maga | MPTRAININGCLUB.COM It looks awesome. I'm totally visiting after finals. I may have my art selected. I tried several...
  20. bionicman2k

    Reactivating the Bionic Man

    Hello Martial Art Warriors, My name is Derrick "BionicMan"Clark. I'm a up and coming self-defense instructor, performing strongman and anti-bullying advocate. I open my account on here in 2011! I probably didn't participated that much on this forum. At a point of time...I put the martial art...