1. Ivan

    Competition results and footage: No Gi

    Hey guys! This is a continuation from my last thread with the remainder of my competition footage. Any advice or criticism is appreciated. Match 6, Gi Finals - Loss via Triangle choke This is a match which I am quite ashamed of. My opponent pulled guard straight into a foot and collar guard...
  2. Ivan

    Competition results and footage: Silver medal in gi tournament!

    Hey guys! I wanted to start off by thanking all of you for your help on my previous post where I asked for advice on dealing with stress before the competition. I found all of your advice extremely helpful and will continue to follow it for future competitive events. I was also very fortunate to...
  3. D

    My best takedowns in tournaments

    Looking at some old 史ideos, I decided to make this compilation to remember the good times. Youtube Channel Instagram
  4. D

    My last tournament

    That competition was US Nationals 2021 in Reno - NV. I fought 3x and won every fight by ippon, it was a lot of fun, I made new friends, an incredible experience! Before this competition, I had competed in 2014. Now I'm planning my next competition. And how about you guys, when is your...
  5. Ivan

    What separates a good form practitioner from a bad one in your art?

    I see a lot of people that get excited about winning a specific position when performing katas/forms etc, however, I have never understood how judges decide who wins and loses, points etc. In my Tae Kwon Do class, my Sa bum states that there are four points which are judged when performing...
  6. D

    Information About Shorin Ru

    Can anyone explain the rules of Shorin Ryu sparring? I cannot seem to find this information online. I get the gist, but I know some forms of Karate do not allow punches to the face. Does Shorin Ryu sparring allow punches to the face? Thank you.
  7. Anarax

    100 Man Kumite

    Amazing documentary
  8. Monkey Turned Wolf

    Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Forrest Griffin

    Match 3 of the MT MMA Tournament. If anyone is confused about the way it works, here is the link explaining the boxing tournament, the rules are the same just a different sport. Martial Talk Boxing Tournament With Poll/Bracket The only change will be (excluding this one) each friday I will...
  9. K

    Axe Kicks in Karate?

    Ive only recently started my karate training, earning my 6th kyu, but I have my first dan in tangsoo do and gongkwon yusul and my 2nd dan in TKD. I love using axe kicks in Taekwondo sparring but since transitioning to shotokan karate I notice no one throws it. So really my question is in...
  10. Seizan

    "World Championship"...?

    Hi folks, after a long time under my rock on Okinawa... If you look in the phone directory of any major city, you will find enough 10th Dan Masters, National Champions, and even World Champions to populate another whole city...! Now really -- there can only be so many real "World Champions"...
  11. G

    5 Badass Kung Fu Fighters Who PROVED That Kung Fu is Legit

    Hey guys. New here. Just wanna post this video to see what are your opinions on kung fu. Is it practical and lethal or do you disagree with others in saying that it is bullshido?
  12. T

    Team Fighting Championship

    So I found this on YouTube. It is out of Europe. Apparently the rules are last man standing's team wins and once you opponent is down, you can assist one of your team mates...... There is 4 minutes of preshow stuff before the fight starts if you want to skip forward or you can watch the ring...
  13. NinjaChristian

    Whistlekick showdown

    Did anyone here go to the whistlekick showdown on April 2?