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Top new questions this week:

More dirty tricks in Ju Jitsu compared to other martial arts?

When I was a kid, I did Karate and it was all about stance, punching, kicking, katas, etc. Now I have started ju jitsu, and it seems it's like almost anything goes. My teacher is teaching us the ...

asked by chris 2 votes
answered by mattm 5 votes

Are McDojo fees worth it for a good school/instructor?

I checked out two Wing Chun places near where I live. Both are good, with good lineages. I like both instructors. One style seems more natural to me, the other is super-traditional. Let's call the ...

asked by kzs 2 votes
answered by The Wudang Kid 3 votes

How many takedown techniques exist in Judo

I would like know if some one know how many takedowns exist in Judo ? I know a few years ago, the International Olympic Committee changed the rules for some takedowns. If I'm right, now is not more ...

judo takedown  
asked by AFetter 2 votes
answered by mattm 5 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jiu Jitsu

I did a season of folk wrestling in high school. This was about 5-6 years ago. I'm trying to diet and exercise properly to reach my low body fat goal. Also, I want to learn some basic self defense. ...

brazilian-jiu-jitsu self-defense boxing wrestling  
asked by CyberneticTwerkGuruOrc 3 votes
answered by Sardathrion 9 votes

What is the strategic difference between Krav Maga and Systema?

What are the general tactics of Krav Maga as opposed to Systema? For instance, the tactics of Silat are to hurt the other person so badly they can't hurt back. Another example would be that the ...

technique self-defense krav-maga protection systema  
asked by user2932 9 votes
answered by Ross Drew 11 votes

Are there any effective Kung Fu fighters in MMA?

In my opinion, Kung Fu fighters seem to be stuck into their own environment/technique. I say this because I've never seen any Kung Fu guys fighting (for real/professionally) in a fight with MMA rules. ...

kung-fu mma  
asked by El Mynx 5 votes
answered by Steve Weigand 17 votes

Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?

One common urban legend that tends to be passed around from time to time is something along the lines of the following: Black belts are considered lethal weapons by the law! Which might also be ...

self-defense united-states  
asked by rob 25 votes
answered by slugster 20 votes
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