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To what extent do (should) judo and BJJ overlap?

Now, I'm fairly well acquainted with the history, concepts, goals, and methodology of judo and BJJ, on paper I mean. I realize that BJJ evolved from judo, and that both involve takedowns/throws and ...

judo brazilian-jiu-jitsu  
asked by Aerovistae 13 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 7 votes

Mouth guard / gum shields - tips?

I've recently starting light sparring (Muay Thai and Boxing) and use one of those single boil+bite style gum shields. How often should I need to re-mould it as it seems to have lost it's fit after ...

boxing sparring  
asked by GymBoxer 12 votes
answered by stslavik 8 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 24 votes
answered by slugster 20 votes

What exactly is Kalaripayattu?

I have heard a lot about ancient Indian martial arts called Kalaripayattu. Does anyone have info on this? How does it compare to kung fu?

kalaripayattu  
asked by Yogi Yang 007 5 votes
answered by THelper 6 votes

Preventing and/or healing sore wrists and elbows in boxing

I'm very much enjoying my boxing lessons and have been going for about 1 month 2-3 times a week. Recently though I took about a week off as I found my wrists and elbows very sore. My wrists were ...

boxing soreness elbows wrists  
asked by Dave 4 votes
answered by Tony D 2 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 9 votes

What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?

Nearly all martial arts have some form of supplemental strength and conditioning exercises. Karate has hojo undo, boxing has road work, Brazilian jiu-jitsu has ginastica natural. These can be more ...

strength tai-chi  
asked by Dave Liepmann 7 votes
answered by Wudang 1 vote
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