Martial Arts Stack Exchange by Kiwix

Q&A for students and teachers of all martial arts

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69 How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation? 2012-02-01T15:33:48.483

65 How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious? 2012-01-31T22:35:43.797

52 Is weight training useful in martial arts? 2012-02-01T11:24:26.220

51 Which martial arts focus on self defense? 2012-02-01T16:16:48.257

44 Is practising techniques on both the left and right sides beneficial or detrimental to martial development? 2012-01-31T23:01:43.163

37 Why do martial artists "shout" in the execution of a technique? 2012-02-07T14:28:49.437

35 Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence? 2012-08-08T06:36:27.827

34 What are the purposes of martial arts forms? 2012-02-02T16:32:56.247

32 Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist? 2012-02-01T02:39:40.823

32 What martial art should I start with? 2012-02-13T16:42:26.357

30 How did the colour belt ranking system originate? 2012-02-16T13:13:38.613

29 Drills for reducing your natural "flinch" reaction 2012-02-02T18:54:35.013

28 What martial notation systems exist for describing techniques in writing? 2012-02-01T00:13:36.460

27 How do I practice judo throws on my own without a partner? 2012-02-01T03:40:09.363

27 What are good martial arts for aging bodies? 2012-08-29T18:53:37.067

27 To what extent do (should) judo and BJJ overlap? 2013-06-05T19:18:48.203

26 How can I respectful​ly raise concerns about class difficulty level/teac​hing style at my club? 2012-02-13T17:28:11.710

25 What is a good push-up routine to build punch strength? 2012-02-10T15:01:07.023

25 Self-defense against chainsaw attack 2013-09-13T06:08:44.397

24 What does the closed fist covered by open hand signify? 2012-02-09T15:36:44.537

23 Good exercises for higher side kicks? 2012-02-01T06:59:45.990

23 How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks? 2012-02-03T19:57:57.390

23 Are martial arts suitable for a busy, IT professional? 2012-07-25T08:55:03.900

22 How can one practice well alone? 2013-07-16T18:31:23.873

21 Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world? 2012-02-03T15:24:17.750

21 Is it good to practise punching a wall? No place for punching bag 2012-12-31T08:57:42.787

21 How can I become a good training partner 2014-08-26T09:09:53.133

21 Are there any effective Kung Fu fighters in MMA? 2015-02-18T20:14:16.970

20 Does ninjutsu qualify as a martial art? 2012-01-31T22:44:09.033

20 Has Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu been recognized as a form of Jiu-Jitsu in Japan? 2012-02-06T16:46:18.823

20 How can one maintain or rekindle discipline and passion in martial arts? 2012-02-12T04:27:48.573

20 Is it possible to learn Martial Arts (Kung Fu in my case) effectively without sparring? 2014-12-12T13:45:17.123

19 What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts? 2012-02-01T09:10:13.390

19 What's the most effective way to discipline students (particularly juniors)? 2012-02-01T11:16:28.723

19 What kind of damage can your hand get from holding the barrel of a fired gun when disarming it? 2012-02-02T01:56:26.213

19 What are good exercises for building grip strength for judo and BJJ? 2012-02-04T03:18:10.500

19 Is Static Stretching Before Practice Beneficial, Harmful, or Something In-between? 2012-03-11T20:57:35.583

19 What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school? 2012-10-04T12:14:43.677

19 How should a novice train if unable to join a dojo yet? 2013-01-28T09:40:23.727

19 Is hitting hard objects really effective in making bones harder? 2015-11-21T18:08:02.433

19 Getting more comfortable sitting in 正座 (seiza) 2017-03-21T10:53:07.407

18 What is a good age to introduce children to a martial art? 2012-02-01T15:33:34.957

18 What do I need to keep in mind when picking a martial art as a bouncer? 2012-02-06T16:53:58.623

18 What is a good defense against a rear naked choke? 2012-02-08T02:13:40.687

18 What are ways to increase flexibility for karate kicks? 2012-03-25T19:43:41.000

18 Are Aikido joint locks harmful to children? 2014-08-07T08:55:20.563

18 Wearing a fitness tracker during a martial arts session 2015-02-16T14:03:05.740

18 What are the signs that a dojo could be classed as a McDojo? 2016-08-24T09:59:53.010

18 Is being angry a prerequisite for sparring? 2019-01-24T04:30:13.543

17 Do all schools of BJJ come from the same root? 2012-01-31T22:01:10.580


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