• Can you do MMA if you were born prematurely?

    Best answer: If that person grows up to be huge and strong and good in martial arts then why not?
    Best answer: If that person grows up to be huge and strong and good in martial arts then why not?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can you do MMA if you were born prematurely?

    Best answer: Why would that matter? IF you have a disability you would be unable to fight due to the disability not just because you were born early..
    Best answer: Why would that matter? IF you have a disability you would be unable to fight due to the disability not just because you were born early..
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can you do combat sports with ADHD?

    Best answer: You want to do it, go for it. Totally your choice. Don’t let the label define you.
    Best answer: You want to do it, go for it. Totally your choice. Don’t let the label define you.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Which is better for self defense?

    Best answer: Awareness, wisdom, diplomacy
    Best answer: Awareness, wisdom, diplomacy
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • Which is better for self defense?

    Best answer: A good MMA fighter will crush a boxer in a no-holds barred fight. If you are under boxing rules, the boxer should win.
    Best answer: A good MMA fighter will crush a boxer in a no-holds barred fight. If you are under boxing rules, the boxer should win.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is a person who never practiced any martial art but has much experience in street fights as dangerous as a trained person?

    Best answer: What makes you think that people you call 'street fighter' do not train? They probably grew up with brutality every day and have from a very early age on seen more brutality than anybody who goes and trains in a gym. That desensitizes and conditions and makes brutality normal to them. Your 'street... show more
    Best answer: What makes you think that people you call 'street fighter' do not train? They probably grew up with brutality every day and have from a very early age on seen more brutality than anybody who goes and trains in a gym. That desensitizes and conditions and makes brutality normal to them. Your 'street fighter' did not wake up one day and decide that he was going to brutalize people. This is developed over time and someone whose way of life includes brutalities is much more dangerous than someone who trained sports in a gym. Training does not only take place in a gym at all. Training in a gym teaches rules and control though which does not exist outside of the sports arena.
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • In competition karate, are you allowed feigns?

    ie to pretend to punch/kick so the opponent goes to block the pretend strike which leaves him open to another strike of yours you have ready for him? and what about simply distraction stuff like waving your hand out to the side in the hopes he will look at it and while he is temp distracted and looking away with... show more
    ie to pretend to punch/kick so the opponent goes to block the pretend strike which leaves him open to another strike of yours you have ready for him? and what about simply distraction stuff like waving your hand out to the side in the hopes he will look at it and while he is temp distracted and looking away with perhaps a lowered guard you strike? and whilst I'm at it, are the above two "tactics" a good idea for a real-life self-defence scenario?
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Which martial arts is the best?

    Best answer: Defintly muay thai or mma . Boxing isnt realistic although to put a total focus on punching its better then nothing thats forsure.
    Best answer: Defintly muay thai or mma . Boxing isnt realistic although to put a total focus on punching its better then nothing thats forsure.
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why is a woman's punch like a pat on the back?

    It doesn't hurt, woman doesn't hit hard
    It doesn't hurt, woman doesn't hit hard
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can a 55 year old guy (who never learned Martial arts) take Judo lessons and work his way up to a black belt?

    Best answer: Yes, if he works hard.
    Best answer: Yes, if he works hard.
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • Which is better for MMA?

    Best answer: That's a really good question for a couple of reasons. First, boxing teaches you how to jab and punch and also the importance of footwork and positioning and helps a person develop that which is a great asset to have in any kind of stand-up fighting. However it also teaches a fighter to turn their heels for... show more
    Best answer: That's a really good question for a couple of reasons. First, boxing teaches you how to jab and punch and also the importance of footwork and positioning and helps a person develop that which is a great asset to have in any kind of stand-up fighting. However it also teaches a fighter to turn their heels for more power and leverage on their punches and combinations which exposes the back of a fighter's legs more to leg kicks and the damage they can do.

    In Muay Thai that is not taught or emphasized and along with punching, kicking is taught and also the use of elbows and knees. A Muay Thai fighters stance is more square for this reason and you won't see that lead leg as far out in front of a fighter which also makes them less mobile somewhat than what you might have with a boxing stance where the lead leg and foot is more out in front. I used both types of stances when I kickboxed and fought and varied them depending on what my opponent was doing and what they were about. A more square stance makes it easier to check leg kicks to the lead leg and its not near as vulnerable to leg kicks then and I was always careful not to turn my feet or heels for leverage then. When I wanted a little more mobility and ability to control the distance and have better movement then I would go to a somewhat of a boxing stance especially if my opponent was not throwing much in the way of leg kicks.

    Both have their advantages and usefulness so I would opt for which one has the better coaches and place for training if I had to make a choice of which one I was going to take or train in initially.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Knife Versus Elbow?

    could you meet a knife strike with an elbow strike?? assuming that it comes stabbing horizontally straight to you
    could you meet a knife strike with an elbow strike?? assuming that it comes stabbing horizontally straight to you
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is it worth going back to karate after a 10 year break?

    Best answer: What sparring skills? You have none. You been out so long you might as well start as a white belt. You are probably one of those who got his blackbelt than quit after abt 1 year. (notice i said got NOT earned). Martial arts is a way of life, a lifestyle a journey. Not a weekend game, trip or just something you... show more
    Best answer: What sparring skills? You have none. You been out so long you might as well start as a white belt.
    You are probably one of those who got his blackbelt than quit after abt 1 year. (notice i said got NOT earned).
    Martial arts is a way of life, a lifestyle a journey. Not a weekend game, trip or just something you think you will do this week and maybe once in a while when you feel like it.
    It takes commitment which you obviouly did not have.
    5 answers · 1 week ago