• Can a girl beat up a guy? Would I win against a guy who's shorter than me? Could I fight back against two guys?

    Best answer: Better yet, could you defend yourself from Floyd Mayweather or Connor Mcgregor ?
    But to answer your question, yes.
    Best answer: Better yet, could you defend yourself from Floyd Mayweather or Connor Mcgregor ?
    But to answer your question, yes.
    42 answers · 1 week ago
  • Best martial arts for getting in shape?

    I've been trying to find some ways to get in shape that I'm actually interested in and martial arts is one of them. I can't afford a class/instructor, so I'd be learning by myself. Please don't tell theres no way- I understand the limitations of self learning, and I have absolutely no intentions... show more
    I've been trying to find some ways to get in shape that I'm actually interested in and martial arts is one of them. I can't afford a class/instructor, so I'd be learning by myself. Please don't tell theres no way- I understand the limitations of self learning, and I have absolutely no intentions of ever trying to fight someone, because I understand the risks associated. I just want something that provides me with some good exercise and can be self taught. I do own a nice, 6ft red oak bo staff and a decent carbon steel katana, so if I can put those to use as well I'd like to know. Thank you for your time!
    13 answers · 1 week ago
  • Does anyone here have an understanding of Tai Chi basic principles and the knowledge of incorporating them into their form and push hands?

    If you know these principle, then what is your interpretation of these principles?
    If you know these principle, then what is your interpretation of these principles?
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Bruce Lee was a bad fighter. Why do people think he was skilled?

    None of the supposed fights that Bruce Lee had are verified. His fights are from second hand stories and myths. He may have invented JKD, but he was much more of an actor than a fighter. Even an amateur MMA fighter would beat him. Why do people think Bruce Lee is skilled when he is not?
    None of the supposed fights that Bruce Lee had are verified. His fights are from second hand stories and myths. He may have invented JKD, but he was much more of an actor than a fighter. Even an amateur MMA fighter would beat him. Why do people think Bruce Lee is skilled when he is not?
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Advice and is it possible to self train and be a skilled fighter, at least in self-defense?

    Best answer: I have done self training, and it's a very slow learning process, you will have to constantly test what you "learned", and you're going to have to be okay with finding out that you been doing things all wrong all the time. When I self trained I had a specific style in mind and a specific main... show more
    Best answer: I have done self training, and it's a very slow learning process, you will have to constantly test what you "learned", and you're going to have to be okay with finding out that you been doing things all wrong all the time.

    When I self trained I had a specific style in mind and a specific main source of information with a lot additional research to back up that main source. I had spent first two years doing all the wrong things because I didn't really understand at all. Only by year 3 did I even start getting some what of the basics of the style. I had done this for a little over 4 years. When I was able to I had joined a MMA gym and the amount I learned in the first year in that gym blows everything I had done by myself for 4 years away.

    So in comparison to everything I learned since getting proper instruction, the self training feels like wasted time. However I do recognize that having done something made me better prepared to fight during that period of time than not having done anything at all.

    I believe crossfit is trying to make this thing called crossfit defense or something like that. I had seen few clips of that system and it's based on good logic and it ties crossfit movements to explain the martial techniques which I thought was done in a very clever way. Since you are already in crossfit, maybe you should check out if that's something you can get access to. I'd suggest finding a school, but adding a class in your crossfit box might be cheaper than joining a martial arts gym all together.

    Otherwise I'd suggest checking for seminars. It's no where as good as taking regular classes, but you can dedicate a few hours to learn what to practice by yourself before the next available seminar.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is it dangerous to not tap fast on a guillotine choke?

    Best answer: Sounds like you may have had your neck cranked during a choke. Your neck is sore and vertebrae may be out of alignment which could give you shooting pain and dizziness. I advise going to a good chiropractor if you can. Even if the neck is fine, they usually find things out of alignment all over your back, if you do... show more
    Best answer: Sounds like you may have had your neck cranked during a choke. Your neck is sore and vertebrae may be out of alignment which could give you shooting pain and dizziness. I advise going to a good chiropractor if you can. Even if the neck is fine, they usually find things out of alignment all over your back, if you do BJJ. (be aware that a sizable percentage of chiropractors suck and waste your time and money, but some are very good, so do your research)

    You don't need to tap just because someone's slapping on a guillotine. But if you feel like your neck is being cranked in a dangerous way, just tap anyway and then talk to your training partner about it.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • What kind of martial arts does the head locks, joint locks, wrist locks, etc..?

    Im learning taekwondo and I would like to learn those things next. I would like to know what martial arts they are called.
    Im learning taekwondo and I would like to learn those things next. I would like to know what martial arts they are called.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it okay to beat the **** out of the guy your girl cheated on you with?

    Best answer: Only if he knew she had a boyfriend. Otherwise it's all her fault.
    Best answer: Only if he knew she had a boyfriend. Otherwise it's all her fault.
    21 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should I learn martial arts?

    I have very small hands and feet. I want to learn self defence. What kind of self defence should I learn? I am scared that I will be having a disadvantage and injured easily in training due to the size of my hands and feets? Will I still be able to learn the correct technique when I have small hands and feets? I am... show more
    I have very small hands and feet. I want to learn self defence. What kind of self defence should I learn? I am scared that I will be having a disadvantage and injured easily in training due to the size of my hands and feets? Will I still be able to learn the correct technique when I have small hands and feets? I am also afraid that the martial art teacher don't take me as his/her student based on my size :( Advice please
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Does the size of your hand and feet matters in martial arts?

    There are people with larger foot and hand or smaller foot and hand for their height. Some short people might have larger foot and hand as some tall people might have smaller feet. I was just wondering, does the power of your strike depends on the size of your hand/fist size and foot size? Should people with small... show more
    There are people with larger foot and hand or smaller foot and hand for their height. Some short people might have larger foot and hand as some tall people might have smaller feet. I was just wondering, does the power of your strike depends on the size of your hand/fist size and foot size? Should people with small hand and foot learn martial arts? Will someone with smaller hand and foot has a disadvantage than others?
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Does foot size matters in martial arts?

    Does the size of your hands and foot equals to you ability of learning and fighting in match?
    Does the size of your hands and foot equals to you ability of learning and fighting in match?
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • What are the most effective taekwondo kicks that can be useful in a real life situation?

    I don't need flashy 540 kicks and flying splits in the air. Something practical that I can work on. I knocked several people down with a spinning back kick.
    I don't need flashy 540 kicks and flying splits in the air. Something practical that I can work on. I knocked several people down with a spinning back kick.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can women get black belts?

    Best answer: I take Taekwondo and there are a number of girls that have black belts, even as young as 12! I find the whole belt system stupid because it doesn't really indicate how skillful you are. I was obsessed with it at first and now I'm more into sparring than getting the next belt. Just remember, a belt does... show more
    Best answer: I take Taekwondo and there are a number of girls that have black belts, even as young as 12!

    I find the whole belt system stupid because it doesn't really indicate how skillful you are. I was obsessed with it at first and now I'm more into sparring than getting the next belt. Just remember, a belt does not make you a better fighter!
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Never attack back? How can a skinny guy protect himself against a street fighter.?

    Best answer: MMA and jujitsu are your friends Designed for the little guy Your best bet is speed and learning how to grapple Using their strength against them I.e getting in close locking your arms around the waist Placing your leg behind theres and pulling them in from the waist (pulling your locked arms towards you) and... show more
    Best answer: MMA and jujitsu are your friends
    Designed for the little guy

    Your best bet is speed and learning how to grapple
    Using their strength against them

    I.e getting in close locking your arms around the waist
    Placing your leg behind theres and pulling them in from the waist (pulling your locked arms towards you) and watch em go down.. Once they're down
    Place both knee on a shoulder (e.g right knee on the shoulder.. Where it connects to the chest) and start pouncing on em... Throw a few elbows in there to cut em. It's one of the basics but always works.


    The other option is learning to side step and dodging your opponent
    .. Which will throw them off and give you a chance to throw a few licks... But this is a alot harder
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Beginner in jiu jitsu?

    I'm a 29year old male and I've just started jiu jitsu - I've had one lesson and enjoyed it a lot - there is so much to take in. How many lessons should I go to each week to make good progress?
    I'm a 29year old male and I've just started jiu jitsu - I've had one lesson and enjoyed it a lot - there is so much to take in. How many lessons should I go to each week to make good progress?
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is it normal for a karate sensei to be so slow?

    My sensei has class once a week and we only focus on basics and my kata turns. Is that normal? I want to advance and I feel like I'm wasting my time.
    My sensei has class once a week and we only focus on basics and my kata turns. Is that normal? I want to advance and I feel like I'm wasting my time.
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is fighting rare?

    As a man that goes to work do I ever need to get violent or get into a fight in life Is staring dangerous Does it make me a real man by not fighting
    As a man that goes to work do I ever need to get violent or get into a fight in life Is staring dangerous Does it make me a real man by not fighting
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Will this be effective?

    Best answer: I doubt anybody you would have to defend against will play by MMA rules. Self defense is different from sport with the intend to score rather than to stay safe and get away. You will fight the way you train and self defense is not about winning and/or losing. Sport is. Very different intend and mindset.
    Best answer: I doubt anybody you would have to defend against will play by MMA rules. Self defense is different from sport with the intend to score rather than to stay safe and get away. You will fight the way you train and self defense is not about winning and/or losing. Sport is. Very different intend and mindset.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago