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Cool. I can't find more gifs of superman punches, but if I remember correctly I've also seen superman punches where they DON'T jump forward. The only thing they do is hop in the air a bit, throw one leg back and the other forward, and then almost have a horizontal upperbody. This gives even more reach (measured from the hip and the whole body at the end of the execution) and the problem of having too much momentum forwards is also gone. Still I think at all times you can't keep your other hand up in your guard, quite the opposite in that you need to move it towards hip to keep in balance.
In Ashihara Kyokushin they taught us how to...like...flurry with a knife. Striking as fast as posible to the chest, mixed with pushing palm punches (kinda like in sumo). Kinda like swarming, and then after every ~5 stabs to the chest a slash to the face. Would really suck if your knife would get stuck in the ribcage on the first strike, lol. I dunno if my instructor recommended that move, though, or if it was more of a last resort. He also said it was just good mental training to be very very very violent. Definitely is very violent. This girl who I trained on couldn't help but laughing on how scary I looked while flurrying/swarming her with a knife stabs and sumo punches as hard and fast as I could on her pad.
Speed and reach are more important yes, because the knife has all the power you need. However it is also important to keep your guard up at all times, when you launch a superman punch like that you're leaving a pretty big opening to yourself. That said I can see how it could definitely have uses, maybe use it as an opening move to close the distance on someone. Better options maybe.
Second point (haha): It isn't very difficult to stab into say a rib cage or skull, but your knife is likely to get stuck is the problem. Again, if you're fighting more than one person, or if you don't kill your opponent immediately with the knife, you have now just lost your weapon and have to fight unarmed, or take the time to draw or find another weapon. Stabbing is less efficient because of this danger, so slashing is a better defensive option. That doesn't mean you don't use the stab, just means you usually make it your last move to end the fight, or if you are going to stab you need to stab for the soft tissue areas, like the gut or the kidneys/liver. Your knife won't get stuck there.
Normal ones also are very quick and cover a lot of distance, and they don't have to always be telegraphed much. Would it be correct to say that reach and speed are more important in knife fighting and most of the time not so much power because if your knife is sharp and pointy it will go in all the way even if you don't strike that hard. Though I'm talking about stabbing now, and from what you said earlier it probably isn't so smart to stab unless it is against one guy and you stab him in the face. How hard do you need to stab to go through a ribcage bone or skull?
Assuming you didn't get your knife stuck in their face yes that would be really awesome. Even if you got the knife stuck who cares, that fucker is dead...only matters if you're fighting more than one person.
How is a stretch intense? Isn't it as intense as you make it? Besides I don't have a problem with the stretching itself at all, but the getting up after I've stretched. I always do calf stretches, and 2 types of hamstring stretches before I do a split. Maybe Pig can answer this easier, though I don't think it's part of any yoga.
It's weird, in martial arts classes I always was almost as flexible as the next person, but I was the only one who had that problem of getting up. It feels like electric needles all around where my leg starts (where there are no muscles but only tendons/ligaments, that you also stretch I know, but it really all takes place in the outide places of where my legs are connected to my torso/ass/groin, not a tenth of an inch further or before that ring). I think it's not because of that anything is stretched, but maybe more the angle and the musclestightenings I use to get myself up. I dunno.
Well just more stretching really, maybe something not as intense as a split? just try some standing hamstring or calf stretches first and work up to it? My wife was a yoga instructor for a while before she had kids so I got into that for my stretching, and it works pretty well.
hey. I have this problem again that I'm not flexible enough in my muscles. This makes getting up from splits hard. I don't do nearly a full split, but it stretches well, but when I try to get up from the splitting position, that really hurts the ligaments/tendons in my hips, alsways the first centimer of getting up, just putting power in my legs, after a few centimeters it goes away, but it really feels bad. I think I stretch all my other muscles before I do a split. I do a split with one foot on my bench, and have my feet face outwards, so I rest on my heels. advice for me?
Ah ok, never knew that about TKD. Yeah, what you learn in judo seems more usefull for a streetfight than TKD, though you would have to change a lot. Though you can say that about TKD also, but probably to a lesser extent. Is Glendale or Santa Monica in your area? That's were Ronda Rousey trains with Armenian judokas/grapplers/wrestlers, maybe there you can get quality judo practise in the future. Judo is on a rise now in the US I think, though, the recent olympic gold will probably add quite much fuel on that, knowing Americans. In Holland all the fightgyms have more of a base in judo instead of wrestling, because judo is pretty popular in Holland and also quite good (Anton Geesink). Though I think wrestling and judo ideally should be taught in all gyms, not talking about individuals. I've never done much wrestling/judo/clinching, which sucks because I find that fun. Here in MMA gyms it's 60% striking, 30% bjj, and 10% clinching/judo I think.
Hey! You know when you were young and wrestled with kids. How many kids always grabbed the hand of the other with 2 hands, and then make a pirouette. If you can do that really quick, that would be usefull, not directly, but to improve position or something. This isn't the case probably, but I don't understand why.
I've seen a couple of Olympic TKD classes over here, and I have a mid-level belt rank in traiditonal TKD. Both are really different actually. In Olympic TKD you basically only learn the moves that score points, there is almost no focus on form or technique, and you don't learn any history of the sport either. In traditional TKD you'll learn all about where it comes from, how it started, what the moves are in Korean, all the Korean words for pretty much everything (and yes you are expected to know them). Olympic TKD is just about getting points, and to me that doesn't mean anything.
Judo is a little cooler because at least the moves are pretty practical; but just like in jiujitsu you have to spend years developing the skill before you can confidently use it in a real fight, striking takes much less time to get a handle on. Still I'd like more experience with judo, there are two throws that I'm good at and I'd really like to get much better at them so I could use them confidently.
Well both are olympic sports. And for a sport to become an olympic sport, requires that the rules are universal and that it is practised across many countries and continents, or so I've heard. So both olympic judo and olympic TKD are practised on a high level in many countries/continents. I don't know about many splinter styles and schools in TKD, I thought they were all quite the same as olympic TKD. I don't know much about TKD, but judokas are just as strong as wrestlers, I think, wouldn't make much sense if one were stronger than the other.
The difference between Judo and TKD is that (here in America anyway) judo is a sport that is almost entirely based on reaching the Olympics, like if you're in judo thats what you're aiming for. TKD on the other hand has so many splinter styles and different schools and the Olympic style is just the worst I've seen of all of them. Also, I've met a few judo guys who knedw some standup and they are ridiculously powerful, but pretty slow with their hands.