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/xs/ is a place to discuss all types of extreme sports and similar physical activities, which include (but are not limited to) skydiving, surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, climbing, rafting, bungee-jumping, parkour, BMX & mountain biking, airsoft, paintball, etc.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu General
"Love triangle" edition


Belt Checker

Previous thread

Thread question: How do you feel about people pulling guard in competitions?
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Good lord, this has been posted twice already in this thread.
It's a silly video very obviously intended for light entertainment, not a serious critique. Have a laugh and move on.
i'm not gonna watch the video but while standing up is a good option (moreso in mma since you kinda have to), It is risky and not particularly easy vs good people. folkstyle guys eat shit all the time from bottom because they're so good on top and there's no backtakes/submissions and other bjj movements. getting up can be energy costly, or not so much if you aren't in a super bad position and have space.

one counter is forcing half guard chest to chest. It's a pretty dominant pin position for the top guy since you ride the legs as well vs side control. Yeah it doesn't reward points and their guards isn't technically passed but the days of stalling staying in side control is over. MMA guys do this as well for gnp staying in half guard
Yes and a fighter with 3 years of experience in striking and watching MMA will prepare them to kill a BJJ guy in a streetfight with 1 year of experience.

Sorry, your lost. Pulling guard is retarded and should be banned, its okay in a fight but still, in a match? Fuck off. You are trying to drill techniques in a competitive environment safely.

DT SWISS editon

>FAQ on buying a bike that nobody reads anyway:
>> What good bike can I get for under $500?
>a stolen bike. Possibly a newer used entry level hardtail but don't expect it to survive rock gardens, jumps, or drops. Or an older mtb which won't be as good as newer ones and will still have a front derailleur, but it'll be good enough.
>> What good bike can I get for under $1000
>Good used hardtail, new entry level hardtail
>> What good bike can I get for under $2000?
>New Hardtail, decent used full suspension
>> What good bike can I get for under $3000?
>Used full suspension, decent entry level full suspension but prepared to put more money into it.
>> What are the excellent value brands?
>Marin, Commencal, Canyon, Polygon, YT, Propain, Kona, and many more. Sometimes the expensive brands have an excellent value bike
>> What are the differences between an XC, Trail, Enduro, and Downhill bikes?

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That's pretty gnarly for that bike. Must be a newish bike with the nx crank, huge cassette, and gravel wide bars.
All I can say is stay safe, and keep your tire pressures high enough but not too high.
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Australia has shit trails
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>junior YT DH Race
>narration by some Bong with bothersome ingerland accent
Why can't they just put people who speak proper real english. Why do bongs speak like they have a ball in their mouth.
> Even the trails are trying to kill australians.

Tell me more things about Australia that will drop my IQ to near zero, thanks.
> Proper real english.


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>motocross is so dead there isn't even a thread for it on /xs/
its so over
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>My yz1000 only counter-steered unless I was walking it
are you saying the angular momentum generated by the spinning wheels made it difficult to lean the bike into a corner at speed (about 50 or greater) unless you counter steered to start the lean, then turned the bars to balance based on curvature and speed?
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Not sure about the new racing format. Watching justin barcia eat shit was pretty kino, guy is a doos, pic is different guy
barcia makes the racing so much better in supercross, sx is just made for tv short attention span american racing, do whatever you want in it as far as i care. the goyslop of dirt bike racing. motocross is different, he's an ass for riding like that in mx
nascar is pretty dead too though
>sx is just made for tv short attention span american racing, do whatever you want in it as far as i care. the goyslop of dirt bike racing
Cope, seethe and dilate boomer, SX is based as fuck

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Dumbest shit said by particular martial arts practitioners or fans
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Greco has a point though.
12-6 elbow is legitimate weakness to typical mma style that the rules don't account for.

The most retarded thing about tkd is

I love the kicks of tkd and i use em successfully in mma but doing only tkd will actually leave you with less fighting capability than say, just lifting weights
Funny thing is, TKD manuals now show shin block and use of low kicks.

I sorta agree too. I would not shoot for a single leg or double leg because the risk of eating a knee or an elbow/punch by my opponent unless I know I can get away with it. All the throws, trips, and takedowns in wrestling shouldn't be discounted.
They're both equally important. My biggest gripe with judo is that they treat throws and takedowns like a silver bullet. Sure it it's pulled off correctly, you can pick the dude's brains off the pavement or they have a broken neck. But if it fails, you need to follow-up with either another throw/takedown or do groundfighting.

Yup. At least there's a measure of control when applying a joint lock or choke.

No kooks edition.

Old thread: >>165590

Everyone post pics of skating, either your own or classic ones you found online.
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Can you show me where someone said they had two set ups and were swapping wheels between them? Holy shit man don't lie about being unemployed, I can tell you've got soft hands
>It sucks that your IQ is so low that you can't deal with minute changes in your setup between sessions. Have you considered learning how to change a car battery and getting a job so you can afford new trucks and more than one set up?
idk, I just do. I personally wouldn't be fucked with them because I'd sooner just bring two boards to a session/take the board that suits where I'm going to be skating. I honestly doubt they even get much use out of them but they both swore that they're sturdy and didn't fuck with grinds and whatnot.

Same birthday as me. I'll never be an earthrocker though.
Memes aside, Bam was unironically one of my favourite skaters. It's a shame his Jackass celebrity stuff overshadowed his skating so much because he could throw down.
>Bringing two set ups to the sesh
Aside from people who ride cruisers to the spot/park I've only seen people swap out set ups mid sesh once and it was some literal 40 year old boomers who each had 3 or 4 of basically the same set ups in their trunks just slightly different shaped boards. They were both trash, skating with their arms fully extended half the time going slow as hell, could do 50 stalls on the mini and carve the bowl kinda. They were also blasting rancid and offspring and shit right off the pro skater soundtracks killing the vibe for everyone except the two of them. I asked the one guy why he had so many different set ups and his response was just "idk I like to try different things" and all I could think was why don't you try skating more and getting better as opposed to buying more shit.
I understand having a tranny set up and a street set up and even a cruiser set up too but there's a point where your taking it too far. If your at a park and half way thru your street sesh you go get your tranny board to carve a bowl for a while your retarded.

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Why should we have our weaker hand in front? Not that I'm complaining cause it actually feels natural for me but
Just why?
After all we punch with our forward hand more often than the rear hand so why not make these punches stronger, especially if you're a strong guy so knocking people out with a jab probably isn't impossible for you?
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The hand in front takes more blows. You want the hand taking blows to be shittier than the one that throws the punches, because it's gonna take more punishment from someone actively trying to hurt it.
>I have a stupid question
There are no stupid questions....just stupid people asking questions.
>Why should we have our weaker hand in front? Not that I'm complaining cause it actually feels natural for me but
Just why?
Simple: because Bruce Lee advocated leading with the dominant hand. As the current Bruce Lee opinions meta favors calling him a fake shitter who gets thrown into cars by Brad Pitt, therefore, it is now required for you to lead with the weaker hand. When the meta flips, we'll be back to calling people retards and Turks for leading with the weak hand.
Bruce Lee adopted the strong forward from fencing., his less popular brother was a fencer also. With the stance the fighter has strong lead punch instead of the weak jab. Nothing wrong with southpaw if a fighter learns it early
As someone who has never won a fight, does it not make sense to use your weaker hand to clear the way for your loaded stronger hand?

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Fat fuck edition

Can't link the last thread because the archive doesn't allow searching for some reason
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The reason I don't personally care is because Magfed itself doesn't mean much to me. What is stock class but magfed by another name? 10 round tubes are just as much mags (or maybe more a form of clip?)

ADN has made some pretty tourney looking magfed markers, and a stripped down EMF100 wouldn't look out of place either.
EMF100 also has a sport version too but as it stands I still use an axe 2.0 even on woods ball. Id like to buy a cs2 or geo4 but I am absolutely appalled by prices for these markers.

I can splurge a bit I even wear HK gear but I have to save up a lot in my fun budget and I have other hobbies. I love paintball over airsoft but the prices man its no wonder every kid runs to the BBs over paintballs.
The only overpriced hk gear has gotta be their jerseys, pods, shitty rebranded markers, and shitty cleats.

I do like hk pants tho and the masks
I really wish the EMF100 wasn't so much more than the Emek it's based on, but I think it's just that people who buy it are eating the cost of the production. Economy of scale, the magfed scene is still a niche. It's the only part of paintball seeing an influx of fresh players, but not enough.

In your case, I'd honestly look into grabbing a pump. You don't need to be shooting ropes in the woods. Nobody does. It doesn't need to be that expensive.
I was looking at Phantom CCIs. I am mostly playing woods over speed so I should get the pump.

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How much bigger does a woman of same skill + training(steroids) Need to be to defeat a man?
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If that's gabi garcia as some fag says, there is nothing "normal" about her. She's not 8 foot or superhuman tall for a girl even if obviously very tall. Whay is notable is just how... mutant her frame is naturally and how jacked she is. Of course we all know she's on ton of juice so that contributes a lot too
Op pic is not Gabi
This is Gabi
I'll be honest... I know. Or had a quite firm suspicion

Just wanted to talk about gabi since she was brought up
She went off the roids in recent years (or at least tapered down the dose), lost a bunch of muscle mass and actually ended up looking surprisingly decent. Went from freakish shehulk to tall/strong athletic amazon.
Steroids really are miraculous. I don't think the absolute limits have been reached yet, and the athletes in 50 years time are going to be magnificent triumphs of chemistry.

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/HEMA/ General - Flail Superiority Edition

>What is HEMA?
HEMA stands for Historical European Martial Arts, sometimes also called Historical Fencing.
It's reconstructing how to fight with swords, daggers, polearms, and other weapons based on old European fighting treatises

>What does it look like?
Inside the World of Longsword Fighting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zueF4Mu2uM
Back to the source - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DBmNVHTmNs
Martin Fabian Sparring - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8QlbKfX84k

>Where can I find these treatises?

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I remember Matt Easton saying that "civilian" rapiers were sometimes taken into the battlefield and used successfully.
However, I guess that being thrust oriented isn't the most useful during renaissance military combat. Many soldiers (certainly most pikers rather than musketeers) wore an iron plate vest and an open faced helmet, so the chest being negated as a target, I can imagine cuts being favorable (arms, necks, sometimes legs) compared to thrusts. Sure, you can still thrust arms, shoulders legs and faces, but I can imagine it not being as quick, easy or just "successful" when this armor is worn, or specially if it's a chaotic melee one can find himself into.

On a side note, is there any "tactical" advantage to "wiry" rapier hilts compared to cup hilts? As far as I know, cup hilts were harder to make than the wiry ones, as it's essentially making a plate of iron and then forging it into half a sphere, while the wiry ones is just forging a bar of iron around.
I always thought those would be lighter than a cup and therefore make cuts flow better as the center of mass would be set further from the hand, at the cost of it not being able to stop a thrust to the hand reliably. Can the "gaps" in the "wiry" hilt also be used to catch cutting blades, as risky and insane as that sounds?
This is the reason I left my club and since there are no others nearby, HEMA by extension.

We'd be there for 3-hour practices but half that time was grab ass or talking at length about text interpretation. A lot of the drilling was low intensity because half the people there were LARPers and were there to just flail around with a sword. This is a problem with HEMA in general; neckbeards want to separate out the athletic, competitive aspects to make excuses for themselves and focus on "the art". It's horseshit.

I was there to improve and compete, most others were not, and it became irreconcilable.
We have a Viking reenactor guy who is just there to show off his Viking kit and talk shit about every weapon that isn’t an arming sword or spear. I.33 is the only source he cares about because he tries to apply it to Viking shield combat. The only weapons we seriously train are Longsword and sidesword
>"wiry" rapier hilts
First, the word you're looking for is swept hilts.

Second, the guard is almost irrelevant for center of mass/balance. The heft of the blade and size of the pommel are the main variables there, the weight of the pommel just gets slightly adjusted to adapt to the mass of the guard.

Third, cup hilts are characteristic of the later Spanish school, which cut more than the Italian.

Fourth, no you cannot use the bars in a swept hilt to trap blades, that's as mad as you think it is.

So in conclusion no, there's no tactical advantage as such, swept hilts are just less unwieldy to wear, look better, and honestly the tactical *disadvantage* from the gaps is pretty much nonexistent. Hand snipes through the guard are basically unheard of in Italian rapier (and absent in Spanish obviously, due to the cup not having gaps). Classical rapier prioritizes deep targets and will only hit a limb in exceptional circumstances.

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This guy is now the official arm wrestling world champion in both the heavyweight and super heavyweight divisions. Any thoughts about that?
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>He got BTFO by based Levan.
Levan forfeited the title to Ermes due to inactivity, and Devon whooped Ermes harder than Levan did, so now Devon is world super heavyweight champion on a technicality. Deal with it.
That's a convoluted way of saying Levan won and Devon is his bitch. He got absolutely BTFO on practice pulls this week again.
>o, my king's move
If you have to drop into a king's move, you can't beat your opponent. Simple as.
Gennadi mopped the floor with him and proved that if someone plays by the same rules as him (cheating, loud mouth, using cope techniques, cheating on the grip up, etc.), then Devon loses like a bitch.
>If you have to drop into a king's move, you can't beat your opponent. Simple a
If it's so fucking simple and easy to pull off, why don't his opponents do it to beat him when they're getting their asses kicked?
I think Vitaly has a shot at Devon. I think Devon's super long forearms are too weird for a lot of pullers to deal with. Since Vitaly's are just as long, the advantage disappears.

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In an ideal world, what did he say?
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I’m up 56 Points, so the Debates would seem to be a complete waste of time. I’m also up 10 on Crooked Joe! What is the RNC doing? They should be fighting against Election Interference & the Pennsylvania Voter Registration Scam. The Debates should be ENDED, BAD for the Republican Party! I was in Michigan last night with Autoworkers & others. Watched Debate = REPORT CARD: Doug Burgum did a very good job, solid & smart! Sloppy Chris Christie was a DISASTER, A TRUMP DERANGED LUNATIC! Nikki “Birdbrain” Haley was exposed for her caustic DISLOYALTY & LIES about the Republican Party, and me. Doesn’t have what it takes, NEVER DID! Lyin’ Mike Pence has lost a lot of his energy. Very flat, needs me badly! Actually, quite sad to watch, but he’ll get better. Too much J-6! Tim Scott stepped it up. Wonderful guy. Looking forward to getting his Endorsement! Vivek said I was a great President. Thank you. Good Job! Ron DeSanctimonious had a bad night. He can feel the end is near. Dropping like a roc

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One year later edition.

A thread to discuss Kendo/jutsu, Iaido/jutsu. OP post tailored towards Kendo since it is the most commonly practiced.

>What is Kendo?
Kendo is a modern Japanese martial art which combines traditional Japanese swordsmanship (Kenjutsu) techniques with sporting elements for competition. It is practiced with shinai (bamboo swords) and armor. The philosophy of modern Kendo is based off of Budo concepts and aims to develop the self through practice.

>What are the rules of Kendo?

>Am I too old to practice Kendo?
No. Westerns start later and many people practice Kendo until they’re dead.

>Is Kendo a martial art or a sport?

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Grading is not like kendo though, not whenever you are ready to get graded, but when sensei thinks you are ready and do well in an annual tournament.

it took me 4 and a half years to even be shodan.
something a serious kendoka would reach in 2 years or less I am told.
You know they just got lucky the sea was wild when they invaded? Japanese folklore even admits to that.
It's a little bit more complicated than that. There was certainly a part of luck involved and the typhoon didn't do nothing, but the first invasion was simply very lackluster and the second, met with very serious defensive preparations by the japanese.

I apologize for my ignorance then.
However, the true display of Japanse military prowess was the Russo-Japanse war. Surprising that a country that very recently modernized their military was able to defeat such an established power such as Russia in modern combat.
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What's the best bokken I can get for Kendo practicing? I see that some are heavier and some are lighter, and I wanted to just make sure i got the properly weighted one.

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~~Highball Edition~~

>Where do I start?
People typically start in the gym and branch off outdoors and find their niche, be it bouldering, trad, sport or a mixture of the above. Some never leave the gym at all. Ultimately it doesn't matter - just get started and enjoy yourself.

>How fit do I have to be to start? Do I have to be able to do x amount of pull-ups?
Being light, strong and flexible helps at the higher levels but climbing is open to almost anyone and is fairly intuitive to most. Even if your body is feeble and weak now, you will develop strength over time by virtue of just climbing. Climbing is also a holistic sport and success often hinges upon many factors, not just strength and power. But it certainly helps.

>Where can I acquire petite 110lb Asian climbing gf.
Same place as always: within the darkest annals of your mind.

>I can deadlift 500lbs if I really wanted to. Here's a timestamped shirtless pic of me for proof.
You are gay.

>Where is the old bread?

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>according to my *snort* calculationsth, the video is only 13 secondsth! divide that by the favela monkey printhiple and carry the five, and we have a 7.4 perthent likelihood that CGI was usthed! conclusion: you are a wetawd!
>/fit/fag mad a bunch of dumb rock monkeys know their sport is more lethal than weightlifting
the NYC /fit/ meetup is all I need to see to know y'all are faggots
I’m not from /fit/ schizo and I don’t even know what you are so angry about. You are mentally ill
Every tiktok clip uses CGI if it uses filters.
I accept your concession

Specifically Eskrima
I know the drill with martial arts, usually not effective for real fights and all that, but is it fun?
I've been reading into it and it sounds interesting, but I know how martial arts can be with scammers.
Have you practiced them?
Also any tips to differentiate between good eskrima teachers and false gurus?
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Sticks are supposed to represent Machetes in Philippine martial arts, they can still be carried somewhat legally for work purposes.
You see people carrying Machetes mostly in the Provincial Farming areas. I've seen food vendors in the city use them to chop up fruits and vegetables.
traditionally FMA is sword fighting,,warriors and travelers used them for fighting and self protection. It wasn't till the Spanish colonized them for 200 years that the swords and warrior arts were banned from practice, Filipino warriors had to train at night and use sticks to keep their arts alive. And when it was time for diels to settle legal and honor matters, Filipinos fought deep in the farm fields.
>Sparring with your with sharpened blade is ridiculous (unless you're a Perkiti Tirsia dude or in the Marines)
Marines are retards, what's your point? That it stops being ridiculous?
>padded weapons
lame, how the fuck are you even gonna fucking bind that way?

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