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#156383 - 06/16/05 03:33 AM Street Clothing
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Has Levi Strauss ever thought about SD and the use of jeans? Iīm pretty sure he didnīt...but, anyway... My question is this: Do you think that clothing can significantly change a fight (specially for MA that have an emphasis in kicking, or punching (if you wear a heavy jacket) ? ....(That counts for both (or more) participants in the fight) ....Again, let me apologize for my imperfect English...

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#156384 - 06/16/05 06:21 AM Re: Street Clothing [Re: Outshined]
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yes it can... straightjackets will have a huge influence. Don't wear straightjackets in the street. on a more serious side, yes, probably. jeans don't allow you to be as flaxible as track trousers for example... also some clothes can give an opponent something to grab onto for more strength etc...

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#156385 - 06/16/05 06:23 AM Re: Street Clothing [Re: Outshined]
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Well, a heavy jacket can protect you from hard blows, but it can impede you when you try and hit.

Also, if ever faced a judo player on the street I would take my shirt off!

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#156386 - 06/16/05 10:44 AM Re: Street Clothing [Re: MAGr]
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Medieval armour may have a positive effect when fighting against a striker.

I think Judo guys learn non-gi variations of their throws at higher belt levels. Correct me if I'm wrong. I know in the Jujutsu I study we learn non-gi throws before white-belt.

I think just comfortable loose clothes without high heels are the best for SD.
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#156387 - 06/16/05 05:19 PM Re: Street Clothing [Re: MAGr]
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Quote:

Well, a heavy jacket can protect you from hard blows, but it can impede you when you try and hit.

Also, if ever faced a judo player on the street I would take my shirt off!




Ok, an interesting point...... suppose you canīt run... if wearing a heavy jacket.....(and considering you donīt have enough time to put off "your armor")....... would you try to grapple? or trust in your kicks?
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#156388 - 06/16/05 07:26 PM Re: Street Clothing [Re: Outshined]
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You should also see what happens when you are wearing a tie!
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#156389 - 06/16/05 07:35 PM Re: Street Clothing [Re: cxt]
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I have often wondered to myself when walking along in my big jacket I have for the cold if I would be able to defend meself as good as I should be able to. And to be honest I dont think I would be able to. It does restrict my movement quite a lot compared to when im not wearing it. Alhough I dont have any other jacket, so I think ill stay warm and keep away from trouble.

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#156390 - 06/16/05 08:06 PM Re: Street Clothing [Re: Outshined]
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Try sparring in your regular clothes a couple of times. It can be an eye opener!
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#156391 - 06/16/05 09:39 PM Re: Street Clothing [Re: MattJ]
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Considering I wear jeans(relaxed fit), tshirts and running shoes to work and work is where I get into fights-I have plenty of experience in my street clothes.

They work out very well.
Footwear is very important-good traction is a must.
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#156392 - 06/17/05 01:07 AM Re: Street Clothing [Re: nekogami13 V2.0]
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Quote:

Considering I wear jeans(relaxed fit), tshirts and running shoes to work and work is where I get into fights-I have plenty of experience in my street clothes.

They work out very well.
Footwear is very important-good traction is a must.




Again.....another interesting point......Footwear....The pros an cons of footwear.....

I suppose (correct me if iīm wrong)

Boots= Strong Kick- Poor movement
Leather Shoes= Normal??
Tennis= Normal
"Converse"= Weak Kicking- Good movement- Poor grip??
and for women....shoes.....I mean, itīs pretty impossible to fight in that condition
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