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Old 11-10-2004, 08:25 AM   #27
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Re: Need Help Urgent! :(

Skill, body-weight, strength, stamina - all these help. The balance between them depends on your opponents abilties. Weight (rather than strength) has an enormous advantage with gappling esp. on the floor. Watching the gracie brothers though, you can see how they relax and use skill and awareness to overcome opponents heavier than themselves. People tend to be a bit obsessed with what is better than what. The real question should be though, 'how can I be the best I can be?' Thus, although tiny weak women may not be good at grappling, there are plenty of things they can do which will improve there chances in a self-defence situation. Try everything, use anything that works.
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