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    Sep 2006
    StrikeyGrappling & WW2-fu
    NASA uses bands.
    "Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
    ***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***

    "The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
    ~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19

    "Hope is not a method... nor is enthusiasm."
    ~ Brigadier General Gordon Toney

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    Sep 2006
    Judo & BJJ
    The key here is time-efficiency. Isometrics have a place in specialized applications--as do other modalities like yoga, pilates, etc. But, ultimately, moderately to very heavy free weight exercises through the full range of motion are going to give you the benefit/time for strength training.

    Elastic tools, like bands and springs, are useful for specialized applications because they change the force curve of the exercise or have a different force curved compared to simply resisting gravity. Machine pilates is based around springs, as are some specialized powerlifting training techniques. I can see elastic tools would be useful in space--it's the spring's elasticity that resisting the force generated by your muscles, not gravity.

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    BJJ, Boxing, Indian Clubs

    Paul Vunak's opinion on it is echoed by Ross Enamait ( who I believe is an authority on strength)

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