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Take it to a dry cleaners that does repairs/alterations of clothes etc. They have really good sewing machines that get through the thick fabric.


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In judo contests I have seen square steel tubing holding the mats together. Rigid, 5cm x 5cm steel tubes going around the tatami, tightened together by several tie-down-straps (ratchet strap is the correct name?) that go under the tatami. The whole package stays together just by gravity and the tension on the straps. The ratchets need to be covered though, ...


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Zebra mats has suggested layouts for 2m x 1m mats depending on the area you want to cover. It sounds like you are repeating layout A to cover your area. The problem with this is that when any mat is pushed (up, down, left, or right), only those mats directly in that line are affected. In layout B, for example, a push will be distributed among more mats. ...


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I hope this is helpful on your journey. I have a dummy called the Submission Master. For me it has been an asset, since it can go into guard position and I can work on reps to practice passing the guard. There are merits of having a dummy and I believe the benefits outweigh the flaws. For example, a person who is not very dedicated may say, "I don't have ...


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There's no interlocking with a quad cube layout. Try laying in a herringbone pattern instead, see if it helps. This is why the 40mm jigsaw mats have become so popular, I don't remember how we laid out the old ones but do remember similar problems.


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I have 2 judo dummies. A 100 pound one and a 120 pound one. They say that a 120 pound dead weight dummy is equal to a 200 pound man. They are great for multiple throws without a partner. It gives you a good aerobic exercise. Use a weight belt around the dummy for ease of lifting it up again for another throw. Also good for wing chun practice too.


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Knockouts happen because of concussions, not how hard the foot, shin or hand striking the head is. Shin guards will hurt less, but will be just as effective at delivering a knockout. Use this info as you wish. This doesn't really answer your question, but it's useful information.


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My Sensi taught me years ago that you will fight the way you train and to build yourself up slowly. If your knuckles start bleeding, treat it like a hand injury in a fight and switch to throwing palm strikes without losing rhythm. Also, as others here have alluded to, after you build calluses on your knuckles this won't happen anymore. The way I did it ...


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I had the same problem, which went away the more I punched with bare knuckles. My knuckles got slightly larger to the point that when I punch the wall like you did in your picture, my knuckles hit first. The skin on my middle joints became calloused. It did teach me the hard way what it felt like to punch with the wrong technique. It was a good lesson.


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What I ended up doing is going to a shoe repair shop and have them replace the velcro straps on my gloves, really happy with the result.


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Actually there are many skills that can be developed through solo practice and some of them even benefit from the isolation. Evasion skills, such as those gained through Parkour or Ninjutsu training allow you to develop tools of self-defense without resorting to fighting and improve both physical skills as well as timing and strategic thinking. Speed bags, ...



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