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Surprisingly most parents are not aware of all the consequences of their children being put in submission holds. They only knew that their child was to "tap out" if unable to escape the hold. Education on the side effects of continuous near passing out experiences is important. I also encourage parents to ask instructors what is taught in regards to tapping ...


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As with the above posters, I can see a possibility that sparring in martial arts could lead to bad posture because you're automatically curling to protect your vital organs. On the flip side of things, many martial arts that require back flexibility, such as capoeira, involve a lot of strengthening the muscles of the torso and learned movement in multiple ...


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No, well-taught martial arts don't. Injury can. The following suggestion is made sight unseen, and does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis. I say it because you describe a postural change I have observed many times in the past, with a common cause; other/different causes are certainly possible. The posture you describe corresponds to a postural ...


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it may be worth considering wing chun. mainly because many other arts mentioned are hard on the body from a physical training point of view to actually execute the moves. Note this is not based on any personal experience, only research from books and personal observations that there seem to be more older people seem to continue to practice the art into ...



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