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Well the short answer is: Why not try it for a month and see whether or not it's something you're capable of doing? Because you won't know until you try. One of the main concerns of practicing more than one style at a time is that you might confuse them, and it will annoy your teachers as well as perhaps slowing your progress. This is a bigger concern for ...


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Walking on the sidewalk carries a risk of brain damage. Consider that before moving onward. Any contact sport--and many ostensibly non-contact sports--involves the possibility of an accident involving a clash of heads, a stray limb, or a slip and fall. But I wouldn't classify no-head-contact kickboxing as any more concussion-inducing than flag football, ...


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This is a problem for me as well. This is usually due to friction tearing your skin open as you try to pivot. Look for some shoes you can wear during training. Skeletoes work really well for me, but I usually split my toes due to hardwood, not mats. They do make mat-specific shoes. Use "New Skin" or some other brand of liquid bandage to seal up your ...


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Ice is no longer the darling of the medical community for reducing inflammation or bruising. Gabe Mirkin, MD, who apparently first coined the RICE mnemonic, has references on his blog dated March 2014 for why ice delays recovery from injury. The summary is ice reduces inflammation in the short term, but impairs the healing process.


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Round Kick You're delivering the kick with the lower part your fibula. You would also block a low round kick by turning your fibula to meet the fibula of the opponent. The tibia, while potentially stronger than the fibula, is located on the posterior in relation to the Fibula. It would therefore be in no position to deliver a low round kick. Hook Kick ...


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I second taping your toes. I use Johnson's & Johnson's athletic tape to tape my toes and I rarely have any issues with the tape slipping or falling off, in fact, I have to cut it off with a knife from time to time because it sticks so well. I pull enough tape to wrap around my toe about two or three times and fold one corner down so that I can remove ...


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A broken or dislocated jaw usually heals well after treatment. But the jaw may become dislocated again in the future. In the US, Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine has done some pioneering work in treatment & therapies related to jaw injuries. So it would be a good idea to touch base with their medical experts. Your doctor will diagnose ...


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Beware overtraining. In my university years I trained multiple classes per day, nearly every day per week. In retrospect, it was not smart, too much wear and tear on my joints. If I had cut back a bit then, maybe I wouldn't have been quite as good at the time, but I certainly would be twice as good as I currently am now (in my late 40's). Think of your ...


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TL;DR: Yes, kickboxing, MMA, and boxing are extremely dangerous. The greatest risk in all combat sports in which blows to the head are allowed is traumatic brain injury. When it comes to traumatic brain injury, boxing is by far the most dangerous sport, but kickboxing and MMA aren't far behind. Brain Injury: Almost a century ago, a rare but serious ...


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Hang a sheet of paper from the ceiling (wedge the string that it hangs on into a light fitting). Practice hitting the paper flat on, with a snap and speed (after warmups and stretching). This will improve your speed, balance and accuracy without the need for equipment. After you've done that well enough (500+ punches) do some strengthening stuff (pushups ...


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Brain damage can be caused by a lot of things but the main causes are drugs and concussion/compression (usually from boxing or similar sports). If you suffer a compression or concussion, you will have brain damage as a result to some extent. The more times you become concussed and the more serious the hit (to the head), the more serious the brain damage ...


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I can't tell you whether it's a good idea or not, but I can tell you that I do almost exactly what you're suggesting three days a week when my schedule allows it - 90 minutes of kung fu followed immediately by 60 minutes of kickboxing. I absolutely love it, because while training kung fu has been great for leg strength, flexibility, and other aspects of ...



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