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Watch these YouTube videos and think about how you might benefit from a long hard workout on such a machine. https://youtu.be/cej4kZtgOac https://youtu.be/dVhqIYeE9_g A rolled up rug becomes an excellent throw dummy. The dummy is always ready and never complains about anything.


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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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Going against the grain, I can see some value in training with the mask in order to simulate situations where your breathing could be impaired but you can't otherwise reasonably simulate it. While you could say train with a mouthguard in to get practice in breathing properly when using one, you need some sort of surrogate to simulate something like a ...


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Don't. Train your skills in class normally, without the mask. Train your conditioning outside of class, by running and sprinting or whatever. Train your strength in the gym by progressively lifting heavier weights using compound movements. The mask is an unproven fad that, even if it does work, would seem to have an effect that is better achieved through ...


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This sort of product will fail to achieve any short term or long term benefits over regular training. In fact, some results show that it can hinder performance. People believe these sorts of products can increase their red blood cell count by reducing oxygen levels, similar to the way training at altitude can increase red blood cell count. The problem is ...


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Well, as a student, i don't care about the gender of my Instructor, just someone that really Knows what is doing and what is saying. Edit: I think that some men believes that Martial Arts or Combat-Related/Self-Defense "stuff" can't be teached by a Woman. It's just a mind matter, closed or open minded.


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I teach/practice Isshinryu. It tracks your activity; it throws off the actual counting of steps since it will count each punch as a step or two. With that said it recently died since it failed to charge the battery. Possibly due to the excessive forces generated by the punches. I do remove my flex during sparring to prevent it from being struck or injuring ...


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Just focusing on the "How a woman can teach martial art for men?" aspect more than the "understanding why men might be uncomfortable" bit which has been well-covered in existing answers. Steve Weigand also shared some good ideas how to get guys in the door and stop them walking out before they've even got an impression of you as an instructor, if you do get ...



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