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Whoever said you have to choose between long hair and uninterfered training is dead wrong. Have you never seen women's martial arts or combat sports? Have you never seen Clay Guida, Brian Ortega, Benson Henderson, Miachel Chiesa, Uriah Faber, or the plethora of fighters with long hair fight? For mma training whether you are striking or grappling or both ...


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I think this kind of demonstration requires a lot more than just physical training. It requires also training of the mind and Qi (or Chi). In my school, we are required to train a lot of Qi Gong (research a little about it, it's very interesting) to perform breaking techniques. Even for the simpler ones, like breaking bricks with the palm of the hand or ...


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Practicing striking a rope or sheet differs from striking a bag primarily in the area of resistance. The rope or sheet will give you feedback as to whether you hit it, but will not impede your strike. Some of the advantages are: No penalty for missed or badly executed strikes - This is primarily useful in my opinion for practicing kicks, where you're more ...


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I feel that weight clothes help to some degree. I used ankle weights and plan on getting more weighted clothes too. Once I take those ankle weights off, I feel like I'm about to start flying. But while I'm wearing them, I really do see how slow my techniques become. I just try my best to move as normal as possible with the weights on. That's how you'll ...


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Yes it could benefit you a lot in many different ways, as an: athlete or boxer and even your physical fitness will increase. This method allows you to aim the target much more and if you didn't hit the rope, your stamina will increase as your strength goes depleted. And as time goes by, you are more aimed than any of the boxer because the target you were ...


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Enroll in an adult gymnastics class. While you can ask them to start with the back and front flips, they'll usually have you start with more basic things and will allow you to make gradual progress towards your flips over time. And they'll teach you good form with an emphasis on safety. Safety is key, and so is being able to teach it to different people. In ...


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The easiest solution would be to find an adult-friendly gymnastics, parkour, street dancing, or cheerleading class. They should already have the curriculum and equipment to teach you to safely perform forward and back flips. Alternately, there are many instructional resources on the internet. Google + Parkour Backflip Tutorial = How To BACK FLIP - Free ...


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Don't overlook the necessity to strengthen your shoulders. Arm and hand strength are great, but you can't discount the importance of shoulder strength and endurance. Part of my warm-up routine for sword practice involves slow shoulder rotations, overhead hand claps, and side-extension isometric holds (often with swords in hand for added weight). The many ...


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A point I haven't seen anyone else make yet is that learning to use a weapon can improve your unarmed techniques by forcing you into a new paradigm. Most weapon use is different enough from unarmed combat that one is forced to pay attention to what they are doing moreso than they do using their body alone. Most of us are so familiar with the ways our body ...


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The benefit of learning traditional weapons is in extending yourself, to widen your awareness of your surroundings. Learning different weapons helps you to distance yourself effectively, which is an important factor in combat. Most weapon forms require stamina to perform, therefore learning weapons will help improve your stamina. A simple heavy saber form ...


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In response to most comments NO to heavier that should be sword or excessive strength. Sword play it is exercise of focus and fitness not strength. If you use to much force you will find you self losing balance and sword of your opponent in your head. It is all about right amount of strength in right time. If you feel that you opponent is applying to much ...


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It really depends on what you want to achieve through your martial arts. To be a fighter you can be effective by knowing several moves really well (your perfectionist side). If you want to be better for enjoyment then if perfectionism makes you happy stick with it. I would suggest doing the moves really slowly (perfect balance and technique) then speed up. ...



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