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I am a software developer with delusions of being a political and economic philosopher. Yes, that means I'm LOTS of fun at parties.


Feb
25
comment How do I increase endurance levels to cope with Muay Thai demands?
You are certainly welcome to dismiss my advice and I believe that your methods are quite good too but I should point out that I have trained a world champion as well as a number of national champions. All my strength and conditioning advice is backed up by solid research. You will also note that a general strength training program will include endurance training, which brings us right back to cycling (or running, if that's your cup of tea). Also note that I am referring to incline training, not interval training or LSD.
Feb
25
answered Yang tai chi breathing (when to inhale/exhale)
Feb
25
comment How do I increase endurance levels to cope with Muay Thai demands?
Don't worry too much. Your body is just getting used to the idea of doing these strange new exercises.
Feb
25
answered How do I increase endurance levels to cope with Muay Thai demands?
Feb
19
comment Defence against Wing Chun
I would imagine that a sparring session would be stopped before someone got castrated. I learned a tiny bit of Wing Chun through a guy who was very into full contact fighting and MMA. He allowed things to get rough and he was very liberal with the rules, but always knew when to stop.
Feb
19
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Feb
19
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Feb
19
comment Can you be immune to chokeholds?
Loading up on neck and shoulder muscle mass is a good start.
Feb
19
comment Defence against Wing Chun
That's a good strategy most of the time, but could you explain a bit more? I wasn't the one giving the downvote, mind you.
Feb
18
comment Defence against Wing Chun
I like the question. In the sense that every single martial art has inherent strengths and weaknesses and knowing about them allows for good strategy.
Feb
18
answered Defence against Wing Chun
Feb
14
comment Training Footwork for people with knee issues
I've only ever damaged a knee during a dance class.
Feb
14
answered Training Footwork for people with knee issues
Feb
11
comment How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
Where do you live, by the way?
Feb
11
comment How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
I've had success both in competition AND in teaching self-defense. You don't have to sacrifice one for the other. Martial arts is about learning to fight first and foremost. On the mat or in the ring, there are certain rules we obey. In a real fight, there are none. Your opponent may be carrying a knife or a gun. Taking him out as quick as possible is your best option. Start nothing, finish everything.
Feb
11
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Feb
11
answered How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
Feb
6
comment Why do we train martial arts?
Give your answer, not the one you think they want. On that note, my answer is always "to get to know my limits and to evolve my understanding of what that question means". Basically I'm saying that I want to improve myself, but I don't think I quite know what that means, and can only get a clearer picture as I mature in my art.
Feb
5
comment Can you be immune to chokeholds?
I would imagine that having strong neck-muscles would help.
Feb
4
comment Why can't I bring my knees up fast enough to block low kicks in Muay Thai?
+1. This is the type or advice Bruce Lee would give.