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comment Is there a preferred meat type selection for Muay Thai training diets?
Good info. I will write it down somewhere permanent.
Jul
28
comment Which book to start learning Jeet Kune Do
If you want to learn about Plato, then you read Plato. You only read other people's opinions on Plato once you've actually read The Republic, The Symposium, The Cave, etc. Martial-arts-via-book is no different.
Jul
17
comment Endurance vs. Technique in Boxing
Listen babe, if you don't grok the MARTIAL part of MARTIAL arts, then I can't help you.
Jul
15
comment How to train for improved balance?
+1 for mentioning the most obvious target: the ankles. I would just add that the muscles in your foot are just as important, especially the ones at the bottom of the foot that moves your big toe.
Jun
19
comment Endurance vs. Technique in Boxing
You learn to remain calm by gaining experience. It's the same principle that underpins any contact sport. Freaking out happens when you don't know what just hit you or what's going to happen next. Once you get used to the idea that a punch or kick to the face feels so-and-so, your brain spends less time analysing what just happened, leaving more processing time available for "Okay, how do we do that to the other guy?". This shouldn't be a revolutionary concept. Go ask a boxer how he was taught not to freak out about being hit in the face.
Jun
18
comment Endurance vs. Technique in Boxing
Oh come on, I didn't even use a single exclamation mark.
Jun
18
comment Endurance vs. Technique in Boxing
Feel free to substitute any reference to knocking out with "stab to death", "incapacitate", etc. as the mood strikes you. But let me remind you that between us three, I am the one who not only personally performed well in international events, but also trained students who did well in said events. One even took the world championship title in her division. That's because neither myself, nor my students were ever under any illusion as to the point of martial arts.
Jun
18
comment Endurance vs. Technique in Boxing
No it's not. If you want to dance, then take up dancing. If you want spirituality, join a church. If you want a good workout, try Tae-bo. If you want to learn how to fight, then take up a MARTIAL art. google.com/search?q=define%3Amartial
May
23
comment is Jun Chong TKD a legitimate TKD dojo for self defense?
Wrestling. It's not as glamorous as the others, but it's very effective in real-world situations.
May
22
comment What can i practice to remove tension from my movements
You can try concentrating on not clenching your fists.
May
8
comment What techniques would be effective in Zero Graivty?
Straight punches to the chin may still be effective.
Apr
16
comment How does one train for a spinning reverse kick?
Which is why I said to begin with "spotting", i.e. turning the head first and fixing your eyes on the target from start to finish. Go ask a pretty girl who dances to teach you. It's a great ice breaker too ;)
Apr
11
comment How to prepare your mind before practicing martial arts
Was the master Jackie Chan?
Apr
1
comment Tips for increasing power of bankai
Also note the date.
Mar
10
comment Western Boxing Styles and their Features
Same here RE: Philly Shell. I've been teaching that with a modified ITF TKD-optimised foot placement as the default fighting stance for facing opponents of similar stature for literally decades and I never thought that it might actually have a name.
Mar
5
comment What is the main technical focus of Bushin Ryu?
Yeah, I saw the videos. I stand by what I said about the "ninja" schools.
Mar
4
comment What is the main technical focus of Bushin Ryu?
Look, seriously, Bushin-ryu is a made up style found in Street Fighter. It's main technical focus seems to be propeller kicks and energy balls. If someone claims to be a Bushin-Ryu master or practitioner, chances are they're actually skilled at Bullshido, like all those "ninja" schools where they teach you nothing but cool poses.
Mar
3
comment Best martial art for someone with bad elbow?
Go on youtube and have a look at a couple of judo and jiu-jitsu fights and draw your own conclusions. I'm not the final authority on any topic. I know a lot, but I also know that there's even more that I don't know.
Mar
3
comment Best martial art for someone with bad elbow?
Most of the flavours of Karate are good. Seeing as you're a novice, "karate" means anything where you have to wear a white gi and a coloured belt (except judo). My personal favourite is Kyukushin because its techniques are applicable in the real world and the founder, Masutatsu Oyama, was a real-life bad-ass. As Sardathrion said, let your instructor know from the start that you have a problem with your elbow.
Mar
3
comment Best martial art for someone with bad elbow?
Wouldn't recommend it as it puts a LOT of strain on your elbows. You'll be doing lots of backfists and short, snapping punches. Basically any type of small, repetitive, movement is bad news for problem joints. As seen here: youtube.com/watch?v=7zLH3c37QBA