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bio website thomasowl.com
location USA
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MMA instructor / Fighter

BJJ instructor

Kickboxing instructor

I like Armbars


Jun
27
awarded  Yearling
Jun
9
comment Effectiveness of low kick to inner thigh of opponent's leading leg in mauy thai boxing?
inside leg kicks are great counters against any sort of big strike or charge. Excellent answer
Jun
9
answered In Muay Thai during clinching, can you hold an opponents glove to your chest by pressing on it?
Jun
9
answered Preferring BJJ concepts over Technique?
Jun
9
answered What techniques exist for blocking knees in a clinch?
Apr
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
12
comment Sparring against Offensive Fighters
@Vass Basically, when someone shoots in for a double or single, you throw an uppercut and then the hook you follow with is kind of like a push, helping you turn the angle.
Mar
3
comment Best martial art for someone with bad elbow?
Good armbars are on the elbow, and work on extending it, so that might be a problem if you get caught in them. A good school would have proper partners for you however. I guess I don't know enough about (your) arthritis to give further advice. I don't think the snappy punches from traditional TKD or Karate are very good for the elbow either, since they lock out your arm, unlike a boxing or thai boxing punch.
Mar
3
comment Training while exhausted
I agree with this post 100%. Some instructors do not realize the difference between a warmup and a conditioning. But students are guilty too, thinking themselves too good for the warmup, which I do think is critical to have.
Mar
3
answered Best martial art for someone with bad elbow?
Feb
26
comment Drills for reducing your natural “flinch” reaction
I was just going to say : get punched more, but yours is a very eloquent answer!
Feb
17
comment What drills are good to escape/break Spider Guard?
The leg drag works better vs de la riva than vs spiderguard; in spiderguard your opponent can easily switch to either side; in de la riva he's set himself up for a specific angle that you have to counter and exploit. The leg drag you described is amazing for passing de la riva though. It's just very hard to get in spider guard from my experience.
Feb
17
answered What drills are good to escape/break Spider Guard?
Feb
17
comment Rising Block or High Block stylistic question
(I don't disagree that it's not really a block, because yeah, that straight up never works. But hey, it's TKD/TSD so, yeah not expecting much reality there in the first place)
Feb
17
comment Rising Block or High Block stylistic question
How do you know your interpretation is the right interpretation of the rising block as oposed to his master/any other TKD master that has ever shown it? Then first you describe basically a duck under from wrestling (slapping the arms up and going to the body). And then you describe a magical bone break. Unless you keep the shoulder in position it's very unlikely that it will break the arm. Maybe extend it a bit, but not really hyperextend. HAve you ever broken someone's arm this way?
Feb
16
awarded  Editor
Feb
16
revised How to defend against dog attacks?
added 84 characters in body
Feb
15
answered How to defend against dog attacks?
Feb
14
comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
DaveLiepmann was correct with his first post about my intentions. This guy was training to get in shape and to have fun and be able to stick with the sport. So, self defense is secondary. Besides, any grappling school worth their salt will do some self defense vs strikes; e.g. how to close to the distance safely against a puncher and to bring him(her) to the ground.
Feb
13
answered What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?