Thomas Denmark Uylenbroek

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bio website thomasowl.com
location USA
age 30
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seen Jun 9 at 6:23

MMA instructor / Fighter

BJJ instructor

Kickboxing instructor

I like Armbars


Dec
31
answered What's the physics behind checking kicks?
Nov
18
answered Effectiveness of low kick to inner thigh of opponent's leading leg in mauy thai boxing?
Nov
18
comment Martial arts for building self confidence
Well, considering your other concerns, I feel grappling would be a better start than a realistic striking style - where if you get sparred early and too hard will be much more discouraging (due to actual pain that you're not used to (yet)) than losing in BJJ or Judo would.
Nov
16
comment Can there be too much training?
I train twice a day every day, am freaking pooped twice a day. I take sundays and wednesday nights off. Sometimes I take a few days break, but that's more to refresh my brain. Your body will get used to it, and his 19 year old kid's body has probably grown up with it for the past few years (assuming he's been training for a few, if he's instructing). His body is probably expecting and looking forward to the exercise.
Nov
16
comment Martial arts for building self confidence
Nope they won't (give the same benefit). In any striking art, you have to hold back when you spar. You won't actually knock your opponent out because then the training session (should) end for him. Many striking gyms you'll have the idea in the back of your mind that you could've hulked out of the situation but you jus weren't punching him hard enough. 90% of karate/TKD/Kenpo, etc dojo's (in the USA) are bullshit. My 'prejudice' comes from a lot of research and a having fought a lot of mixed martial arts fights / cornered professional fighters. I've also done Tae Kwon Do in several places.
Nov
14
answered Martial arts for building self confidence
Nov
14
answered How many people in america know bjj and/or mma in america?
Nov
14
answered What are the advantages of using a vertical fist for punching?
Nov
14
answered Can there be too much training?
Jul
20
awarded  Critic
Jul
20
answered How should a college club train for MMA?
Jul
15
awarded  Supporter
Jul
7
answered Sparring against Offensive Fighters
Jun
28
answered How to build up endurance when rolling?
Jun
28
answered What choke holds or submissions are safe enough for a beginner to practice?
Jun
27
awarded  Teacher
Jun
27
answered What martial art should I start with?