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Oct
18
comment How to learn these movements?
Yes, it's tricking. But I wouldn't say it's not martial arts. The material is from martial arts, but done in a way that's all its own art and no longer solely for the purpose of martial arts. Contemporary wushu is similar in that respect also, yet it's still thought of as martial arts. And I think many contemporary wushu people go into tricking and vice-versa. There's a lot of overlap, and it's hard to say tricking doesn't have anything to do with martial arts. It certainly does, but that's not its primary focus.
Oct
16
comment Developing arm strength and stamina for boxing. Dumbbells or wrist weights?
You either hang a punching bag from the ceiling or set up a free-standing frame. There are do-it-yourself plans for both on the web. There are also stands you can get already made, but they tend to be wobbly, so check them out before you buy. Hanging from the ceiling means you need to find a support beam, and maybe even reinforce it. Personally, I'd opt for the stand first before hanging from a ceiling if it's in my home (due to the inherent abuse your ceiling will take).
Oct
15
comment Developing arm strength and stamina for boxing. Dumbbells or wrist weights?
The good thing about Olympic lifts is that they're very time efficient. One lift can work the entire body. Do 3-5 sets of 4 reps each, 2-3 times a week. Or look into Jim Wendler's "5/3/1 Program". It's designed to be time efficient and no-nonsense / very simple to understand and do. Buy your own equipment instead of going to a gym to save even more time (don't have to drive anywhere). Basic equipment: Olympic barbell, olympic weight plates, barbell collars (Lock-Jaws). Optional but very good to have: bench, squat rack, dumbbell set, dip handles, dip strap, lifting gloves, weight belt.
Oct
15
comment Developing arm strength and stamina for boxing. Dumbbells or wrist weights?
I am strongly against attaching wrist or even upper-arm weights. Don't do it. There are better ways to train that don't involve potentially screwing up your joints. The better way to increase muscle strength is through weightlifting with free weights. If you need to weight your body down, do so around the torso only. Wear a weighted backpack or attach a bungee cord to your waist using a dip belt or something (the other end of the cord attached to the wall or something). Especially do not attach weights to your wrists or ankles. That will blow your elbows, knees, shoulders, and hips.
Oct
15
comment Developing arm strength and stamina for boxing. Dumbbells or wrist weights?
Yes, people please do not use wrist weights or attempt to punch with dumbbells. That's just going to totally wreck your elbows, to the point where you need major surgery and might not ever be able to do a lot of things you take for granted. Bad bad idea... And Dave is 100% right about weights. Couldn't find anything about this answer that I disagree with.
Oct
14
reviewed No Action Needed How to defend yourself when you are outclassed?
Oct
14
reviewed No Action Needed Tips for faster recovery after training
Oct
14
reviewed No Action Needed Aikido forward roll with backpack
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open a relaxed and calm feeling after an intense practice?
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open Is it allowed in Muay Thai to throw a cartwheel kick with your standing leg when the other is held?
Oct
14
reviewed Close Boxing vs karate for self-defense?
Oct
14
reviewed No Action Needed Practical knife defense stance
Oct
6
comment how realistic is martial arts portrayed in the movie Old Boy?
Full movie is here, fyi: youtube.com/watch?v=WlXp3Uf9xT8
Oct
6
comment how realistic is martial arts portrayed in the movie Old Boy?
I guess you're talking about the corridor fight scene? youtube.com/watch?v=VwIIDzrVVdc
Oct
6
comment Which martial art would minimize hand injury?
The way I interpreted that question in the question I linked to was finding a martial art that didn't do much with the hands, assuming that hand contact of any kind was off-limits due to injury. In this new question, the question is very similar, except that the hands haven't been injured yet. This is someone who is trying to avoid injury. In the previous question I linked to, someone is trying to avoid re-injury. Very similar indeed. But I guess the primary difference might be that the one who hasn't injured his/her hands is willing to at least use them. The other author was not.
Oct
5
comment Which martial art would minimize hand injury?
This question is very similar to one of the previous ones: martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/4258/…
Oct
5
comment Which martial art would minimize hand injury?
possible duplicate of Down a hand, looking for new martial art
Oct
3
comment Holding Thai pads safely
Yeah, a photo is the only way to go here. I suspect you're taking a lot of force into your wrists instead of allowing it to go down your arms and into your body. Sometimes there is no way to get your body behind it, depending on what you're trying to do, and so it ends up feeling like a speed focus pad, kind of dangled out there freely, and that's where it might torque your wrist. Aside from that, I'd say experiment with keeping your wrist relaxed vs. keeping it tight.
Oct
3
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
3
awarded  Nice Answer