Reputation
5,805
Next tag badge:
66/100 score
14/20 answers
Badges
10 26
Newest
 Nice Answer
Impact
~73k people reached

  • 0 posts edited
  • 4 helpful flags
  • 73 votes cast
Nov
23
comment Is hitting hard objects really effective in making bones harder?
I had a chance to briefly scan the medical paper you cited in your answer. My tentative conclusion (correct me if I missed it) is that it describes how bone is normally formed and then covers diseases and conditions that affect bone growth. It doesn't seem to cover this particular claim: that bone density is increased through martial arts practices that beat against the bone. It talks about fractures and how the bone heals, but it doesn't seem to deal with the added question of how that affects density of the bone in the long term. Please add a quote that deals with this issue, if you can.
Nov
23
answered Is hitting hard objects really effective in making bones harder?
Nov
21
comment Learning Kung Fu - Resources
Oh you are a rare breed aren't you? Most MMA guys make fun of kung-fu. But yeah, if you're not out to learn how to fight / self-defense, then kung-fu really is amazing to get the body working and coordinated. For relaxation? Depends. Maybe after many many reps of a form, yes. Until then, your mind will be screaming thoughts at you like, "Look up, not down! Your stance wobbled there! Your back isn't straight! Your toes aren't pointing forward!" Etc. My advice: Look into contemporary wu-shu. It's a blast! And you can learn from video. It's very challenging, though!
Nov
20
answered Learning Kung Fu - Resources
Nov
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
16
awarded  Informed
Nov
15
revised What is the best type of diet for serious competition training?
added 28 characters in body
Nov
14
revised What is the best type of diet for serious competition training?
added 7 characters in body
Nov
14
revised What is the best type of diet for serious competition training?
added 1 character in body
Nov
13
answered What is the best type of diet for serious competition training?
Nov
12
revised Dobok absorbs sweat
deleted 1 character in body
Nov
11
answered Dobok absorbs sweat
Nov
10
revised Vegetarian diet for a combat sport athlete?
added 68 characters in body
Nov
9
comment Vegetarian diet for a combat sport athlete?
It's almost always cheaper to live on a purely vegetarian diet in most locations. The only caveat is that you must prepare your own food, rather than buying prepackaged convenience foods. And you should prefer frozen and dried bulk foods to fresh. Fruits would be the most expensive thing in this diet, since fruit has to be fresh, so those you buy in-season and on sale only. Meat is generally going to come out to be a lot more expensive for the amount of calories and protein it provides than vegetarian bulk foods. And studies show fast food is actually more expensive than making your own.
Nov
9
answered Vegetarian diet for a combat sport athlete?
Nov
2
comment Is this character using Aikido?
My impression is that it seems he's doing something more akin to classical jojutsu rather than Aikido. It looks similar to the Kukishin Ryu jojutsu, which you can see here: youtube.com/watch?v=Xu4AwEuQrDI
Nov
2
comment What is the most effective way to teach Jiu Jitsu
... Rather, a depth-first strategy explores all aspects of that thing they teach you. So there might be 20 ways to get a guillotine choke. In a breadth-first strategy you might learn 2 ways for white belt one stripe, while learning a dozen other techniques besides the guillotine. In a depth-first strategy, you learn all 20 ways before moving on to the next technique. As for learning, however, it's all the same. It's just stuff that you repeat. Whether it's 20 variations of the guillotine or 20 completely different techniques. It's 20 things.
Nov
2
comment What is the most effective way to teach Jiu Jitsu
... other things that you need to practice in order to just retain your skill level in those things. Practicing just the stuff you're learning in class right now necessarily means you're not practicing the stuff you learned a year ago. When you totally neglect something, it will deteriorate. There's a bare minimum amount of practice you need to retain it over the long term... This can be applied to either a depth-first or a breadth-first strategy. It's just about how you can optimally learn and retain what you learn. A depth-first strategy would not just teach you something and repeat it...
Nov
2
comment What is the most effective way to teach Jiu Jitsu
Over-practicing means practicing more than you need to in order to retain what you already have or get better. There are diminishing returns to repeating something over and over again, basically. Doing something 1000 times may be no better, or nearly no better, than doing it 100 times. This even applies to when you have a teacher there giving you correction and feedback as you go, because it often takes down-time and sleep to allow your brain to make the connections that it needs to. Sleep and down-time is integral to learning. But beyond that, what over-practicing does is to crowd out...
Oct
30
answered What is the most effective way to teach Jiu Jitsu