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Apr
25
comment How to avoid gassing out during a BJJ or Grappling tournament?
Yes, my advice for preventing over training comes from weightlifting. My reasoning is that weightlifting is all about destroying muscles and rebuilding them (with rest). Training in BJJ uses muscles also, aerobically and anaerobically. Recovery for aerobic training is usually a 48 hour ordeal, with 24 hours being minimal, and something only top athletes are able to do. Recovery for anaerobic training is much larger, which is why I say take one week out of 4 for low intensity exercise / rest. Recovery should be at the top of any athlete's priorities.
Apr
25
comment How to avoid gassing out during a BJJ or Grappling tournament?
Fast power lifts are actually done during competition. So train using free weights ahead of time. If you've ever done this in training, you'll notice that your heart rate goes through the roof. Putting a high load on your body and then having to repeat it a good number of reps will increase your cardiovascular endurance. So will sprints and other high intensity exercises. But the caution is to make sure you don't have a heart condition ahead of time. Many athletes don't know they do, and they just collapse and die doing their chosen sport (basketball, running, whatever).
Apr
25
comment How to avoid gassing out during a BJJ or Grappling tournament?
Right Dave, but we don't know anything about this person. While it was described as "during a competition", we don't know how this person trains normally in class. While we can imagine that all BJJ schools train hard, that may not be so. This person may also be a 2-4 month white belt in, for example, a BJJ school that doesn't allow free sparring in class. We have no idea. My advice is not an indictment of BJJ, but cautionary. And honestly, you're dead wrong for being against a doctor looking into this.
Apr
24
comment Proper form for tae kwon do spinning side kicks
Also, as you saw in that other question that Wudang Kid linked to, the number one thing to do in the spinning / reverse kicks is to look first. Turn your head around fast and then focus on the target. If you don't do that, you will be off balance. Remain upright. Rotate on the ball of the foot. Point your ground foot's heel at your opponent (toes point away) when you do your kick. Read the comments of that link. I described it all there.
Apr
24
comment Proper form for tae kwon do spinning side kicks
Well then, 7 months is a little too soon to expect any student to be able to do spinning and jump spinning kicks with any degree of competence. Those are advanced skills. You should worry more about basic kicks which don't do spinning or jumping. Get those right first. It typically takes 1.5 to 2 years of training three days a week to get at least "okay" at spinning kicks. That's a lot of hard work left to do. Don't feel too bad about your lack of skill right now, in other words. It will come. It's not expected that you be able to do this stuff well right now.
Apr
23
comment Proper form for tae kwon do spinning side kicks
Actually, I'm not sure. What is the green-yellow belt in your system? How long have you been taking TKD?
Apr
23
answered How to avoid gassing out during a BJJ or Grappling tournament?
Apr
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answered could someone name some weird looking martial arts
Apr
16
answered Oshitaoshi ukemi name
Apr
16
comment How does one train for a spinning reverse kick?
... able to do a reverse side kick. Also, the spinning motion can be practiced without doing any kick. Just spin in place. You should not travel while you're spinning. You'll do a left leg forward back stance, and you spin around. Start with your head, then move your arms, the arms will bring the shoulders with them, and then the waist follows that. Turn to focus on the target as fast as you can! That is key. If you let your head move slowly and move it at the same time (rather than before) the rest of your body, you will get dizzy. Keep your body upright. Don't lean over. Practice!
Apr
16
comment How does one train for a spinning reverse kick?
... facing your opponent. At this point, you lift your right leg up and kick out with a side kick. This is actually a reverse side kick you just did. The toes of your left foot point behind you (away from your opponent). For the hook kick, instead of putting any power into the side kick, you just place it out there, and then you do the hook at the end. After the kick is done, you pivot once again on the ball of the left foot (picking the heel up again), and bring the right leg back to its original position in the left leg forward back stance. The key to the hook kick is being (continued...)
Apr
16
comment How does one train for a spinning reverse kick?
As you are turning your head, shoulders, and waist, you will pivot on the ball of your left foot while picking up your right foot off the ground. When your head turns all the way around, you will stop your turning your head so that you can focus right on the target. That's why you turn your head first, so that you can quickly refocus on the target. This must be fast so that you don't temporarily turn your back on your opponent and blind yourself to whatever he is doing... Now, your left foot will pivot only 180 degrees. You will drop the heel of your left foot down when it is (continued...)
Apr
16
comment How does one train for a spinning reverse kick?
In order to spin, try breaking the movement down into parts. First, get into a left leg forward back stance. Next, shift all of your weight forward, right above the ball of your left foot. Raise up slightly on the ball of your left foot (lift up your left heel off the ground about a centimeter). Next, turn your head clockwise. Right after you start to turn your head, begin to turn your shoulders clockwise. Right after you start to turn your shoulders, turn your waist clockwise. So head first, then shoulders, then waist. (continued...)
Apr
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Apr
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comment How does one train for a spinning reverse kick?
Agreed, Sean. That's exactly why it happened. I know a lot of Taekwondo schools that only teach for sport competition. Half of those places don't even teach forms any more. There's a big difference when you look at Taekwondo students who come from more traditional schools that don't train for sport competition as their primary goal. I trained at a traditional ITF school. We wouldn't even let the point count in sparring if it meant being off-balance and falling. It would be judged as an "unclean technique" and ignored.
Apr
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answered Falling leaf ukemi
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answered How does one train for a spinning reverse kick?
Apr
10
comment What are the long term consequences of practicing judo?
Yes, choking is "probably" okay for most people and won't significantly damage the brain. It usually works by lowering blood pressure and causing the guy to pass out. But two problems arise from this. The first is that the decreased blood pressure may last a long time without intervention, so you need to work quickly to bring the guy back to consciousness. And secondly, you can dislodge arterial plaque which travels to the brain to cause a stroke. There are some martial arts which forbid practicing chokes on people over the age of 30 or 40 due to the increased risk of stroke.