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answered Martial arts club politics
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comment Extra training to avoid new injuries
I haven't heard about a specific swimming routine, however, swimming is a generally great all around strength workout while being easy on the joints. You may want to look into some routines for firefighters - they are also required to sling full bodyweight over their shoulders for a living, and they may have some useful exercises worth considering.
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answered Extra training to avoid new injuries
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answered What forms of martial arts are recommended for existing injuries?
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answered Martial Arts Technique Against Knife Attack
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comment traumatic experiences causing martial arts skittishness
Are all those styles being taught at a single school? It seems... like a lot to be doing if you're new to this with only a year of getting into it.
Aug
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comment Question about wide swinging punches
You're usually hitting with either the end of the ulna (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulna) or radius (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radius_%28bone%29), both of which are much bigger bones than the carpal/metacarpals, and the force doesn't have to travel through any immediate joints. The reason you see a lot of empty hand styles spend a lot of time knuckle toughening is actually to build the carpal/metacarpal bones...but bone remodeling takes years.
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answered What martial arts are similar to Systema?
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answered Not being able to spar correctly
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answered Men hitting women too hard in martial arts
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answered Question about wide swinging punches
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comment East/South Asian student vs Western student quality & commitment
This question... could probably do with some refinement. Asia ("the Orient") is a huge place. Even in any given country, there's a huge difference in subcultures depending on the region, whether you're in the cities or rural areas, etc. The quality of schools, and students, is all over the board just like anywhere else.
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comment Wrestling strategies
I know some schools of jujitsu have gone to the level of flowcharts for thinking about their strategy ( jiujitsubrotherhood.com/2010/03/… ) My guess is that every art, including wrestling, has counterstrategies, though the question is how formalized these get is probably local to your instructor/school.
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answered Am I Being Used By My Dojo?
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answered How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
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comment How to properly initiate or use karate( any style that uses the beginning blocks since they're actually grappling techniques)grappling techniques
I hope you can find some good sources. The grappling moves are often one of the first things lost in a lot of striking arts, however it usually "hides" in forms or as different moves. You might have some better options looking at some grappling arts and looking for crossover movements - like a classic standing armbar/break is identical to what is often shown as an inside block with the forearm.
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answered What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?
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answered Are McDojo fees worth it for a good school/instructor?
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