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Just spent 2013 recovering from cancer and am now getting back into gaming. I grew up self-teaching out of the Red Box D&D, moved onto other systems from there, and got deep into indie RPGs with funky rules like letting players take narration or having GM-less systems, etc.

I mostly love rpgs that are either narrativist and drama focused, and/or tactically fun. Including games that do both.


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revised Tips for faster recovery after training
(realized it sounded like I was saying soak 10 minutes right AFTER training, rather than soak FOR 10 minutes in cold.
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answered Which martial art would minimize hand injury?
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comment Practicing Mixed Martial Arts Versus Practicing One Specific Form of Martial Arts
Cool! Hope the school is good and you have a great time!
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comment Practicing Mixed Martial Arts Versus Practicing One Specific Form of Martial Arts
Also if the school has an online group (facebook, etc.) you may want to lurk and see if anyone's asking or mentioning injuries etc.
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comment Practicing Mixed Martial Arts Versus Practicing One Specific Form of Martial Arts
When you check out a school, ask to sit in and watch some training. Ask the students afterwards questions like, "How long they've been training? If they've had to work around any injuries" etc. Obviously, ppl will share what they're comfortable with, but most people are happy to speak up.
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answered Practicing Mixed Martial Arts Versus Practicing One Specific Form of Martial Arts
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answered Are any Martial Arts Reality Shows/Documentaries useful to watch?
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answered Why Do Pressure Points Work Differently Against Different People?
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answered Is it possible to become expert in different martial arts
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answered What are the benefits of learning weapons?
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answered How can I become a good training partner
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answered How to avoid aggravating a sprain while training in MMA?
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answered How can I learn martial at home when I'm alone in home?
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answered Martial Arts Weapons for Home Defense?
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comment Are Aikido joint locks harmful to children?
My training is in kinesiology & physical therapy, so I have a baseline level of the science behind it, but not specific to children. If you do find deeper science sources, do you think you could link it back in this question? I'd be happy to see more myself.