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answered Are McDojo fees worth it for a good school/instructor?
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answered Until one has mastered a martial art, is one actually more vulnerable to attack than before training began?
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comment What should I be looking for in my first, trial class? [For Chinese arts specifically]
Well, I mean there ARE people out there who can cover it all, but those folks are amazing and hard to find. It can take years to find someone who really can cover everything. In the meantime, you should find a GOOD school/teacher, and along the way you will develop some connections and insight that will help when you do run across those folks. That said... yeah, "what are you worried about?" not a great sign there.
Jun
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answered What should I be looking for in my first, trial class? [For Chinese arts specifically]
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answered How to win a street fight without putting anyone's life in danger?
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answered Is it possible to learn martial arts only by myself?
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answered How to avoid knee injury?
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answered As a beginner, how many classe(s) a week to take?
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comment Can anyone ever fight as people do in movies?
It's all good! It's better to have a lot of good answers to choose from.
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answered Can anyone ever fight as people do in movies?
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answered Is Wing Chun or krav maga suitable for a sailing lifestyle
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comment The 180 degree leg split
You also may have the hip structure which prevents 180 splits, period. The angle of your ball-socket joint may prevent it - there's no way to stretch through your bone contacting bone barrier. You may want to talk to a sports trainer or PT to see if that is the case. In which case, you will know that there is a limit and you can work on other areas of your training instead.
Mar
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comment How to avoid injuries in spinal ligaments?
Yeah, but forward/back bending is "normal use" of the spine and not like a car accident or sudden whiplash or similar injury-inducing effect. So this is more about hyperflexion/extension and wearing down of the ligament than sudden tears. You should also have your PT check the angle of your hip sockets - some ppl cannot get full splits or beyond a certain ROM in the hips because of their bone structure - they often try to make up the difference by torquing the spine to change the hip angle.
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answered How to avoid injuries in spinal ligaments?
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answered Identifying a physical training device (pictures of a vertical padded tube with horizontal pipes coming out)
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answered Is this shaolin tutorial any good for self-study?
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answered What is the liability issuewith personal defense classes?
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answered Is mutual death (ai uchi) the outcome of any duel between champions in saber?