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bio website betterimpact.ca
location Hamilton, Canada
age 29
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Oct 20 at 15:18

I've been doing martial arts since i was 12. My Current ranks are:

Shodan in Judo

Purple belt in BJJ

Blue belt in Traditonal Jiu Jitsu

3 years of muay thai(no ranking system there)

2 years boxing. (no ranking system there)

I'm a retired ammy MMA fighter as well.


Feb
13
comment What martial art should I start with?
true, to a point. there are some arts, no matter how good the instructor is, that wouldn't really work well in mma. Hapkido is one, to many of it's techniques are illegal, tai chi is another. they could have amazing instructors and class quality. but still wouldn't be a good start.
Feb
13
comment How can I respectful​ly raise concerns about class difficulty level/teac​hing style at my club?
this is a great question, one i think almost everyone who has been in martial arts for a long time has had to deal with.
Feb
13
awarded  Student
Feb
13
answered What martial art should I start with?
Feb
13
asked How to best maintain mount position
Feb
9
comment Has Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu been recognized as a form of Jiu-Jitsu in Japan?
this pretty much sums it up! great answer. as a practitioner of both, i must say, they are pretty much completely different arts, I cannot see a reputable school of either recognizing grades from the other. That would be like a tkd practitioners rank being recognized by an Aikido school.
Feb
9
answered Mouth guard / gum shields - tips?
Feb
9
answered What are good exercises for building grip strength for judo and BJJ?
Feb
3
answered How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks?
Feb
2
answered How to maintain closed guard with short legs?
Feb
2
answered What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Feb
2
comment Do all schools of BJJ come from the same root?
your answer is good! i just wanted to make it a little more clear that not all bjj is from the gracies, a very common misconception.
Feb
2
awarded  Quorum
Feb
2
comment Do all schools of BJJ come from the same root?
all bjj came from Maeda, but it didn't all stem from the gracies after that. there are several branches straight from Maeda, which a lot of people seem to forget/ not realize. The Nova União team is a prime example of that.
Feb
2
answered Rule 1: Cardio. What exercises are worth doing to increase cardiovascular fitness?
Feb
2
answered Going up on the ball of the foot for a front snap kick
Feb
1
awarded  Mortarboard
Feb
1
awarded  Editor
Feb
1
revised What's the most effective way to discipline students (particularly juniors)?
typo who = whole
Feb
1
comment Dropping weight before a MMA fight
mma fights have set weight classes, there is no 5lbs higher. the classes tend to be 125, 135, 145, 155, 170, 185, 205, 205+ so weight cutting / maintaining is a huge part of the game.