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bio website betterimpact.ca
location Hamilton, Canada
age 29
visits member for 2 years, 10 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.


Jun
20
comment What is the most effective way to stabilize a WaveMaster 2XL?
i've heard water and sand is best, if you plan on having to move it a lot, it'll be heavier then one or the other. if you don't ever have to move it again, concrete is good.
Jun
7
comment What's the most effective way to discipline students (particularly juniors)?
a day off school :)
May
28
comment How bad is kickboxing for your brain?
@Samuel that's a little concerning. If you have a job that requires your brain... i'd think about learning to block and parry, quickly. and maybe ask about wearing head gear.
May
24
comment How bad is kickboxing for your brain?
you see stars and feel light headed 2-3 times per training session? that's bad. those are both pretty good signs that your brains rattled, and getting damaged. Do you wear head gear and 16 oz gloves when you spar?
May
15
comment history of Jujitsu?
good point @Sardathrion I didn't mean to imply that Aikido was part of this transition. I don't know a lot about aikido.
May
15
comment What do instructors look for before allowing students to compete in judo?
@DaveLiepmann I've added some more information about adults. I don't think there is much difference for adults then kids.
Apr
30
comment How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
poorly performed cross chokes or kata juji jime can also attack the trachea.
Apr
13
comment Is stretching with a partner beneficial, dangerous, or both?
i've added some more information about how having a partner can be better.
Mar
27
comment What is the proper technique for holding a Century-style body shield for use in Taekwondo?
can you add a link to the specific shield? different ones have different handles!
Mar
22
comment Controlling my emotions during sparring
I think this is a different problem then that question.
Mar
22
comment What's the recommended way to deal with an injured hamstring while still practicing?
no other answers needed here. if you have an injury, let it heal. especially if it is a tear.
Mar
13
comment Bad boxing club or wrong idea of the sport?
you shouldn't be sparing in boxing without head gear. go buy some. now.
Mar
13
comment Preventing jammed toe during judo randori
are you toes catching on mat edges? or just sticking to the mats? does your dojo have proper tatami? or wrestling mats?
Mar
13
comment Preventing jammed toe during judo randori
how you step is so important! this is a great answer. I'm a little surprised @detour 's sensei hasn't shown him proper stepping!
Mar
12
comment Do shin guards defeat the purpose of training?
hayabusa makes good stuff, but it's likely overkill and over rated, and is double the price b/c it's stylish. when i was training muay thai and mma alot, i used these: renegademmagear.com/Grappling_Shin_Guards.htm they are solid, and good if you are doing any grappling because they are a sleeve instead of straps.
Mar
2
comment Criteria for a Martial Art to be considered as an olympic sport?
great answer thanks!
Feb
22
comment How do I coach her mindset to better suit karate competitions?
ahh, that makes some sense, the basics of my answer still stand. more mental training is what she needs.
Feb
21
comment How to get to closed guard when your opponent is in the combat base position?
just to clarify, you would like tips on how to get to closed guard when your opponent is in the combat base/ position?
Feb
16
comment What benefits (if any) are there when listening to music while practicing? And does it depend on the style?
I have to say, this should be the accepted answer. Full of facts and well formatted.
Feb
14
comment How to best maintain mount position
the good old bridge and roll!