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Finished with the PhD. Doing a post-doc in graph theory applied to social networks. Got too many things that are too heavy being juggle in my brain!!! ouchy


Jul
5
comment How to train for improved balance?
Just a point; for box jumps make sure that you are landing on relatively soft surfaces. do not land on hard surfaces, this can easily create knee and ankle problems
Jun
23
comment Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jui Jitsu
I agree with slugster's comment with a slight variation; after trying all three I would stick to the one that you are best at or enjoy the most. Its best to work on the one you get to speed with rather than force yourself to do something which feels unnatural
Jun
13
comment What techniques exist for blocking knees in a clinch?
good advice to not let the posture be broken. i had that happen last night when a guy brought me down from shear force on my neck and I couldn't squat enough
Jun
2
comment What techniques exist for blocking knees in a clinch?
great videos! and perfect how you linked them to the timing to see immediately the move in action! I have been trying to get it to work in practice, but looks like I need more practice^^ they simply do not fall over like in the videos
May
25
comment What techniques exist for blocking knees in a clinch?
also, have you seen a technique of turning the body and placing the shin at the base of the opponent's thigh and then leaning on it while holding their head/neck with the leading arm?
May
25
comment What techniques exist for blocking knees in a clinch?
great answer. I saw this a few times in training I think, by more experienced fighters. I wasn't exactly sure of how the mechanics worked. It makes sense and I will practice it :)
May
24
comment In Muay Thai during clinching, can you hold an opponents glove to your chest by pressing on it?
@Krokop, the opponent puts glove on chest, and the recipient puts his glove 'on top' of the opponent glove, so that the opponent's glove is sandwiched between the chest and glove
May
24
comment What techniques exist for blocking knees in a clinch?
@Krokop, are there no Thai boxers here to give a thorough answer? UFC will have some great techniques with more wrestling though. An arm on the opposite hip opens you up to an elbow easily.
Feb
14
comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
I find that the physical exercise derived from grappling cannot be matched. I do not know a single sport more exhausting than 5 minutes of wrestling
Feb
5
comment Why can't I bring my knees up fast enough to block low kicks in Muay Thai?
could you give some tips for each of these situations? And a general rule for the stance? And maybe describe the basic lifting motion? thanks
Feb
4
comment How much risk is there to have a nose broken when sparring in muay thai?
Denmark Uylenbr, how would it compare to the strength put into a pushup?
Feb
2
comment How much risk is there to have a nose broken when sparring in muay thai?
great answer, could you tell me with any description how much force you think is needed behind a punch to break a nose?
Jan
30
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
I tried this yesterday, it is great that the point where the hair is tied does not get rubbed on directly, but it does not really help the front area from being rubbed and hair coming loose from there
Jan
28
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
Interesting answer, I never thought of the tail going on the side, will try it out and get back to confirm!
Jan
28
comment Sparring against Offensive Fighters
@Thonams Denmark Uylenbr, I have never seen a "I spin out of the way when I throw the hook.", could you describe in a few words what it is or provide a video link? thanks
Jan
17
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
Is this an answer? There is nothing constructive about this argument to invalidate the purpose of even trying to deal with the problem of 'long hair' in mma. It pretty much saying deal with the problem and doing so is better for you in the long run.
Jan
16
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
are there maybe other types of wax which don't rinse out as easily?
Jan
16
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
@Dave Liepmann, Bandanas and buffs didn't work for me. I have long hair and in a clinch they come off easily.
Nov
27
comment Bad boxing club or wrong idea of the sport?
communication with the sparring partner is Good!
Nov
27
comment How likely is serious injury in martial arts practice?
I agree, I have had the most injuries with judo, although my face gets bashed in muay thai, its just that those hits don't get classified as injuries