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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


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
Nov
22
comment How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks?
I found that the area of concern in the question which I have felt is addressed by attempting 'kapotasana' in the other direction of the front leg
Nov
22
comment Stretches for kicking?
I have the exact same situation. In the same place I feel a pull or discomfort as if there is another unstretched region of muscles being pulled
Nov
20
comment When training for more than 90 minutes is it advisable to take a break to recuperate?
@DaveLiepmann, handle hard training and get the most out of it. That I am not running on empty and not doing damage
Nov
18
comment Effectiveness of low kick to inner thigh of opponent's leading leg in mauy thai boxing?
is it by any chance more effective than gloved punches to the arms? Kicks to the outer thighs can bring an opponent to submission. IS the inner thigh a critical place as well?
Nov
18
comment Effectiveness of low kick to inner thigh of opponent's leading leg in mauy thai boxing?
great answer. So it seems as if the damage is secondary to the strategy for setting up more powerful hits
Sep
11
comment What are the different ways of controlling the feet during a jab punch in boxing?
i agree that multiple ways all have some advantage in different scenarios. The step may be good to close distance simultaneously with the jab. but with the step the forward leg really participate in speeding up the punch and feels strange.
Feb
16
comment What benefits (if any) are there when listening to music while practicing? And does it depend on the style?
@Nick, edit made in the title.
Feb
16
comment What benefits (if any) are there when listening to music while practicing? And does it depend on the style?
How about a discussion of the positive and negative sides of it; as slugster points out in the answer given? What effects can it have? What are the things to watch out for? Effects of different types of music?