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I have been practicing martial arts since 2007.


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awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
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revised What are the benefits of learning weapons?
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Aug
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comment What are the benefits of learning weapons?
I was primarily thinking of martial arts that have weapons and no weapons as part of their training, and not martial arts with its sole focus on weapons. I'll clarify that in my post.
Aug
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asked What are the benefits of learning weapons?
Aug
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comment Benefits of training to fight multiple attackers
Yes, I agree that any combination more than 1v1 would be difficult in a competition format. If it ever were to happen, it would have to be heavily regulated. Though...I suppose it's a situation the military deals with. They just use different weapons. But some of the strategies involved would probably be similar. I was just thinking out loud. I don't really see such a competition format arising because it would be difficult to regulate. Like any competition where safety is concerned, I think that would be addressed by certain restrictions. Though it may end up less a fight and more a 'game'.
Aug
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comment Benefits of training to fight multiple attackers
As it stands, I think your answer is the most complete, so I've marked it as the correct one. Thanks for contributing.
Aug
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accepted Benefits of training to fight multiple attackers
Aug
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comment Benefits of training to fight multiple attackers
hmm. your post got me wondering how "team fights" would look... i.e. 2v2, 3v3, and if such would be possible for competition format.
Aug
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comment Benefits of training to fight multiple attackers
upvote for the relation to competition out-of-bounds
Aug
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comment Benefits of training to fight multiple attackers
Interesting point on attackers learning to take advantage of moments of weakness, among other 'skills'
Aug
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revised Benefits of training to fight multiple attackers
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comment Benefits of training to fight multiple attackers
I'm not completely sold on the first point you bring up, as there are ways to train reaction time without the need for multiple attackers, imo. I do agree with your second point though, and what you bring up seems to be a common element among different martial arts.
Aug
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asked Benefits of training to fight multiple attackers
Aug
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comment Down a hand, looking for new martial art
I think you're kinda getting ahead of yourself. 3 months isn't that long a wait...if it heals well during that time, it's quite likely you'll be able to continue what you've been doing, but perhaps with some modification to reduce stress/strain. If it doesn't, then you can re-evaluate you options at that time. In the mean time, you can always work on footwork and/or stances. Footwork is just as important as striking/blocking.
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awarded  Yearling
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accepted what is the proper way to punch in krav maga? what are the benefits of punching without wrist rotation?
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awarded  Commentator
Dec
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comment Taekwondo and muscle imbalance
I would say that it depends on the instructor. If the instructor is knowledgeable, he/she should be incorporating well rounded exercises into your training. Not all instructors will have the fitness/exercise science background to know how to do that though, in which case, the onus would be left to the student. If you are concerned about preventing further injury, you may want to seek a professional opinion from a physical therapist or fitness trainer.
Jul
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comment How to deliver more power to my turning kick?
Question Overflow - is there a particular reason you wish to measure the power generated by the two different kicks? The Fight Science video compares the front kick of a Karate practitioner vs. a Taekwondo Round, Muay Thai Round, and Capoeira round kick. If you wanted an objective measurement of your own kicks, you would want to use similar equipment. Accessing the movement of a punching bag will only go so far...
Jul
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comment How to deliver more power to my turning kick?
Thanks JohnP. I should mention, my experience is primarily with WTF Taekwondo, and I'm most familiar with rules regarding that style of tkd.