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Judo ikkyu (brown belt)

BJJ 4-stripe white belt

2nd dan Isshinryu, former instructor, don't believe in it anymore

negligible experience with boxing and muay Thai


17h
comment Is it respectful for someone of a coloured rank to date a black belt?
+1 This is a really great description of the social dynamics.
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answered What do the colors of Gi in Jiu-Jitsu mean and which to get?
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awarded  Autobiographer
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revised Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
clarify sexual assault/grappling phrasing
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comment How to improve speed, strength and condition for Kyokushin karate?
@ChristopherLee Being closely related to Okinawa has absolutely no bearing on one's knowledge of proper strength training. In my experience, if anything, it would mark them as more likely to use less-effective historical methods rather than simple, effective modern tools and programs.
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reviewed Close Boxing vs karate for self-defense?
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reviewed Leave Open Is it allowed in Muay Thai to throw a cartwheel kick with your standing leg when the other is held?
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comment How to improve speed, strength and condition for Kyokushin karate?
@ChristopherLee Sadly, most martial arts instructors know approximately zero about effective strength and power training. Even the good ones. (Also, kihon don't develop much strength or power--they're meant to develop technique and conditioning.)
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comment How to improve speed, strength and condition for Kyokushin karate?
If you liked that, read this
Oct
22
comment How to improve speed, strength and condition for Kyokushin karate?
@BeachSamurai Rope skipping would fit in with cardio--I don't see a tremendous need for it, considering you're training karate. If you feel like jumping rope then priority-wise it goes after karate and after lifting, alongside kata and bag work outside of class.
Oct
22
answered How to improve speed, strength and condition for Kyokushin karate?
Oct
22
comment How to improve speed, strength and condition for Kyokushin karate?
After the edit this looks like a solid question, though I think the OP will receive higher-quality answers if this were posted at fitness.stackexchange.com
Oct
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
18
answered Is it respectful for someone of a coloured rank to date a black belt?
Oct
17
comment How to defend yourself when you are outclassed?
@AlexTwain I'm no expert. I just happen to write well enough to gain Internet Points on fitness.se and ma.se. I lift a bit and right now I'm training BJJ (as a white belt).
Oct
16
comment Developing arm strength and stamina for boxing. Dumbbells or wrist weights?
I'm not well versed in heavy bag purchasing. I will note that the cost and time involved with buying and using a heavy bag is relatively similar to that of buying some heavy dumbbells and getting good at overhead presses, Turkish get-ups, cleans, lunges, goblet squats, and snatches.
Oct
15
comment Developing arm strength and stamina for boxing. Dumbbells or wrist weights?
@Dave The light dumbbells still have all the problems I listed. A punching bag is a fine idea.
Oct
15
comment Developing arm strength and stamina for boxing. Dumbbells or wrist weights?
Can you identify even one benefit of shadowboxing with 40 pounds in yours arms over improving your bench press and overhead press using a progressive overload strength program? I see no benefit.
Oct
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Developing arm strength and stamina for boxing. Dumbbells or wrist weights?
Oct
14
answered Developing arm strength and stamina for boxing. Dumbbells or wrist weights?