8,310 reputation
1736
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years
seen 10 hours ago

Mar
1
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What are some good sources to remind me of the order of Bassai kata?
Mar
1
answered What can I do to stretch my legs out further?
Feb
26
answered How can I use mindfulness to regain focus during Muay Thai?
Feb
25
comment How do I increase endurance levels to cope with Muay Thai demands?
@coeus I've found yoga quite helpful for judo and kickboxing. Longer yoga classes, particularly when you're new to the practice, can take a toll on your recovery demands (which would otherwise be devoted to MT), but if you're inflexible then you need to do something. One option is to develop a short daily morning yoga practice, since flexibility responds best to frequency.
Feb
25
comment How do I increase endurance levels to cope with Muay Thai demands?
@JuannStrauss World champion in muay Thai? I'd be interested to see any of the research.
Feb
25
comment How do I increase endurance levels to cope with Muay Thai demands?
-1 I'd advise against cycling, since as a repetitive partial-range-of-motion exercise it tends to decrease flexibility, particularly in the hamstrings, which is a bad idea for MT. It's also quite strange to say that running only works the shins and calves. But neither running nor bicycling is a proper strength or conditioning exercise for MT. Neither is sport-specific, nor are they effective for general S&C. What's called for is either sport-specific conditioning or a general strength training program.
Feb
25
comment How do I increase endurance levels to cope with Muay Thai demands?
@coeus 4+ isn't necessary, it's just the point at which you see rapid progress. The point is to maximize your in-class muay thai workouts. Can you do something at home? Yes, but I'd focus on a progressive strength and mobility program first, and only then supplement with a MT home-drilling workout.
Feb
25
revised How do I increase endurance levels to cope with Muay Thai demands?
deleted 1 characters in body
Feb
25
revised How do I increase endurance levels to cope with Muay Thai demands?
added 83 characters in body
Feb
25
answered How do I increase endurance levels to cope with Muay Thai demands?
Feb
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
20
revised Defence against Wing Chun
edited title
Feb
19
comment Defence against Wing Chun
You spar with no rules! How often? What kind of throws and groundwork do you do? What is your insurance like, considering you spar full contact with biting and hairpulling and eye gouging allowed?
Feb
19
comment Defence against Wing Chun
@RichM Because Bruce Lee knew Wing Chun? It's not like he had some sort of magical martial arts evaluation mechanism.
Feb
18
answered Defence against Wing Chun
Feb
17
answered Exercises to improve balance when kicking
Feb
14
comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
@TonyD That's only true if training for self-defense. If the goal is training for the fun of training, then grappling without head punching but 100% application of grappling moves is perfectly valid.
Feb
14
comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
@TonyD I don't know what Thomas intended, but for me it's that I know whether what I'm training works in grappling because I can apply it 100% even in friendly training. That's not possible with striking; you need to compete for that perspective. One could argue that 100% application in striking training is possible if you just don't punch the face/head...but then you're cheating yourself of real confidence and skills. I've found that to be true and I think that's what Thomas meant.
Feb
11
revised Should I start competition or wait for green belt
added 105 characters in body
Feb
11
comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
@AlexQueue The short answer: it abandons dominant position. Long answer: If I'm on top of mount I can strike, move us both where I want, attack with chokes, get up and leave, or pin their arms reliably. If I go for the armbar, I'm laying on my back vulnerable to 3rd party attacks and I can't easily stand up. If the armbar fails, it's even worse: I'm on bottom, my opponent can strike and move us both around, and both of us have a legitimate chance of pinning the other's arms. I love that armbar, it's one of my best moves, but it's a terrible choice for military applications.