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May
15
reviewed Leave Closed Risk of using headlocks in a real-life situation
May
15
comment Straight punch to the head and knockout
Hi Curry, I added your comments to your answer because that's where they belong. I'm fascinated by the fact that you were allowed to knock inmates out while working in corrections. It's a little weird to call that "humane", especially based on "statistics", but it's interesting.
May
15
revised Straight punch to the head and knockout
incorporated comments as edits
May
14
comment BJJ- Gym training that is beneficial (specific to BJJ)?
@RNI2013 Sure. Yoga is a fine start. I went to several months of classes and did a private lesson, then used that experience to develop a home yoga workout that I do alone. There's also the basic non-yoga stretches: touching toes (with focus on the hamstrings, not the lower back), butterfly, hurdlers, arm and leg swings, 3rd world squats, ankle dorsiflexion, calf stretches... Kelly Starrett's MobilityWOD is a good internet resource.
May
12
awarded  Nice Answer
May
10
answered BJJ- Gym training that is beneficial (specific to BJJ)?
May
10
comment BJJ- Gym training that is beneficial (specific to BJJ)?
For best responses you should also tell us what you've been doing at the gym: exercises, frequency, weights, PRs, sets, reps... And how often do you train BJJ in a week?
May
10
comment BJJ- Gym training that is beneficial (specific to BJJ)?
See this question about preparing for BJJ, strength and conditioning for martial arts, and weight training in martial arts, and general lifting advice for martial arts...
May
9
revised How can one practice spear-hand strikes, while still knowing you got the technique right?
added reference
May
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awarded  Custodian
May
3
reviewed Looks OK What is a “heavy jab”?
May
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comment Are Systema and Pankration similar to each other?
I was not aware that MMA kicks weren't designed to break ribs! Nor that grappling moves in MMA weren't designed to break bones and rip soft tissue!
Apr
30
revised How many days per week shoud I train BJJ?
I assume you meant 5x/week not 5x/day
Apr
25
comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
@TimothyAWiseman The situation you describe is indeed a difficult gray area.
Apr
24
answered How many days per week shoud I train BJJ?
Apr
24
answered Is it good or bad to compete in a higher weight class?
Apr
24
comment Is it good or bad to compete in a higher weight class?
So...have you competed in -64? What was the problem with it?
Apr
24
comment Is it good or bad to compete in a higher weight class?
Why do you prefer that weight class?
Apr
24
comment How should a BJJ practitioner run?
@Sardathrion This article is a bit jargony for my taste but it makes the case. Rippetoe & Kilgore's Practical Programming is an easy but rather thorough book on the subject. A more thorough book, closer to the physiology but still focused on sport, is Kurz' Science of Sports Training. But generally most strength programs that address conditioning will mention the fact that the body's recovery resources are limited and that strength and power are best trained in the absence of abundant long slow distance running.
Apr
24
comment How to avoid gassing out during a BJJ or Grappling tournament?
-1 Gassing in a tournament is far from an indication of a heart problem. (If it happened in class then that would be more a possibility.) I disagree with your conditioning advice, and your advice about overtraining is taken from strength training and misapplied to BJJ.