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Oct
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answered Endurance problems while practicing martial art
Oct
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comment Endurance problems while practicing martial art
How bad do you get tired during these "warm-ups"? Are you just tired, do you get totally gassed, can you finish? Is the problem that you're tired at the end, or that you're getting worse over time, or that you're REALLY tired at the end?
Oct
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Oct
24
comment Good music themes for Tai-chi
@Sardathrion I'm genuinely confused as to how music specifically for tai chi forms practice is off-topic. The question should be edited to avoid a list, I agree. That's problematic. But it's quite strange to say that a non-tai-chi-practicing music expert would have a more useful opinion on music choices than someone who, say, teaches tai chi forms to music.
Oct
16
comment Is kickboxing or boxing particularly dangerous?
We have another question that asks about the specific risks of concussions, which might be relevant to your question here.
Oct
9
comment What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school?
Excellent point +1
Oct
8
revised Transitioning between similar arts
titular modification for the good
Oct
7
comment Transitioning between similar arts
@RobinAshe Let's continue in chat. I'd like to better understand your rejection of the no-sprawl guillotine.
Oct
7
comment Transitioning between similar arts
I just reread your comment, and I can say this: I finish a lot of guillotines on pure wrestlers (i.e., no BJJ experience) by grabbing their neck without sprawling. Not great wrestlers, and not yet in competition, but I question your assertion that the guillotine without a sprawl doesn't work. It's harder, sure, but it happens all the time.
Oct
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comment Transitioning between similar arts
I agree, they should. Traditional stylists such as aikidoka (and even extending to some traditional BJJ and judo instructors I've seen) are unfortunately often still more concerned with how it looks.
Oct
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comment Transitioning between similar arts
@RobinAshe I'm not a wrestler, but the wrestlers I've trained with have mentioned needing to specifically turn off their "chin up, use the head to push sideways" habit during doubles (and singles?) because their hugely exposed neck was getting them guillotined left and right. To solve this, 3 of my BJJ coaches have told me to tuck the chin, position the head lower and closer to one's shoulder, and avoid the use of the head to push. I'm not qualified to say anything at all about what those factors do vis-a-vis the sprawl or what happens after the sprawl.
Oct
6
answered Transitioning between similar arts
Oct
6
comment Transitioning between similar arts
I'm not sure this answer would apply to a lot of aikidoka :D
Oct
5
comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
It's also the ideal place to develop technique. If all one ever does is flow rolling, light-contact point sparring, or no sparring, one's skills will not be remotely applicable against a fully resisting opponent.
Oct
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answered Proper way to take care of boxing gloves and wrist wraps after use?
Oct
5
answered How to repair a mat with a hole in it?
Oct
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answered How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
Oct
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revised How to repair a mat with a hole in it?
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Oct
4
revised How can one practice spear-hand strikes, while still knowing you got the technique right?
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Oct
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comment What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school?
Excellent answer; total agreement. These are the likely issues someone will encounter.