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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


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comment Reducing Soreness?
What's your carb intake? You only mention greens, meat, and supplements.
Nov
13
comment Preventing and/or healing sore wrists and elbows in boxing
How's your diet?
Nov
10
comment Should I stay in a Muay Thai gym where the fighters hit without much restraint or consideration?
Noooo! Don't select an answer yet! :D Regardless of what you do, let's wait a few days for some other input here.
Nov
9
comment Is it allowed in Muay Thai to throw a cartwheel kick with your standing leg when the other is held?
This video highlighting the use of kyokushin's spinning sacrifice kick has what looks like a few examples of its use in muay Thai, including at least one where it looks like it starts from a kick catch.
Nov
5
comment What did Dai Longbang mean by Qi?
I find it interesting that the six harmonies are entirely translated from the original Chinese...except for this word. What word was used for heart? Intention? Movement? I suspect that putting the question of qi in context with the other words in this text would help tremendously in slashing through metaphor and translation issues.
Oct
30
comment The “secret” back escape of Keenan Cornelius
+1 this is a really solid question! Excellent research and links here.
Oct
29
comment What's the outcome when there's a double knockout?
You're asking the answers to list every answer for every style. What about double knockouts in aikido? Boxing? Fencing? What does the question even mean in those contexts? A "double knockout" isn't even in the same stadium as a "double touch" in fencing or a "simultaneous strike" in kendo or...whatever happens in aikido.
Oct
29
comment What's the outcome when there's a double knockout?
This is not a good question unless we specify a style. The answer is, shall we say, somewhat influenced by the ruleset. A simultaneous strike in JKA pointfighting is handled differently from an actual double KO in MMA.
Oct
27
comment What do the colors of Gi in Jiu-Jitsu mean and which to get?
@Dave Cheers mate!
Oct
26
comment What techniques exist for blocking knees in a clinch?
I have no idea what you're trying to say here.
Oct
24
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.
Oct
22
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.
Oct
22
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.)
Oct
22
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
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
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.