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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
12
comment Is it allowed in Muay Thai to throw a cartwheel kick with your standing leg when the other is held?
@TonyD Your comment would make a fine answer.
Oct
11
comment Practicing Mixed Martial Arts Versus Practicing One Specific Form of Martial Arts
@RossDrew Yes, MMA students have to make do with training to become more athletic and better at the vast majority of fundamental fighting techniques.
Oct
4
comment Tips for faster recovery after training
@LuboAntonov Wow, that's not even slightly what that study showed.
Oct
1
comment Tips for increasing power of bankai
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about stupid TV shows
Oct
1
comment Practicing Mixed Martial Arts Versus Practicing One Specific Form of Martial Arts
If you train hard in any art (or any contact sport for that matter) you'll get injured. Stop posting on the internet and try class. Today.
Sep
30
comment Practicing Mixed Martial Arts Versus Practicing One Specific Form of Martial Arts
Yes, because you'll train all the basic aspects of combat: wrestling, submissions, striking. But if you want a sampler platter, it would be better to try class at every martial arts gym in town. There are other kinds of arts not covered by MMA, largely because they mostly don't work against resisting opponents or outside of extremely specific circumstances (e.g. law enforcement).
Sep
16
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
If grappling is so bad, why wouldn't you train it so you're not completely helpless when your "just step back" approach fails, as any technique inevitably does?
Aug
17
comment What is the oldest martial art?
Lots of overlap with this question.
Jun
19
comment Solo martial art learning
possible duplicate of How should a novice train if unable to join a dojo yet?
Jun
1
comment Preferring BJJ concepts over Technique?
@RNI2013 Both those questions are way above my ability to answer! :)
May
15
comment Correct position to leave an attacker after doing an strangulation to him
The recovery position, while not universally appropriate, is a good thing to keep in mind.
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
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
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
1
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!