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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


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!
Apr
25
comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
@TimothyAWiseman The situation you describe is indeed a difficult gray area.
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.
Apr
23
comment How should a BJJ practitioner run?
@Sardathrion Most people who run long distances have a harder time maintaining muscle mass and explosiveness. This is fairly well-understood exercise science.
Apr
23
comment How should a BJJ practitioner run?
This question might get better responses on fitness.stackexchange.com
Apr
2
comment What are the long term consequences of practicing judo?
Morote-gari was not banned because of how it lands people. Other throws have been banned because of injury potential (e.g. kani basami, poor variations of uchimata) but morote-gari is not one of them, as it was banned as part of a blanket ban on leg grabs.
Mar
20
comment Risk of using headlocks in a real-life situation
What exactly would you be using the headlock to do?
Mar
19
comment How should one physically prepare for BJJ?
@badaBoom Fleshed out, that would make a fine answer.
Mar
9
comment Which is the best way for learning Wing Chun?
You can't study an art if there's no school nearby. For your situation I would recommend boxing. Boxing is good stuff.
Mar
9
comment How to avoid recoiling when someone pushes you?
-1 This oversimplified "science" is really unhelpful. What damage is a push going to do? Why not improve on the mass part of the momentum equation? How harmful do you imagine moving towards a push is going to be--wouldn't that just mean taking a firm stance and taking the collision? Isn't that kind of common in martial art?
Mar
7
comment Western Boxing Styles and their Features
The Philly shell is a real thing, and I'm sure that different lineages have different practices, and I love this question, but I don't know anything about the different boxing "styles". I think that because boxing doesn't name or conceptualize their subvariations the same way that (for instance) karate does, it's less of a recognized thing.
Mar
2
comment What can I do to stretch my legs out further?
@SteveWeigand Your comment would make an upvote-worthy answer.
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.