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Feb
1
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
This is not an answer to the question
Jan
21
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
Luckily both MMA and my grappling training sessions are without gi. Your answer does sound interesting though, I have never heard about someone getting such a bold spot in training.
Jan
21
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
You mean braid the ponytail? At the moment my hair is too short for a braiding the ponytail. But I would like to try your method when it's long enough!.
Jan
18
comment Can I start training in tae kwon do at age 16?
Never too late to start training any Martial Arts :). You might even find that your rhythmic gymnastics and ballet will come in handy. Have fun!
Jan
17
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
Maybe I should try and develop a new product then ;)
Jan
17
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
Getting hair in my eyes doesn't give me a huge disadvantage, as I am still able to see and fight well. It's more the unnecessary irritation of the eyes. Also, braided hair barely comes lose so this is not a problem in competition.
Jan
16
comment Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
There are so many things you can do/train for these situations. In my opinion the most important thing is: don't try to out-power the stronger opponent. Try to either evade, deflect or use his movement/power. Don't be discouraged by it either: putting much power or weight behind a technique often means it is a lot easier to be countered. I'm not pointing to any specific style to train for I believe many fight styles have there solution for these situations.
Jan
16
comment How can I speed up the recovery of a bruised leg?
I had a interesting conversation with my physiotherapist about this matter. Apparently it is proven icing or putting it in an iced bath is good, even after a longer while. It has the same effect as warmth does. The way this works according to her: the moment your body notices an area is too cold, it will send extra blood to that area so it can warm up. That extra blood will help with healing. So her final advice: ice it occasionally, try to keep it warm for the rest of the day. (this next to the right balance of resting and light movement)
Jan
16
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
@Dave Liepmann Did you train grappling with it? I can't imagine this would work well since it's not flexible or really fixed to the head..
Jan
16
comment What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?
@Vass Well to me the best wax has been Nu Nile (which is also a product of Murrays). It's strength is somewhere between Murrays and Murrays soft. It isn't really strong enough to keep the hair out of your eyes though though.
Dec
22
comment What type of brace should I use for the jumpers knee injury (patellar tendinopathy)?
Yes, my physiotherapist said I could go for a knee band or a knee brace specially made for the jumpers knee. He didn't actuallly recommended one in specific. I can find both on the market but I wondered which suits best for fighting sports.
Jun
20
comment What technique should I use for hand wrappings?
I made some small changes to it so that it looks a little bit the same after step 8, but thanks!
Jun
6
comment How can I try to engage students who don't really want to be there?
I think they will be motivated more if you make it fun. The ballet example: if I really had to pass, I would do just enough. Ofcourse, the onces that don't contribute shouldn't pass.
Jun
6
comment How can I speed up the recovery of a bruised leg?
Can I advice you not to use low blocks against kicks ;)? I think you can hurt your hand to easilly with it and you open your defence with it. Thanks for the answer though!
Jun
6
comment What technique should I use for hand wrappings?
I agree that the wrist are the most vulnerable. My knuckles are hardened enough due training on concrete (I know it doesn't sound nice). I actually want to protect my wrist because we train a lot with gloves on gloves and sometimes they just hit your wrist instead of your hand. Do you have a vid of the technique you use?
Jun
5
comment How can I try to engage students who don't really want to be there?
Try to find out their interests. Sometimes you have a group who likes to spar, just do some exercise or train towards a demo. An idea: you can actually ask them or take a few who actually are interested in the sport and discuss with them if they have some ideas. Maybe they would like a creative demo, where they can all have input on. Put elements like music, story line, dance and maybe even cabaret into it. Let them help create it and let them know it should contain some techniques because you are trying to make the lesson fun, so everyone wants to train it. Just some ideas to think on :)
Jun
5
comment How can I speed up the recovery of a bruised leg?
@JackBNimble I think you target that I shouldn't be getting them at all?
Jun
5
comment How can I try to engage students who don't really want to be there?
And is it a mixed group (gender)?
Jun
4
comment How can I speed up the recovery of a bruised leg?
Instead of jogging I do swimming and yes it's good to keep it moving. Does icing really help on the second day?
May
31
comment How can I speed up the recovery of a bruised leg?
The question is more aimed at the regular bruise. The sore leg you get after recieving a hard low kick (no broken leg or joint). It's actually such injury that doesn't really needs the attend of a doctor but still sore and pretty stiff. I tend to get them a lot with Pencak Silat and Kickboxing.