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Aug
1
comment Where can I go to order cheap grappling mat(s) for beginners?
Horse stall mats (should not need to say new ones) also can work.
Jul
31
comment Proper diet for preparing for a tournament
Eat real food, might go a little more carb heavy in the form of sweet potatoes and yams. Creatine Monohydrate can help with recovery. And get plenty of sleep.
Jul
27
comment Should I train differently to spar guys who are bigger than me?
Loren Christian has some books and videos on speed training, might want to look into those. You need to move in, make contact, and get out again.
Jul
23
comment How many (and what) things have I failed to do if I get into a fight?
I will agree with Robin on that point
Jul
18
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
Something you might want to read: chirontraining.blogspot.com/2012/07/joy-of-cheating.html
Jul
18
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
You don't need to knockout, stunning or severe pain can work too. If I stun someone for a second that sets up another chance for strikes, them getting stuck in an OODA loop, etc. In your case when you had your sublexed knee, was this a fight for your life or one with rules? Context does make a difference.
Jul
18
comment What can one do to avoid entering a grappling situation?
Don't be there :) Seriously though this is why I got involved with Tony Blauer and his SPEAR system. We actually practice techniques where someone is coming in to grab/tackle you and make sure you gain control of the situation.
Jul
18
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
I found eye jabs, throat strikes, and kicking to break a knee a good way as a striker to take the fight out of a grappler.
Jul
18
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
I've used it to gain space where I can make a counter move, even from the ground. Main issue I find in training when not using protective gear is that strikers like myself are usually not allowed to hit full force, training partners tend to not like that. Best way I found at looking at this tactic is how Tony himself describes it. It is a tool to allow me to get to the other tools in my toolbox
Jul
17
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
I disagree with a grappler will almost always win against a striker. Depends on how several factors as to who will win. For example a well placed knee does wonders to prevent someone shooting in for a take down.
Jul
17
answered How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
Jul
5
comment What is a good push-up routine to build punch strength?
Standard pushups work just fine. If looking to build strength I would suggest barbell exercises such as the presses (bench and overhead), along with pushups. dips, and pullups. Also make sure your technique is solid. Jack Dempsey wrote a book many years ago on power generation (Championship Fighting).
Jul
4
answered Ways for restraining an “automatic aggression response”
Jun
27
comment Has anyone had/recovered from achilles rupture?
It is always the last time on the drill.. As I've said I've known people that have done this on box jumps, and they have done box jumps hundreds of times in the past. Suddenly the stars aligned and poof, injury.
Jun
27
answered Has anyone had/recovered from achilles rupture?
Jun
23
answered What would you do to handle a road rage fist fight?
Jun
19
comment What is the most effective way to stabilize a WaveMaster 2XL?
Ours were water filled, no issue for me moving them. Sand I've found to be better in my own experience.
Jun
19
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Jun
19
comment What is the most effective way to stabilize a WaveMaster 2XL?
I'm with Dave, I have yet to find a way to stabilize them against a strong force, the things are going to move around the floor. I used to see how far I could move it during exercises.
Jun
19
comment How do I increase my wrist strength for punching?
Without seeing a video how do we know it is bad form or bad wrist strength? My experience tends to say form is usually the fault the majority of the time. YMMV. I would disagree that form always breaks down once you hit anything but air. Again, just my experience.