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First degree blackbelt in Taekwondo, and I dabble in a couple of other martial arts such as Escrima and MMA.


Mar
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comment What books of Escrima patterns that detail each step are available?
@stslavik ...yes. Which is why I practice at a dojo with a teacher and my classmates on a regular basis. I'm merely curious about what books are out there and interested in using one as a supplement.
Mar
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Mar
13
answered Bad boxing club or wrong idea of the sport?
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comment What books of Escrima patterns that detail each step are available?
I know youtube videos are helpful, and certainly I'll take a look, but sometimes you don't have access to the internet or you want annotations on what the pattern is doing. It's a good comment, but it doesn't answer the question.
Mar
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asked What books of Escrima patterns that detail each step are available?
Mar
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asked Are there alternate versions of the ITF Taekwondo pattern Yulgok?
Mar
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comment How effective is practicing a martial art strictly outside of a dojo for beginners?
+1 for a good clarification--I do think that practicing only outside of the dojo is on balance a bad idea, as slugster said, but I think supplementing class with outside practice will probably be very helpful.
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answered How can one practice spear-hand strikes, while still knowing you got the technique right?
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Feb
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comment How can I respectful​ly raise concerns about class difficulty level/teac​hing style at my club?
Thanks--this is a good answer, and I definitely think talking in private and being non-confrontational is key. My one concern is that, given that I'm the same belt level as some of these instructors and am clearly not having difficulties with the class, it would be hard for me to frame this as a personal issue without seeming disingenuous.