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Feb
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comment What is a good mat system for home MMA training?
Any particular brand that you would recommend?
Feb
7
comment What are the ways to get sweat stains out of a Gi?
I always wear an undershirt and I've found that helps a fair amount with any armpit discoloration, but it never helped with my neck, or sleeves, just because they don't get the additional protection of the undershirt.
Feb
7
comment How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks?
Thanks for the link, I'll defiantly try some of those out.
Feb
7
comment Drills for reducing your natural “flinch” reaction
Like @Ho-ShengHsiao said flinching is a fear reaction from stimulus, but it's the brain and nervous system that does the reaction. So Simon is partially correct. WebMD has a decent article on it: men.webmd.com/news/20040820/what-makes-you-flinch
Feb
7
asked What is a good mat system for home MMA training?
Feb
7
comment Mouth guard / gum shields - tips?
@slugster Good to know, thanks! I have a friend with a smaller mouth and he has some issue with fit on the self forming ones. I'll pass your suggestion along.
Feb
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Feb
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Feb
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comment How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks?
Thanks for the tip, I already do some basic knee exercises due to an injury, but I'm sure I don't do enough.
Feb
7
revised What are the ankles good for, relative to stance work and mobility?
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Feb
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Feb
7
comment What are the ankles good for, relative to stance work and mobility?
@Trevoke I think the title of the question "What are the ankles good for?" is throwing people. Maybe it should be something like "Proper Ankle Usage/Form while kicking?" Or along those lines. At a biomechanical level the Ankle is an important joint, so it's good for giving us the ability to be bipedal j/k :-).
Feb
7
comment Mouth guard / gum shields - tips?
The self forming boil and bite ones that I've bought conform very well to my my mouth. So much so that they don't move or fall out when I'm moving a lot, or breathing deeply. Would an orthodontist one be recommended for everyone, or just people with special dental conditions, i.e. false teeth, bridges, etc.
Feb
7
comment How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks?
Thanks @BenCole I'll give your steps a shot! But being a visual learner it can be hard to translate the steps into actions.
Feb
7
answered Why do martial artists “shout” in the execution of a technique?
Feb
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Feb
7
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
@Ho-ShengHsiao Thanks for the link. Might take you up on the PM offer, always great to learn something new!
Feb
7
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
@Ho-ShengHsiao I'd be interested to read some more into this if someone can provide some references or places to look. The only other thing I can really find on this topic, other then the normal line of thinking, is that Internal/External were more of a advertising tactic. But I always figured that meant they were trying to advertise the 'stronger' art. Could very well be that I misunderstood and they were advertising domestic verses foreign. Very interesting.
Feb
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answered Mouth guard / gum shields - tips?
Feb
7
comment How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks?
do you have any video examples of these exercises?