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Feb
7
comment What are the ankles good for, relative to stance work and mobility?
@stslavik I think "What are the ankles good for? What is their most efficient use?" Is part of the issue. What is efficient use? Pertaining to what? The title made the Q a little better but it still feels a little to broad, or ambiguous to answer well. I like that Trevoke narrowed it down in his example, but like you said in an earlier comment there are so many scenarios, forms and motions that the Ankle can be utilized in many ways. I'm interested to see if we can get this Q or type of Q to work well here.
Feb
7
comment What is a good mat system for home MMA training?
I tried some mats that looked like those, but they were more of weight mats by Golds Gym and it turned me off of them. They kept separating on me while doing flows. I will have to take a look at those again and ensure they are good for martial arts activities.
Feb
7
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
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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.
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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
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revised What are the ankles good for, relative to stance work and mobility?
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Feb
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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
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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?
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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.