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Feb
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reviewed Approve Why do lighter fighters have better cardio than heavier ones?
Feb
10
comment Why do lighter fighters have better cardio than heavier ones?
You should read a source that is newer than 1928. Oxygen utilization in the body has many adaptive mechanisms (Such as neovascularization) to compensate for increased demand. If you gained 50% more muscle mass your body would adapt to compensate if you kept up the same cardio demands.
Feb
3
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Feb
3
reviewed Approve Punishment in the Martial arts
Jan
30
comment Is the Olympic sport of Tae Kwon Do uniquely Tae Kwon Do like?
-1 for supposition and ranting.
Jan
28
comment Best moment to land a low kick?
@Novarg - Welcome to Cobra Kai. None of the stupid aphorisms you just bleated encompass hurting yourself or your opponent.
Jan
26
comment What is the most effective method for the roundhouse kick?
Most effective for...? Sparring? Forms? Self defense? Exercise? Impressing the ladies? Every art has a roundhouse kick, and in every art the striking surface can be instep, shin, ball of foot, etc., and each strike has a different purpose. Your question is very vague.
Jan
15
comment JKD spin kick vs. Taekwondo spin kick
@SteveWeigand Yes, it's higher risk. However, it's not ineffective. Where most people go wrong is they don't set up/disguise the kick, they just throw it. Fast techniques (jabs, front leg snap kicks, etc) don't need much in the way of prep/disguise. The slower and more involved you get, the better you need to set it up. There are numerous videos through the years of professional fighters quite successfully using spinning kicks in fights. The percentage of success only goes up against the massively untrained general public.
Jan
6
comment Can i do judo or jiu-jitsu even if I have braces?
Three people agree that it's a bad question, but only one VTC?
Jan
6
comment JKD spin kick vs. Taekwondo spin kick
A point of terminology - Typically, a "spin" kick is one in which you end up back in the same stance you started. So if you start right foot back, you will end up in the same place, same stance. A reverse kick is one where you advance a stance length, as you don't replace the kicking foot behind you, but place it in front. As far as efficacy, they all can be effective when done properly, it's more a choice of space and application than anything. Some reverse and spin kicks in TKD target in a linear fashion, some target in a circular fashion.
Jan
6
comment JKD spin kick vs. Taekwondo spin kick
@SteveWeigand - Depends on the kick. Heel and Wheel spin kicks use straight legs.
Dec
17
comment Martial art without exam and secrets
Hardly an expansive, explanatory answer. Should be a comment unless you can flesh it out some.
Dec
17
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Dec
17
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Dec
15
comment Martial art without exam and secrets
If you have someone that teaches you and "holds back" because they think you might beat them someday, that person should not be an instructor. The primary goal for ANY instructor, and a great compliment to the instructor is when the student can outperform them.
Dec
12
comment What is the name of this style of Karate (maybe?)?
@KeithNicholas - The internet has different standards than most SE sites.
Dec
12
comment What is the name of this style of Karate (maybe?)?
I realize that it is tongue in cheek, but as evidenced, a martial arts beginner may not know that you are mocking the style.
Dec
12
answered Is it possible to learn Martial Arts (Kung Fu in my case) effectively without sparring?
Dec
12
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Dec
12
revised What is the name of this style of Karate (maybe?)?
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