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Nov
8
comment How many people in america know bjj and/or mma in america?
I would agree. Our federation is one of the larger TKD organizations in the US, and we have 300,000 students, of which I would guess 2/3 are actually actively training.
Nov
7
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
@slugster - +1 again. That's exactly what I've found with my wife, and a couple of my friends that have ended up in my classes.
Nov
7
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
@GµårÐïåñ Good on you. I remember when my wife was in the beginner classes I was teaching at the time, it wasn't the best mix :)
Nov
7
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
@slugster - That comment deserves to be an answer, if for no other reason than the assertion that he may not be the best trainer for them.
Oct
24
comment Teaching Students to See the “Big Picture” of a Conflict
It is an impossibility to prevent every occurrence that could possibly upset someone to the point of provocation. To believe otherwise is just putting your head in the sand.
Oct
23
comment Teaching Students to See the “Big Picture” of a Conflict
You're proposing an impossibility. You are eliminating all possibility of an accident.
Oct
22
answered Is there value in using weighted clothing in martial arts training?
Oct
20
comment Training multiple arts at the same time.
Yes, I'm aware of what muscle memory is. I was being sarcastic, as I hear inaccurate terms like that and "muscle confusion" being tossed around all the time. If you have "muscle memory confusion", that just means you are trying to do the techniques too soon without thinking about them. Your muscles don't get "confused", you just send them the improper signals by not thinking about what you are doing.
Oct
19
comment Training multiple arts at the same time.
Where in a muscle is the memory located?
Oct
17
comment Teaching Students to See the “Big Picture” of a Conflict
True, but that presupposes that you never go anywhere where anyone might be having a bad day, ready to take offense at anything, etc. Which, could be traced back to "If you didn't leave the house to get on the subway where you bumped a guy that got pissed off". It is definitely reductio ad absurdum, but that's why I detailed it as you'd have to situation roleplay it. Such as...you and a friend go out for a pint to see the local team play on telly. You turn and accidentally bump a guy, spilling his beer, and he gets all worked up. Defuse it. Drunks will happen even in "high class" places.
Oct
16
comment Teaching Students to See the “Big Picture” of a Conflict
It is interesting. You would need to be a little careful, because ALL conflicts could be traced back to deciding to leave the house. I would think that a lot of scenario roleplaying would be useful, such as "You go to a bar with friends, and accidentally spill a belligerent drunk's beer." Obviously the guy is going to want to make an issue of it, how do you deflect that?
Oct
14
comment Drills for training agility - cross art
@stslavik - I took ballet as part of my kinesiology degree, and my wife is an Irish dance teacher. Agreed, ballet and dance in general are good for balance and proprioceptive training.
Oct
10
comment Drills for training agility - cross art
Also, as I stated to Dave, I would prefer drills/exercises that can be done in the dojangh, rather than outside the studio.
Oct
10
comment Drills for training agility - cross art
Thank you for the answer that hits all the components, but can you provide a reference on the plyo's needing squat/power clean preparation? I'm also looking for drills that can be done in the classroom without relying on outside supplementation. I believe there are plyometric based drills/exercises that don't need a significant prep period/routine.
Oct
9
asked Drills for training agility - cross art
Oct
3
comment How can I keep my back straight in my horse stance?
uhm...what? Can you clarify what you are trying to say?
Sep
18
comment Counting Calories when Training for TKD Tournament
@stslavik - The amount of calories in a day for maintaining organs, etc., is variable among different people depending on age and sex among other factors. Uric acid from purines is also somewhat personally dependent, and saying it's in all meat is misleading. Yes, all meat does have purines, but in minimal amounts unless you are eating a lot of organ meats (Liver/kidney), some seafoods as well. There are also some veggies (Such as asparagus/mushrooms) that are high in purines. Agreed, though, if you eat a very high protein based diet, it's something to be aware of.
Sep
18
comment Self-defense against chainsaw attack
If you simply typed run or not engage, it would be a comment. Dressing it up with humor doesn't necessarily improve a comment/answer that still in the end just says run. Voting up because a post is humorous instead of informative defeats the voting system.
Sep
17
comment Self-defense against chainsaw attack
So because the question isn't a great one, the answers should likewise deviate from the expected? Or should we expect a tongue in cheek explanation of how to run as a good answer on any self defense question, since that is one of the primary fight avoidance tactics?
Sep
17
comment Self-defense against chainsaw attack
@VaibhavGarg - From the FAQ/Help: Voting up a question or answer signals to the rest of the community that a post is interesting, well-researched, and useful, while voting down a post signals the opposite: that the post contains wrong information, is poorly researched, or fails to communicate information. Just because an answer makes you laugh is not a good reason to vote it up.