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Mar
2
answered Close quarter's defense: when you stand face to face with an attacker
Mar
2
comment Close quarter's defense: when you stand face to face with an attacker
Headbutts are not as effective as people think, especially from such close range. However, the rest of your advice is spot on. Show non agression, get your hands in a defensive position and as a priority, gain space between you and aggressor.
Mar
2
comment Best moment to land a low kick?
@DaveLiepmann - Probably because his situations and descriptions are at odds with his actual question.
Mar
2
comment Close quarter's defense: when you stand face to face with an attacker
Head butt is not as debilitating as everyone thinks it is, especially at a distance of 2". Cupped hands to the ears, same, and cannot be effectively executed at that distance. Knee to the groin is dubious at best, especially at close range.
Feb
27
comment Blisters from sticks
Blisters are the way that the body protects itself from friction that it is unused to. Over time, you will develop callouses. Post your grip so we can tell if they will be forming in the correct places. :)
Feb
18
comment Wearing a fitness tracker during a martial arts session
@p.marino - Unless you can find a lab that did actual analysis and published it, all of them are going to be estimates. Most of these (from my experience in exercise kinesiology) are pretty accurate to what I would expect, as you say the MMA is low, but I don't know what they are considering as MMA training. If I were to shift them, I would put an MMA class nearer to kickboxing or jiu jitsu (Depending on the type of class), and I'd have capioera closer to aikido. The rest is fairly close to what I would expect.
Feb
18
answered Wearing a fitness tracker during a martial arts session
Feb
18
comment Do some kung fu schools teach certain kung fu styles for example tiger style and panther style or all of them in one school?
@ItsMe - Here's a novel thought - Call the instructor and ask. I mean seriously, you are going to do a demanding, physical art and you don't even know what the school you have selected teaches? ::smh::
Feb
18
comment Do some kung fu schools teach certain kung fu styles for example tiger style and panther style or all of them in one school?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because there are multiple questions and half of them are local to one school.
Feb
16
reviewed Approve What style to do?
Feb
16
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.