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awarded  Quorum
Jul
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comment Proper diet for preparing for a tournament
Your question as it is, is a bit vague. Can you elaborate more on the types of workouts you are doing, like sprints, weights, etc? A more detailed workout schedule would more than likely produce better results.
Jul
30
comment How bad is kickboxing for your brain?
@Samuel - Honestly, I would stop boxing until you can find a better gym. No boxing is better than seeing stars three times a session. Just look at all the pro athletes with post concussion syndrome and other problems.
Jul
27
comment How bad is kickboxing for your brain?
Honestly, I'd rather see beginning sparrers squared up with my most experienced black belts. The black belts should have enough control to not knock their opponent silly, and be able to give them openings for them to take advantage of. They can also evade the attacks, and can teach control and focus. I always watch VERY closely when my beginning sparrers get matched together, simply because they haven't learned control to a great extent yet, and their techniques tend to be wilder and more uncontrolled as a general rule.
Jul
27
comment Should I train differently to spar guys who are bigger than me?
It might help if we knew which style of TKD, as the rulesets and how points are scored are markedly different between styles, unless the OP is competing NASKA/open types.
Jul
26
comment Are martial arts suitable for a busy, IT professional?
Just a note, as none of us really addressed the preparation. There is none, really. If you "wait until you've done X" before starting, many many people never make it past X. Show up, start practicing, and see what exercises will help in the art/activity you choose. Healthy diet is healthy diet no matter what you do, it's just amounts that may differ.
Jul
25
comment Good exercises for higher side kicks?
This is true. It's the difference between passive flexibility (being able to sit down and do splits) and active flexibility (being able achieve splits when doing say, an axe kick).
Jul
25
answered Are martial arts suitable for a busy, IT professional?
Jul
23
comment Quickly learning the full essentials of Krav Maga
I think what you've read about in the "6 week" program is six weeks of 40-50 hours a week devoted SOLELY to learning KM, for the specialized forces. That's at least 240 hours, which if you go 3 hours a week will take you almost 2 years to accumulate. Why would you want a quickie six week in and out course in something you may hang your life on? Why do you need to be "ready to fight" in six weeks?
Jul
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answered Quickly learning the full essentials of Krav Maga
Jul
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comment Quickly learning the full essentials of Krav Maga
IIRC, the Marines introduced martial arts into their curriculum at basic training a while back (Maybe 10 years?) and have somewhere around 30 hours in basic devoted strictly to hand to hand, close combat, knife/bayonet techniques.
Jul
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awarded  Commentator
Jul
19
comment Why is Krav Maga expensive?
I'd like to see what justification and case examples you have for this sweeping generalization. Are you citing market statistics or "seems logical"?
Jul
19
comment Why do taekwondoists bounce so much? (And how do we help them stop?)
mmm....somewhat true, and very heavily dependent on the style and how points are called in that style. WTF only rewards techniques that produce what they call "trembling shock", or basically a physical reaction from the opponent. Very rarely done with hands, and grabbing is not allowed. Other point sparring competitions, contact is not necessarily required for point scoring. All depends on the style.
Jul
18
comment Can a Judo athlete compete in more than one weight class in the Olympics?
x2 on that. I also read the qualifications, and it merely states that they are limited to one per division. No bar that I could find against one person being eligible in two weight classes. I would tend to doubt that it is allowed, but it's not specifically addressed.
Jul
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awarded  Revival
Jul
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answered What is Grandmaster Park Bok Nam's Bagua lineage?
Jul
13
answered Bokken and Jo restoration
Jul
12
comment Shoulder brace for Judo?
It wouldn't be much resistance, but there will be some. and X2 on not getting wpr suplexed from behind. :D
Jul
12
comment How bad is kickboxing for your brain?
@SirProgrammer - Kickboxing is not bad, nor is boxing. Head trauma is bad, as dave said. It's just a little more likely to occur in martial arts, it's the nature of the beast. If you don't spar or do competition fighting, then you're probably no likelier to suffer a traumatic head injury than someone that does kick box aerobics. Even light head contact can be ok, as the brain has a decent cushioning system. It's the brain impacting the skull or neural fibers tearing in the brainstem that cause the problems. My worst (only) knockout I ever suffered was playing flag football.