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Jul
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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
23
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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Jul
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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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Jul
13
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.
Jul
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Jul
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revised Shoulder brace for Judo?
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Jul
12
answered Shoulder brace for Judo?
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Jul
6
comment Why do taekwondoists bounce so much? (And how do we help them stop?)
Please note - I did not say to put weight fully on their heels. TKD practitioners generally spar from the balls of their feet, I merely said get them to drop their heels down from being on the ball of the foot all the time.
Jul
6
answered Why do taekwondoists bounce so much? (And how do we help them stop?)
Jul
3
answered Proper Toe Position for Boots with a Front Kick
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