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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
17
awarded  Revival
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
12
awarded  Editor
Jul
12
revised Shoulder brace for Judo?
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Jul
12
answered Shoulder brace for Judo?
Jul
6
awarded  Critic
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
Jun
28
awarded  Supporter
Jun
28
answered How do I improve my attack speed?
Jun
27
comment Looking for cheap cutting material for tameshigiri practice
No, I've never practiced with it. I was just trying to think of things that could approximate the thickness/feel of tatami (Which I do have experience with :D )
Jun
27
comment Has anyone had/recovered from achilles rupture?
Yeah, that's the worrying bit :D And of course it's always the last time, if you didn't get injured you'd still be doing the drils... heh!
Jun
27
comment Has anyone had/recovered from achilles rupture?
That does make sense. I was back in class for the first time in a long time (I'd been doing triathlons for a couple years) when this happened. I've been stretching regularly for a long time. I'm wondering if it's not a relation between returning to TKD and worn out padding on my run training shoes. FWIW, it ruptured on a drill we'd already done about 6 rotations of in the class.
Jun
27
answered Looking for cheap cutting material for tameshigiri practice