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Jun
22
comment what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?
@slugster - It was ultimately closed by David Clemens, and as you say, I agree, I think it belongs here. A key component of martial arts ability is strength and conditioning, and I think by keeping that content here and open, we can hopefully gain more participants through related searches. Can you review/discuss for reopening?
Jun
19
comment Avoiding Knuckle Scrapes with Bag Work
Please avoid asking questions in answers. If you feel you need clarification, request it in a comment under the OP.
Jun
18
comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
-1. Unproven mystics make for a poor training program, as does outlandish anecdotal claims.
Jun
18
comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
Could you expand upon this, perhaps actually detail what weight lifting should be? And maybe without the text speak writing style?
Jun
18
comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
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Jun
18
comment what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?
Hah! We are on the same page for the weightlfting, I recommended Stronglifts rather than SS. :p
Jun
18
comment what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?
-1. Exercise (ANY exercise, including MA) you will only lose flexibility to the limits of the range of motion. Stronger muscles are more flexible than weaker ones. I would also point out that while technically correct, much of TKD demands flexibility for optimum, or even decent performance.
Jun
18
comment what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?
@DaveLiepmann - Because MA is a beta site. You can't recommend migration from a beta site, you can only flag. I am inclined to leave it here, as it is more widely applicable to a MA audience, than the limited number of people on a fitness site that would benefit from the answer.
May
26
comment How to avoid calf pain with heel stomp
I was experimenting with this, and I found that weight position relative to the foot either reduced or increased instability. The more I got directly over the impact point, the less stress I felt. The more in front or behind I got, the more I felt the impact.
May
26
comment What is the difference between Muay Thai and Kickboxing?
Why is this split in two different answers? You should pick one or the other and combine them.
May
26
comment What is the difference between Muay Thai and Kickboxing?
Late VTC as being too broad, esp considering the "which is more practical" addition.
May
21
comment Using a punching bag without stand
Ah. Not quite as bad an idea, I still don't like having a complete unforgiving backdrop, but not as bad as kicking. :)
May
21
comment Using a punching bag without stand
Strapping a kick shield to a tree is a really bad idea. Very easy to miss and cause damage, the tree doesn't give way on hard impacts, and you can't really wrap your foot. Lots of easy ways to get injured.
May
21
comment Should I start going to tournaments?
What style? Why going across country? Can you not go watch a tournament first? Way too many details left out.
May
19
comment Using a punching bag without stand
House or apartment?
May
19
comment How to avoid calf pain with heel stomp
How extended is your leg, and how high up on the calf? If it's actually right at the knee, you may be hyperextending.
May
13
comment Looking for Yoshinkan Aikido Dojos in Osaka
I also vtc, but "too localized" has not been a close reason for some time.
May
11
comment Is it possible to learn Martial Arts (Kung Fu in my case) effectively without sparring?
There are Shaolin monks all over the world. Care to share why you feel they are all frauds?
Apr
14
comment Is Wing Chun or krav maga suitable for a sailing lifestyle
@indiansailor - ANY Martial art CAN be effective in a "real life" situation. It entirely depends on the practitioner.
Apr
14
comment Joining a new dojo, would this be inappropriate?
@Phil - As others have said, ask. However, expect it to be turned down. I imagine that the rule is in place because they have had a bunch of people expecting to learn sword ("Dude! I'm taking sword classes!"), and when they find that there is a LOT, I mean a LOT of tradition, slow progression, basics basics and more basics before you get to actually "do sword", they leave. I would put the same rule in place to assess a student before letting them into class. I also wouldn't mention that you might be moving in a year ;-)