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Aug
23
comment Should I learn karate if I had a slip disc problem in past?
Have you done any weight lifting as part of the rehab?
Aug
23
revised If I'm worried about concussions, should I train tae kwon do, or karate, or neither?
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Aug
23
comment If I'm worried about concussions, should I train tae kwon do, or karate, or neither?
Is the low injury rate you're seeing only in sparring or also in competition? I don't even practice TKD and I've seen more than 2 headkick KOs in the past 10 years (competition obviously). I'd also suggest that it's just as risky not to finish with a knockout when the opponent could come back and KO you later or rack up more points.
Aug
23
suggested approved edit on If I'm worried about concussions, should I train tae kwon do, or karate, or neither?
Aug
23
answered Do shin guards defeat the purpose of training?
Aug
23
answered If I'm worried about concussions, should I train tae kwon do, or karate, or neither?
Aug
22
comment If I'm worried about concussions, should I train tae kwon do, or karate, or neither?
Style of TKD would also matter. WTF has full contact kicks to the head, ITF is semi-contact to everything, and I'm sure there are other TKD federations as well as unfederated styles that have their own unique characteristics.
Aug
22
comment Do all schools of BJJ come from the same root?
@Patricia how is Nova Uniao direct from Maeda? Pederneiras is a Carlson BB.
Aug
22
comment Do all schools of BJJ come from the same root?
In general, this answer is right. But I'm not sure about the specifics. That circus example doesn't match anything I've ever read before. Not that it matters much...
Aug
21
accepted Shoulder brace for Judo?
Aug
16
comment Where can I find or how can I make a tailored white dogi for women?
I was thinking about BJJ gis too, but they mostly just come in pink or with some feminine designs. I'm not sure they're actually a different cut.
Aug
16
comment Judo gis for lanky players?
What concerns me there is they don't have any Judo gis listed. Judo requires sleeves to be a certain length, so while a gi might fit fine and let you move as you need to, if the sleeves and pants are too short, you're SOL. Certainly can't compete and training partners won't be too happy about it either. Aikido gis go the opposite way from what I've seen, keeping the sleeves short to facilitate practicing wrist locks.
Aug
16
asked Judo gis for lanky players?
Aug
15
answered What features makes a good groin protector?
Aug
12
comment Where can I go to order cheap grappling mat(s) for beginners?
@WayneInML how expensive are they? Horses are pretty expensive, I'd expect related equipment to be similarly cost prohibitive
Aug
11
comment How can I deal with the impressive number of charlatan teachers in Italy?
@Rophuine I fully agree. Including a fitness component in classes just gets redundant for those who are actually serious about improving it and developing it (I've seen a few talented martial artists leave some classes because too much of the class was devoted to conditioning, which they were already doing on their own time, likely explaining why they were that good).
Aug
11
comment How can I deal with the impressive number of charlatan teachers in Italy?
@Rophuine certainly that's a good thing to look for, but what you also need to take into account is that some martial arts condition students to be submissive to higher ranks. That's even harder to tell, but generally what you'll see if that hasn't been done is a few talented lower ranking students able to do well or beat the majority of higher ranked students, while in general rank and ability line up as expected.
Aug
10
answered How can I deal with the impressive number of charlatan teachers in Italy?
Aug
10
comment Does Krav Maga have any roots of Aikido?
Good call on practicing lots of martial arts, but I didn't see any BJJ in there. Sure there were Jujigatames, but the entries were all TJJ.
Aug
9
answered What's the difference between Iaijutsu and Iaido?