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Oct
11
comment What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school?
@Rophuine non-uniform colour is a huge indicator that it's not clean.
Oct
9
comment What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school?
@MarkC.Wallace Once you've seen a really nasty mat, you'll see what I mean about mat colour.
Oct
9
comment What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school?
@Rophuine It might not be a big deal if you're training a non-contact art, but if there's any contact, everything has to be clean, otherwise you pick up staph/herpes g./ringworm. Having an outbreak of that at your club is really nasty.
Oct
8
comment Proper way to take care of boxing gloves and wrist wraps after use?
I think freezer would just delay the growth of mildew. Sun drying though seems to be fairly reliable for a number of things, so I'd say that might actually work. I'm still concerned though that the sun doesn't get directly inside the gloves.
Oct
7
comment Transitioning between similar arts
Also, when they reach over for the choke, they make themselves top heavy, makes it easy to dump them over your back if you do the chin up, push to the side method.
Oct
7
comment Transitioning between similar arts
That said, a high crotch is a lot more efficient than a traditional double because it lets you pass to side control a lot easier. I've seen a few wrestlers pull that off very consistently, high crotch -> get guillotined -> ignore it -> pass to side while guillotined -> mount while guillotined -> wait. Never once did they pass out.
Oct
7
comment Transitioning between similar arts
There's two types of wrestlers when it comes to chokes. There's the type that doesn't think too highly of their own skillset and thinks that martial arts are in some way superior, and will tap because they're caught in a choke and don't know how to get out. Then there's the guys who say, 'I'm a wrassler, I ain't tappin to no durned headlock', they ignore the choke, get stuck in it until the guy doing the choke tires his arm out, and then continue forward. I've never been caught in a guillotine without a sprawl that I couldn't just ignore and wait out.
Oct
6
comment Transitioning between similar arts
I disagree about keeping the chin down to avoid the guillotine, it actually makes you more susceptible to it, rather than less. The worst thing for getting guillotined is having the other guy sprawl on you first, and chin down makes you susceptible to the sprawl. If they just grab onto it without first sprawling, the chance of them finishing it is close to zero.
Oct
6
comment Transitioning between similar arts
@DaveLiepmann that was only one of the examples, you'd expect Hapkido practitioners to be concerned about results, and almost any other stylist.
Oct
2
comment What exercises help to develop frontal leg speed?
Actually charging, or just moving forward with bad intentions?
Oct
2
comment Livehand Locks for Training Purposes
A reference that people forget?
Sep
16
comment Drills for teaching range analysis
With #2 do you mean leaning forward or stepping forward, or both?
Sep
5
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
@DaveNewton Inosanto's a Black Belt under one of the Machados. Are you sure the ground work you're learning is actually FMA and not BJJ?
Sep
5
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
If you have to take painkillers on a regular basis, you're doing something wrong, and you're clearly continuing to do damage to your body.
Aug
30
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
The potential concern with weapon arts is that even something like Kali might not be appropriate with the stated goals if you're not going to be carrying something stick-like with you.
Aug
27
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
"Evaluating and choosing martial arts given specific criteria (e.g. grappling, high kicks, self-defense, etc.)" The original question in fact met those criteria, uncertainty about grappling, uncertainty about striking, self-defense.
Aug
27
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
It already has been fixed, look at the FAQ, it's specifically one of the questions that can be asked, and you still have it closed.
Aug
26
comment Mouth guard / gum shields - tips?
@stslavik anyone can get hit hard and get a broken tooth, even if they're an amateur (in fact I know a few people who trained casually who had exactly that happen to them), even if you have a good dental plan and getting a false tooth to replace it isn't prohibitively expensive, it's still a pain. the average rate for a custom fitted one is around $150, and it's well worth paying that price whether you're a pro or a 1x/week amateur
Aug
26
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
A community site with edit privileges is irrelevant if we don't have a community because you and Matt keep driving new users away by closing their questions right away.
Aug
26
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
@DavidH.Clements that's because you don't know how Singapore makes it different, I do. Re-open it first, I'm not wasting my time fixing the question up if I don't know I can answer it too.