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I have been training for the last 20+ years in a Okinawan derived style called Bushin Ryu.

In that time I've also dabbled in some other arts and had the good fortune to train under some excellent people.


Jan
29
answered What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
Jan
17
comment Designs for a Board Breaker / Board Holder?
Nice :) From your article: Matching the two sides of a board from a pile of halves can be a challenge - the solution is to break more boards, thus producing more options :) Moar!!
Jan
15
comment Amount of force to do X
Good question :) The neck is an interesting one - it is suprisingly hard to break unless you use the exact right angles - then it becomes quite easy. The actual amount of force to break an arbitrary rib would also be influenced by the density of the muscle/fat covering the area.
Jan
13
revised Martial arts with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)?
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Jan
12
answered Martial arts with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)?
Jan
12
comment Martial arts with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)?
Something I've heard and you may want to look in to is that weaknesses in some of the knee ligaments can be overcome by strengthening the quads (this morsel of goodness comes from rugby players, they are prone to knee ligamnt problems).
Jan
12
answered Value in Breaking Boards?
Jan
10
comment Getting Punches in stomach as practice in kick boxing
@John Think of it as a drill. When you spar, have you been caught in the stomach area unawares? If not, maybe you only need to do it occassionally now. This sort of drill doesn't build the muscle or increase your physical capacity in any way, it simply trains you to react and fortifies you mentally to tolerate pain and discomfort. Do you think you are ready to move on from it?
Jan
9
comment Getting Punches in stomach as practice in kick boxing
I agree. You need to experience pain to learn to conquer it, but there is a limit to how much stomach-beating you need.
Jan
9
revised Is it good to practise punching a wall? No place for punching bag
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Jan
9
revised Is it good to practise punching a wall? No place for punching bag
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Jan
7
comment Are handwrappings used only together with boxing gloves?
I would suggest that this is because of a crucial difference between boxers/MMA fighters and traditional martial artists - while boxers & MMA fighters spend a lot of time hitting a bag they don't spend a lot of time conditioning the knuckles like traditionalists do (maybe some of the old school MMA fighters do, but only because they come from a traditional background).
Jan
7
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Dec
31
answered Is it good to practise punching a wall? No place for punching bag
Dec
28
answered How to get rid of fear of fighting
Dec
5
comment Injury during training session, after 2 months still feel the pain
You haven't described the pain.
Nov
27
comment What universal structures or recommendations are in place for TKD advancement for children?
@balancedmama Something to try in this case is to shop around (if you have other arts around). Different instructors/schools will run things differently and your daughter's skills will be at least partly transferrable (i.e. she will start from the bottom again but will pick up the new art quickly). Cross training is generally an excellent way to build out your martial skills and you'll get to sample the new crowd/environment.
Nov
27
answered What universal structures or recommendations are in place for TKD advancement for children?
Nov
21
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Best weight lifting exercise to develop a Wing Chun chain punch
Nov
21
comment Can I practice any of the martial arts after a hernia surgery?
About your update: it can take a number of months for that feeling to go away, you will be conscious of the mesh for some time. As an aside, the mesh repair has been linked with a lot of complications due to it being placed incorrectly - if you ever start to experience pain (rather than just totally minor discomfort) then follow up and go to the doctor.