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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.


Apr
28
comment Muay Thai or Krav Maga?
Hi and welcome to the site. Questions like "Which should I choose...?" are not particularly good as it solicits answers that are primarily opinion based. And it's also good to avoid very broad questions like "What are the differences between art A and art B?".
Apr
27
comment How many days per week shoud I train BJJ?
When training this hard recovery is every bit as important as training.
Apr
27
comment Underwater Rear Naked Choke
+1 for mention of the pinch of triceps skin - make sure you pinch only a small amount of skin because it is actually more painful than doing a large amount. This is also a great self defence move for women - easy to apply and gives you that small amount of time you need to get out of a hold. Done properly it also leaves a massive bruise so you can tell who you had to pinch :)
Apr
22
comment How do I increase flexibility to achieve a full split?
Just to nitpick your health habits point: I never had any stretching issues resulting from drinking beer. And the 2L of water per day is a relatively arbitrary figure that has been widely promoted but is not based on good solid science (it's also promoted as "8 glasses a day") - it varies a lot per person.
Apr
9
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What are the long term consequences of practicing judo?
Mar
31
awarded  Good Answer
Mar
29
awarded  Constable
Mar
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belt ranking at age 16 after 11 yrs experience?
Mar
3
awarded  Civic Duty
Feb
25
comment How do I increase endurance levels to cope with Muay Thai demands?
I'm also a cyclist and would endorse it as an excellent low impact way of building aerobic capacity (doing sprints and incline work). Also agree on the ab work - in fact they are so important you can't emphasize that enough. @DaveLiepmann is also right with the limited range of movement comment - for me it really affected the flexibility of my hamstrings, so stretching is very important if cycling is going to be used.
Feb
25
comment How do I increase endurance levels to cope with Muay Thai demands?
The only way to improve your fitness and conditioning is to continually push the boundaries - which is what you are doing. Have you improved since you started?
Feb
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Defence against Wing Chun
Feb
18
comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
Hi Byron, welcome. Can you take some time to format your answer? At the moment it is a wall of text, try and break it up a bit. Just use the edit link at the bottom of your answer. Thanks.
Feb
18
revised Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
small tidy up
Feb
16
awarded  Informed
Feb
15
comment Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
I have appended your other answer to this one. Multiple answers are fine provided they each stand on their own. Otherwise you can simply edit your answer to include more detail when you want to.
Feb
15
revised Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
added text from additional answer
Feb
13
answered What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
Feb
6
answered Rising Block or High Block stylistic question
Feb
4
comment Why can't I bring my knees up fast enough to block low kicks in Muay Thai?
Good answer, except in Muay Thai you want a 50/50 distribution of your weight. So I would rephrase your first sentence to say "remove weight from the front leg", just to emphasize that you're not placing lots of weight on the back foot.