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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 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?
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Feb
16
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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?
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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.
Feb
4
comment How much risk is there to have a nose broken when sparring in muay thai?
@Vass It totally depends on the nose cartilage being struck (it will vary per person), but in general it doesn't take a lot of force at all - the same force as generated via a push up (per your comment below) would do it.
Feb
2
revised How much risk is there to have a nose broken when sparring in muay thai?
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Feb
2
answered How much risk is there to have a nose broken when sparring in muay thai?
Feb
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Jan
23
comment Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
@GµårÐïåñ If you want to have a chat about this then feel free to ping me from around 2230 GMT and we can take it to a chat room.
Jan
21
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
With regards to "hidden meanings" - without a doubt there will have been many charlatans who have tried to leverage this for their own reasons, however it is safe to say that there are indeed many "hidden" or nuanced meanings in the bunkai of kata. Once you understand them basic techniques like Soto Uke and Age Uke can be used in several different ways - the last thing I would use them for is "blocking punches or attempted strikes with a beer bottle or baseball bat", which unfortunately is what a lot of instructors teach them as.
Jan
21
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
After reading your thoughts, it occurs to me that from your description you are saying regular linework and kata are effectively identical (except the kata has turns). Your description does nothing to explain why kata like Sanchin, Seisan and Bassai Dai exist. If you accept Funakoshi as a reliable source (which you should!) then read his book Karate Jutsu from what I've been told (by someone who owns it - it is reasonably rare) he is quite explicit with his descriptions of bunkai and "hidden meanings" which you are endeavouring to debunk.
Jan
20
comment What does the closed fist covered by open hand signify?
When you quote sections verbatim from other sites please make it obvious within your answer that you are quoting an external source. As someone involved in academia you should understand the need for that.
Jan
15
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