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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue belt at GroundControl in Auckland, New Zealand


Oct
19
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
4
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
I was going to suggest the this, the ground stuff is not really that good, though Arnis guys won't say that, but if you marry it with jiujitsu, it makes for a great combo.
Sep
4
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
on ibprofen, don't take it regularly when training, it has the less than desirable effect of lessening the strength gains your body will get through repair
Aug
15
answered Should political/religious discussions be allowed inside the training place?
Aug
15
comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
@Ephraim I just use them as mental jogs, often in BJJ you get a technique, then you get variation 1,2,3,4 ... often I find myself going, oh, I remember a few months ago we covered this situation and there was a variation to handle when my opponent does X while I'm trying to do Y.
Aug
14
comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
@Ephraim whats your reasoning?
Aug
14
comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
yeah, I find with BJJ I just find the quantity of techniques and the variations of each technique and transitions is just huge, and writing some of this down is proving reasonably useful, but I find I'm ending up with quite a big list of things that I'm not quite sure how I can better organise things.
Aug
14
revised How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
added 220 characters in body; edited title
Aug
14
asked How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
Jun
12
comment What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
no its not :) whatever those in loin cloths practiced, isn't documented, so we can only assume what they did.... I'm interested in what has been documented and people actually still follow, as a system
May
27
comment What time requirement and certification does one need to become a Krav Maga instructor?
I actually think its pretty quick, its not quite like a normal martial art. The core basics are very very simple and I think the idea is you can teach these to people very quickly so they develop some useful skills in very little time. It's not meant to be fully comprehensive with lots of techniques. So the basic instructor is not to be confused with being a "black belt" in other arts.
May
24
answered How bad is kickboxing for your brain?
May
15
comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
I'm with Dave on this, I think this is a good answer!
Apr
17
comment How is a Kubotan used in self-defense?
you can always carry a whiteboard marker instead :) I'm sure they are legal in the UK
Mar
26
revised Dropping weight before a MMA fight
added 39 characters in body
Mar
12
answered Do shin guards defeat the purpose of training?
Mar
10
awarded  Critic
Mar
7
asked How effective are different pricing structures for martial arts studios?
Feb
28
answered How do I increase my wrist strength for punching?
Feb
20
awarded  Beta