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Top new questions this week:

What sort of throws are illegal in Muay Thai and why?

I started to watch Muay Thai recently, and something I can't really wrap my head around is exactly what throws are illegal. Muay Thai abstains from many throws and takedowns you'd find in grappling ...

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asked by BatWannaBe 5 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 2 votes

What does it take to be a part-time kickboxing or MMA coach?

As someone who plans on studying at university, it might be quite difficult to find part-time jobs that are similar to my chosen area of study. Other than my subject of study; theoretical physics, I ...

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asked by EPIC Tube HD 5 votes
answered by RoundHouse 3 votes

In Olympic fencing, why is the Piste so narrow?

I used to learn Olympic Fencing. In this sport the Piste was very narrow compared with it's length. (2 metres by 10 metres). Because the swords are over half a metre long this eliminates any ...

sport fencing  
asked by Huw Evans 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How likely is serious injury in martial arts practice?

What and how big negative consequences might martial arts lead to? I was very interested in martial arts when I was younger, and I am still interested. However, I have chosen not to train any martial ...

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asked by Searching for an Answer 10 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 27 votes

What do the colors of Gi in Jiu-Jitsu mean? Which should I get?

I was thinking of taking up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and my local gym offers the Gi in white, blue, or black. What are the advantages of each? Does black/blue stay looking cleaner with use? Or perhaps ...

brazilian-jiu-jitsu history gi  
asked by Dave 12 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 12 votes

Preventing and/or healing sore wrists and elbows in boxing

I'm very much enjoying my boxing lessons and have been going for about 1 month, 2-3 times a week. Recently though, I took about a week off, as I found my wrists and elbows very sore. My wrists were ...

boxing soreness wrists  
asked by Dave 10 votes
answered by Tony D 2 votes

Is "choondu marmam" in Kalari Payattu real?

In Kalari Payattu there is something called choondu marmam, which is used to attack the opponent with spiritual power. Is it real?

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asked by deepu 9 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 17 votes

How do I increase flexibility to achieve a full split?

I am 21 years of age. I have been learning taekwondo for a year. However, I am still unable to achieve a complete split. What are exercises that I can do to increase my flexibility to reach a complete ...

flexibility stretching  
asked by empyreanphoenix 15 votes
answered by Patricia 10 votes

How do you reliably measure your punching power?

Is there a device of some kind that allows you to do that? I've tried phone apps and this little game with HTC Vive headset, but it seems to be quite unreliable, since it only calculates the speed, ...

punching equipment power  
asked by Victor Marchuk 14 votes
answered by PipperChip 15 votes

Proper way to take care of boxing gloves and wrist wraps after use?

After heavy usage, boxing gloves and wrist wraps can get build up mildew and other nasties. What should I do the keep my gloves and wraps in good shape?

asked by Alan 12 votes
answered by Nix 7 votes
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