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Questions tagged [training]

The practice of martial arts. How, what, where, when, why.

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Long Focus Mitts for Punching and Kicking

I kind of hate holding the Muay Thai style kicking pads that most people seem to use for training punching and kicking combos. I much prefer the boxing style focus mitts with an open hand like these ...
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TKD routines at home for a 60 year old male [closed]

I just had another calf injury a couple of weeks ago. I am turning 60 this month. I want to keep trainning and practicing my forms, up to and including Koryo. I have been trainning with 54 year old ...
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improving endurance for martial arts kicking routines

I apologize in advance for my english if it may sometimes seem a little unintelligible (it is not my first language). I am experiencing difficulty improving my endurance for a kicking routine that is ...
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How can I keep my feet clean during training?

So here's the issue: I love kickboxing, but I absolutely detest being barefoot. I hardly ever walk barefoot around my own (clean) home, let alone the (relatively dirty) mats at a gym. That's probably ...
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How can I practice any martial art if I have difficulty with motor and coordination skills?

I would like to practice a martial art full time for the sake of getting fit and dealing with my personal issues, but the problem is that I don't have much coordination with my body, and I can't ...
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Shoes for 1st metatarsal phalangeal joint arthritis

I usually train barefoot, but am getting old and have 1st MTPJ arthritis. It is getting sore doing reverse punches / round house kicks. I really need to start wearing a shoe that will support the ...
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Martial arts with cerebral palsy and forearm crutches

I'm looking for a martial art or combination of martial arts that do not require a lot of footwork to practice. I have cerebral palsy and walk with forearm crutches. I would like to learn martial arts ...
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Punch bags in a rental apartment

I'v been learning Krav-Maga for many years and now I mostly train on my own. When working with other people, I could train on others, or at least they were holding those punching pillows on which I ...
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Extreme training for civilians

I am a civilian who would love to get trained in a similar way that special forces such as SEALs, do. More specifically, I want to: be able to defend myself and others with bare hands or with any ...
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50-years-old. How should I choose which MA to start?

I recently turned 50 and I would like to take up a martial art. I have a some background in yoga so my flexibility and strength are OK: I also run twice a week (10k~45 mins), so my cardio-vascular ...
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Martial art suitable for people at later age (35+) with family and a business to run. [duplicate]

I am interested in starting martial-arts both for fitness reasons, but also for the learning experience and focus required. My concern is that at my age (35+), and a heavy daily program (family, ...
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Is there an official hand mudras record?

I was trying to search for a matching hand mudra where just three fingers are touching the other hand with the others apart. I learned it along with a basic ground stance of maintaining three to four ...
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Things to do in Tokyo when you are NOT dead (yet) [closed]

Later this year I will take my nephew (he is 19) to Tokyo for a week. We will spend most of the time together but I am considering having one or two afternoons were each goes his own way (I am ...
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Studying Martial Arts in Russia from the USA

I will be spending some time out of the U.S. and don't want to get lazy while I'm away. I was wondering if there were any significant differences in practices or regimen in general for martial arts ...
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I'm curious about learning a new discipline for self defense

I'm about 100 lbs (45 kg), small frame. No weight training experience. I'm very skinny, but in my previous discipline that allowed me to be the fastest in the studio. My weight has always stayed in ...
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If the instructor recommends advancement, should I trust them?

So after a few months of training, my instructor eventually told me I was ready to test for belt advancement. I got very emotional and I didn't know how to react. Contrary to the reaction of pride you ...
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How do I become ready for Tae Kwan Do after not training for a month?

I was practicing for a Sweet Sixteen for 1 month. Throughout the month, I was stressed out and I had a minimum amount of time to train. Since the Sweet Sixteen finished, I haven't been in my Tae Kwan ...
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Adapting from karate to jiu-jitsu

Background information: I will start university in September and I want to continue practicing martial arts. I've been doing shotokan karate for 8 years now and I have a black belt exam in December. ...
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Combined Grappling Dummy and Bob punching bag for practice

I would like to practice at home both grappling and punching. For punching there is a boxing bag or Bob and for grappling there are grappling dummies such as bubba dummy and the like. I would like to ...
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How to avoid knee pain/injury during Shikko waza?

In Aikido there are suwariwaza techniques which are done on the ground and one should walk on knees or sometimes pivot on one knee for tenkan. Some schools make the students walk in shikko like 10 ...
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How do I increase my flexibility to obtain a full lotus position?

I've just started Kung Fu a little over a week ago. I'm older (43), big (tall, and still slightly overweight), and haven't done any serious exercise in... well, longer than I care to admit. I feel ...
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Can video games make you a better martial artist?

On its face this seems like a silly and easily dismissible notion, but neuroscience has established that visualizing the processes of learned skills can improve\reinforce neural pathways in much the ...
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what is the best martial arts to study if you have ptsd [closed]

What is the best martial art to study if you have PTSD? I suffer from freezing. Im not sure if that narrows it down. But based on how many martial art disciplines you studied do you recommend any ...
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Preventing Muscle Soreness on a Budget? [duplicate]

What is a good way to prevent muscle soreness while training and exercising if you lack professional help and facilities? I guess you could just fill the tub with cold water and some ice-cubes, and ...
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Training punching vertically pad on the floor

Instead of punching horizontally some pad/sack/dummy on a wall or hanging from the ceiling, could we place a (properly cushioned) pad on the floor and train punching it (the position would be like a ...
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Old school leather bag gloves

About 30 years ago, I had leather bag gloves made by Everlast that contained very little padding, but had thick leather and a heavy metal core in the palm. Does any manufacturer still make something ...
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Does particular traditional attire affect the ability to learn and perform martial arts?

I realize this is opinion based, but I have had a wide variety of responses that seem to believe that "true" martial arts can only be learned by properly dressing the part of the original form, ...
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Relation between martial arts and psychodelics?

I had my trip on LSD a few weeks ago. Every since, my fighting style has been EXPONENTIALLY climbing up. Not to mention my levels of energy, or my body awareness. I now need no trainers telling me ...
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Unexpected vs expected hits to sensitive areas

It has already been proven that if you "set your mind to it" you can take it. E.g. Shaolin or other practitioners, specially prepared to take hard hits into very potent areas like the groin,the neck, ...
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Getting more comfortable sitting in 正座 (seiza)

We often end up sitting in 正座 (seiza) for some time during class. This is much longer during demonstrations and gradings. In addition, a whole corpus of techniques (suwari waza, ghosin no kata) do ...
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Do passive training years count as experience?

When I mention my experience in Martial Arts, I speak of the years I was involved in training under a Sifu. But besides the physical training part, there is also a mental training part. During ...
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How to build calf endurance? [closed]

Injury prevention within the context of martial arts training Goal: During the randoris, I am not always able to finish due to cramps on calves. Question: What proven routines can I do to build my ...
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What is the name of dynamic, non-resistant form of sparring in Japanese?

I think most of the Judoka know the ladder of Tandoku renshu, Uchi komi, Yakusoku geiko, Randori and Shiai as well as Kata as classical training forms. But in Ne waza, there was another name ...
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Are the majority of martial arts injuries from people returning to training after a break?

So, I mentioned this on chat when responding to the fellow who was begging the question of whether more injuries result from training than being assaulted, and I figured I'd follow through. Years ago, ...
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Best Martial Arts System for 4 year old?

I have a four year old son, who is hyperactive. Which martial arts training will help him tire enough to go to sleep early? Background I have already eliminated the other options and thus looking ...
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Repetition or new exercises while leading a Martial Arts club in a University?

I am currently leading the Martial Arts club at my university (mostly Jing-Wu Kung-Fu training). Since it is difficult to get a regular group, I am thinking whether I should stick to basic Kung-Fu ...
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What are some supplimental training techniques which improve the practice of martial arts?

I'd like to find some specific physical training exercises to directly benefit my practice of martial arts (both unarmed and weapon). For example, I recently discovered weighted Indian clubs and ...
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Martial art against verbal hate crime

In the wake of rising1 hate crimes after Brexit and fears of a similar rise after the election of Trump as President of the USA: How can martial arts help support people who are victim of said crimes? ...
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Am I allowed to start Krav Maga training at 14?

I'm 14 and I would love to start training for Krav Maga but I'm not sure if I'm too young to start. Can I start training at 14?
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What is the best martial art to learn for the military?

I am looking at joining the military in a few month and am somewhat overwhelmed by how many different martial arts gyms there are in my area. I am wondering which martial art would be able to best ...
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Help choosing a martial art [closed]

I am a total begginer and would like to pick and train a martial art. I am 6 foot tall 165 lbs. I go to the gym regularly and have been lifting free-weights for about a year now. My only criteria ...
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Are we doing randori properly?

At my judo club randori is usually 30-45mins at the end of the session. Some nights we just have randori for an hour and a half. The randori itself usually consists of 5min bouts with no break in ...
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Burnout or boredom in martial arts class

I've been training in Karate for a few years and have managed to make my way up to 1st Kyu. I could probably do my Shodan grading in about a years time. The thing is I'm starting to get very bored ...
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How to notice if your instructor knows what he's talking about

I'm going to a Muay Thai gym soon. I'm a total beginner so I'll have to follow and trust blindly everything my instructor says. Since nobody is perfect and somebody may even be not prepared, I'm not ...
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Where to find a training partner for home based practicing?

I'm interested in trying to find a training partner in my area to practice at my house. I am strapped for cash and time so martial arts gyms are out for right now. However, I have everything necessary ...
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How do you harden the outer side of your thighs?

I was sparring with a friend and he is much bigger than me, like 95Kg, and he went for a big kick on my "vastus lateralis", shown below. I want to know what kind of training I should do to harden ...
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Technical differences between Muay Thai and Muay Boran

I started watching fighting sports with this recent grow of the UFC and MMA. I picked Muay Thai because it looks the funniest for my standards, it's explosive and not static so it would be my first ...
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Terror and mass shooting attacks

In wake of more and more terrorist attacks in Europe such as Paris, Nice, Munich as well as the rising frequency of mass shootings in the USA, I was wondering how martial arts deal with the treat ...
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How to train out of dojo during summer?

Dojos are no longer available in summer. Can I stay 2 months without training? Should I organize training on the beach with my team even if sand is not as convenient as a mat? Indeed, sand is harder ...
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Practicing boxing using rope or sheet hanging from the ceiling

I saw some practitioners who hang ropes (in different sizes) or sheets from the ceiling down and work with them as if they were boxing bags. Are there any benefits of using ropes or sheets instead of ...