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If you are sparring hard and you get hit, you don't have the time to pause and call your family doctor. I want to know how experts (i.e., those who have serious sparring experience) deal with this. I'm an advocate for training hard, sometimes really hard. But in doing so you shouldn't lose perspective - there is no point continuing the hard training if it ...


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Lots of people fight full contact (muay thai, kickboxing, and full-contact karate systems like kyokushin) for years and take blows like this regularly - if the guys got up at the time and seemed ok, the chances that your blows had any significant long-term effect is incredibly small. That one of the guys was still standing suggests you didn't get a ...


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Those elbows wouldn't have done anything much at all, even to an untrained person. Most of the time the camera was too high to show her actual elbow, but she seemed too close to hit with the actual point of her elbow anyway, which is the only way the elbow would have even been painful. If it's just the back of her tricep making contact it's very unfocused ...


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They were always the ones that came as a flat sheet of plastic and you are supposed to soak it in hot water to fit your mouth. I am not familiar with mouth guards that come as flat sheets of plastic. All of the ones I have used come shaped like this: . You boil it, which makes it pliable, then bite into it to set for your mouth/teeth. Is there a ...


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Meta: Definitive hand conditioning answer? According to the following study, practice of karate-style conditioning does lead to increased size of the metacarpals and hypertrophy of the skin over the knuckles, but it is also heavily associated with decreased wrist mobility and blood flow: Kicking and Striking Objects ... Roback5 studied 16 male ...


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