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I have a little experience with these mats. Specifically, I've trained at places that use them. Here is what I can gather: Pros They are easily transportable They can be disassembled and reassembled very quickly Can be a great surface to practice kicking on because they provide a semi-soft landing Cons They aren't soft enough to safely practice falling on ...


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Judo has always used mats. In Judo Memoirs of Jigoro Kano, Kano (the founder of judo), measured practice spaces by the number of tatami mats. The warehouse afforded a practice area of only ten tamami mats, and there were square pillars here and there. The primary protection against injuries is technique and cooperation, not mats. The beginning lessons of ...


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Side-kicks: Why not use a boxing paw? In a similar way you may use it to throw a hook or high-kick. It is enough soft from the opposite side to prevent damage to the head of your partner (especially if he is in a helmet) - and enough big to protect the head. Of course, your target is small enough - as you want to target a neck, you may strike to the ...


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Red Dragon Gloves are rubbish for steel longsword. Here in germany, switzerland and austria they used to be tournament legal together with lacrosse gloves (in some places they still are) and they had widespread use 5+ years ago. To make a long story short people broke their hands and fingers alot and most people reevaluate quickly if 150€ for a glove is too ...


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Ephraim has it 100% correct. Number one rule is to keep your balls inside the cup and the cup tight to your groin. I typically wear boxer brief underwear with a pouch and a 3” athletic supporter with knit pouch (traditional jockstrap) and shorts on top. I use hard contoured athletic cups, often referred to as a ‘banana cup’. Five minutes before Krav Maga ...


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it's part marketing and part science The foam density is not in fact a weight but a measurement of mass per unit of volume and it is measured in kilograms per cubic meter (kg/m3) Basically, the higher the density of foam, the greater level of impact resistance. The impact resistance is the ability to push back against weight and prevent the foam from ...


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