Lately I've been thinking about joining a boxing gym or a martial arts gym to add some variety to my current strength routine. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm looking for advice on what is…Continue
"The Comedian and Adrian Veidt from the movie "The Watchmen"; The Joker and Bane from the Dark Knight Series; Magneto from the X-Men movies; The Winter Soldier from the latest Captain America Movie, but my favorites would have to be…"
"There is a lot of information out there, but before you go committing to one plan or start plan hopping, I'd think really hard about what your goals are. Are you looking to build some muscle mass, lose fat, or get as strong as you…"
"That's exactly the problem: In North America, Krav Maga is a brand (it's actually two brands but that's another thing altogether) that operates on the pyramid / "multi-level" system. The people at the top don't benefit…"
"I had the same issue with Krav Maga schools. I was interested in the disarming techniques but every time I tried to find a legit school they seemed shady. Krav Maga seems to have one legit martial artists for every mall ninja out there claiming to…"
""A problem with it is, just like with most kicks higher than the groin, the foot/leg can be grabbed and you're in for a take down and possible stomping. "
That's the whole premise behind sanshou / sanda.
""Never saw a push kick either, that might have been a game changer."
Yeah, the push kick is a killer. Get it in the gut and you get the wind knocked out of you. Get it in the sternum you go flying. Get it in the face and you get your neck…"
"Yep. TKD can be very effective. Check out Serkan Yilmaz highlights on Youtube. He takes his TKD foundation and applies it in K-1.
But, in North America, TKD is not marketed or sold as a fighting art. It's a martial art but it's…"
"That's awesome! Kyokushin is pretty rare in Canada but there's a school in my city . . . unfortunately, the Sensei is so traditional that he was completely opposed to doing K-1 style sparring even though most K-1 stars have Kyokushin…"
"I agree. Some of these TKD schools are geared more for the kid-friendly social atmosphere for children to make friends and parents to instill some self esteem on their kids. Some instructors have good intentions, while others see the potential to…"
"It was Kyokushinkai Karate Do, and it strictly followed Mas Oyama's style. The sparring though was K-1. While normal Kyokushin fights don't allow punches to the face, I was glad my school did because it gives you a new perspective on…"
""But if we were to choose which martial art to join I would go with the following:
Kyokushin (The only "karate" style that I find most useful)Muay ThaiBJJJudo"
The big difference between these arts at more traditional arts (like…"
"Do you really find peace in the idea that we have one finite, imperfect life to make the correct choices that will haunt us for eternity?
I guess that is why I liked Anne Rice's version of hell from Menmoch, it wasn't a place to stay for…"
"Michael, it sounds to me like you have dabbled in some pretty exhilerating things! Would you mind if I asked how you were able to turn your hand to so many different fields? Or, at base level, have they all required a similar skill…"