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…"
"Got tired of lackluster cuts at the MegaKutterz, and even the traditional barbers. They so infrequently get to do precision work, any more, that I ended up having to fix the cuts at home.
So, I actually trained a friend as a personal…"
"I'm glad you took it the way it was intended. Going back and rereading what I wrote, the potential for misinterpretation exists.
The fact that you know the term gig line already places you head and shoulders above anyone else in…"
"It's also helpful to distinguish the classical "left / right" from the French Revolution from the way the terms were used in the modern sense.In the French revolution the "far left" were anarchists, and the "far…"
In my modest little town of 12,000, which has 22,000+ when college is in session, we have two barbers. One is mostly retired and the other can hardly stand up half a day.The State of Illinois saw to it to regulate barbers and hairdressers. Excuse me... cosmetologists. A man, or woman, wanting to be just a barber cannot. They have to go to cosmetology school. That is an expensive school. But the cosmetology lobbyists saw to it to regulate hair cuts and barbers need licensure and weeks of formal…See More
"Exactly, A wolf among sheep. I was used to an environment of uniforms. We all wore the same clothes every day. Camouflage utilities most days and Class A, B, C, or dress blues depending on occasion. I have to tone down my speech, sometimes I…"
Hey all - The sink in my bathroom clogs from time to time. Usually it's no big deal and I just have to pop off the trap and pull out a hairball or what have you from one of the sections.This time I've popped off all the plumbing underneath to dig in with an auger, but it's not doing anything. A look with the flashlight showed a caked-on, black, gunky mess two or three feet into the drain pipe; the auger won't budge it. In fact, I think I may have closed the clog up even more snaking it in…See More