Message from Svat - NY in Fitness #martial-arts

2018-06-11 21:25:28 UTC  

@Aleis⊕ccidentalis Yeah, I thought that martial arts were rampant in Asia, but we westerners seem far more interested in this stuff than they are. I was in the Philippines for awhile, and never could find a Kali school, but western Boxing schools abounded.

I follow a Youtuber who started an MMA school in China, who points out that essentially no Chinese do Kung Fu any more. It's just a historical curiosity for them.

2018-06-11 21:36:42 UTC  

@Aleis⊕ccidentalis As for catch wrestling, the only instructor/affiliate system that I know of is CSW Combat Submission Wrestling, run by Erik Paulson.

2018-06-13 21:51:31 UTC  

good pics 👍

2018-07-08 04:58:29 UTC  

Pretty damn bummed Stipe got wobbled in the first round

2018-07-08 04:58:42 UTC  

Rematch should be good though

2018-07-08 22:54:22 UTC  

I'm not surprised. Cormier is genuinely the total package.

There may not be a rematch, with Lesnar somehow being thrust into contention.

2018-07-08 22:54:27 UTC  
2018-07-08 23:16:19 UTC  

Yeah that stuff with lesnar was stupid

2018-07-09 00:12:34 UTC  

How old is Lesnar now?

2018-07-10 00:41:14 UTC  

Just signed up for my first bjj class. I know virtually nothing. Any advice?

2018-07-10 01:22:12 UTC  

Don't panic

2018-07-10 01:22:15 UTC  

Just breathe

2018-07-10 01:22:54 UTC  

Tap often and if anything feels like it hurts, tap

2018-07-10 01:23:15 UTC  

Nobody will call you a pussy if you tap a lot as a beginner

2018-07-10 01:34:14 UTC  

Thx man

2018-07-10 01:41:44 UTC  

@Pat-MA *Stick with it!*

2018-07-10 01:42:58 UTC  

@Pat-MA Good on you , bro.

6 months from now, you will feel like you have super powers. 💪🏼

2018-07-10 01:46:50 UTC  

Appreciate it guys

2018-07-10 14:46:57 UTC  

Anyone here box? What brand of gloves do you use for bag work? It seems like everything under $100 is Pakistani made and uses the same pattern.

2018-07-10 14:54:10 UTC  

I don't use gloves for bag work

2018-07-10 14:59:46 UTC  

@Svat - NY I use fairtex

2018-07-10 15:04:16 UTC  

I kind of would go against using gloves, to train your fist strength

2018-07-10 15:34:37 UTC  

Don’t not wear bag gloves. Believe me when I tell you that the long term trauma to your joints and wrists will have you regretting that decision in a few short years. My hands are in a constant state of inflammation. I have several bone spurs. My wrists need constant massaging.

2018-07-10 15:34:58 UTC  

Some of my fingers are off alignment.

2018-07-10 16:31:10 UTC  

I mean, I don't go 100% by any means

2018-07-10 16:31:40 UTC  

but I'm also throwing in combos and kicks/knees/elbows

2018-07-10 16:31:56 UTC  

so its not exclusively handwork

2018-07-10 16:32:12 UTC  

but by the end of the session I have 0 pain whatsoever

2018-07-10 16:58:03 UTC  

Planning on the gloves. "Toughening up" ones hands is not worth a lifetime of pain and easy re injuries.

2018-07-10 17:31:59 UTC  

The first thing people break in a fight is their hands.

2018-07-10 17:33:02 UTC  

Also, as I mentioned, I'm not going 100%, am painfree, and have been doing this for about a year now.

2018-07-10 17:34:08 UTC  

🙄 Do what you will though

2018-07-10 17:37:02 UTC  

@Deleted User How hard did you used to go on bag work?

2018-07-10 17:37:45 UTC  

I'm not trying to second guess you or your experience, just adding my own.

2018-07-10 18:02:55 UTC  

@Deleted User not overly hard, but I’ve probably done it for a much longer time than you have. That said, my hands were hurting in maybe my second or third year

2018-07-12 02:33:53 UTC  

@Svat - NY @Deleted User Agreed.

I fractured my right pinky in sparring while wearing MMA gloves.

My pinky is now crooked and my knuckle is double the size of the others from the calcium deposit.

You don't want crooked fingers! Wear bag gloves! 😉

2018-07-14 21:02:51 UTC  

Yeah I agree with @Tyler0317 definitely get bag gloves I use 16oz and double wrap my hands. And when sparring I use 12oz. Ringside are well made gloves but pricey.

2018-07-14 21:03:07 UTC  

Most important is to wrap your hands right

2018-07-14 21:03:33 UTC  

I didn't for the first years I got into it and today I can feel it