Message from Tyler0317 in Fitness #martial-arts

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

2018-07-14 22:03:32 UTC  

When teaching others I point out that 'Humans aren't built to punch'.

If we were, we'd have bony clubs for hands. Our hands are relatively brittle, and comprised of ~20 small bones.

Our hands are built for dexterity, for fine motor skills, for grasping.

While striking can be effective, precautions must be taken.

2018-08-09 01:35:30 UTC

2018-08-09 01:35:35 UTC  
2018-08-09 01:35:42 UTC  

Try hard status.

2018-08-09 01:36:11 UTC  

Grats Sam! I know how good that feels man. Keep at it!

2018-08-09 06:13:24 UTC  


2018-08-15 22:06:35 UTC  

Anyone here familiar with Zendo-Kai?

2018-08-18 01:34:30 UTC  

@Whitelash Is it related to the glorious Rex Kwon Do?

2018-08-18 05:56:57 UTC  

That’s what I’m afraid of. Its the only “combat sports” in my local area

2018-08-18 11:02:09 UTC  

@Whitelash It's worth checking out. Worst case is you waste a couple hours and don't go back.

2018-08-18 15:17:17 UTC  

Something is better than nothing. You should always pick the place that's easiest to form a habit of going to. Too many people focus really hard on the style of martial art, when the reality is knowing and training any martial art puts you above someone who has never trained. Check it out, it looks legit from what I read

2018-08-18 15:17:29 UTC  
2018-08-21 02:00:50 UTC  

All kidding aside, there is value to be had is something as bland as tai chi.

Anything that gets you up and moving, makes you accustomed to using your body and gives you confidence is beneficial.@Whitelash

2018-08-21 20:31:57 UTC  
2018-09-01 15:14:09 UTC  

Would anybody be interested in getting patches to put on a gi with this logo?

2018-09-01 15:14:44 UTC  

It is the patch of Lauri Torni.

2018-09-01 15:16:56 UTC  

He fought against Commies his whole life and the design looks like the dragons eye in a way. DM me if you want one for free. I will order in about a week. To get the volume right for the order, hit the react below. @everyone

2018-09-01 15:17:24 UTC  

Patch Check

2018-09-02 18:42:53 UTC  

@Sam Anderson I'd buy that

2018-09-02 22:05:57 UTC  

Probably gonna order between 30-50. Its not like they go bad or anything.