Message from Tyler0317 in Fitness #martial-arts
I'm not trying to second guess you or your experience, just adding my own.
@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
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.
Most important is to wrap your hands right
I didn't for the first years I got into it and today I can feel it
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.
Try hard status.
Grats Sam! I know how good that feels man. Keep at it!
Anyone here familiar with Zendo-Kai?
That’s what I’m afraid of. Its the only “combat sports” in my local area
@Whitelash It's worth checking out. Worst case is you waste a couple hours and don't go back.
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
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
Would anybody be interested in getting patches to put on a gi with this logo?
It is the patch of Lauri Torni.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauri_T%C3%B6rni
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
Probably gonna order between 30-50. Its not like they go bad or anything.
I’ll take one Sam.
on the topic of what to do when your leg gets caught
The guy on ground must’ve gone into the guard when that kid likely fell on him because that looked like a hard hit
just got done seeing this one
So... a buddy (of ours) who I’ve trained BJJ with for over a decade (he actually red pilled me) and I are putting together a “mma” system of self defense.... for example ... we want to focus on self defense that is applicable without wraps and gloves (we’re avoiding a lot of hooks and knock out power strikes… We are keeping our hands lateral when striking) .... techniques that are usable in real life situations... that avoids going to the ground and playing a strategic Brazilian jujitsu game for over 30 minutes… Because as we all know getting kicked in the head doesn’t feel very good… So we are working a system that involves lots of elbows, knees, head butts and big body mechanics… I encourage everyone to look at the Marine Corps martial arts program… Or simply called MCMAP @Deleted User .… I bring it up because I would really like some input from all of you… Techniques and strategies that you all think are important to incorporate etc.… i am absolutely open to all styles even though we are leaning more wrestling, boxing-ish....I’d like to streamline this curriculum... write it down and distribute it .....and make it accessible for our wives, girlfriends(hope they don’t meet) and children...