JR 137's Recent Activity

  1. JR 137 replied to the thread The ball of the foot is a lot stronger than I gave it credit for.

    I’ve done the ball of the foot roundhouse to a bag many times. It always felt awkward. Probably because I’m used to using the shin with...

    Mar 26, 2019 at 7:53 PM
  2. JR 137 rated Tony Dismukes's post Agree in the thread The ball of the foot is a lot stronger than I gave it credit for.

    Normally you point your toes as if you were going to hit with your instep.

    Mar 26, 2019 at 7:19 PM
  3. JR 137 rated Tony Dismukes's post Agree in the thread The ball of the foot is a lot stronger than I gave it credit for.

    By default, the Muay Thai roundhouse kick uses the shin as the striking surface. I'd say this has more damage potential than either the...

    Mar 26, 2019 at 7:18 PM
  4. JR 137 replied to the thread Self Defense in a McDonald's in Arkansas.

    Sports mirror society. Wealthier people have access to better educational resources too. Private tutoring, elite private schools, etc....

    Mar 26, 2019 at 11:59 AM
  5. JR 137 replied to the thread Self Defense in a McDonald's in Arkansas.

    Higher level college coaches aren’t recruiting very much based on high school play; it’s more club and other stuff like that that...

    Mar 26, 2019 at 11:54 AM
  6. JR 137 rated Balrog's post Agree in the thread Self Defense in a McDonald's in Arkansas.

    Best kind - nobody got hurt, especially you.

    Mar 26, 2019 at 11:49 AM
  7. JR 137 liked drop bear's post in the thread THE ONLY WEAPONS YOU NEED ARE YOUR FISTS.

    [ATTACH] Best move. Chin parry.

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  8. JR 137 replied to the thread Self Defense in a McDonald's in Arkansas.

    It was a good feeling for a few seconds. Then it was more of a “so what if my buddy thinks I can kick some jackass who likes to run his...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 4:38 PM
  9. JR 137 rated gpseymour's post Agree in the thread Starting Martial Arts After 50.

    There is a difference, indeed. Sometimes teaching is more fun, but it can get tiring when you don't have anyone anywhere near your own...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 12:14 PM
  10. JR 137 replied to the thread Starting Martial Arts After 50.

    @gpseymour and @dvcochran there’s also a difference between teaching class and taking class. If I were teaching, I’m sure it would be a...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 7:41 AM
  11. JR 137 replied to the thread Starting Martial Arts After 50.

    What’s that saying, the only workouts you’ll regret are the workouts you missed? Or something like that. I’ve honestly never felt like...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 9:13 PM
  12. JR 137 replied to the thread Starting Martial Arts After 50.

    Everyone’s life takes them to different places. It gets harder and harder sometimes to keep a training schedule. I go twice a week, and...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 7:16 PM
  13. JR 137 replied to the thread Best MA Books and DVDs.

    I’ve seen that book but haven’t really looked too closely. And while books written by people like Funakoshi are great, they’re limited...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 4:59 PM
  14. JR 137 replied to the thread Pyung Ahn 2.

    I was asking textbook way of doing the form itself rather than just the block. But yeah, stupid question. Take karate for example -...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 4:51 PM
  15. JR 137 replied to the thread Pyung Ahn 2.

    Is this textbook TKD way of doing it, or is he different than the norm. It’s interesting seeing a/the TKD version of it. The biggest...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 3:21 PM