JR 137's Recent Activity

  1. JR 137 replied to the thread Solo training at home.

    For a MAist, the heavy bag is the most versatile training tool IMO. There’s a ton of ways you can utilize it. You can focus on power,...

    Aug 15, 2018 at 8:59 AM
  2. JR 137 replied to the thread What do you call it when you can't get yourself to train?.

    Do you ever leave the dojo thinking it was a waste of time? Have you ever left the dojo thinking you shouldn’t have gone (unless you...

    Aug 15, 2018 at 6:19 AM
  3. JR 137 replied to the thread 2 more months can't hurt...right?.

    I’ll get into it :) From what I’ve heard, the number 4 in Japanese - shi - is a homonym for death. Rather than using shi, they use yon...

    Aug 14, 2018 at 11:00 PM
  4. JR 137 replied to the thread Favorite Martial Arts Movies.

    Yeah, it’s definitely not like the shita tsuki contests that seem commonplace in Kyokushin tournaments nowadays. My teacher was around...

    Aug 14, 2018 at 10:31 PM
  5. JR 137 replied to the thread Why compete in tournaments?.

    Bag work is my happy place :) It enhances power, speed, and coordination. Great cardio workout too. And I go into a zone where the...

    Aug 14, 2018 at 10:07 PM
  6. JR 137 replied to the thread Why compete in tournaments?.

    That’s my biggest reason for competing. The last tournament was point fighting. I trained like it was a Kyokushin/knockdown tournament...

    Aug 14, 2018 at 7:58 PM
  7. JR 137 rated drop bear's post Funny in the thread Why compete in tournaments?.

    Or kata. (I make myself laugh some times)

    Aug 14, 2018 at 7:47 PM
  8. JR 137 replied to the thread Why Traditional Karate Is Not Effective for Self-Defense.

    Define karate being used in a fight. If I’m seeing punches coming at me and I’m moving out of the way and punching back, does that...

    Aug 14, 2018 at 12:54 PM
  9. JR 137 rated _Simon_'s post Funny in the thread Why Traditional Karate Is Not Effective for Self-Defense.

    Ah but of course! I really think these three suffice...[IMG][IMG][IMG]

    Aug 14, 2018 at 12:49 PM
  10. JR 137 replied to the thread Why compete in tournaments?.

    It all depends on if getting up the 100th time is the best answer. Doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different...

    Aug 14, 2018 at 12:47 PM
  11. JR 137 rated drop bear's post Agree in the thread Why compete in tournaments?.

    The risk of loosing is the important part. That is what takes the courage to commit in the first place.

    Aug 14, 2018 at 12:44 PM
  12. JR 137 replied to the thread Anyone familiar with Dragons Pride?.

    My guns aren’t just for show :)

    Aug 14, 2018 at 12:40 PM
  13. JR 137 rated Ryan_'s post Funny in the thread Anyone familiar with Dragons Pride?.

    Obviously you need to register for an open carry license as your fists are now legally classed as weapons

    Aug 14, 2018 at 12:39 PM
  14. JR 137 replied to the thread Anyone familiar with Dragons Pride?.

    Or a lack of actually thinking about what they’ve been told and are repeating. I wonder why some people still think black belts have to...

    Aug 14, 2018 at 7:19 AM
  15. JR 137 replied to the thread Martial Arts in prison.

    You make a good point - you can’t help someone who doesn’t want to be helped. No different than AA, drug rehab, anger management, etc....

    Aug 13, 2018 at 7:40 PM