Practice getting off the ground. It'll go there anyway at some point, so it's best to know how to get back in your range.
Love the workout and the old-school defense and counterpunching.
Reading a sample from Amazon of "The Martial Apprentice" by Roy Dean. Haven't decided yet if I'm buying it.
Definitely wipe it down thoroughly and definitely use some kind of alcohol or antibacterial. Staph infections are no joke, especially when you...
Maybe hop a bus for Kumamoto and visit Musashi's cave?
Sure do. "Zen in the Art of Archery" was one of the most broadly influential books on martial arts mysticism in the 20th century. "Shots in the...
The Adam Hsu book is good. When I started writing, he was an early model of good martial arts prose. Mark Salzman's "Iron and Silk" and "Lost in...
I'm reading the Dover Thrift Edition of the Bhagavad Gita during my morning commute. In the evenings, I'm proofreading and editing one of my own...
Every time I hear of someone questioning whether or not someone is a true martial artist, it makes me think of the No True Scotsman fallacy.
Then you'll probably dig this. Watch from the 10:10 mark to see a 2 on 2 fight. [media]
Easily the best post in this thread. :)
The only thing I'll add is that, if you really want demo some wing chun techniques against a boxer, the...
I've competed in MMA, boxing, shootboxing, and submission wrestling. Won a national title in shootboxing and was on an MMA reality show in Japan.
Capoeira and just about all the koryu arts.
The worst I've seen in person was Akihiro Gono in an MMA match get blasted in the cup so hard he got taken out on a stretcher.
Silva fighting in olympic TKD would make it interesting to non-TKD folks for the first time in a long time.
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