How many legends must break their leg before a safety measure is considered?
After Conor Mcgregor's leg broke at UFC 264 last night, I saw a few tweets about shin guards almost immediately.
I know some promotions have used shin guards. And all the pros are surely used to training & grappling...
Just a brief glimpse of some good lighting outside during training today.
I don't often film or post clips but I was having fun with this training toy. You cannot kick it too seriously or hard or else you will get it tangled, so it's limited to mostly playful exercise for me.
I like to play...
Anyone here set any martial arts goals for this year yet that they would like to share?
Ironically, I had set a goal to get out of the house more and broaden my horizons in martial arts in 2020 lol.
I have been (still am) building a house with my wife for going on 2 years now and had set a goal...
KTA tests 'Street Fighter' style Taekwondo - WTM
Anyone seen this yet? Couldn't find a relevant enough thread so here we are?
I've always liked the idea of this type of sparring since e-hogu became a thing.
In this competition, it seems a little too sensitive to me, but it's hard to say...
Olympic Taekwondo has changed quite a bit over the past decade.
Plainly, it went from run-and-gun roundhouse kick battles (with turning kicks thrown in) to lead leg fencing (spiced with turning kicks).
The removal of the "trembling shock" rule and requirement of only a touch with the foot to...
I feel like we've all heard or felt this notion of it being dirty to take the fight to the ground.
In my neighborhood growing up, pretty much everyone and their father mostly expected fights to happen and for you to let the other guy up. And when they didn't get up, they didn't want anymore and...
I learned Taeguk forms in a repeating four-count rhythm, as I think a lot of tkd schools do.
Does this come from military influence? or sport training influence? or elsewhere?
Most Shotokan forms are more dynamic rhythmically in comparison, but there is a sometimes subtle steadiness.
Wasn't sure where to post this one.
I recently moved to the Asheville area and was wondering if any forum members were nearby or know of good training areas near me!
I've googled around, but was just reaching out for recommendations.
I've trained in Taekwondo most of my life and have enjoyed...
In my experience with Eastern martial arts, there seems to be a goal of a much deeper connection with your own body than more Western martial arts.
Shaolin styles are said to have originated as mind and body training and self defense.
The mind and body training rather than the techniques...
Anyone seen this yet? Neat interview.
I'm not really familiar with Tang Yick or W(e)ng Chun, so I found this interview pretty interesting.
Anybody from this lineage and would share some insight about this style? Are there big differences with the pole? Any influence to or from Yip Man?
Almost all of us have suffered injuries in our martial arts journey.
When I was 15 I broke my right elbow and never recovered full range of motion.
The atrophy along with limited reach actually caused me to switch from orthodox to southpaw years back since I couldn't use my dominant arm with...
Jon Nielson of Wing Chun Hall presents an interesting theory of WC origins.
He has posted various videos based on his scholarly research into Southern Chinese history and culture.
Various figures in WC history and today have drawn connections between the two disciplines. Could early boxing...
Training in martial arts or most contact sports inevitably egos are wounded and tempers will flare from time to time.
Personally when things begin to get heated in training I am pretty quick to just bow out of the particular round or exercise. I may or may not give a reason why.
How have you...
Hey everyone! I wanted to start a thread to get some different insights on the various focuses of YOUR training.
I believe modern Taekwondo as I was taught and trained is unique in it's distance control, footwork, and timing.
These have always been apparent strengths to me of tkd and I aim to...
I had an idea just for anyone on here to post anything they know about breaking techniques no matter how big or small.
-cool breaks you've seen
-tricks of the trade
I don't care if it's straight up magicians tricks. If you've seen or performed it at a martial arts...
I happened to see a video about a book titled
The Creation of Wing Chun: A Social History of the Southern Chinese Martial Arts
by Benjamin N. Judkins and Jon Nielson.
I was just wondering if anyone had gotten a chance to read the book or had come across any other writings by these two authors...