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  1. Shai Hulud

    Blog: Shai Hulud

    Blog: Shai Hulud
  2. Shai Hulud

    Have you learned any thing??

    Aww, you still remember my name!:woot: It wasn't much, really. It's actually very much connected to what we chatted about last time. Just the process of learning, observing yourself as you learn, and polishing it to your fit of perfection at the end of every day, and repeating this every day...
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    Have you learned any thing??

    Hi-five from a fellow Stoic.
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    Where do you look in sparring?

    The nice thing about sparring is that I never need to worry about other people jumping in, or something in the environment that poses either a threat or an opportunity. Because of that I've learned to focus on looking back and forth between an opponent's eyes, and her/his torso.
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    I'm sorry, but this whole "Anti-Grappling" thing horrifies me

    The takedowns are much more fun!
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    Have you learned any thing??

    Definitely not to listen immediately to what I perceive as my limits, because in most cases I've been able to surpass what I thought was my 100%. I don't doubt myself anymore. :)
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    Have you ever used your Wing Chun in a real fight

    I'm not a WCK practitioner, but I've used some of its trapping movements te help me. Two different occasions I can clearly remember.
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    Last Person Thread #4

    Half-time for the first game of State of Origin. Hoping for another stunning try by the blues!
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    Hello from NY

    Welcome toMT and my personal greetings from St. Petersburg.
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    Is grappling better for female self defense than striking?

    I would then inquire into the content of her training regimen. Is she pressure/stress tested enough to mimic real-world scenarios beyond the safe world of the dojo? Or does she only train as a hobby or for health? It takes a different kind of mindset to make a fighter. In this I believe that it...
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    Strength & Conditioning for the Martial Arts/Combat Sports

    By my standards maybe, but I have students who can do it with a 20kg and 24kg pair.
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    Strength Training for the Martial Arts

    I have just found a Hatha place near my university. I will give it a try after my trip.
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    Field assignment to Moscow and Vladivostok. Be back in a week.

    Field assignment to Moscow and Vladivostok. Be back in a week.
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    Strength training and Bjj

    Can't be stressed enough. The stretching after sessions keeps one supple, and the joint mobility exercises before sessions keeps one's hinges well-oiled for tension.
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    Help with becoming less rigid

    Qigong (if you remain unimpressed by Qi theory, consider Qigong a form of light Chinese isometrics) will help. Its movements are usually specific to concepts in Chinese Taoist tradition, and are relevant to Chinese martial arts, such as Northern Mantis. The circular movements that feature...
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    Strength training and Bjj

    Heavy strength training, whether with K-bells, sandbags, barbells or dumbbells, is always recommendable, so long as you know what you are doing. Naturally it will increase your workload capacity and prime you more for physical activity, but it is best to follow a program, or at the very least...
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    Last Person Thread #4

    Hey, the ones that twirl around like the trippy ones on the old Coca Cola adverts are the best!
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    Last Person Thread #4

    Sweet, sweet chocolate milk. If only it didn't go right to my waist, tum and thighs.:(
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    For those who don't care for ranks

    A safe estimate would be less than half.
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    My strong points

    I have always been a sucker for the basics. It is good that you insist on function in an art somewhat known for fancy and flash. I think this is a good thing. Power to you.
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    Questions and then some

    I see what you did there. I don't think that's how you spell Pagratio though.:droid:
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    Eczema on feet makes karate training hard

    Bandages, wraps or shoes, if they're that bad. Socks are a no-no.
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    Next Gen

    It's my dream to make smart prosthetic limbs more accessible for the disabled, particularly athletes and people engaged in manual labor. On the side it's working contractual/consultant in factories, plants, and anything that requires fiber-optic.:p Hospitals with more advanced medical equipment...
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    Strength & Conditioning for the Martial Arts/Combat Sports

    By flack knack you mean?:/ Kettlebells are best used with slow, grinding pushes (presses, get-ups, static overhead holds, etc.) and quick, snappy lifts (swings, cleans, high pulls, snatches, etc,). If you're asking how you go all out with a K-bell in a Tabata routine for example, or HIIT in...
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    Strength & Conditioning for the Martial Arts/Combat Sports

    You use kettle-bells too or dumbbells/barbells?
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    Strength & Conditioning for the Martial Arts/Combat Sports

    Give it a shot, or come up with your own take on it and let me know how it works out for you. :)
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    Last Person Thread #4

    And just like that, I'm out of pickle juice.
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    Strength & Conditioning for the Martial Arts/Combat Sports

    Sounds like something to be found in the cranial cavity, doesn't it?:p IIRC, the bloke who designed it was Japanese. It's a form of High Intensity Interval Training. Take any exercise (preferably appropriate for cardio or high # of repetitions - in my case it's kettlebell ballistics), and do it...
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    For those who don't care for ranks

    In training Systema I don't give much for rank except when addressing instructors, and in my practice of Sambo it only bothers me because of certain competition rules specific to each level. Other than that, and even while I was a Judoka years back, rank never meant much to me. I got into the...
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