Search results

  1. Blindside

    Craziest thing to date - MA training

    This thread was a reminder to go in and get the ring that was cut off repaired. While we were doing the sizing of the rings she said "your fingers have really changed size." 25 years and 20 pounds will do that....
  2. Blindside

    Craziest thing to date - MA training

    Currently not wearing a wedding band as we had to cut it off after getting whacked pretty hard in sparring with a stick, I knew better but just forgot that day.
  3. Blindside

    For those of you who want to learn how to fight outside of sport:

    I think half of the difference is the habits of the marketplace, martial artists are used to relatively low prices, I swear that a weekend martial arts seminar has barely changed price in 20 years. "Gun guys" are used to paying a lot more for a weekend of training and so don't really blink when...
  4. Blindside

    How to avoid getting punch when throwing a fist?

    The post was from 2009, at this point this guy either quit due to concussions 13 years ago or is now a coach with three fighters fighting in Lumpinee this weekend. :D
  5. Blindside

    Combative systems, that offer remote training content, which focus on weapons-based grappling?

    Is there a dedicated video to it? I don't remember there being one that really focused instruction on it. More like material spread out over several videos rather than one. Admittedly I don't think I have ever seen anything from DBs where I thought "well that is crap," but there has been...
  6. Blindside

    Combative systems, that offer remote training content, which focus on weapons-based grappling?

    I just went back and looked at it, not much on the ground. Basically just showing how to control the knife from guard and then recover to an inside two on one position. For the rest of the positions he basically says you need more grappling expeirence to pull position improvement off while...
  7. Blindside

    Combative systems, that offer remote training content, which focus on weapons-based grappling?

    I don't know what tracing is. Almost all knife defense comes down to grappling so that happens all the time, though figuring out how to strike while defending is huge. This is a very good product, I have been very impressed with it...
  8. Blindside

    Kenpo (American - see also Kajukenbo)

    I.... I was was on this forum when this thread originated. :D
  9. Blindside

    Knee down in front of a stranger

    It sounds like some cultural baggage is limiting your opportunity for techniques.
  10. Blindside

    Creating a very light weight, collapsible baton - feedback needed

    How light a stick are you looking for and how long? As a point of comparison a "typical" for lack of better work escrima stick runs about 8 ounces/230 grams.
  11. Blindside

    Schools in the Tacoma-Seatttle, WA Area?

    Uh, the last post on this thread was from 12 years ago, unfortunately I think he has found someone by now.
  12. Blindside

    looking for the name of a weapon

    There were warhammers that looked like a fist holding a dagger or spike. This is a replica of a historical weapon. Fisted War Hammer
  13. Blindside

    Forearm guards If you want a heavier duty version then the HEMA community has created essentially the same thing but using plastic inserts.
  14. Blindside

    Systema and Sambo in the United States

    Why are there more point karate fighting schools than Kyokushin? Sambo is tough. There used to be a group in Seattle run by Aaron Fields, Seatown Grappling I think, that was sambo based.
  15. Blindside

    a base martial art

    There are several branches of Kenpo that did and still do use Chinese titles, if in the Parker tree they usually derive from the "Chinese kenpo" phase where they were adopting many of the Chinese forms. Similarly in the Chuan-fa and Tum Pai branches of Kajukenbo.
  16. Blindside

    Anyone have experience with curled finger pushups?

    Try putting a ball under the palm of your hand and keep your finger tips in the correct form, not splayed. As you get stronger rely on the ball less and less.
  17. Blindside

    Is Kenpo a viable fighting and self defense art

    I spent a decade in Kenpo, and I learned a lot and don't regret it at all. That said if my goal was to be a functional fighter there are far more efficient and proven methods out there.
  18. Blindside

    Best place to train full contact kickboxing?

    In the world? Maybe a particular continent?
  19. Blindside

    Kajukenbo or Shaolin Kempo Karate?

    This may not be quite the oldest example of thread necromancy that I have ever seen but it is close. Given that the original post was from 2004 The OP at this point may be a 5th degree blackbelt with 3 satellite schools under him. :D Or quit kenpo altogether and is now a BJJ professor.
  20. Blindside

    My lack of amateur fighting experience is impacting my confidence

    Wow, I bet that gets you a pissed off coach. If it is one of my advanced guys then great, they can handle themselves. If it isn't I'm going to be more than a little protective of some stranger trying to walk in and get sparring partners.
  21. Blindside

    My lack of amateur fighting experience is impacting my confidence

    To paraphrase Elmore Leonard, "if one coach is a problem, he is a problem, if every coach is a problem, you might be the problem."
  22. Blindside

    My lack of amateur fighting experience is impacting my confidence

    Uh, let your Honestly if he can't find a decent club in the area that is producing fighters he probably isn't going to find decent sparring partners just randomly out of thin air.
  23. Blindside

    Jkd instructor

    So I have owned and run a small martial arts club for 12 years now, it isn't designed to make a living off of, so saying it is a "business is a stretch." That said I have active social media (Facebook, Instagram, youtube) and a decent website. I have done my SEO enough that club pops up when...
  24. Blindside

    Video examples of multiman-fight.

    Just posting this because it is one of my favorite (and crazy) examples of a group fight. (And it has a built in soundtrack.)
  25. Blindside

    Jkd instructor

    How are you advertising for students besides posting very limited information on relatively obscure martial arts message boards?
  26. Blindside

    Is Sinawali an intrinsic part of the FMA?

    Welcome! What style do you study?
  27. Blindside

    Video examples of multiman-fight.

    Ok, that might be the first thing I have seen by that guy that wasn't completely idiotic.
  28. Blindside

    What are your main principles in martial art depending on ?

    If you would like to test out these weapons against people who are really trying to hit you back the European Open Gathering for the Dog Brothers is on April 9 in Leipzig. Just make a version that doesn't have the spikes on them, there are some guys who will fight you with them but you will...