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  1. Deafdude#5

    Swollen knee

    Rest!!! Ice, compression, and some type of anti-inflammation drug to help with the swelling & pain. The main thing to focus on is healing.
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    One small step closer...

    Awesome!! Looking good. Now keep it going!
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    I'm nervous about starting doing Taekwondo.

    Good job! Now keep it up. Give yourself a goal to reach for.
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    One small step closer...

    Awesome!!! We are excited with and for you too!!
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    One small step closer...

    Good job! Keep it up!
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    EDC, rethinking options it. Carpet installation. Yeah, lots of kneeling, crawling, heavy lift. Shoulder & chest holsters would just get in the way. You get hot & sweaty and you really dont want that much heat trapping gear on you. Id hate to suggest it but what about some type of drop holster that secured to...
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    EDC, rethinking options

    What kind of work are you doing specifically? Are you having to stoop, climb ladders, reach into small enclosed spaces? Dealing with extra equipment like a tool belt? Depending on what your are doing and where your center of gravity is. You might want to reconsider carrying at your waist level.
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    EDC, rethinking options

    Carrying on your person is usually the best option in terms of maintaining control of your weapon. There are many options available from total concealment to open carry. Theres are covered/sealed holsters that do not look like holsters from the traditional viewpoint. Its all up to the...
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    Hello from Carlisle, England

    Hello & welcome! Disability or not, the challenge is for you & you alone to overcome through adaptation. Be smart, train at the appropriate pace for you. Best of luck!
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    Hello from the Rocky Mts

    Hello & welcome Davy! Very interesting...keep it up.
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    Hello & welcome Joey!
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    Kick Here

    Hello & welcome Kick!
  13. Deafdude#5

    Starting Martial Arts After 50

    Im not too far in age from you, (turning 49 this month). The challenge at this point is keeping consistent with your training while juggling your daily life/work activities. Good job! Finding the right training partner is a major obstacle since many either want to push you too hard or dont...
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    Hello & welcome! Dont give up just yet.
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    Hello & welcome!
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    Nay ho aah' :)

    Hello & welcome!
  17. Deafdude#5

    BJJ - What they don't tell you

    If you think BJJ or grappling looks like sex....might I suggest therapy? Or just get your mind out of the gutter.
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    How does one train or exercise?

    Mud runs are fun!!! Schedule something fun to do with your friends. Hiking, running, etc...
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    How does one train or exercise?

    Agreed with the others. Warm up 1st then stretch. Take the time to do a good stretch routine. Stretching should not hurt so dont push too hard to pain. Ease into and methodically progress over time. If your tendons are sore then you need to start strengthening them though simple bodyweight...
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    A small question about physique...

    Work on your weaknesses. Lack of stamina = more cardio Lack of strength = weightlifting & bodyweight drills Too slow = pylometrics & sprints Etc...
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    Recommended diet for a Taekwondo Student sensibly. Drink water & tea. Avoid sweets & sodas. Truth be told, were all human so just be sure to moderate yourself rather than deprive yourself. Do what works for you. Ask your doctor for help if you need it.
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    New to forum and martial arts!

    Check the FAQ section
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    New to forum and martial arts!

    Hello & welcome! Be sure to have fun & show us your progress.
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    Red Flag for School?

    Bottom line....they the OP, stay in the school & observe what is there. Keep learning the material being taught but be intelligent about it. Do some studying on your own time & compare what you find with what you are learning. As for the other stuff...take it or leave it. You are not really in...
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    my interests

    Welcome! In order to start, you must find someplace that you can go to regularly. Make a list of your local areas schools & call them, visit, & watch them. Ask questions, questions are important. Its how you learn. What medium are you interested in art. Drawing, painting, sculpture,etc..?
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    Name is Randy and i practise Kung Fu

    Hello & welcome to MT!
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    Martial Talk Cookbook

    I will definitely try that Kahlua cheesecake when Im done renovating my kitchen this summer. Sounds yummy! How long do you usually chill it for?
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    Blue Belt Test

    I use a pair of thumbless MMA gloves for most of my sparring these days. While not as much protection as true boxing gloves. It allows me to clinch my thumbs in tighter for a proper fist for punching and grabbing when the opportunity arises. It also has the double wrap Velcro wrist straps that...
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    Martial Talk Cookbook

    Ok, heres an easy one....yes more dill! Dont throw out that jar of kosher dill pickle juice when youve eaten the last pickle! Save it & make some hard boiled eggs, peel them & add them to the pickle jar. Wait a couple of days & voila! Green dill pickled eggs. Goes great with sliced ham...
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    Tell me about your first day of training..

    Ive enjoyed every second of MA. My 1st is barely remembered. Just a gawky skinny kid in a t-short& shorts. My kicks were awful & my blocks were slow. But my instructor was humorous & gracious. Later, I got to know others who were very strict & rigorous. It didnt matter then or now, as Im...