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  1. R

    Duck Feet

    Hey Guys! I've been a fan of martial arts since I was a kid. I never got a chance to learn as a kid since I grew up in the middle of nowhere. Now I'm in my early thirties and living in a major city. I'm not a natural athlete but over the last few months I've been working on getting into shape...
  2. Ryeangle

    RDX B1 Free Standing Punch Bag

    Hi all, I'm currently looking to purchase some form of free standing heavy bag to help me continue my muay thai training at home. My gyms been shut since last week and I want to invest in something to help me train properly. I haven't really got the room to hang a heavy bag anywhere so was...
  3. Ryeangle

    Muay Thai Advice For Beginners

    Hi guys, I've recently started training in muay thai, finishing my forth lesson tonight, and have been going twice a week to beginner classes that teach you the basics of the sport. Im not really looking to compete or even spar at the moment but wanted to take up muay thai to improve both my...
  4. T

    Tornado kick video

    Any thoughts? It was my first try. Do you guys have some more advanced kicks i can learn?i am mostly interested in spinning and tricking, looks so cool!
  5. J

    Reading material on ashihara karate?

    Hi there I recently took up Ashihara karate and while I enjoy the lessons I also would like to understand some of these things and practice them at home. I find the lessons to be a torrent of new information and I'd love to be able to do a bit more homework both in terms of understanding the...
  6. Aaron

    Breaking into XMA

    Hey ya'll I've a background in traditional Kenpo Karate, Ju-Jitsu, and Muay Thai as well as having dabbled into a little bit of other Martial Arts and I'm wanting to break into something like what Mike Chat does with his Extreme Martial Arts (XMA) putting a little more emphasis on the "art" side...
  7. J

    Some advice

    I’m looking to start bjj but I have pins and plates in my ankle after a pretty bad break when I was 17 I’m 22 now but still get pains as you do from surgery was wondering how I would fair in holds ect. And if anyone has been through it and has advice
  8. S

    How to develop Peng jin

    Video for beginners to have a sense of peng jin.
  9. I

    Switch clubs, stay or take a break?

    Hello, I'm seeking some advice about my training and life in general from more seasoned martial artists. I am in my 30s and after being inactive for years finally decided to get into martial arts, which has been an armchair interest of mine since childhood. Over the last few years I've...
  10. whitebeltforever

    How many times a week should a beginner train?

    At the moment I'm averaging 2 - 3 classes a week, and was wondering if this is enough for progress? i have other activities too but was wondering, how many times everyone trains per week? What is your goal in judo, and does your training routine align with your goals? Are you training more or...
  11. ZockerSWAT

    How do I make my Legs more flexible?/ What do I need? (Muay Thai "beginner")

    Hello everyone! I am 14 year old, I weigh in about 56kg (~123 pounds) and I am 183cm (~6 feet) tall. In Germany, there arent any Muay Thai or some kind of MMA Gyms withing 1 Hour (The nearest is at least 3h). I allways have been pretty tall and I got pretty long arms as well, so I thought, that...
  12. C

    Which is best to start with? (tai chi/kung fu)

    Hello everyone. I am interested in starting a martial arts class. What I am mostly interested in is learning about discipline, self control, defence, but at the same time some physical movement as well. (I’m not so much into the hitting and fighting) After research I concluded that Tai chi and...
  13. S

    Practicing for 6 weeks - seeking sparring advice/help/guidance

    Good morning and happy November 1st! My name is Sarah and I'm new to this forum as well as new to martial arts. I wanted to introduce myself and to put some questions/concerns out there in hopes of receiving advice/help/guidance. I'm a 33 year old female. I've wanted to participate in...
  14. Kaspow

    Beginner, please give tips and advice

    Hey guys so I bought a punching bag and I've been hitting it for about 2 months now and I thought why not post a video and ask for some tips from more experienced fighters. So please give me some constructive criticism, tips and advice.
  15. A

    Looking for a Start

    I'm very new to the community and am looking to start learning A martial art when I return to college after the Summer, but don't know what to pursue yet. I understand there are threads for beginners, but what I am curious about is which Martial Art people chose as their first and why whether...
  16. Garzeel

    General Outlook & Questions

    Though it has been years since I've attended classes (specifically, Tang Soo Do classes), I still have a desire to further my understanding and practice of self-defense martial styles. Yet, at the moment, I am not able (living constraints) to attend any sort of school or studio, and will not be...
  17. gpseymour

    What is in your student manual?

    I'm updating the student manual I use, and debating what should go in there. I could post most of the info on the public website, and could create a members-only area to store the rest, but I do like having a paper manual to review with a new student. I probably prefer it because it's what I...
  18. M

    Which martial art is right for me?

    I'm a 17 year old male, 6 foot 3, weighing at around 95 kg (210 pounds or 15 stone). I've been watching MMA for a while and I have a deep interest for it and so now I think it's time I actually start fighting myself. I may have left it too late to be able to make a good career out of it but that...
  19. R

    Best Martial Art for a Puny Asthmatic?

    Hi, my name is Mia, and I'm new here. :) I'm short, tiny, and asthmatic, but also flexible, agile, and acrobatic. What martial art would you recommend I get into? (I looked around and could not find a thread like this. If there already is one, please let me know and I'll delete this one.) I...
  20. E

    Is it too late to start ? Which martial art ?

    Hello everybody. First of all, i'm 19 years old and want to get into martial art for the sport, training and self defense. Would it be too late to get into it ? Second, I've been interested in Martial arts for quite a while now and tried Aikido but that didn't really work out because the...
  21. reeceari

    New at Kung Fu

    Hi, I am a new member here, I am only just beginning to learn Kung Fu. Today is my first day of training and I want to ask for any advice you have for me, I want to focus on animal styles such as the snake and crane. I am training myself at home, I am planning on taking it slow, my main question...
  22. vandiepen145

    College Student Seeking Info about MMA

    I am a college student and for my senior experience project I am to find the different market segments of the MMA industry. If anyone would be willing to answer the questions below to help give me some incite on the consumer, that'd be great! Also, any other info you would like to share and...
  23. RuthlessCombat_Australia

    Introducing Myself.

    Hello everyone. I am new to the forums and thought I would introduce myself. My name is Christian, I am 23 and I live in Sydney, Australia. I currently train in Gracie Jujitsu and Muay Thai/Lao Kick boxing. I am looking to get out of the competitive field of BJJ and Muay thai and try a more...
  24. L

    Looking for a martial art to learn (Muay Thai)

    Hello everyone, I've been wanting to do a sport for a long time now, and martial arts really stood out to me, specifically Thai Boxing or Muay Thai. Purely for self defence, perhaps competition later on. So I looked around for some Muay Thai schools near me and found a few good ones. I will...
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