1. X

    Can't line up bottom three knuckles on one hand, fixable?

    As per title, doing knuckle conditioning on flat surface bit by bit (tbh I just like the feeling), on my right hand bottom three connect perfectly, but on my left it's impossible, ring finger knuckle just sticks out too much or something, I can't touch all three even on purpose, unless the ring...
  2. K

    Help me find a dojo in my state.

    I live in Norwich, CT and I can't find any Iaido, Kenjutsu, or Kendo dojos. I've been searching the internet to try and find one, but no luck. I'm hoping someone here can help me find a dojo in Connecticut.
  3. Sawyer Mallory

    Hapkido weapons

    Does anyone know of a place where I could buy Made in Korea Hapkido weapons? Thanks for your help!
  4. D

    I Need Help With A Bo Staff

    Hi everyone! I am 17 and want to learn to fight with a bo staff. Unfortunately, I learned all that I could from youtube and it is not that interactive. I was wondering if there would be willing to Facetime and teach me a few things or if anyone knows someone that could help. I can't enroll at...
  5. O

    Am I caring about others too much?

    So I've started training BJJ 7-8 Weeks ago, so you'd call me the new guy right? That's what I thought. However, I've been left stumped recently with my training and how well its going; let me give context. - I'm the only White Belt with no stripes. - I have previous experience in Karate and...
  6. 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. (Im not so much into the hitting and fighting) After research I concluded that Tai chi and...
  7. N

    Late bloomer

    Hello, my name is Jeff and Im looking to start a martial arts class. Im starting late in life i suppose, as Im in my lower 40s, 63, and weigh just over 300. I work in grocery retail where the work is demanding. I have arthritis in my knees that causes some Inflammation and a bone spur that...
  8. B

    Beginner needs help to see if this place is legit(bjj)

    Basically, this bjj place opened pretty much right down the street from my house and Im really thinking of joining because I want to do bjj for exercise and self defense. Can a expert in bjj tell me if this gym is legit? Ill leave a link Combat Sports Center | MMA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Muay Thai
  9. Lilyana Nikolova

    Please help me for my final year Research - Problems Associated with Martial Arts

    Hello, I am new to the forum and I didn't know where exactly to post, so I decided to start in this section. I am final year(undergraduate) Product Design student in University of Huddersfield and I need help with my major project research. I chose Martial arts as its an interest of mine. I...
  10. Superperson

    Red Flag for School?

    Hi, I'm new to this forum and I have a question. I'm currently taking Hapkido with a little Taekwondo mixed in. (My school has you learn both if you take Hapkido.) I'm very new to this style and new to my current school. I want to start by saying I think my teacher is great, or he seems to be...
  11. K

    Advice with new martial art needed

    Hi everyone!, I wanna post a question, about a new martial art or general advice on how to proceed: I been practicing CLF KF for a number of years, unfortunately some months back, i gain a lot of weight and notice that i was taking a lot of punishing in the knees probably because of low...
  12. T

    Interested in martial arts, what can i do?

    Hello everyone. I need a little bit of help. You see i was always interested in martial arts but the problem is, that i do not have enough money and i live very far away from the closest martial arts school. It is so far away that in order to get there in time i would have to leave from my...
  13. I

    Had a shoulder injury, thoughts?

    Hello everybody, recently I started doing some Martial arts, i go in for my first day and end up hurting my shoulder pretty bad. The only way i can describe it is that my shoulder mildly came out of the socket, then went back in. It was insanely quick and brief and left my arm shaking...
  14. K

    Hi Im New To TaeKwonDo I Need Help

    I need some tips on flexibility,kicks,health etc etc I'm also having trouble with stance blocking I just need some help thanks in advance
  15. 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...
  16. ewright909

    What is the Difference between Shaolin Kung Fu and Tang Soo Do?

    I've been wondering a long time about this. I cant find any good sources on the differences between these two arts. What exactly are their fighting styles and how different are they?
  17. AdhamPitbullKabil

    Are Those Martial Arts Good Together??

    so im a 14 year old boxing silver medalist, first place on the state twice and a bodybuilding gold medalist i started boxing a year ago i was getting bullied ..... so i joined boxing to be able to beat the guys that bullied me after 2 months i was upgraded to the semi-top team (the coach said...
  18. Moz bruce Lee

    Ok, this is my first karate belt fight, any general tips?

    Osu, i have been practicing kyokushin for 3 months and uhhh sensei tells me that i'm progressing fast (Hah!). But he doesnt have a slightest idea that my legs have been shaking since he last told me about my belt fight this friday!!!!! Well, i want to know the good ways to put up a...
  19. Kairu

    Advice and/or guidance.

    Introduction/Information Hello, I am a 19 year old sophomore in college. I have a smaller build in my opinion. I am around 5'7 and anywhere between 130 to 140 pounds. (It varies, my metabolism is extremely high. I lose more weight than I gain.) A couple of months ago I became very interested...
  20. D

    I need your Advice/Help!

    Dear Martialtalk Members, I have a Problem and maybe some of you can help me. first Some Background Information: I used to do Karate twice a week, from age 8-12. I was very motivated and I loved the Sport, it was great Dojo aswell. (Not a "MCDojo") I had the Purple Belt. With 13, my father told...