1. L

    Left handed but right footed which stance I should pick

    Which stance I should pick? One trainer tell me stay southpaw, you have a big advantage in this stance but every time I throw the jab my liver is open and the straight to my liver is the death shot for every southpaw Dubios and Joshua drop Usyk with a bodyshot its the biggest weakness for a...
  2. Ivan

    500 pushups daily

    I just finished my first day of attempting 500 pushups daily in one go. I have done 500 pushups in a day as a challenge multiple times in the past but I have always split them up throughout the day. Today is my first time attempting to do them all in one sitting. I managed to squeeze out 361...
  3. T

    Donald Hamby-Hung Gar-Los Amgeles

    Sifu Donald Hamby-Hung Gar-Los Angeles Does anyone here know how to get in touch with Sifu Donald Hamby? The only website I can find for him is this: but when I called the listed number, it said it was out of service. Messaged the email address on there with no...
  4. T

    Chinese Martial Arts in Los Angeles

    Hello, I am looking for quality Chinese martial arts/kung fu training in Los Angeles. I am asking on here because in the world of martial arts there are some amazing teachers and classes that just arent on yelp or google. I am open on what style as long as the training is authentic. I live in...
  5. R

    I need help with my training

    I' m young boy who did judo for 6 years and taekwondo for now 4 month. Since coronavirus all my dojo closed. So, I want to stay in shape for when they reopen but I dont know how to train. I dont have a partner or some materials. So can u give some training or advice. my goal is to upgrade my...
  6. Ivan

    What are your preferred methods of training speed?

    How do you or how have you trained to improve your speed? I am going back home for the Christmas Holidays for 2-3 weeks and every time that I go abroad or on holiday I like to run my own personal "training camps" in which I solely focus on specific aspects of my improvement. In this "training...
  7. S

    How to Beat a Muay Thai/BJJ Practitioner in an MMA fight?

    I do Krav Maga, but we do training that much more closely reflects kickboxing/karate as opposed to the usual knife/gun defense stuff that Krav has ill reputation for. I'm good with my knees and elbows, and I've got a decent ground game. I've been practicing martial arts since April of this year...
  8. D

    Body Durability or Toughening

    Despite your first thoughts this isn't about hitting yourself over and over again until you hate yourself. There are several kinds of body durability and toughness. In material science there is: yield strength (bending without breaking or deforming) compressive strength (crushing without...
  9. D

    Training martial art/contact sport at home.

    Lets talk about training. Due to the pandemic many gyms are closed. How do you practice your martial art/contact sport while at home? Do you train with a partner? Also what are your options, if you need to be isolated completely alone. If you are not actually training in the art/sport, then...
  10. Taipan

    6 tips for becoming a better warrior

    6 tips for becoming a better warrior #1 Train Daily Training daily will be your first step toward success and rapid growth. This will require you to develop some new habits. Even if you can only train for a small amount of time, if you make it a goal to train every day, you will greatly...
  11. E

    Super glue for blisters?

    I always get blisters on the ball of my foot if I practice for a while without any kind of protection for my foot. I am a beginner, so I know it will be this way for a while and I am also exploring ways to toughen my feet up over time. But since I am getting blisters all the time now and I don't...
  12. Ivan

    Has anyone had experience in Martial Arts with Vibram Five Finger shoes?

    I finally managed to buy myself a pair because I absolutely love training barefoot, but hate getting my feet dirty. Every now and then, I will train barefoot on the concrete to condition my soles, my feet's shock absorbers and balls of my feet, but I also thought it would feel great to go on my...
  13. R

    Practising Strikes with Sai/Tekpi

    Hi I brought sai when I was a teenager and found them in my garage after years. Ive started using them properly now (I just used to use them for generic fight scenes when I was younger and never went to a gym or anything). Ive taken up boxing which I enjoy greatly and was thinking about...
  14. P

    A practical discussion on endurance and its limits

    I competed in shotokan karate, junior MMA and kickboxing as a kid (10-14) with fairly good results for the chubby bastard I was for the first 2 years My endurance was always sh*t, getting gassed out in the warm-up jog sometimes, but what I lacked in endurance and work ethic I made up in heavy...
  15. D

    At what age should boys start fighting with full contact to the body?

    Some 10-13 year old boys want to start fighting full contact. In our club (Thai Boxing and MMA) full contact to the head starts with 16 and to the body with 14. I think, when the boys want to fight with full contact and the parents agree, there is no reason not to allow it. And for self...
  16. Ivan

    Fundamental differences between Karate and Kung Fu

    Hey guys, I am writing a dissertation on Chinese influences on the origins of Karate in Okinawa. I have began comparing Kung Fu to Karate and come to the conclusion that due to the large amount of substyles in each martial art, I can't compare techniques. Instead, I must compare movements...
  17. K

    Training Partners

    Greetings. I live in the North Bay Area (Marin County) and train in Santa Rosa, at Phas3 gym. The drive for me is an hour and a half each way and my schedule doesn't allow me more than 2 to 3 training sessions at Phas3. So, I often use the heavy bag by myself. I like to train 6 days a week...
  18. Grimlon332

    How to breath properly in Karate?

    One of my always pending question about practicing karate, is how do you breath properly in different circumstances (striking, blocking, evading...). Most people and senseis, tend to reply that you block the air when you are punching, and at the last moment, you let it go, so it can do a...
  19. Grimlon332

    Bone and tendon training, nervous system training, skin training in karate?

    I was searching on the Internet about exercices to strengthen my bones or tendon, adapt my nervous system to reduce the pain of hits, and to strengthen my skin, like the iron palms exercice, in okinawan karate, japanese karate or in fitness in general, but I didn't find very relevant...
  20. 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...
  21. ShotoSean

    Karate "How To's"

    Hi, everyone! I've started posting "Karate How To's" on my Youtube channel. I don't have much content so far but with what I do have, I hope it helps you! Youtube: ShotoSean I'm open to suggestions! Osu!
  22. ShotoSean

    Karate "How To's"

    Hi, everyone! I've started posting "Karate How To's" on my Youtube channel. I don't have much content so far but with what I do have, I hope it helps you! Youtube: ShotoSean I'm also open for suggestions! Osu!
  23. N

    New Training Group in DFW Area

    Hello everyone! After several years of my teacher recommending that I do so, I have finally come to a place where I am ready to open a dj, which I have named the Hachidori Dj. For me, the hummingbird is a representation of endurance, precision, and maneuverability. It is for this reason -...
  24. memory1179

    WTF Kukkiwon Dan holder to ATA Dojang?

    Hi, I'm new to this forum. I am thinking of restarting Taekwondo and I would like to ask some questions and gain some advice from you. I have a Kukkiwon Dan certificate from South Korea. I was trained before during my youth in a WTF Dojang (Dojo) and during my military service there as my unit...
  25. O

    Water is your friend.

    Quick question to everyone out there: How much water do you drink in a training session? I drink 2 L of still water.
  26. O

    The potential of TMA

    First of all a little disclaimer: I like all types, styles, shapes, and flavors of martial arts I have trained judo and TKW for about 20 years, researched about many other styles around the world, I have been a competitor, and I have even been in the cage as a guest in the local MMA gym (In...
  27. O

    Little advice for a special student.

    Hey I'm a Judo practitioner and have been one for 20 or so years, I help my sensei with the Saturday class for kids as an assistant. Recently a new kid enrolled in the Dojo really nice chap he is 8 year old now but has this issue called Hypotonia which affects his muscle tone making his muscles...
  28. O

    Regarding Tricking

    I've recently been researching this thing called tricking which is a mix of Gymnastics, dance, parkour and a bit of martial arts. While I wouldn't recommend tricking it during a match I can see some benefits to the practice of said skill for starters it looks like great cardio, good training for...
  29. O

    Learning when a school or instructor is not available.

    Hey I'm posting this thread since it is my reality, the place where I live has 3 martial arts schools a Judo Dojo, a Taekwondo Dojang, and a MMA school that's it. Really small town and the nearest martial arts school is a TKD Dojang with 2 hour drive one way, now at the very least I have a lot...
  30. O

    Training for tendons, ligaments, and joints.

    As you might know the tendons, ligaments, and joints are very important not only for martial arts but for an active lifestyle. I haven't found a way to nurture and enhance said tissue to prevent injuries and improve myself, does anyone knows about an approach to exercising said tissue? I...