Martial Arts

JM

Puritan Board Doctor
I'll call what we do at my club 'martial arts' to stay within the rules.

I've noticed a lot of interest in martial arts the last couple of months and our small MA collective has grown.

Anyone on PB recently sign up for martial arts training, boxing BJJ, etc?

Yours in the Lord,

jm
 

Von

Puritan Board Sophomore
I haven't signed up...yet.
But I wonder if it has anything to do with people trying to get fit / lose weight / build up their immunity in the face of the pandemic.
 

JM

Puritan Board Doctor
I do Taekwon-do and kettlebells
This is where traditional ma's excellent! We have kata/solo forms to keep us busy. My dojo has heavy bags as well but no makiwara. We have kettlebells and I try to incorporate them every other session.
 

JM

Puritan Board Doctor
I wish I could get back into it (Jujitsu) now but, this pandemic and my shoulder are preventing me.
Not sure what the issue is with the shoulder but if its muscular maybe (just maybe) try cupping therapy. I had it done last week for plantar fasciitis and it worked! I have flat feet and walking around barefoot in dojo's for over 30 years doesn't help. Cupping allowed me to walk pain free for the first time this year.
 

arapahoepark

Puritan Board Graduate
Not sure what the issue is with the shoulder but if its muscular maybe (just maybe) try cupping therapy. I had it done last week for plantar fasciitis and it worked! I have flat feet and walking around barefoot in dojo's for over 30 years doesn't help. Cupping allowed me to walk pain free for the first time this year.
Interesting. I am actually doing physical therapy right now. It was from bench pressing. They think its shoulder bursitis.
 

BayouHuguenot

Puritanboard Amanuensis
This is where traditional ma's excellent! We have kata/solo forms to keep us busy. My dojo has heavy bags as well but no makiwara. We have kettlebells and I try to incorporate them every other session.
With stuff like Taekwon-do/Karate, you have to know what kind you are learning. You have to know the difference between a McDojo and a traditional school.
 

JM

Puritan Board Doctor
With stuff like Taekwon-do/Karate, you have to know what kind you are learning. You have to know the difference between a McDojo and a traditional school.
Yes, for sure. I have my shodan in traditional JKA Shotokan but our dojo worked a lot with a Kyokushin dojo so we sparred bareknuckle, full contact. The Kyokushin guys preferred thai style kicks so I picked that up training with them. I have my nidan from a 5th in traditional Okinawan Shorin Ryu karate. The kata I practice are the traditional Shotokan and Shorin kata with an emphasis on bunaki/application. My family owned and operated the local boxing club for over 40 years so I grew up boxing. In high school I was given permission to join the university Judo team and I competed in the JR Olympics. At the same time I joined the wrestling club at a different high school in a different town because my local schools did not allow wrestling. I do not hold a rank in BJJ but have rolled with plenty of solid BJJ players over the last 30 years.

jm
 

BayouHuguenot

Puritanboard Amanuensis
Several books literally changed my life on physical training:

Pavel Tsatsouline, Enter the Kettlebell. really, all of Pavel's books are the same. They are great, mind you, but basically the same.

Convict Conditioning.
 

JM

Puritan Board Doctor
We tend not to lift kb's for reps and records just functional strength. Turkish get up's, windmills, or planking and simply pass the kb to a partner and back are great ways to develop core strength for martial arts.
 

BayouHuguenot

Puritanboard Amanuensis
We tend not to lift kb's for reps and records just functional strength. Turkish get up's, windmills, or planking and simply pass the kb to a partner and back are great ways to develop core strength for martial arts.
Turkish get ups is the perfect exercise for martial arts. It will also make you stronger in a faster time than anything else.
 
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