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  1. Thread: Shivers

    by Robinf
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    Thanks for this thread. After sparring on Monday...

    Thanks for this thread. After sparring on Monday a bunch of us were shivering as we sat off drinking water. Yeesh. The importance of not overheating.
  2. Thread: Hindu Squats?

    by Robinf
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    Pistols do work the glute in conjunction with the...

    Pistols do work the glute in conjunction with the quad--otherwise, only your knee would straighten and you'd still be bent over at the hip.

    For pistols, particularly for people with patella...
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    I wasted my right hand on a stupid board...

    I wasted my right hand on a stupid board break--broke my knuckle 5 years ago. Now, my hand is stiff in the morning and it takes about five minutes for it to unstiffen.
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    I thought doa was "way"

    I thought doa was "way"
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    Without practicing with a partner, all you're...

    Without practicing with a partner, all you're learning to do is dance. Break out the tu-tu's.

    Heavy bag is good for working on power. You can kick/punch harder with an object there to stop you. ...
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    Gene, You beat me to it about Dojang. Let the...

    Gene,
    You beat me to it about Dojang. Let the TKDers out here appear knowledgeable.
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    LOL. I second that vote.

    LOL. I second that vote.
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    Abuse is abuse whether it's man to woman, woman...

    Abuse is abuse whether it's man to woman, woman to man, or other combinations. Men very often will not admit that the woman is abusing him because of pride. Men are socialized to be tough and to...
  9. Thread: Hindu Squats?

    by Robinf
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    Pistols also take a good deal of strength in the...

    Pistols also take a good deal of strength in the glutes.
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    Sifu in class. Mr. and last name or Sir outside...

    Sifu in class. Mr. and last name or Sir outside of class. He's almost 20 years older than I, and I would feel uncomfortable and disrespectful calling him by his first name (respect to elders).
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    1) see a doctor to be certain there is no damage...

    1) see a doctor to be certain there is no damage

    2) massage -- deep -- just feels good and will loosen up the muscle and break up scar tissue

    3) Stretch your quads/hip flexors.

    Ease up on...
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    I second JP's answer.

    I second JP's answer.
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    I agree that this looks like a pretty good...

    I agree that this looks like a pretty good opportunity to get some private lessons for little money (in general, private lessons can run up to $60/hr in general schools). Classes that don't have...
  14. Thread: So how are we

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    I have my final tonight in a class that's been 5...

    I have my final tonight in a class that's been 5 weeks of he!!. Good thing I took the 5 week blitz course instead of opting for the typical 15 week. I would have gone insane.
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    Stretch your quad and hip flexor. Let your...

    Stretch your quad and hip flexor. Let your hammie rest.
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    http://forum.kungfumagazine.com/forum/showthread.p...

    http://forum.kungfumagazine.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=21010

    There's the link. I really can't prescribe you to do anything. Personal training over the net is impossible. Age, health,...
  17. Thread: Heavy Bag

    by Robinf
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    There's a stand you can buy. It's pretty big,...

    There's a stand you can buy. It's pretty big, though.
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    What's the hang up over belts. So what if a...

    What's the hang up over belts.

    So what if a school in India wants to award black belts to three year olds. What effect does that have on you or your training. It just means that when these...
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    Thanks for the link. After my triathlon, I had...

    Thanks for the link.

    After my triathlon, I had planned to get into a phase for jumping.

    I have a friend in TKD who can jump pretty high. He's 5'4" and jumps so he can fly over me--I'm also...
  20. Thread: First fight

    by Robinf
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    Heavy bag, foot work, target practice and jump...

    Heavy bag, foot work, target practice and jump rope.

    Almost forgot. Spar. But do so lightly for now--no sense getting hurt before the actual event.
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    Don't hit the dummy with your wrist. And, stop...

    Don't hit the dummy with your wrist. And, stop when your wrist becomes uncomfortable.

    To help strengthen your wrists, try doing knuckle push ups with your palms facing in--make sure you're going...
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    Sorry, Ford, but you're simply not healthy. ...

    Sorry, Ford, but you're simply not healthy. You'll have to go to McDonalds and eat 3 big macs right now! :D :p

    The idea is to not set a goal for single digits if your metabolism is not geared...
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    One of our students bought one from Century...

    One of our students bought one from Century Martial Arts, I think, and built it at the school (no room at home).

    I've been using and found it works great for praying mantis. You can practice just...
  24. Thread: Systems/Styles

    by Robinf
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    Wah Lum

    Wah Lum
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    Actually, optimal body fat % depends on age. For...

    Actually, optimal body fat % depends on age. For adults in 20s and 30s I think "optimal" is considered between 18 and 22 %, below 18 % is considered too thin. I'll have to look that up.

    But, I...
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