The martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices. They are practiced for a variety of reasons, including self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.

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Lifting Iron (strength training) vs pushups ( knuckle)+ body weight squats+situps

Assuming your aim is to get better at martial arts not bodybuilding (hence strength training: lets take Rippetoe's 3x5). Which would improve performance? Also can they be done side by side? because I ...
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How to learn these movements? [migrated]

I just watched this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kjFrcoGC6w and I really want to learn how to do that. What's the name of these stuff? I'm 26 years old, is it possible to learn this? How ...
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Should a person with dental braces take classes of Tae Kwon Do?

I am planning to start taking classes of "Tae Kwon Do", but I have braces on my teeth which will last 6 months more. So can a person with braces learn it? I cant afford even a single punch on my ...
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martial arts for SLE Patient

I'm 26 and it's about 5 years that i have SLE. I wander what is good martial art for not only gain fitness and good for my health but be good for self-defense? thanks.
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Goal - lose weight but get stronger. Is weightlifting + dance + martial arts overkill?

I would like to lose some body fat and get stronger. I've always tried to stay active, but due to a bad diet (result of stress) I haven't managed to lose weight as much as I would like. But I think I ...
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Is there any point to these kinds of exercises to employ bone remodelling and Wolff's Law?

For those of you who can't or aren't inclined to watch the video, it is a presentation by a martial arts instructor who shows various exercises you can do with a wooden rod. He basically hits himself ...
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Flexibility Training for Taekwondo?

I'm a taekwondo pupil and weightlifter in between sessions. Thing is some of my high kicks are troubled by a lack of flexibility around "I don't know where " mainly the Dollyo Chagui and Yop Chagui ...
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What are good exercises to balance Muaythai?

While Muaythai is basically a full-body sport, my feeling is that it's no sport that developes the whole body equally without imbalances. I notice this most strongly about my legs and maybe the lower ...
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How to get rid of belly fat (six pack) without losing weight?

I combine BJJ and Muay Thai and from time to time I run for hours. But I still have some belly fat remaining and it's hard to get rid of it. A colleague's advise was to eat less greasy and lots of ...
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What stretches can I do to kick higher in martial arts?

I'm in good physical health, exercise regularly and having been training capoeira for about a year. While technique is certainly a part of it, I've still been unable to kick more than waist high with ...
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How long before a judo tournament should I switch from strength to conditioning?

I've got a judo tournament in early May for which I want to be strong, quick in my reaction time and strength output, and in condition. Since it's still pretty far in the future, I'm working on ...
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Getting stronger without gaining muscle

I want to eventually start competing in BJJ competitions in the lightweight division (<70kg) and I'm about 67kg (10%bf) at the moment. I'm going to continue weight training until I reach 70kg and ...
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How can I improve my reaction speed and timing for martial arts?

I'm interested in what exercises/training I can do to help with reaction time and timing for martial arts. Specifically, how can I improve parrying and countering a strike? I'm not looking for speed ...
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Recommendations for a weight program to support martial arts competition

Ok, going along the vein of a man who coaches himself has a fool for a client, I am looking for recommendations on a training cycle to support competing in martial arts forms and weapons competitions, ...
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What risks from fitness are there to people with myopia?

I have a myopia and my eye glasses are usually from -3 to -4 diopters. I jog every morning on an asphalt covering (see my question) and do kickboxing, and in the next year i plan to start lifting ...
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Weights + Conditioning circuit + Mixed martial arts

I'm thinking of starting a regime, where I hit my local gym 3 hours a day 6 days a week. I am 5'7" with a moderate build and I weigh 65kg. I'm wanting to build muscle and lose fat. The first 1hr ...
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How to avoid toe injury in martial arts?

How do I prevent injuries in my toes while kickboxing? Specially the big toe and the small one? I have heard about taping but is there a strengthening exercise to prevent injury or such? If you ...
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Gain weight while doing sports involving conditioning

Okay, first of all folks, I know there are already some questions about gaining weight. The question in this case and the main difference with the others is on the conditions to achieve the same ...
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Is it possible to self learn any hand combat skills or martial arts?

I've been planning to enroll in some sort of combat training, specifically boxing, however due to financial constraints I haven't had a chance (my yearly gym subscription already consumed by budget). ...
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What additional nutrition should I consider when starting to train in Muay Thai?

I'm working out 3 days a week for 1 hour - Muay Thai kickboxing + the same amount of time pumping iron at the gym. The Muay Thai involves: Full contact sparring Leg and arm conditioning (taking ...
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what exercises are good (and bad) for striking speed in martial arts?

Since being told that biceps are bad for punching speed, I've toned down the amount of pull-ups I do, and switched to a wide grip with palms facing away to emphasize the lats more than the biceps. Now ...
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Mixing weight training and cardio/strength

I do several times a week strength and cardio training (Thai boxing, to be specific), but also try to mix in extra weight sessions to build up muscle mass. Is it good or bad to mix these two? I've ...
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What kind of home exercises are helpful when one trains martial arts?

I have recently started training martial arts (mostly striking, some wrestling). I have trainings twice a week (monday/wednesday). Trainings are pretty demanding, even after 3 months. I don't train ...