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Fencing beats Kendo 10/10 times in a real duel, right?
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>>97147
> opponent only dies in the next few minutes
Not if you stab them in the heart
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Who cares? Practice the sword style you actually enjoy. Plus you’re retarded if you actually think a certain style beats the other every single time.
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>>93741

There are people in my hema club that come from both disciplines and both get consistent hits and double hits as far as athleticism and technique is concerned and both get beaten the fuck out by the more experience hemaists.
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you guys are dumb fags
>hema faggots saying anything
lmao shut the fuck up and sit down you fake shitters

there's been one (1) officially recorded duel between the styles with real steel, and guess what? both idiots died because they both got cut to shit
like knife fighting with bigger knives, even if you win you're probably getting cut up if the other dudes isn't a clown

also if you're a hema faggot go learn some fucking judo you greasy twig faggots
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>>97318
>people more experienced in HEMA "win" exchanges as defined by HEMA rules
Wow, water is wet.
>>97284
>>97389
Are the only two posts in this thread worth reading. Swordfighting and swordplay is so far removed from the environment of practicality that nothing being taught today is "real" sword fighting. Learning from old pictures and practicing them with your LARPing community with does not make you legitimate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAPwMrDGAfE
As shitty as this channel is, this video adequately answers OP's question. Doesn't matter what style you choose, it's entirely up to the individual.

people who do taekwondo why do you do it and have you ever used it in a fight cause personally i think its the worst martial arts cause all the high kicks you would never work in a fight and its not close contact so from that i think its useless
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Yes sensei
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yea sure we know your built like walter jr your absolute crippled im a 52kg abiba world amature champion youth caddets calm yourself
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>>97355
You need to calm yourself Mr spinjitsu
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>>97367
why would I want to be low test like you bitch
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Im a stinky nigger

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Brotatoes, we are but a small board, busy with our radical sports unless we blow a tendon. But, we have a digital soccer team (unfortunately we couldn't get other boards to play us in THPS.) Our innaguaral season was last Autumn, where our first roster debuted as was put together by anons. We have a spot this Spring to play again, which means that it's time to tweak the roster and music again. If you have any questions, comments, or want to call this autistic bullshit, please do.
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>>97164
Managers don't have to live manage, they can send in pastebins the night before. This is how quite a few successful teams operate. You can ask Kekkels/QD about what you'd have to do, but there would certainly be assistance.
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SACK MARBLES
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SUB IN HAKUHO YOU FUCKING APE
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>Rage For the Machine
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You did good, /xs/, gl in summer

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What do you think about freeskates, /xs/? Has any anons tried them?
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>>95977
some people do cool things with them but I'd never use one. Just skate, rollerblade, or soap.
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>>95980
Peak boomer response.
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>>96424
You forgot the fun part, these trikes are not fun for anything.
Bikes are easier to control than trikes and quad ATVs once you are skilled, it's way easier to flip a quad and getting seriously injured/thrown off.
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>>95977
i saw someone riding these things this morning i guess they were using them to commute but I just wanna say they look stupid as fuck like seriously way gayer than rollerblading.
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>>95977
Just why when you can buy regular blades?

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I just started rollerblading last week and i'm starting to get the hang of it.
Sadly, the thing that makes me stop the session isn't leg pain due to effort but my horrible lower back pain, probably because of my posture.
Has any of you encountered this, and how to make my posture correct ?
>Also /rollerblade/ general
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>>86426
There's a ton of core strength that goes into skating that doesn't happen in walking.
>Lying leg lifts
>Side crunches
>Superman's (lie on stomach and lift upwards)
Just focus on getting a smooth stride. Smooth is most important.
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>>93992
Hidden muscles
When I played ice hockey I remembered how muscular my legs actually we're when I began to inline skate after a long layoff
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>>86506
3 wheels
Not as stable, but they have a smoother ride over rougher terrain.
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>>86426
Quick question.

Do you put your wallet/phone/etc in your back pocket? I've seen people that messed up their back from sitting with something in their back pocket, and they didn't even know.
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>>86426
>>86438
OP never specified what shape he's in. If you never work your core inline skating is gonna lead to muscle aches in that area. Even with good posture it's going to work your core to some degree.

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What the fuck bros? There's no /scuba/ general?

Let's rectify that.

Best dive sites? Hairy or funny stories?

And the obvious question, what's better? PADI or SDI?

Here's an Australian Scuba FAQ until we make our own

https://scubaworld.com.au/learn-to-dive-faqs
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>>94487
Being an instructor only pays well if you have some rarer qualifications like being a tec instructor or a service technician.
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>>85587

there really are retards on this site. 500 psi will maybe maybe give you 15 minutes of dive time. Not worth setting up all the gear to dive for 15 minutes. get a fucking job
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How safe is drift diving with a charter? Never done it before, so I'm a bit anxious. Only going down to 70-90 feet. How do I stop being a bitch about it.
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Any good diving in Alaska?
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It's fine

If you had to choose only one martial art to practice for the rest of your life, what would it be?
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>>87107
Meme answer: MMA as it includes everything else
Probable answer: submission fighting or just bjj if no-gi included
Less common but still acceptable answer: sumo
Lasy answer: don't practice anymore just watch (that's what I'm currently doing)
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>>87107
sex
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Muay Thai, but exclusively using 4 and 7oz gloves
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>>97267
Or Sanda with MMA gloves
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>>95250
judo know if I got a knife
judo know if I got a gun

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Am I too old to skateboard?
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>>82487
I think they mean they are addicted to skating. It is a warning message.
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>>77053
>believe a woman, you will regret it
Yes
>don't believe a woman, you will also regret it
lol
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Similar boat to OP, but I'm really fucking fat and 27
Should I learn to skate or rollerblade? Both sound pretty fun
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>>97259
Skate bro
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>>91364
lol this fag typed out all that shit

muay thai thread
i watch fights and make clips when i see something that i thought was cool. i'll be dumping some of my clips, mostly muay thai but some kickboxing circuits too like K1 and rarely GLORY. maybe some pictures here and there
feel free to discuss muay thai, ask questions or post your favorite clips too.
love muay thai, simple as
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>>96846
haggerty pulled out for medical reasons, josue cruz will replace him
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>>96693
Boxing work is very different from MT. 1920s boxing was more similar. The reason is modern boxing is heavily influenced by amateur boxing, so it's less about power. MT and 1920s boxing is all about power.
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>>96693
I ended up doing this inadvertently i did a lil boxing as a kid and took up MT as an adult a few years ago.
The footwoork and defense is great (I was taught peekaboo style) but there is a lot of stuff that needs to be modified or thrown out transitioning from that to MT. You can still slip in MT but youre not bending down at the waist, just moving your torso just enough for the gloves to glance off of you. You also cant get as heavy on your feet as a boxer and cant get as low with as much knee bend. Ducking and bobbing and weaving is generally too big of a motion so what i do is just slip straight punches to the outside, block hooks with a helmet guard, and just generally keep a high tight guard with my chin tucked looking thru my eyebrows. All the punches from boxing still apply but the application is different because you cant bend at the hips or knees as much as in boxing. Overall it definitely helped but some bad habits that dont transfer will need to be unlearned. I think it does work nicely as a base overall tho. But if you wanna learn MT or MMA go with MT and just focus extra on making sure u have good hands
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>>96885
tldr
the punches and the guard transfer very well from boxing to MT but the head movement and footwork is subtly but importantly different and less exaggerated in MT than it is in boxing
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One year later edition.

A thread to discuss Kendo/jutsu, Iaido/jutsu. OP post tailored towards Kendo since it is the most commonly practiced.

>What is Kendo?
Kendo is a modern Japanese martial art which combines traditional Japanese swordsmanship (Kenjutsu) techniques with sporting elements for competition. It is practiced with shinai (bamboo swords) and armor. The philosophy of modern Kendo is based off of Budo concepts and aims to develop the self through practice.

>What are the rules of Kendo?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb13DKpDd_k

>Am I too old to practice Kendo?
No. Westerns start later and many people practice Kendo until they’re dead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm3CmNE72Bw

>Is Kendo a martial art or a sport?

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Kendo is fun
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>>97185
Allegedly. The nearest dojo is 2 hours away for me
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>>97190
>The nearest dojo is 2 hours away for me
Visit them monthly, maybe? The Kendo Show has a good zero-to-shodan series. As much as I discourage beginners learning by themselves, I recommend watching this series and periodically visiting a dojo for advice/feedback so you aren't straying too far. It may be better than nothing, but it can be argued both ways if you're careful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ6hD9nPh7M&list=PLn8aWs7zTi_U4CzVMurJDOvo8P0dgnaux&ab_channel=TheKendoShow

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is bowling an extreme sport?
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Bowling is great. I bowled a perfect game twice, once in Wii Sports and once in Tekken Tag Bowl. Now if I could only come anywhere close to that in real life...
>>91719 Holy shit dude
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>>16260
Not that anon and a year late, but it's "Strike or Gutter". Also, the image is horizontally flipped, for whatever reason.
https://myanimelist.net/manga/117632
https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=151465
Looks like it just got two new translated chapters a month ago. It's only got 54 total chapters, so hopefully they stick with it, since that's only 20 more until the end.
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>>96038
It's shit, it's not bowling, it's just tits and panty shots.
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>>96189
Sounds good to me.
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>thread has been up for a year

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Hey XS'rs, to all the ninja warrior / parkour / rock climbing enthusiasts, the show's getting cancelled and it fucking sucks! 5 Men made the final this month and no one won! Don't even bother tuning in!
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>>97090
The show's pretty much run it's course, no pun intended. There are only so many times you can watch "guys running cool obstacle course" before it gets boring. Cancel the show, give it five years, and reboot it with new aesthetic choices.
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>>97095
American Gladiators has been dead since its reboot got cancelled ~15 years ago
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>>97090
ratings in the shitter basically and underwhelming results
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Don't worry, they will still be making Wipeout! so you can watch the average american fall down go boom
https://youtu.be/8IpjDsUep1c
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>>97095
>There are only so many times you can watch "guys running cool obstacle course" before it gets boring.
Watching that part isn't the problem, it's the interminable hype and other filler material used to pad all TV competition shows out, and especially the obligatory human interest stuff about the competitors-their family member with cancer they're dedicatingvtheircperformance to, their coworkers at the fire station or fellow citizens from their tiny home town who are cheering them on from home, the wife or GF in the stands.... It eventually becomes self parody and mind numbingly predictable, and thats saying something in a show dedicated to people all running the same course over and over.

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>backfoot half cab rodeo varial mcnollie bluntflip to frontside air primo roll 180 revert fakie willy
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while doing the tictac.
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>frontside switch tailgrab revert 360 fakie undercrook latebone hard grab bigger spin swisher no footer turkey toe
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>>96557
Aw hell nah, I can't tictac.
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>sketch indy crail stall 540 revert backside boneless nollie flip truck grab christ air steezed out with a frontside noseblunt to switch crookie monster

every thread is full of white belts asking questions which is fine on their own except that nearly all the replies are other fucking white belts who ought not to be giving advice. Are there any actually experienced martial artists on this board? I swear everyone posting either doesn’t participate or just started within the last six months.
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>>97131
Thinking about it, but
1. I don't really have time now (will have more time in two months when my schedule clears up a bit)
2. I'm so out of shape I'd keel over before the warm-up is over
3. I feel like it would be terribly awkward to come back after all this time, and I don't know what I'd say if asked why I took the break (heavy depressive disorder, i don't like talking about it irl)
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>>97143
>I’m so out of shape I'd keel over before the warm-up is over
That’s a reason to get to training again not to quit
>b-but it would be awkward
A.) nobody cares and B.) don’t be a pussy
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>>97160
>That’s a reason to get to training again not to quit
I feel like I should probably first hit the gym to get into at least something close to reasonable, otherwise I will just waste 90% of each class.
>A.) nobody cares and B.) don’t be a pussy
A is false in my experience, already had such questions when I had half a year break before that and it was terribly awkward.
And when it comes to B, I won't overcome social anxiety so easily.
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>>97176
I hope you can get back into it anon. I also have social anxiety and depressive issues + gained weight during COVID. BJJ has helped me since I literally had 0 hobbies/communities before it.
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>>97176
It’s not that it’s false, people are going to ask, but they’re not going to push the issue it’s just small talk. I know we all have a bit of the tism here but if you just say “life got in the way had to take a break” no one is going to care

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PC_5VTokgI&t=578s
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>>95783
>>95822
It just says he is a former pro, nothing about kung fu
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>>95805
Not anymore!
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Did you not see the Muslim Sliakhov Sanda demos? Kung Fu can be very legit.
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>>96674
>Muslim Sliakhov
Salikhov even.
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>>95822
>>95894
>>95986
Search for channel FightCommentaryBreakdown on Youtubedotcom.
Look for video "Iron face technique", he explains the whole event, and also did a follow-up video on the tattooed guy's past




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