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Which is the superior sport?
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muscle has little bearing on how well you can squeeze its 95% bone structure unless you're massive
Im 6'1 190 lbs 12% body fat
a lot of very experienced caverns hate tight crawls and get panic attacks (btw those retarded looking squeezes are only about 2% of what you do when moving through caves at least in california)
How the fuck were ANY of thise pictures taken?
agreed. I think I'd rather fall than get stuck in a goofy cave and suffocate.
IIRC in the Alex Hannold documentary they had climbers on ropes next to them taking video and photos at the same time trying not to break their concentration. Drones make it easier now a days too. For the caving, I'm assuming the same thing. Crew member with them.

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How can i improve my resistence during a boxing match? I'm usually the type of guy who cant keep fighting after throwing 4 punches because has to take a long breath to be at least half good to continue. How can i improve myself so i can avoid this manlet thing?
Bro obviously you need to do cardio, c'mon man. Run, jump rope, do stairs, do a lot of heavy bag work
Think nigga think. Running, jump roping, heavybag training, sparring

>how do I get better at cardio?

Do more cardio. Ffs this board has gone to shit. Absolute driveling retards.
Cardio and if you aren’t already try sparring light until you get good enough to not suffer excessive damage

I'm going into my first amateur comp tomorrow. However, Im 2.2 pound overweight!
What should I do tonight?

My plan
>> Clean my room
>> Simple workout (full body) 20 - 30 minutes
>> Sauna


>>Sauna one more time before weight ins
>> Eat simple carbs dor the fight

I'm actually kinda sleepy right now. So... Should I just sleep and do everything tmr n fight? Or do everything tonight, sleep n fight?
Or is there a better way?
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Update: Got bronze(3rd). Thanks for the tips

Well, that was fun.
in the future something that worked for me for high school wrestling was sleeping with my mouth open the night before, I would lose at least two pounds each time
nice one anon!
This.. wow, thats..... Im... Yeah...
What works for you anon
Thanks, appreciate it!
>get pounded in ass like typical fag roller
>have lots of loose shits afterwards
>fast throughout

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How the hell am I suppose to learn ju jitsu when the nearest dojo is 40 miles away and public transport won't go that far.

Would the instructor be hard up enough for cash to come get me I wonder, or am I stuck having to learn Taekwondo because it's locally available?
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Move drive or don’t learn.
A. Find a dude with similar interests. R brother, friend perhaps. Play around the mat.

B. Move

C. Make effort, if its far, go twice a month? If its really far, stay for the weekend and take a class twice a month.

Idk anin, your situation is unique to you. My 2 cent is just make effort I suppose, better than nothing.
If learning to drive is too hard, there are online programs. I remember 10-15 years ago there was some Gracie online certification system where they'd give you drills that you can do with a partner, and at a certain point you can record yourself and send it off and they'll give you your blue belt if it's good enough. Do know that everyone you tell will probably look down on you and tell you it's not a real belt though.

I'd also recommend Lachlan Giles' SubMeta for learning. Some of my white belts subscribe to it and bring it to open mats and can teach themselves basics so I imagine it's easy to learn from. You could get a friend or something and just run through those videos, since there is a lot. BJJ does require another person though, I couldn't imagine you could do much just training on your own. Or do like >>117724 said and do a similar martial art. The coach might even know grappling if they are a martial art enthusiast and not just a fan of one sport.

Nothing can really replace having a coach in person to show you what to do, but doing videos and drills with someone else is better than nothing.
Why would you ever want to learn from someone who travels to teach for cheaper than it costs for you to get to him
Just find some faggots into rough foreplay. Infinitely easier to find and practically identical to bjj aka fag rolling

What is a reasonable belt progression for taekwondo?

I never did martial arts myself, but my daughter has been doing TKD for a couple of years now. We moved about a year ago and it seems like the new place she's going is doing belt tests really fast. She's testing for a new belt every 2-3 months which gives me a little bit of a McDojo vibe, but I don't have enough experience to really know.
TDK is notorious for like, 5 year old black belts. I think the average black belt time is like 3 years. So it's not your gym in particular that has a fast progression time.
Japanese + Korean system = Blackbelt knows all and executes all techiques properly.

Western system = Blackbelt equals unrivalled martial god who has been training for twenty plus years.

No belt colour other than black matters, so look at everyone with a blackbelt in your daughter's class and judge them off the first system. Are their techniques impressive? Do they stumble or fall often? If th blackbelts suck it's a mcdojo, if they don't then ignore how often people grade.
This is true. A black belt in TKD is expected to know all the basic techniques, execute them properly, and be able to teach them to others. Once you reach black belt, that's when you actually start training "for real".

Also, for TKD specifically, you cannot get a real black belt until you are (at minimum) 16. Before then you can only get, at most, a junior black belt (poom, dan would be the full black belt).

Anyways, as far as determining if the school is a mcdojo, there are a few things to look out for. What is the curriculum like? 2-3 months is pretty fast for testing for a new belt, but that's not a sure sign. Shit like camo belts is usually a bad sign. If the instructor looks fit, that's a good sign. Does he have past accomplishments? Was he actually good at tkd?
If the school is Kukkiwon certified, that's generally a good sign. Of course, you need to judge on an individual basis. As the second post says, the quality of the students can be very telling. What do the black belts do? It might be hard for you to tell what is and isn't good, if you have never done any martial arts, though.
If you can, maybe try taking a class (most places will give you a free class or two, or heavily discounted) and report back?

>t. trained tkd for 13ish years at a good school
There was a mordbidly obese girl I knew in high school who would brag that she’s “been a black belt since I was 8 years old.” Somehow she thought this was impressive and not just embarrassing.
Belts don't matter in TKD. They're a money maker. Just pretend they don't exist. Like boxing or wrestling, the only thing that matters is "Is the coach safe to have around your kids?" and "Do his students win competitions?" (if competition matters to you).

As I've gotten older, I honestly prefer the TKD and Judo (in Japan and Korea) way - where a black belt just means that you can execute the basics, and have done some competition.

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Very forgotten by this board, freediving is an extreme sport that needs strong mental and physical conditioning.

Any anon here that does it, and if so where?

Also spearfishing thread.

Post stories, personal records, tips, pictures etc..
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I thought hyperventilating was only breathing fast.

Apparently hyperventilating is any form of breathing that isn't tidal breathing (your regular day to day form of breathing).

I've decided to apply that when spearfishing and it works out fine. I just breath normally and control my surface time to know that I've recovered O2 on my blood and then dive. No special breath ups.

Stay safe out there and practice with buddies. I've been close to LMC when we were training to reach our limits but thankfully never blacked out
>is it even worth doing apnea laps at a pool?
It's the next best thing to having regular ocean access which only the extremely privileged have.
yes its nice to see improvement in such a measurable manner, every 25m increment feels good. though i'm getting to a point where my apnea laps are almost as long in duration as my static breath hold, which means i definitely need to work on meditation, for some reason its harder to keep a calm mind when doing nothing, compared to swimming
Can i come stay with you when i visit aus? spearfishing is my whole life.
Thread is too quiet post hot freediver gfs and times to convince newblood to join us
My static is 2:52

Thread for judo (other jacketed wrestling styles welcome)

>IJF World Tour Schedule 2022

July 8-10 - Budapest Grand Slam
July 15-17 - Zagreb Grand Prix
October 21-23 - Abu Dhabi Grand Slam
November 4-6 - Baku Grand Slam
December 3-4 - Tokyo Grand Slam


previous thread: >>83942
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>peruvian necktie banned
What are some throws that i could use for nogi BJJ? I typically just arm drag into a backtake or guillotine into a sacrifice roll but i don't know much else.
Outer reap and hip throw have a couple different variants (it probably changes the name of them into different throws).
Thanks for the pointer Anon, i will look into it
Shintaro has a good video on it, especially if you're the type of BJJ guy who prefers to never show their back at all. Also many gi throws can be converted to no gi.


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Will Slater surf in Tokyo? edition
>Any summer surf plans?
>Opinions on competition structure?
>Anyone surf Tsurigasaki beach?
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can I learn how to surf on youtube? or on my own?

I don't wanna pay for an instructor.
I've always wanted to learn how to surf, but the closest ocean from me is over 1000 miles away, and it doesn't get big waves needed to surf. What do I do bros? There was one indoor surf place here, but it shut down a long time ago.
there are guides on youtube, basically start learning how to ballance and paddle and sit up in a back yard pool first before going to an ocean or wave pool
According to a 2019 Men's Journal article, David had surgery to help correct a rare heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. The open-heart procedure was performed to help curtail the seizures he had been experiencing.
lol, lmao even
Yeah? And? Do you know if he had the jab? It's sad anyways.

Opinions on Taekwondo? I know it's not considered a good martial art for self defense, but I guess it's good as a sport.
WTF or ITF? Which one has less injuries? Which one is more fun to do?
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Taekwondo is massively underrated, especially online. You will only make your striking better by training TKD, and it's one of the best (imo) martial arts to cross train for MMA and such. Obviously, owing in large part to the rules of Olympic tkd, it's not a complete martial art, but no martial art can be, and none should try to be.

It's arguably the most popular martial art in the world. As such, the quality varies dramatically between schools. This is where it gets a bad reputation. Avoid ATA if you can. WTF is better in my opinion. WTF tends to have better practitioners and teachers, and it has a larger talent pool. ITF sparring is not terribly different from WTF, and if you are super concerned about self defense, just go join a Boxing gym, or do MT Thai. That being said, just go to the best school nearest you, and above all pick something that you actually want to do. If you don't have a genuine interest in training, it's going to be hard to convince yourself to train when you don't want to.

In terms of self defense, a good school will usually try to give you some semblance of a balanced curriculum with training on leg kicks, hand techniques, and maybe some very light grappling. More than enough to easily beat the average untrained idiot.
How much has your mom spent on your 9th degree "black belt" progression? Master Kim driving a new Benz?
Foot tag if it's the only martial art you do, if you take it and apply it with other martial arts it's actually got useful stuff.
Thanh Le seems to be the only guy currently doing anything with it in MMA.

It is stupidly popular as a kids activity. Even ITF which doesn't have Olympic backing. Dunno why or how it got so popular into the late 90s until now. But worldwide karate is the biggest Eastern Martial Art to the point "karate" is still a synonym for all Eastern Martial Arts among normies.

Anyway Taekwondo is shit if you're above the age of 15/not doing it alongside your kids to encourage them. Just find a good K1/modern kickboxing gym.

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/sp/ is too fast for /marble/ during non-Marble League periods, so this could be the base for this extreme sporting event during most of the year

Marbula One Season 2 returns from its break starting with race 7
Oceanics managed to win the 2021 Winter Marble League, redeeming themselves after their disastrous 2019 Marble League outing

>What is Marble League?
The Marble League is a tournament that features the most decorated and dedicated marble sports athletes. Every year, teams of five marbles compete in Qualifiers and the top 12 teams, along with 4 automatically qualified teams, advance to the main tournament. After an exquisite opening ceremony, the 16 teams perform in a series of events that are inspired by real-world Olympic events, earning medals and scoring points towards an overall total. The team with the most points at the end of the tournament is the team that wins the Marble League, standing at the top of the podium during the closing ceremony and having the honor of extinguishing the torch at the end of each year.

>Channel Link

>Official Website

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This thread has been up for 1 and a half year.
Seems interest has dried up here
Season is over so it's done for a while, what is there to discuss? Posts discussing the most fuckable marble always get deleted...
can someone please explain to me WTF this is all about. it seems awesome but I just dont undersand if its a kind of electric-barbell race trough different stadiums, if its all CGI or a videogame.
It's real marbles and real courses that are set up each race/event, not done live but each run is only done once unless there's a faulty error
Marbles move FAST when going down a hill so that's what gives it an unnatural feeling but it's all real

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Which way? AND WHY?
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I imagine he chose to fight that way
because being southpaw in general gives you an advantage, not because jabbing with your dominant hand is a better strategy.
Different angles and techs use different orientation of the fist.

Stop being retarded, it isn't a ether or thing.
>the two knuckle punch is a
Karate thing
Right answer.
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Vertical fist is how bareknuckle boxers threw their straights for centuries. If you watch modern bareknuckle boxing you'll see vertical fists often, especially as they jab. In the old days the goal was maximizing surface area to reduce stress on the hand, not maximizing power, and I expect the reasoning is the same with modern bareknuckle leagues.The OG era especially was a world without microsurgeries, if your hand break couldn't be fixed with a splint, you could be crippled for life.

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Give me one good reason why i should start doing karate.
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Karate really depends on the class. Went to a sport karate place, training was intense but sparring was this fencing one hit shit. I do kyokushin but sparring is like kickboxing. I've fought other kyos who just defend their head which is retarded. Karate is like every MA, some dudes are solid and others would basically suck whatever they do. I've tried and been to many different clubs over the years and out of all of them my Kyo class is the one i stuck with the longest, prob around 8 years but theres people there doing it over 25. Its a good vibe
>Unfortunately there aren't any judo schools where they teach you proper ju-jutsu with striking.
My judo instructor made us learn basic atemi waza and he made his taekwondo students learn breakfalls and basic grappling. He learned both arts growing up in Korea under Japanese occupation and taught both as a martial arts instructor to Korean and American troops during the Korean War so his approach was both more traditional and utilitarian than you typically see.
I do
>t. 3x 2nd Place State wrestler and enjoy of the grand art of ground and pound

But I see your point and a over arm bear hugs is a much better way for a street fight
>doing karate
please don't
you'll be tempted to use irl situations and they'll send you to jail
Better than nothing.

I'm strongly considering buying a sport bike motorcycle. I've never ridden a motorcycle and I don't know much about them. Is this a retarded idea? I think they're cool

pic related
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Buy a Tenere, it's fun you can offroad and everything
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OP here
thanks for the suggestions, I took the MSF course and bought a 2023 Ninja 400
Congratulations. The Ninja 400 is a great bike, you'll probably be able to sell it for as much as what you bought it for when and if you decide to sell it. I sold my Z400 last year and got $500 over MSRP on it.
I recommend you follow your local dealerships on facebook or get on their mailing list so you can find out when and where demos are happening. That's how I test rode an MT-07 and 1290 Super Adventure R without leading a salesman on.
I think I rode my first bike around my neighborhood for a week or two before I got the courage to go out. I was very lucky because this was March of 2020 so the streets were empty since everyone thought they were going to get covid and I if they left their homes. My recommendation to you is keep your elbows bent when going over bumps so you don't accidentally twist your throttle and launch yourself, once you get used to riding, you won't make that mistake.
i picked up a 400 as my first bike. Had no idea how to drive manual either. Been a couple of months and I still enjoy it.

Biggest thing I would recommend for you is clutch control. Understand that and you'll be fine. Slowing down, speeding up, Complete stops. Be comfortable with your bike.

Practice Practice Practice! Before you get on the road. If you can, go to an open parking lot or open space. and PRACTICE. Extremely important that you are aware of your bike's capabilities (and yours).

DON'T mix drinking and riding. Trust. We want to see you riding!
Seconding this. Especially from an overall safety of learning standpoint. Even the worst drivers rarely get in your way if you're in a field, and the variety of power output is much cheaper to experience for a first timer.

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gimi all day and night
Yeah, I'm thinking gimi.

Can we talk about archery here? I wanna talk about archery.
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My neighber sold me a rattan bow (pic related), which he never used other then letting it displaying it over his chimney. I tried using it, but its completly different then a recurve with sight. How exacly do i aim with it? I tried using the tip of the arrow, but it made the arrow flying to the left of the target. I assume the anchor point is also different from the Recurve?

Bow stats
> 58" long
> 25-27 Lb's
> 27" extension length
For a right handed shooter is is normal for the arrow to fly to the left of target.
This because of the way the arrow clears the body of the bow. Most target recurves counter this by having a centre shelf and arrow rest so the arrow shoots in the middle.

The way you counter this is practice.
Your anchor point is probably around your cheek as the draw is often longer than on target style (i;e chin/lips).
Also, a small thing, but the distance shot can make some difference. be sure to practice at a consistent distance so you know how far to aim off. If it changes, because of the curves flight path of the arrow, you will have to re-adjust a lot.
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I started blacksmithing recently, and making a bunch of arrowheads seems like a decent way to hone my skills. How can I make a bow to use the arrows?
id say make a pvc bow at first bud. to make a real wooden bow, there are a few tutorials on youtube, but its a real project to learn

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Put a laser pointer on my bow for hoots-n-giggles. Really surprised how well it works once dialed in.

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