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Anybody do parkour? I junped off a 18 ft structure several weeks ago on to concrete and then did a roll. Did it 4-5 times and didn't feel anything. Few days after my hip is injured. Been injured since but slowly getting better.

Anybody know any good hip exercises to prevent these injuries?

Also, any parkour anons on the Toronto area?
>jumping off a 18 ft cover onto concrete

that's the not really parkour
>Anybody do parkour?
Yes, as you would know if you searched the catalog before making a thread. >>76604

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/HEMA/ General - Nudism Edition

>What is HEMA?
HEMA stands for Historical European Martial Arts, sometimes also called Historical Fencing.
It's reconstructing how to fight with swords, daggers, polearms and other weapons based on old European fighting treatises

>What does it look like?
Inside the World of Longsword Fighting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zueF4Mu2uM
Back to the source - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DBmNVHTmNs
Martin Fabian Sparring - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8QlbKfX84k

>Where can I find these treatises?

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The original Liechtenauer tradition is a lot older than Meyer and largely seems to focus on a few core tenants that people have misinterpreted in a lot of funny ways.
When people do Liechtenauer they mostly mean longsword, though there are some other weapons as well, or at least adjacent sources that cover other weapons decently.
Meyer has a fuckload of content, and is from later in history. While he shares a lot of terminology with the original Liechtenauer Tradition, a lot of the meanings have changed. He's also got a lot of proven Italian - or rather, Bolognese - influence.
These days, Meyerists tend to be much more likely to practice shit other than longsword, such as dussack, sidesword/rappppier, polearms, and so on.
is bae
Swordsmanship is very heard to teach and learn just through books, doing and personal instruction is so much better. So you not being a book learner is fine, the lack of a club is a more severe issue. Finding a training partner is pretty much an absolute requirement here.

Meh. The man might be good at cutting (I've never seen him in action nor heard about any exploits of his so I just don't have a clue) but I found his ability to explain to be decidedly lackluster. He goes on and on about how you mustn't add power as the sword is cutting, until finally remembering that helping things along with your wrists te-no-uchi style is a thing. Should you hit near the tip or near the hilt? Depends on which page you're looking at. And it all seemed so very heavily focused on just optimising cutting, with any fencing that may be going on being some silly nonsense you'd best stop caring about.
So follow >>140032 instead and use the cutting to test if what you do in sparring are proper cuts.

Same idea as a judogi. Something to grab on to when training the techniques where you grab on to the opponent's jacket, and hopefully sturdy enough that it won't just get ripped apart during said practice.
Based on what
based on my opinion, which is the best

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The Surfing General

First edition edition

>how do I learn to surf?

>How do I pick the right board?
Use a volume calculator, and find the right board type for your local break or waves you want to ride

>how do I know if the waves are good?
go check surfline or magicseaweed for reports
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The guy in SoCal who wound up between two people.

You should be thankful. Just move to your spot and wait your turn. So many spots are complete swim meet hassle fests. That you were told not to snake/backpaddle position instead of being told to leave is hospitality.

Any beginners, find a beach, not a point or a reef. Look for unridden waves 50-200 yards off the end of the crowd.

Paddle 3-4x more strokes than you think you need, and don't push yourself up to stand. Your weight will bias rearward and you'll miss the wave.
Push the board down the face into the wave with your weight on your hands and then your front foot.

Probably best to learn standing up in whitewash, and actual duck diving and positioning on a bodyboard with swimming (flippers).
>want to learn to surf.
>screwing around on the beach/in the pools this past summer.
>never realized how shitty at swimming I was until now.
>can keep head above water some, but would definitely drown if got stuck in a rip current/got a little choppy.


guess I should really try and correct this. Not quite ready to meet my maker just quite yet.
Sandman, that you?
Honestly is it worth going to the west coast for a surf trip or should I just keep going to south america? It sounds like it’s pretty much impossible to surf a point or reef out there without basically waiting in line with a hundred people. Down in peru you could surf chicama with maybe 30 people on it. There were other bigger waves with even less people, suppose what I’m saying is that do the crowds outweigh the quality of surf and convenience of living on the west foast?
slater told me to tell you to kill yourself

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this puzzles, confuses and enrages the BJJ fag
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lol shut up faggot, you literally have no clue what you're talking about, stick to rolling with housewives pussy
>We don't see a lot of kesa gatame in high level grappling
High level submission grappling*

Kesa gatame, though it has submission options, it mostly useful as a pinning position. Sub grappling puts all the importance on submissions, so a pinning position doesn't get much use. simple as
My favourite thing to do to little fucknuggets like you is wait until you breathe out and squeeze tighter and tighter into a chest compression while you think you can tip me over.
These bjj nerds you are so proud of beating are fucking clueless whitebelts if they cant escape pins

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Best game edition.
I'm a noob but I wasn't going to wait around for someone to make a new general. Where are all the snowbros??
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Rain came and washed away all the snow on our, “mountain” :(
it's been powtown in Colorado but I need a day to recover every weekend. Goddamn I need to workout more so I can get 2 days a week
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The two on the right are my GFs. I have an old park board but I came to the realization that TURNING is the ultimate trick. Also the slush slasher will suffice if I ever decide to slam my body around in the park. I am 26 and my park days feel like they are over. You never see old people in the park but you can meet a lot of guys who can lay out absolutely massive carves ass to the snow at warp speed down blacks past the age of 65...

Heading out to Banff for the first time end of Feb... Can't wait!
very interesting indeed
I've been riding an absolute noodle with broken boots this season. Just caved finally and bought 32s and a ride kink. First time riding a camber. I'm a rail faggot and I'm very excited. Yes I don't ride highbacks.

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soaping bros, we're home
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Looks fun af but that fast forward at 0:41 looks soooo funny.
2 years of soaping god bless
I wanted these so badly as a kid, but my parents (rightfully) thought they were gimmicky shit and wouldn't buy them. I'm sure if I asked for some soap shoes instead they would have bought them immediately.
rolling around at the speed of sound
posting in a 2 year old thread

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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?

>Am I too old to practice Kendo?
No. Westerns start later and many people practice Kendo until they’re dead.

>Is Kendo a martial art or a sport?

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>still new
Yes, I will be training for a year in august.
I kinda fixed being static however I get blocked after I lose my breath after 3 or 4 bouts.
Thanks for the advice I’ll bring it up next time I go to practice.
Also, do you have any advice/exercises on loosening up shoulders?
I start off with loose shoulder and fluid movements however, especially in an intense jigeiko, they tighten up and have to make a conscious effort to loosen up.
In addition to making me slower it also make the movements more strenuous so I would like to fix it, I suspect that I should just have patience and keep going until it becomes second nature.
>Also, do you have any advice/exercises on loosening up shoulders?
I would practise holding the shinai first.
There should be a little space between your arms and body, like you're holding a tennis ball under each armpit.
The grip is very, very loose. Only the smallest finger should be tight. If someone were to pull on the end of your shinai, the shinai should come out of your hands.
Remember that jigeiko is 'free practise'. You can say 'today, my goal is to keep my shoulders loose and to keep cutting big men'. You can then judge your success and failure on your shoulders, rather than hitting or not getting hit.
You're right- if you keep going, your arms will strengthen and you won't feel the need to tighten the shoulders so much. But really focussing on them for a few sessions and during suburi will help speed that process up.
Again, good luck!
why do Kendo though? It's not like samurai are real anymore
>You get to batter people over the head whole screaming your lungs out. Great for relaxation
>Extended shouting results in improved breath control and blood oxygen for cardio gainz, as well as a powerful voice for when you need to be authoritative
>Best calf gains of *any* activity bar none
>High tier forearm gains (although not nearly on the level of rock climbing)
>Doing kendo has real connotations of responsibility, athleticisim and maturity in a particular developed nation. Playing football can get you a university scholarship in America; playing kendo can get you a job as a policeman in Japan.
>No pretensions of any kind. Kendo doesn't promise to let you beat up the bullies or defeat a knife-wielding attacker or simulate True Historical Combat with swords. Kendo is a self-improvement activity based on the principles of the sword and that is it.
>One of the only truly sustainable, multigenerational martial arts. You won't find many eighty-year-old boxers or wrestlers still practising at a high level. With a little consideration, kids can meaningfully train with pensioners in kendo.
>Tremendously interesting history. Learning about the modern development of kendo is revealing about Japan's occupation of Korea, America's occupation of Japan, the modern development of a whole host of Japanese martial arts (especially karate) and the political sporting context of those three developed nations.

Honestly mate, it's just good shit.
Kendo was created in the 20th century. Some ex-samurai helped creating it but its goal has little to do with "muh samurai".

It's just a sport.

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>Fights in a weight class that he shouldn't have been in. He's only being tested now that he's at heavyweight.
>Long time proven doping user

Yes he's great, yes he's one of the best ever, but Anderson in his prime/fedor in his great win streak>jones

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Been training and competed in Muay Thai for 7 years now and have recently become interested in Lethwei. I have struggled to find to find any form of Lethwei gym outside of Myanmar and imo the situation over there does no seem ideal for foreigners atm. Does anybody have any pointers on ways to get into training Lethwei? or ideally gyms that could help me get a fight eventually?
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You must have a lot of issues to really wanted to fight without gloves and with headbutts constantly, all of the fighters are desperate to not starve, you can't sell that in other context.
is it correct to say that muay boran is muay thai+some blocks and grapples (like palankutan?) and its taught to the military, while NOT being "secret killing art"?
stick with muay thai
Train Judo. Any Muay Thai fighter is just going to get dumped on their head the second a judoka gets their hands on them, rendering Muay Thai useless.
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more like muay thai is modernized muay boran, with boxing gloves and without some grapples + blocks. And no, it isn't secret killing art
Stop shilling one martial art you moron. I've seen you in like ten threads this week. Judoka wouldn't get their hands on a Muay Thai fighter if their legs got kicked out from under them.

ITT: We take a non-extreme sport and change it to make it extreme.

Marathon but you can sabotage your opponents any way you want. Weapons allowed. Basically the Road Rash game but on foot.

Dodgeball with bocce.

Polo but with rodeo horses.

Water polo but the water is slightly acidic so your skin and eyes start to burn after a while and you can only get out (rotating with other team members) once you score.

Any motor sport but without brakes.

Soccer with bowling balls.

Squash but the room is so narrow and you can get hit by the other player's racket.

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Is that guy about to get his foot run over by a spiked tire?
Motorcycle flat track is basically already like this. They have no front brake.
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Juggling boxing - you drop your balls three times, you're TKO'd, and the ref starts counting whenever they don't see a continual stream of juggling.
Already been done.
>how to make finland absolutely dominant in driving sports

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What are your favourite books on history, philosophy and practice? any martial art.
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This, though it has good advice it's mostly for McBanes insane life story
This is the only martial arts book you need. Train Judo.
Me an ignorant, how to search?
Championship Fighting by Jack Dempsey
Kill or be Killed by W.E. Fairbairn
Vollständiges Ring-Buch (Complete book of wrestling) by Johann Georg Pascha

Is there any purpose in training solo in uniform? Or could it depend on the style? I'm currently studying Vo Lam Kung Fu. The only reasons I can think of for wearing a uniform while training solo are

>To have clothes to sweat in
>Clothes to get dirty when doing stretches on the floor
>Clothes that won't tear
>Clothes that won't restrict movement
>Hear sleeve movement when shadow boxing
>Hear similar moment on pants when shadow kicking

I can't think of any reason to wear the belt while training solo since my uniform uses buttons to hold the top together. Could there a purpose of wearing a belt while training if the uniform uses buttons to keep the shirt together?
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Tradition/culture/uniformity/identity is pretty much the only reason. Same reason why school uniforms for private schools exist, same reason why police/military/certain clubs all have either uniforms or apparel/accessories worn to identify themselves and their rank.
Train naked, it allows better airflow
You can drill technique solo. Best return on investment for doing this in uniform for getting use to how it feels being
>rolls (forward, side, backward)
>breakfalls (forward,side, backward)
>shrimping (forward,side, backward)

Pretty much anything that you can work 100% alone but you want practiced based on how it will feel in uniform
>>Hear sleeve movement when shadow boxing
>>Hear similar moment on pants when shadow kicking
This for Taolu. Hear whoosh whoosh *clothes crack* feel good motivated to keep going
>Look cool.
>Feel cool.

Whatever helps motivate you to get off the couch, right? I moved pretty far from my home dojo, so I usually throw on my uniform two or three times a week and do a workout like I would if I were in a class (stretches, calisthenics, combos, kihon, counting in Japanese/Korean, kata, etc.) and intersperse those days with gym days.

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I wanted to make a /dance/ general and figured that /asp/ would be the best board for it :DDDDD

So, Anon, do you dance? What type of dance? What do you like in dance?
Are you more of a ballet guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X0pyisNI2M
Or more of a footwork guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ4V75jJUMM
Or more of an irish dance guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QhAg0QYzwY
Or more of a Zulu stomper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv0B3No7ois
Or into some cool ass chain dance perhaps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzCqtMG6Bkc

Please anon, don't tell me you awkwardly jump around on EDM songs, right?
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That's extreme.
Hakken can get rather extreme:
But I think everybody would agree break dancing is the MOST extreme:
I like Hakken but find it a bit disappointing how it never lasts more than a minute
break dance is very accrobatic but I find it a little slow too. I much prefere footwork because it fits the music a lot more imo
I know this sounds weird but does anyone know of any dance youtube videos with
>upbeat song
>female dancer
>fixed camera angle
>woman is 6'0"+ and skinny
This very much doesn't belong here and you know it.
where does it belong then faggot
jannies nuked /asp/

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Why are they all the exact same? It's like they are made in test tubes.
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The actual answer is that martial arts attract small, insecure men, and by the time they get good at it they realize martial arts won’t get you pussy, (much) money or status. The lifestyle and ego death culture of martial arts like BJJ is just a cope. It’s a sport, nothing more, and if you take it any more seriously than that you’re probably a coping manlet.
is it though ? I feel like most guys at my boxing/kickboxing gym are above average in height and weight
My grappling instructor is also like 6'3 210 pounds
He taught various blood and collar chokes while standing and some on the ground. He liked to do Nage-no-kata but he really liked O-Guruma for what ever reason. He was always wheezing and chuckling, it was bizarre but informative. He did this whisper thing were he would come up and speak really quietly so you can get closer and he would do some move on you but slowly.

Just to give you an idea of how traditional he was, he told a small collective of us about palm striking people in the nose would kill them because of the whole nose-bone into brain thing.
All of that applies to BJJ fags and wrestler faggots but Judo is a real art that people respect, it’s the most practiced art on the planet and is actually applicable to real life.
>The actual answer is that martial arts attract small, insecure men,
Yeah I'm one of those. Dunno about the rest.
>and by the time they get good at it they realize martial arts won’t get you pussy, (much) money or status.
Nothing really gets you pussy. I've seen fatsos getting regular action. I've seen complete autists mogging people in the gym.
>The lifestyle and ego death culture of martial arts like BJJ is just a cope. It’s a sport, nothing more, and if you take it any more seriously than that you’re probably a coping manlet
Yeah, but with some martial arts (and real, consistent training) you can really fuck most people up. This is not a cope. It's just pure facts.

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How to beat an aikido master?
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Training Judo since it’s the most effective martial art.
The only way is with a gun, even then it isn't 100% certain that you will beat them because the founder of Aikido dodged bullets with ease.
>no sparring
Aikido, more like "you-a gotta be a-kidding-o"
hit him with a steel pipe lol
Catch him by surprise in the street and krav maga his ass

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