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Is the armwrestler physique the most aesthetic one? (Big forearms,huge biceps and lats)

>muay thai gen #2 veeraphol edition
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thread for muay thai. ask questions and talk about muay thai and muay thai related stuff

>Understanding traditional scoring

>Live shows
>Siam Fight News
>Lumpinee https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYMw_GleQjXnKMjhCY58V4w

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Same anon here, I forgot to tell you that right now I feel more confident too! It seems like it gradually will increase my confidence.
What do you think?
Please tell me your opinion I really want to know
Same here. Never did any sports of any kind, realized I needed a way to get in better shape and find an outlet for frustrations. I started kicking and punching two week ago, following videos on muay thai techniques and I've been at it daily since then. My legs ache but apart from that it's really fun.
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Love this lil lanklet like you wouldn't believe. I wish there was more footage of his fights.
Why do so many Muay Thai 'gyms' feel so gimmicky and are just cash grabs from retards?
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any shopping experiences with muaythaiexport or thaiboxingfightgear sites? Are they legit?

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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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I don't know much about that, the only thing I could find was some dispute over a break in the lineage a few generations ago, but not any criticism of the school itself. though Araki mujinsai ryu is sometimes confused with Araki ryu torite kogosoku and Araki ryu gunyo kogusoku. The latter two are related but separate schools, while Araki mujinsai ryu claims the same founder there is no clear technical link. (This doesn't mean any of them are illegitimate, since the early schools were often restructured multiple times.)
As for the break and which line is legitimate or if they both are and this is just a political thing I can't help you.
I don’t know if this is the right place to ask but since it’s budo related I’ll just say it.
How does one makes his own kamon?
I read a lot about it and for what I’ve found, apart from some certain ones like the Tokugawa crest or ones like the Toyota logo which are registered and under copyright or similar protection laws, one can simply adopt or create one from scratch.
I ask because before the end of the year I would like to commission a iaito or directly a katana to commemorate a great achievement of my life and would like to put on it my kamon, I’m not Japanese however, but I’ve read that even peasants either adopted or came up with their own, I’m conflicted on which since I would like to use it for iaido and they might not allow a real sword.
To finish, how do I go about it and will I need to register it to any organization?
Also, would it look bad or come out as disrespectful?
I know that this threads in the weeb territory but I would like to have a crest and since European heraldry is way stricter I thought I could get one from Japan and put in on any sword or armor I decide to build or commission.

Inb4 weeb
I don’t reject my culture nor am I ignorant of Japanese culture and customs and neither would I like to be Japanese I’m proud of my origins I just like Japanese culture, especially the martial arts related stuff.
I’m simply on a path of self education to deepen my knowledge about it and would like to know more and even partake in some part of the culture if I can.
If it's not related to some sort of company or organization, that it's only present on your own objects (where would you have it on the iaito?) and that you aren't flaunting it like it's some sort of important thing besides what you put into... I don't think anyone would care really.

>Also, would it look bad or come out as disrespectful?
Probably nobody'll care, just don't make it anything exceptional more than "I wanted something I thought about myself".

>How does one makes his own kamon
So... it's not going to be a "kamon", just a design you associate with yourself. If you don't try to socially enforce it so it's associated with you, but just to do your own thing, it won't be "really" a kamon in the sense that the purpose is more personal than anything. Just draw your stuff, frankly who cares... Just don't do something cringe or too complicated: pick a symbolically meaningful flower (wisteria, plum flower, peony) or plant (pine, willow) maybe an animal (something like a butterfly, a crane or a dragonfly), don't mix more than two things.
Thanks, yes I do not intend on flaunting it but you never know with heraldry, after all symbols are important and some take it, in my opinion, too far some time.
>where you want to put it
I was thinking maybe integrated in the design of the tsuba or engraved on the habaki for the iaito and maybe in the future on the kabuto of the armor project me and a friend have on standby.
>pick no more than two things
I’ll keep it in mind, I was thinking that i should pick something that actually represent my family peculiarities and values but I still have to find something that really fits.
>I’ll keep it in mind, I was thinking that i should pick something that actually represent my family peculiarities and values but I still have to find something that really fits.
Of course you should look at actual kamon... As you should know already, they are much simpler than european heraldry and they don't "mix" them like the european do through marriages.

The flowers or basic shapes (Mori, Hojo, Takeda, etc.) are the most prevalent, animals too but they are far less common and of course, the sort of animal japanese uses for their kamon are not at all like the european ones. There's no stuff like dragons, big cats, bears or eagles, it's more like, as I said, crane, insects (dragonflies are a common samurai symbol because they "can't go backwards"), maybe deer, small birds, etc. But mostly it's going to be flowers or plants/trees. Hopefully the flower symbolism in japan is veeery thorough.

In the end, remember that you're projecting your own ideas and calling it a kamon, people back then weren't attaching themselves that much to the correspondance of the motif. It was mostly basic associations, like obviously fujiwara and wisteria (fuji- means wisteria of course), tenno is chrysanthemum because it lasts long duh! There's rarely multiple cross-interpretating, 3d chess sub-referencing meanings, kamon are usually just simple and basic association. Don't get over your head and try to pick the perfectest symbol that matches what you think at this present time (what about in ten years? in fifty years?), remember it's just a symbol, it doesn't say a truth about you, you are doing it through your actions.

Do you think people feared the centipede-kamon clan because centipedes are dangerous or because they heard that guys with a centipede kamon decapitated hundreds of hapless prisoners? Just pick a flower you like and roll with it... and maybe read some buddhism about impermanence I don't know.

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>smoke cigarettes
>expands lungs
>stay underwater longer

Works for other sports
>makes the brain used to not receiving as much oxygen
>practice filling the lungs form the mouth instead of nose

Makes perfect sense to me

All jokes aside I spearfish and smoke weed (not at the same time obviously) and I do just fine
It's not beneficial but the difference between smokers and non-smokers isn't as big as you would think.
>makes the brain used to not receiving as much oxygen
It's true but the real actual damage smoking does to your lungs means you are still at a net negative over time.
Who are you, who are so wise in the ways of science?
big if true

For string walking what is the exact amount to space you need to move your finger relative to the meters away your shooting? Is there a formula? Or at least a set known distance for each amount of meters? No I don’t have a finger tab with notches on it. How do they even know where to put the notches?
I was under the impression that you figure this out by trial and error? Start at 5m, see how far down you need to move to hit the middle, once you got it, move to 10m, and so on. If you cant put notches on your tab maybe there's a way to mark the spot on the string? I'm a beginner myself so take this with a grain of salt.

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Hitting moms doing yoga in the park with your driver edition.
/DGG/ Disc Golf General
>What is disc golf?
Its golf but with frisbees or discs. Generally played at parks that have free courses.
>What do I need to get started?
A disc and some shoes to walk around comfortably. (You should probably also bring some water anon and maybe download UDisc for a scorecard, or print / make your own)
>I'm new what disc should I buy?
Pretty much any decent disc will get you out and playing. You don't need to buy a starter set immediately, instead buy a putter and approach disc as its a pretty easy to throw disc for a beginner and then buy more discs from there.
>Are there courses around me?
Almost certainly, check https://www.dgcoursereview.com/ for a pretty comprehensive list of courses and recommendations as to what ones near you are good.
>I bought a starter set and cant throw these things straight or far at all!
Go onto youtube and lookup guides idiot. Also learn to throw your putter first. It's most likely the easiest disc to throw in your bag and just because it doesn't fly as fast as a fairway or driver disc, It'll probably fly farther as It WILL fly straighter.

Most people you meet out on a disc golf course are gonna be pretty chill guys who'll either help you out if u get a disc stuck in a tree, or even give u a quick tip if you're new.

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Gentle hyzer float. Even if it misses the basket you'll be 2-3 feet from it anyway with a clear line of sight. Taking the straight-on is a trap unless you're 100% certain you can shoot straight enough to not donk the trees/leaves and even then it's still a gamble with such a small window.
hyzer forehand with a 4303 of your choice
I will never play another pdga event. This tranny bullshit is the last straw. The straw before that was no smoking cigarettes.
What's the distance? Is this a must throw in or just a approach? But my answer is probably still what >>117882 said unless its like a 50ft then maybe i try to jump putt the center.
Nevermind ceiling is to low in the center. If your putting its what >>117876 said. If its 80+ feet im probably just flicking a A2

I accidentally got headbutted while sparring in Muay Thai about an hour ago and I’m dealing with this. Does anyone have a good remedy that’ll fix this soon? I’ve got a date Friday night and seeing my family on Father’s Day and would prefer not to have a black eye for both.
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you looked cuter with the black eye
I read this comment and that fucking song of those gta videos started playing in my head.
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A bit late to the party, but do this
can anyone tell me what the fuck went wrong here, should OP have gone to a doctor and not had a huge blackeye for 3 months

I’m not sure what that says about how I look normally if you think I looked better like this

He did it..... HE ACTUALLY DID IT!

I would have bet my life savings that this headline was from the UK
Brits don't dress tryhard like that.
Yeah, and they also don't look that White.

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How correct is he when it came to self defense?
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you would not believe how bad the pixel quality and overall effectiveness CCTV footage is for catching a criminal.

unless it's happening 20 feet from an officer, they are not going to do anything, make a report and pray
The absolute shit holes I've worked had HD. The nice places had audio. If it's not a biker bar, you're going on the board Jamal
why? I was defending myself?
If CCTV helped police officers catch criminals the amount of crime in every country would plummet 10 fold.
If you are white, they will try to catch you

If you are nonwhite, they won't lift a finger

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How is your zorbing going
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I think optimally you'd want to have something heavy inside it, such as a large, round boulder. On the other hand if you got in a fistfight in a zorb, nobody could touch you
And you couldn't touch anyone either
The perfect balance of power, like the nuclear deterrent
the heat of the zorb melts the snow
Has anyone tried tuning their zorb? I'm trying to improve performance, but I'm not sure how I'd apply something like a spoiler to a zorb

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Boomer bikers edition:
> saddle all the way down so it's easier to get on and off the bike
> ride with knees sticking out
> really tall stem
> +$10k emtb has never seen a mountain
> always complains of joint pain and thinks it's because his rides are hard, refuses to admit it's because of the terrible bike fit and he sized up because he didn't want to admit he rides a small or a medium

> What good bike can I get for under $500?
a stolen bike. Possibly a newer used entry level hardtail but don't expect it to survive rock gardens, jumps, or drops. Or an older mtb which won't be as good as newer ones and will still have a front derailleur, but it'll be good enough.
> What good bike can I get for under $1000
Used hardtail
> What good bike can I get for under $2000?
New Hardtail

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Not the guy but this is true. If you can't put it on yourself how are you going to put a tube in 10 miles from home?

could be.
Got my shock back from Manitou, it had a "main shaft failure" from improper assembly. Customer service has been very good. I put a large dent and medium sized flat spot in my rear rim, I am going to go with a stronger one next time, I am going to see what the strongest rim dt swiss makes and put that on the back. I noticed the difference between a dent and flat and a dent and no flat is a tire insert. I am Going to go ride Dupont state forest tomorrow, first time going so I want to do a big ride 30-60 miles.
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Managed to put the tire. It doesn't have alot of tread so I changed direction to use the other side of the knobs. I can't find DH22s in stock anywhere and as rain is getting more regularly, I really need the dh22. The big betty just clogs up with mud and slides
I don't carry tubes, stans kum and bacon strips are my backup
Ex 471 and ex511 are strong for dh, aaron gwin's run in leogang. Their FR series would be overkill for me.
New thread

karate thread - spinny shit edition

previous thread: >>60644
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>cages guarding face
>body armor

no bueno, may as well be pillow fighting
It's a safe method of going full-out without suffering long-term damage. Not everyone is going to be a pro fighter when they take karate. They utilize elbow guards and shin pads in amateur Muay Thai because that's the whole point; there isn't a need to suffer cuts and brain damage.
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Makiwara training works, but i messed up the skin between the knuckles. Any anons have some healing tips and suggestions as to hardening those spots too?
Thoughts on Wadō-ryū?
A karate style made from mainland Japan, by adding ju jutsu moves into karate, for political reasons (to not give okinawan masters the greatest titles in martial arts).
It is good if you find a dojo that practices sparring, as in not only kata, free combat.
Also it teaches katana at higher levels, not for white belts, but it is cool.

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I love leg grip Guruma's so much you wouldn't believe. Post your favorite throws.
>Kata Guruma
>Te Guruma (both single and double)
>Kibisu gaeshi
>Osoto Otoshi
>Koshi Guruma
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i hate these kinds of martial arts because all the movement on the mats makes your feet feel like they're fucking scalded
Honest to God, no. I just say some faggot spamming wojack after I got back from practice and wanted to hopefully kill one of his threads.
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Good kick.
thats why you cover your feet in rapeseed oil.

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I want to set up the 'boards for bums' initiative, whereby people donate all their old skateboards to the homeless and we build them new 'bums only' skateparks to get them off the cold dirty streets for a few hours.
Would probably have to lock the skateparks at night though to stop them having bum-sex on the manny pad and shitting in the deep end of the bowl.
>breaking the limbs of people who can't afford medical bills and have no access to welfare
I think you should do it just so I can see what happens.
Skateboarders are already bums
OP clearly just tries to kill as many of them as possible without getting arrested.
It's crazy how close that image is to the real thing. Poor bam really let himself go.
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>how close that image is to the real thing
Wait what, that's not Bam?

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Post your favorite ski locations
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Have a trip planned to Italy this season. How fucked is it going to be with the current Europe situation?
what Europe situation?
either way /pol/ and /trv/ would probably be best places to ask
I will be at the bird every year until it stops snowing
So wise. Wouldn’t change a thing
I second everything this man said

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