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Surprised I didn't see a general thread for CrossFit considering we just finished up week 3 of the open qualifiers!

What have you been working on lately at your box? Anyone here qualify for the next round of the CF Games?
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No I'm just jazzed up about the open this year, it was a lot of fun. I had to scale parts of 23.3 but I did the rest of it RX. We had a lot of fun doing a Friday Night Lights event at my local box. I can't wait for next year!
I need chalk to climb rope is this acceptable?
It's probably going to depend on the people at your box but there's no rule against it. I personally use my pull-up grips when I do rope climbs and that works for me.
What’s your score at today’s wod
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>the date format

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Does Devon have a chance against Genadi, or is he about to get raped by yet another eastern European Armwrestler?
I'm going 3-2 Devon with Genadi taking the first 2, although I'd like to see Genadi smash Devon 3-0.
cheating fat cunt turk

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How effective are groin strikes in a fight? Could you easily disable a much larger opponent with one?
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It's good but overrated. It really hurts, but unless you get a dead-on hit, It's not a guaranteed killshot, and because it's a dirty trick it unites bystander opinion against you.
>and because it's a dirty trick it unites bystander opinion against you.

remember, the most important thing is a fight is looking cool in front of other people
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Most of the time? Yeah, unironically. Most fights in the world aren't mandatory, it's two people that WANT to have them. You both could choose to run and no one wants to, as a matter of pride and reputation.

If you're choosing to fight anyways Groin strikes sabotage all these important goals by making you look like a bitch.
it's amazing how dense people can be while insulting others.

>how effective are groin strikes in a fight?
>in a fight

not "I get to take a running start and do a sweeping soccer kick to your unprotected nuts"

not "while we are training at the gym and you go to pass and my knee catches your balls and you fall down because it isn't a serious fight and we are just training"

in. a. fight.

>we are now at a point where non-America has finally been afforded enough first world luxury that they don't fight like inbred niggers every moment of every day, so they think that getting tapped in the nuts by your friend at school and falling down like the drama queens you have become is how you would react if someone got a glancing blow to your privates in a serious fight.
you're welcome.
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idk you tell me

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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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To add to my post, I do notice that female sensei are more vocal about what you are doing wrong while in-the-moment. Men tend to just capitalize on your mistake and keep doing it until you correct for it or explain to you if you ask about it after practice.
I either hit and retreat out of measure or hit and exit, doing a correct fast exit sometimes is very difficult for me because I get really winded by the 3/5 jigeiko.
As for the tsubazeriage I usually get there and either attack straight away or push up/down/sideways to open up the opponent, usually after this i launch a retreating men.
From this description, I get the impression that you're still quite new to kendo; please let me know if I'm wrong, but I think 1 or 2 years at the most.
The things that your teacher is shouting about are common mistakes that need to be fixed in order to do well in grading or competition.
The Old Way of training was for the sensei to just keep hitting you until you realise yourself what went wrong. If a senior is giving you verbal feedback in jigeiko, that is extra effort and attention from them.
Since you have an issue with the way she's treating you, I would bring that up with the higher seniors; they can then advise both you and her on how to train together. Part of kendo is practising being brave, open and honest as a person.
All the best. The good news is, if you do keep training and developing, this will quickly not seem so bad.
>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!

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Unironically one of the most extreme sports out there is cave diving. Cavebros- where yall at?
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That looks so peaceful. Like playing a Metroid game irl.
Seems like an awfully elaborate and expensive way to go caving.
You win if you find buried treasure and can haul it out
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Scuba diving is never sport, its an activity.
Freediving on the other hand is one of the most challenging and beautiful sports.
Now cave freediving, thats something really extreme.
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I'm somewhat a full cave diver myslef. Going back in june.

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Repeat something 10,000 times and turn your body into a weapon.

The greatest style of boxing is catch-n-shoot.
The greatest defence is angling and slipping.
The greatest mental victory is being unreadable. Feign.
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Can the philly shell work against a trained fighter in a street fight? Is the closed stance too weak against leg kicks and takedowns?
I decided to add these 3 days of gym, I'll focus on strength training (but not go overboard as I'm losing weight atm) and I'll do some liss cardio before/after to hopefully help not be dying in cardio boxing. My goal is to move up to beginner kickboxing group and not just be stuck in cardio one

I know there are no shortcuts but man I wish I could work 24 7 to get there faster hah
Send me a message on youtube to be invited to our Disc

Round 1


Round 2


Round 3


Round 4

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>get brain damage
Maybe his timing needs to be interrupted. I would throw more jabs, like Bicol, mix it up downstairs and upstairs. Flick it but if you have a good jab put sporadically weight into it to keep him uncertain

Not sure if this is supposed to go on /xs/ or /sp/, but what do you think of the sport? All I see on here is HEMA.

I'm trying to get into it and I'm looking to pick up some gear. I probably want to fence Epee. Any recommendations? The club has gear, but a lot of it is gross and sometimes not working, especially for left handed stuff.
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I’ve bought expensive bangs and the same shit still happens. At least I don’t have to care about replacing some shit I bought at Walmart for 20 dollars
>check out new club
>they have THREE Hungarian coaches
wtf Hungary chill out
>$1100, that's like a shitty AR15 with a shitty optic
You can do a poverty pony build for like $460. Anderson lower and parts kit, cheap PSA upper. Slap an $80 Bushnell TRS-25 on it, get a bunch of $8 polymer mags, and spend the rest on ammo (or better yet, a progressive press and components).
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I want to be able to fence people with an electronic scoring system in my driveway. When I dabbled in fencing it was with the club at college so I never had my own equipment. What kind of money am I going to have to set aside to have an adequate setup for myself and loaner equipment for 2-3 guests?
EnPointe wireless reels ($800) + VSM [virtual scoring machine] & remote ($275) + old laptop ($0) = strip setup.
$150 tools; wrenches, tape, soldering iron, wire strippers, multimeter, test weights, lighter, shims, all of the bits you need to armorerer.
$20 15-meter tape measure and chalk for marking the piste. Also, please don't fence on a hard surface like a driveway if you can. Your body will be destroyed over time.

10-piece foil kits (because you ARE doing foil, right?) are $450 from Absolute Fencing. Durable stuff, besides the blade. This is honestly a good deal, it saves you like $180 over buying parts separately.
If you wwaaaaaaantttt to you can do epee I guess, which lowers the cost a bit. No lame, no mask with bib, no mask cord. And, you can get away with using the shitty favero wireless system. It's not terrible with epee.
Keep in mind, those 10-piece kits all have bags and knickers, neither of which are critical for noobs you're lending stuff to. But if you try and be sneaky and buy piecemeal, you end up losing money sort of over not having bought the kits.
Sizing isn't that big a deal for loaner stuff. Large masks work with 95% of people even if they are wobbly on the small-heads out there. Size ~9.5 gloves cover most people too. Just try and go a tad over the average, if you know the size category of the people you'll be introducing to the sport

thanks for trying to get people to try fencing out though!

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Don't do it and learn muay thai instead. It can teach you how to rise you your legs high too but it can also teach you how to fight.
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There is really no style, master or dojo that least try to make it functional?
there is LDH taekwondo on youtube who goes in depth on how TKD works as a martial art, also remember every hyper-specialized combat sport or martial art needs to be combined with something else to work, otherwise you`ll be like the boxers that break their hands in an actual confrontation

Even if you can find a lethwei gym, it's probably worse than your local muay thai gym unless you are literally in burma. Muay thai has an enormous talent pool and a professional scene of instructors and competitors that dwarfs lethwei, which is a dick-sucking regional sport by comparison like turkish oil wrestling. It's famous among martial arts nerds because it's the most "hardcore" kickboxing ruleset but that doesn't mean it produces the best fighters.
my school does a taekwando program so im gonna do it lol its better than trig
>Train Muay Thai
>incorporate headbutts
congratulations, you now know lethwei

Would it be wise to come back to martial arts after an ACL + meniscus repair?

>sparring with partner in MT class
>practicing takedowns; I throw a teep, partner catches my left leg, tries to take me down
>right leg immediately locks and then everyone hears the loudest *snap*
>I'm now laying down on the floor, right knee looks like a balloon and it's now the second time I snapped my ACL, first time I tear a meniscus
>get surgery, rehab and retire from martial arts
>current year +8
>Almost 23. Have been doing mostly cardio (swimming 3x week) some weightlifting (2x week) for almost three months now,
>not related to any recovery or rehab plan, it's just I wanted to take better care of my body
>although I'm decent at swimming, and I like weightlifting at my home gym, I still miss doing martial arts

I'm also stuck between either coming back to Muay Thai (reasoning being i might've forgotten everything after all this time) or trying something like judo (originally this was the plan 5 years ago, but I had that little accident). Any recommendations?
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Yes, pretty safe, all that weightlifting already strengthened your quads and hamstrings enough for it to be safe again. ACL tear is a common injury that happens to wrestling and grappling martial artists and it isn’t any career ending affair. Just start off light

>t. Coming back from a 9-month ACL surgery rehab
OP here, I forgot to surface around here in a long while. Thanks for the replies. Yeah the reason I wanted to go with grappling was since I already had the basics in striking (TKW, boxing, MT background), I wanted to experiment with grappling, throws and submission (Judo, BJJ); any of these seem very cool to me. I'll search for a Judo or Jujitsu dojo nearby where I can start light and really nail the basics to minimize potential knee injuries. Should I also train for flexibility in the meanwhile (as in doing some stretches, yoga or any exercise to gain body flexibility)?
>Should I also train for flexibility in the meanwhile (as in doing some stretches, yoga or any exercise to gain body flexibility)?
Yes. You should always train flexibility, mobility, strength, and cardio, as well as fundamental movement patterns. If you consult a doctor go to a sports doctor since normal doctors tend to be over-cautious.
seriously be careful doing judo dude the first time i did my knee and other dudes knee acted like magnets and bonked together, i had to drop to one knee shit hurt so bad lol
as far as stretches do variations of the pigeon pose and for lifting do some leg extensions to build up muscles around the knee to make it resistant to re-injury

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Who is going to Adventure Boogie?
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Not to mention the use of avgas on a lot of small DZ Cessnas
what's the cause of the majority of skydiving fatalities? Human error? Gear malfunctioning?
Maybe that lead explains why so many small DZ tandem instructors seem retarded. Well, that or the meth.
Human error. Fatal gear malfunction very rarely happens these days.

I do enjoy the smell of leaded gasoline. Much prefer it to kerosine. Comfy
I don't know, but a girl at my drop zone thought it would be a good idea to get on her fronts at 100 feet on final and not flare for landing. Almost lost a foot.

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This looks so cool, what should i do to be just like him?
Do what he's doing. It's just just training. Go to /fit/ for gains.
It says Sanda China
Doesn't look like Sanda

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>BJJ fags call their sparring "rolling"

Your opinion on freestyle skiiers?
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Extreme skiing is better. Park skiing isn't even about ski skills, it's about acrobatic skills.
Nothing against them at all though, its good stuff, just not as good as extreme skiing.
X games is still incredible to watch in my opinion, but the heart of freestyle skiing has moved away from X games due to the barrier to entry in terms of time money and everything like that. You would never be able to have a Tom Wallisch in this day and age because he wouldn't be able to pay for everything.

I love watching beautiful urban skiing like what Phil Casabon does, and then Alex Hall and Hunter Hess have really carried the torch in terms of putting out edits with their Magma series.

Stylewise, Jake Carney is just a beautiful skier to watch.

Gnarly factor can still be found in Finland with Forre, those finish kids are absurd, and flipping back to style, Antti Olila from Finland is amazing in that regard too.

Can't say I love what the competition scene has become but more people are putting out videos and edits than ever before since it's way more accessible to make them.
Nothing will ever look better than a huge T-set rotation, it's truly the pinical of big air events, even if it's not the most technically impressive. I also love how tech skiers can get on rails, swaps and surface-spins looks so buttery on them.
I don't really like the park skiing even though I've tried it a bit. I grew up skateboarding and would rather just stick to skiing basics. That said moguls are considered freestyle skiing now, so that's what I like for freestyle.
moguls are the origin of freestyle anon

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so do I have to take this down?
Based jew hater
very interesting indeed
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A new comfy F1 general now that the old one has gone off the rails lately

No Anime
No Twitterposting
No Redditposting
No posting literal shit
Strawposting and Gimiposting welcome

Also reminder that F1 has had more deaths than many of the sports on this board, therefore extreme
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my ideal driver lineup is cyborg senna-prost and nuvolari's brain implanted into a pod attached to the cockpit of the car
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No manufacturer is going to join MotoGP just to be on some shit streaming service show. Boutique manufacturs go road racing, only the biggest can afford to go circuit racing. If Suzuki, Kawasaki and BMW can't (or won't) do it, how the fuck could Norton?
yeah, im thinking gimi
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