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      10-11-2019, 12:11 PM   #45
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I started doing Krav Maga about 6 months ago, liking it so far. Have zero background in Martial arts, ex baseball player so not much transfers lol. What would you guys suggest for practice equipment at home?
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I started doing Krav Maga about 6 months ago, liking it so far. Have zero background in Martial arts, ex baseball player so not much transfers lol. What would you guys suggest for practice equipment at home?
Heavy bag if you can hang one, and you can also get the small canvas bags that you fill with sand and other media that "zippers" shut to hang on the wall or on something with some substance behind it.

Those small bags were very instrumental in conditioning your hands and elbows, and also to practice your range with.
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Those small bags were very instrumental in conditioning your hands and elbows
Conditioning? I use a tree (I have a favourite one on a seashore I go to in summer) and a solid (concrete?) wall (besides the hard floor) at home for hand conditioning. On the seashore I also use wooden sun shade posts on a beach (occasionally, when there are not many people around ) to condition my shins, forearms and finger joints. I also like rocks but it's difficult to find a smooth surface to avoid just damaging, ripping off the skin. I believe bags are actually useful to practice hard blows without damaging oneself due to lack of condition.
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Hard core. But in his words...he is just starting out. Don't think he would want to be punching concrete walls and rocks at this point.
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Hard core. But in his words...he is just starting out. Don't think he would want to be punching concrete walls and rocks at this point.
It's better to start early: it takes plenty of time to advance. Depending on how hard one trains, of course, but there's still an obvious limitation of injury risk (and those body hardening processes speed) anyway. Another limitation might be the looks: if one intends to advertise hand cream of something he'd better skip these exercises. Although I saw knuckle callus "advertisement" on YouTube and boys were exited in comments (it's like a boxer's signature broken nose or a wrestler's signature broken ears , but harder to achieve ).
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It's better to start early: it takes plenty of time to advance. Depending on how hard one trains, of course, but there's still an obvious limitation of injury risk (and those body hardening processes speed) anyway. Another limitation might be the looks: if one intends to advertise hand cream of something he'd better skip these exercises. Although I saw knuckle callus "advertisement" on YouTube and boys were exited in comments (it's like a boxer's signature broken nose or a wrestler's signature broken ears , but harder to achieve ).

I've got the broken nose although it isn't noticble aside from deviated septum issues. But as you said, it comes with the territory.

I think everyone should learn to defend themselves, but we also live in a different world now.

Unfortunately....I have a bullet still in me from a guy who couldn't let things go and had to get even. That was my wake-up call. What was once a means to an end is now a fascination with history if other cultures.

I used to train with a guy who was raised in Thailand. He told me he had to kick fruit trees for months to show dedication before being even allowed to join a school. I know his shins could prove his claims.

So yes....there are some hardcore people out there. I'm all for it if that's what they want to do.

But I also tell people like that who have came through various schools I have taught and trained at to read about the Boxer Rebellion and take everything with a "grain of salt".
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I've got the broken nose although it isn't noticble aside from deviated septum issues.
I have a deviated septum without a broken nose. Damn, I just think I should take care about it, it's so fragile!

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I think everyone should learn to defend themselves, but we also live in a different world now.
I think everyone should learn to behave reasonably. Winning a fight can cause more trouble than losing it. But it's nice to have a choice.

Some can be perfectly ready for a hospital, cemetery or jail (especially if they don't realize that) but those who see their future differently have to avoid being involved into those stupid games.

Most annoying aggressors possess no physical threat these days. They explore your patience and mental agility rather than determination and fighting ability.

For me, Martial Arts differ from those fighting systems in that they aren't about fighting. They are about not fighting.

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I used to train with a guy who was raised in Thailand. He told me he had to kick fruit trees for months to show dedication before being even allowed to join a school. I know his shins could prove his claims.
I think it's ridiculous to destroy yourself rather than your enemy with your blows. But a more important point is developing fortitude, ability to overcome a discomfort to achieve your goal. Mind over body.
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I started doing Krav Maga about 6 months ago, liking it so far. Have zero background in Martial arts, ex baseball player so not much transfers lol. What would you guys suggest for practice equipment at home?
Here's some equipment shown. There are softer, "armless" dummies if you like. (I even heard there were female ones. ) A large mirror can also be useful to watch your form (stance(s), movements).



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ex baseball player so not much transfers lol
Don't forget your bats. When you can break them with your bare arms/legs you'll know you're doing fine.


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Anyone who practice kungfu martials ?
I've done Wing Chun, but have practiced Yang Style Tai-Chi...and also dabbled in Baguazhang. But I used to practice the 2 softer styles for health purposes.

They really focused on movement through breath....and that translated to any other arts I practiced. So it was a win-win.
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Anyone who practice kungfu martials ?
Everyone should. They say "Kung Fu" means "concentrated effort", "dedication" (not necessarily about Martial Arts). They also say "old school" Martial Arts involve extremely hard exercises to train properly. Like standing on one leg for an hour, running a few miles holding on a horse's tail, etc.

There's no style for a weak. A buddy of mine who was interested in Aikido shared he was shocked to discover he could not grab a senior student's wrist with one hand. Skills allow to use one's strength most effectively. But when there's none there's just nothing you can do.
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Thanks for your explaination to "Kungfu martials". But do you know why there are many people trying to learn that every year?
No I don't. I don't even care. But you are still welcome to share it if you know.
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In my childhood I had boxing training in Italy while living in my property in Lake Como here. One year ago I started doing aikido so I hope I'll be good at it. I'm quite a beginner now.
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I started doing Krav Maga about 6 months ago, liking it so far. Have zero background in Martial arts, ex baseball player so not much transfers lol. What would you guys suggest for practice equipment at home?
I'm in your team, man. I'v done Krav Maga for a couple of months then had to stop due to some health issues. Have you got any ranks yet?
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I got my black belt in Tang So Do, but unfortunately that's where I stopped. Some plates and screws and replaced ligaments later (totally unrelated to martial arts), I don't think it's something I could return to.
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I got my black belt in Tang So Do, but unfortunately that's where I stopped. Some plates and screws and replaced ligaments later (totally unrelated to martial arts), I don't think it's something I could return to.
Nice....my first Black Belt was Tang So Do. Chuck Norris's original style!
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I always wonder what level people are when they respond to stuff like this.

It's like a casual talk with coworkers and they mention an interest that is similar to yours, however, you come to find out they are passively interested in it while it nearly controls you, haha.

(I was never in martial arts, but always loved watching videos on it. )
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I always wonder what level people are when they respond to stuff like this.

It's like a casual talk with coworkers and they mention an interest that is similar to yours, however, you come to find out they are passively interested in it while it nearly controls you, haha.

(I was never in martial arts, but always loved watching videos on it. )
I find that the ones doing the most talking around you about this stuff haven't been in it too long. ANd you are right...it's all they talk about. Enthusiastic I guess?

Most of the people I know or work with don't have a clue of what I have trained in..or currently train in.

Most of the questions I get are about diet and lifting weights.
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“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.” ― Lao Tzu

There's a lot in it, so, narrowing it to the discussion point , I recall Chuck Norris sharing he had plenty of MA talk with Bruce Lee when they first met and Bruce Lee, reportedly, hardly missed a chance to offer a discussion/inquiry to a MA expert. Enthusiasm might lead into something. I guess bullshitters talk about their own achievements/competence while true enthusiasts wonder about others' (to learn/develop from, not just compare ).
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