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Top new questions this week:

What value is there in using a 'bag glove' during pad work in Muay Thai training?

I see some guys in the gym bring two pairs of gloves to training. If there is a session on the pads, they wear bag gloves which are thin and light. During sparring sessions they switch to wearing a …

equipment muay-thai sparring punching boxing  
asked by Vass 3 votes
answered by Tony D 1 vote

If Karate is supposed to be way of the empty-handed, then why does Gosoku-ryū use weapon katas?

I searched up different styles, and I say this style called Gosoku-ryū that has 46 katas including weapon katas. Why would there be katas involving weapons for a style of karate which is an art of the …

karate weapons forms style  
asked by user3525476 3 votes
answered by The Wudang Kid 7 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What does the closed fist covered by open hand signify?

This motion shows up in some styles of Karate (opening movement of several Shotokan kata - Bassai Dai, Jiin, Jion, Jitte) and some Kung-Fu styles. What does it represent?

bowing application  
asked by Zephyr 17 votes
answered by stslavik 14 votes

What are good solutions for MMA training with half long hair?

I basically always cut my hair right at the moment when they start getting into my eyes when training. Now I want to try and grow my hair to a half long - long hairstyle. There are some solutions I …

training grappling mma  
asked by Bart Burg 6 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 6 votes

Exercises to improve balance when kicking

When performing kicks, I quite often lose my balance, which results in me being positioned in a stance where I'm more exposed to attacks. This is normally due to me trying to raise my leg for the …

exercise kick strength stretching balance  
asked by Samuel Slade 11 votes
answered by Sean Patrick Floyd 9 votes

Best weight lifting exercise to develop a Wing Chun chain punch

What would be some good exercises to develop more power in a Wing Chun chain punch? Is it as simple as working on my triceps?

wing-chun punching weight-lifting  
asked by Dan Williams 10 votes
answered by MyStream 7 votes

Proper way to take care of boxing gloves and wrist wraps after use?

After heavy usage, boxing gloves and wrist wraps can get build up mildew and other nasties. What should I do the keep my gloves and wraps in good shape?

equipment  
asked by Alan 8 votes
answered by Nix 7 votes
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