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Top new questions this week:

How do I make sure students refer to me by my title during class

At the last grading, I was promoted, and given the title Dai Sempai by the Shihan. He told all of us who had been promoted to make sure all of the students refered to each other using the correct ...

asked by Oscar McPherson 4 votes
answered by Steve Weigand 11 votes

Is it respectful for someone of a coloured rank to date a black belt?

I'm just wondering weather it would be appropriate for me to date one of the coloured belts at my dojo. I don't instruct her personally, and I know her outside the club through school. I would like to ...

asked by Oscar McPherson 4 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 12 votes

Training question for kyokushin karate

I was wondering if anyone could help me with this training question.Right now im practicing Kyokushin karate, however I wanted to develop some muscle as well ( weight training), speed and conditioning ...

training karate weight-lifting  
asked by BeachSamurai 2 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 2 votes

Best martial art for a late bloomer

I have done "intro's" to a few martial arts when I was younger, now in mid 40's and reasonably good health. I am trying to find a martial art that would be easier for me to learn at this age (easier ...

brazilian-jiu-jitsu muay-thai tai-chi mixed-martial-arts wing-chun  
asked by 2 votes
answered by Lorenzo Lami 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How bad is kickboxing for your brain?

I'm not asking for medical advice, I'm just asking this out of sheer curiosity: To me it seems that kickboxing is the best kind of workout I could get, nothing else gets me in shape quite as quickly ...

sparring health kickboxing  
asked by user474 8 votes
answered by Dave Liepmann 17 votes

What are the purposes of martial arts forms?

A lot of martial arts use forms as a part of the training. They are taught and drilled. One benefit, of course, are the applications that you get from them. Small books of self-defense and movements ...

forms kata  
asked by Trevoke 21 votes
answered by slugster 30 votes

What are good exercises for building grip strength for judo and BJJ?

I'm looking for exercises to help maintain a grip on an opponent's gi while pulling them around. There are two elements to this: strength and endurance. Meaning, I want my grip to be hard to break but ...

strength brazilian-jiu-jitsu judo  
asked by Lex 11 votes
answered by White Belt Club 8 votes
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