• Should I go to a karate dojo or mma gym?

    Hey I'm 16 and I was wondering which I should go to first. I'm new to martial arts so I just need a start thanks.
    Hey I'm 16 and I was wondering which I should go to first. I'm new to martial arts so I just need a start thanks.
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is karate or mma better?

    I'm curious about which one is better
    I'm curious about which one is better
    5 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Street fighting tips?

    What martial arts should I take to become better at fighting, before my bully tries to fight me? Also how can I learn hand movements to put him on the ground if he grabs me?
    What martial arts should I take to become better at fighting, before my bully tries to fight me? Also how can I learn hand movements to put him on the ground if he grabs me?
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why is this bad?

    Best answer: I don't know if it is still true, but in the past, at least, professional boxers' fists were considered weapons.

    Any pro could be in serious legal trouble in a street fight if they harmed someone.

    That could easily lead to jail time.
    Best answer: I don't know if it is still true, but in the past, at least, professional boxers' fists were considered weapons.

    Any pro could be in serious legal trouble in a street fight if they harmed someone.

    That could easily lead to jail time.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Hi i practice taekwondo but my question is there are some people less flexible than me but i can't kick high like them why?

    Best answer: Because you have not reach the level of physical conditioning to allow your body to do high kicks. High kicks are the result of 2 factors: flexibility AND strength. Chances are you are flexible enough, but it is not enough to just be flexible. Your legs, hip, and core muscles have to be strong enough. The kicking... show more
    Best answer: Because you have not reach the level of physical conditioning to allow your body to do high kicks. High kicks are the result of 2 factors: flexibility AND strength.

    Chances are you are flexible enough, but it is not enough to just be flexible. Your legs, hip, and core muscles have to be strong enough. The kicking leg has to have enough strength to pull the leg into the extreme range of the high kick. The supporting leg has to have the strength to support your body and not lose balance. You hip and abs have to be strong enough to maintain the proper body alignment to maintain your balance and produce or generate optimal power.

    Try the following: stand up, support yourself on a table or chair and lift one leg to the level of your hip keeping the leg straight at all times and hold it there for about 10 seconds or as long as you can. Notice that burning sensation in your thigh muscles? That is the muscle that pulls your kick into position. The higher the kick, the strong that muscle has to be.

    Aside from the physical conditioning, you also have to develop your timing. A kick has many things going on where muscles in your body has work together to be in tune to make the kick. You can train for balance by slowing everything down and do the kick at a lower level. You practice to do the kick properly without losing balance and in proper form. The idea on not how many you do fast, but how many you do RIGHT slowly. If you cannot do it right slow, how do you expect to do it right fast?

    Keep on practicing, but keep in mind that it is more important to do it right than to do it fast.
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • What did McGregor say about Khabib's family, country and religion?

    Best answer: He called Nurmagomedov's manager Ali Abdelaziz a terrorist rat. He also called Nurmagomedov himself a Dagestani rat.
    Best answer: He called Nurmagomedov's manager Ali Abdelaziz a terrorist rat. He also called Nurmagomedov himself a Dagestani rat.
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • When a Karate student brakes boards, do they enjoy breaking it going with the grain of the wood, or against the grain?

    Best answer: You just pound the damn thing. Why are people talking about skill and grain? You put your weight into it. This is not skill or technique. It's common sense. It also how you execute a linear strong punch . You drop as you punch letting gravity and your mass help you. Why karate? A friend of mine working for the... show more
    Best answer: You just pound the damn thing. Why are people talking about skill and grain? You put your weight into it. This is not skill or technique. It's common sense. It also how you execute a linear strong punch . You drop as you punch letting gravity and your mass help you.

    Why karate? A friend of mine working for the DNR breaks small logs with his bare hands all the time.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can you take an mma class without past experience in martial arts.?

    I'm 16 I was wondering if it's not only ok for me to start if I don't have prior experience also if I'm to late to start to become pro.
    I'm 16 I was wondering if it's not only ok for me to start if I don't have prior experience also if I'm to late to start to become pro.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Would a top UFC fighter?

    Be able to defend himself against 10 ordinary men some armed with knives and some with bats who all want to kill him?
    Be able to defend himself against 10 ordinary men some armed with knives and some with bats who all want to kill him?
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why did Khabib get so much backlash after his fight with conor but conor got away with so much attacking the bus?

    Best answer: Because McGregor is the UFCs cash cow. McGregor knows it and so gets away with a kinds of rubbish. This is six of one half dozen of the other. Nobody comes out of this with any credit.
    Best answer: Because McGregor is the UFCs cash cow. McGregor knows it and so gets away with a kinds of rubbish. This is six of one half dozen of the other. Nobody comes out of this with any credit.
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Who would win in this matchup: Kimbo Slice or Conor Mcgregor?

    Best answer: What the hell kind of a last name is Slice? Is it even real?

    Lets think about that, shall we.
    Best answer: What the hell kind of a last name is Slice? Is it even real?

    Lets think about that, shall we.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is it considered bad to punch Nazis and fascists?

    Best answer: All you'd be doing is punching yourself and other democrats. Republicans cannot be Nazis since they aren't even socialist, and while not all socialists are National Socialists, all National Socialists are socialist.
    Best answer: All you'd be doing is punching yourself and other democrats. Republicans cannot be Nazis since they aren't even socialist, and while not all socialists are National Socialists, all National Socialists are socialist.
    27 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Would i stand a chance in MMA?

    Best answer: It would be a long shot at best which is some sort of chance but you need to understand what you are up against. No background in martial or fighting arts means training for a16-18 months before you could be ready for your first real fight as an amateur. Even then you might not be ready but that would be the... show more
    Best answer: It would be a long shot at best which is some sort of chance but you need to understand what you are up against. No background in martial or fighting arts means training for a16-18 months before you could be ready for your first real fight as an amateur. Even then you might not be ready but that would be the minimum given all the basic skills you have to learn and develop. Then fighting as an amateur you have to have so many fights before you can apply for a pro license. In most states that five or six fights as an amateur. Even if you fought every three months you are looking at another year at least before going pro. So that's about three years total. Then there are all those other outside factors in your life that might hold things up or side track you for a bit. Don't forget about the injury factor either and some injuries require rest and down time from training and fighting so you are really talking about four years or more really. That's a long time to be dedicated to something and train 4-5 days per week while putting other things aside all the while having to stay healthy.

    Even so some do succeed to some extent so it can be done but you won't know until you try and while all this is happening you also have to live somehow and pay your bills. Injuries, family obligations, and other personal situations take out a lot of fighters in they becoming fighters and/or they furthering their career much beyond the amateur level. So if you want to try and do this I think its important that you understand what you are up against and that you take it one step at a time. That first step would be finding a place to train and learn those aspects you need to learn and developing your skill and understanding of them over about 16-18 months. If you can do that and stick to your training and stay off cigarettes and basically little or no drinking then take the next step. That would be getting scheduled for your first amateur fight against another fighter with few or no fights. Your third step would be getting enough fights under your belt as an amateur and winning the majority of them and then applying for a pro license. Even after 4-5 amateur fights you might not be ready for that level nor even reach it but as I said you take it one step at a time.
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it possible to loose muscle memory?

    Me and my grandmother were rehearsing for a wedding and I took a step before her and (her arm was wrapped around my arm)she pulled me back a little, I was very upset and my heart dropped,I have been doing mma for a couple years and got very good at it I am worried that I have lost all my skills I worked so hard for... show more
    Me and my grandmother were rehearsing for a wedding and I took a step before her and (her arm was wrapped around my arm)she pulled me back a little, I was very upset and my heart dropped,I have been doing mma for a couple years and got very good at it I am worried that I have lost all my skills I worked so hard for is it possible or am I overreacting,how can a old lady half my size pull me back a little,how did I go from outs grappling high level fighters to getting pulled back by my grandmother?
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should we muscle into Persia?

    8 answers · 2 weeks ago