Archive for February, 2008

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CartWheel Tutorial Haze

February 29, 2008

What? you don’t think you can do a cartwheel? of course you can, there easy.

First, for the sake of this tutorial, we will assume you have two hands, two legs, and weigh less then 300 pounds.

Now heres how to do a Cartwheel

From a standing position bring your hands up above your head and throw them down in the direction you are facing, (pick which ever side is more comfortable for you) if you go to the left your left hand should reach the ground a short time before your right hand, just the reverse if you went to the right. Then as you throw your self onto your hands you put your right hand down as well, DON’T FLINCH if you do your going to fall over, if you don’t and you commit to the cartwheel you can probably do one on your first try. Once you get your hands on the ground and your legs in the air you do really have to do much, just let your momentum carry you over. Now, the leg that’s going to reach the ground first is your back leg, which ever that was when you started your cartwheel, your going to swing that leg down and land on the ball of your foot, then bring the other leg and the rest of you after it. And thats all there is to it.

Cartwheels don’t take a lot of effort, momentum does most of the work for you, you just have to swing a leg down and keep your elbows straight.

points to remember

1) Take a running start if you think that will help you.

2) Your hands don’t both go down at the same time, but one after another.

3) Try and keep your legs above your body and your toes pointed.

4) Your back leg is the one that you will land on first.

5) Keep trying and you’ll get it, anyone can do a cartwheel.

Have Fun guys and girls. ^_^

-Yakri

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Types of MA’s and basic intel for the unlearned, (and maybe something for pros)

February 28, 2008

There are many types of MA’s as everybody knows, but I’ll try to write down some of the more common ones and map them out for you.

1st: There are the most common type of MA that people think of when they hear the words Martial Artist. The basic bruise-break-and-destroy type would have under it’s banner the likes of Karate, Taekwondo, a few kinds of Kung Fu, and maybe, just maybe Judo. This type has usally one or two things in common. They all involve using a mix of foward and backward enegy. Meaning, they practice using your hands and feet to destroy the enemy, but also involve using the energy of the opponent, but this is more like the second type of MA. All MA have these two in common, but not all concentrate on them with the same fervor.

2nd: MA’s like Aikido, Jujitsu, almost all kinds of Kung Fu, Judo, and believe it or not, even Kendo has some aspects of this. Using the opponent’s energy is usefull when you can’t overpower or defeat your enemy though the normal means, because he is much strong/bigger/heavier then you. You enable your self to seem to have the strength of a giant, flipping, throwing, and tossing people many, many pounds heavier then you, you also can use this to be a “Rat in a lion’s den” so to speak by getting around his attacks, and use this opening to create a much bigger finale.

There are many, many more things to write about, and I don’t think I did this post justice but, I’ll continue to try boosting it up every now and then. And, sorry if you were looking for a little more detail on a specific MA, I can post all that I know on a specific subject to anwser your comment or e-mail.

-Beldmort

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Tips for Training #1

February 27, 2008

Hey everybody, it’s Beveld here with a tip for training.

Doing push-ups. Instead of going all out and seeing how many you can do before you drop, you should do five reps, rest for about 30-45 seconds, do 5 more then rest for a slightly longer amount and continue for about 15-20 minutes, depending on your endurance. Try to keep your rest time below one minute. Another thing you can do, if you find the ordinary is getting too easy, you might try elevating your feet (a chair is usually best). It works your abs and lats more and throwing in something new always makes the work out more interesting.

And remember, don’t overwork yourself. Over-working is worse than not working out at all.

-Beveld-

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Sit Ups, are they bad for you?

February 27, 2008

Well, depending on who you ask you would get different anwsers. But I personally think that depending on your physical condition you would want to choose between sit ups and crunches. If you don’t have a strong back and/or you have some kind of problem with your back, stay with crunches, they are EASIER on the back and still work enough in the long run. But, Sit ups are good for only rare occasions. I mean, crunches are much, much more easilily used. All in all I would personally stay with crunches. But here is some counter info for you people. http://www.abmat.co.uk/situp.htm . Sit ups, crunches, they both have their pluses depending on the person using them, but a large percentage of TKD and WSD MA practioners will tell you no to sit ups.

-Beldmort

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Yo *peace sign*

February 27, 2008

Hey I’m Beveld.

I’m into martial arts and working out. I’ve been studying MA for a while so I’m happy to answer your questions about them. I also know a bit about psychology, mostly behavioral and addiction medicine. But I am NOT a doctor so please consider my responses as opinions only!

-Beveld-

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Hello people of the internet underworld.

February 27, 2008

I’m gonna be helping to write in this blog of ours co-authoring with several others. I am basically going to try help out any one interested in MA and fitness, also if they need to know anything about tricking.

-Beldmort

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Food Busters I:Milk, Should you be drinking it?

February 27, 2008

Well, I’m pretty sure that most people think milk is really good for you, and in some ways, they would be right. However, if you are an aspiring tricker, or a serious athlete of any kind, you might want to avoid drinking too much of it. Milk is known to be an anti-performer, it’s hard for your body to digest it (particularly non-organic milk), and it can even temporarily stop intestinal function, naturally this is in large quantities like, for instance, 8 glasses a day. If you really much have your milk to survive, make sure you drink organic milk, and don’t drink it before a workout. Small amounts of organic milk CAN be very good for you, but it is still an anti-performer so it’ll slow you down if you drink it before tricking, working out, or any other sport.

-Yakri

EDIT: This information is a little out of date and un-informed. So take it with a grain of salt please. My opinion now, is drink only organic milk, and only after work outs. other then that, it’s fine, although I don’t like it myself. ^_^

~yakri