FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 60 Guests and 1 Spider online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Shanktotheright, royal, bobgalle100011, agenonline, TooNice
22862 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
THEFOREVERMAN 3
MattJ 2
Dobbersky 2
royal 2
ergees 1
April
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
New Topics
Judo Olympic Games 1964 Tokyo, The Video Gallery
by ergees
04/01/14 05:26 AM
Muay Thai Seminar with Greg Nelson - Marcus Charle
by Marcus Charles
03/24/14 04:39 PM
Fighting On Saturday!!!
by Dobbersky
03/20/14 05:45 AM
Where Are They Now?
by Dobbersky
05/30/13 08:08 AM
AKK kata question
by
09/04/05 01:27 PM
Recent Posts
Fighting On Saturday!!!
by Dobbersky
Today at 06:52 AM
Muay Thai Seminar with Greg Nelson - Marcus Charle
by THEFOREVERMAN
04/16/14 08:20 AM
AKK kata question
by MattJ
04/04/14 05:45 PM
Judo Olympic Games 1964 Tokyo, The Video Gallery
by ergees
04/01/14 05:26 AM
Forum Stats
22862 Members
36 Forums
35546 Topics
432377 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#209130 - 11/28/05 04:40 PM i need help
zico Offline
Stranger

Registered: 11/26/05
Posts: 1
hi guys
i need help! im really un-flexable. my sensei said i need to improve. since then i have been spending about 1/2 hour a day stretching. 1/4 in the morning and 1/4 hour in evening. The stretches ive been doing ive pretty much just made up. something tells me that its not doing me any good. maybe due to the painfull 'bee sting' feeling near my knee.
im 16, weigh 9 1/2 stone and about 5ft 9. as i said before, i need help. please could someone direct me down the right path before i end up hurting myself. sugestions would be greatly appreciated.
thanks alot

Top
#209131 - 11/28/05 05:57 PM Re: i need help [Re: zico]
JasonM Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 2502
_________________________
90 percent of good abs is your nutrition

Top
#209132 - 11/28/05 07:18 PM Re: i need help [Re: zico]
ShaolinNinja Offline
hates silicone bubishi

Registered: 10/09/05
Posts: 301
Loc: Ireland
Ask your sensei what specific stretches you need to work on and how to do them properly.
_________________________
The world's a will to power and nothing besides

Top
#209133 - 11/29/05 09:44 AM Re: i need help [Re: ShaolinNinja]
JasonM Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 2502
That is a good idea. But keep in mind that not all instructors know proper stretching or even emphasize dynamic stretching. For years I was used to our normal warm-up and static strectching in that warm-up. At a young age, it is probably okay, but for us older farts it is a different ball game. I believe now that dynamic stretching is the way to go for the warm-up. Since dynamic stretching is related to the kicking and striking we use in the MA. IMO..
_________________________
90 percent of good abs is your nutrition

Top
#209134 - 11/29/05 12:33 PM Re: i need help [Re: JasonM]
Tezza Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 07/05/05
Posts: 775
Loc: Kent, U.K.
if you want to know all about different stretches try a book called Ultimate Flexibility: A Complete Guide to Stretching for Martial Arts by S.H. Kim.
It explains every stretch for each part of the body.
It can be found here
_________________________
Train Hard Tez WT Central

Top
#209135 - 12/03/05 12:02 AM Re: i need help [Re: zico]
srv Offline
The OTHER forum Doctor

Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 139
Loc: SA, Australia
Ask your instructor for some stretches or concentrate on the stretches that you do at training. Also consider going to a gym or asking a trainer of some sort about stretches. Don't just make up random stretches because if you're not doing them properly you could do more damage than good. And above all, keep training hard, because with training your flexibility will improve enormously. Just don't try to rush it, know your limitations and your flexibility will improve,

Top
#209136 - 12/05/05 12:17 PM Re: i need help [Re: srv]
wynnema Offline
Member

Registered: 02/02/05
Posts: 82
Loc: Preston
Quote:

Ask your instructor for some stretches or concentrate on the stretches that you do at training. Also consider going to a gym or asking a trainer of some sort about stretches. Don't just make up random stretches because if you're not doing them properly you could do more damage than good. And above all, keep training hard, because with training your flexibility will improve enormously. Just don't try to rush it, know your limitations and your flexibility will improve,




not to offend but in my experience many instrcutors and most gym trainers do not have a clue about human physiology or about putting together a useable program of stretching for MA. They still do static stretch warm ups and wonder why their students get injured so often. To get you started you need to properly sequence your stretching. dynamic stretching as a warm up, static after exercise. Work on building up to your current range of motion before exercise and work on improving it afterwards. There are tons of useful sites on then internet to help.

Top






Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Ryukyu Art
Artifacts from the Ryukyu Kingdom missing since WWII. Visit www.ShisaLion.Org to view pictures

Best Stun Guns
Self Defense Products-stun guns, pepper spray, tasers and more

Surveillance 4U
Complete surveillance systems for covert operations or secure installation security

Asylum Images
Book presents photo tour of the Trans-Allegany Lunatic Asylum. A must if you're going to take a ghost tour!

 



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga