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Extra long karate gi top

I have a long torso (36" sleeve) and I'm currently wearing the longest gi top I could find locally. It has a tendency to ride up and I'm constantly pulling it down. Is there someone who sells extra long karate uniform tops anywhere (and takes credit cards)?
posted by tommasz on Feb 26, 2015 - 3 answers

What would be a good martial art for me?

I've recently been thinking that I would like to take up a martial art of some kind. My goal is not so much to learn to fight as to improve my physical fitness and self-confidence, and develop discipline, confidence, and mental clarity. The physical and mental goals are equally important; what should I be looking at? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Dec 15, 2014 - 21 answers

tips for a full-contact kickboxer competing in sports karate

I'm a full contact kickboxer/MMA student looking for training tips for competing in karate point sparring in January. (Light/moderate contact, continuous and stop/start, NASKA rules.) Would love input both from other full contact fighters who've done point fighting, and from pure point fighters. [more inside]
posted by whydub on Nov 5, 2014 - 2 answers

Help me decide which martial art to pursue.

I think I'd like to take up some kind of martial art for both self-defense and exercise reasons. There are some quizzes online, but I don't really know how to answer a lot of the questions, given that I have never done this kind of thing before. I'm located in Houston, TX so I imagine I have a lot of options. More details on me and my preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by jorlyfish on Mar 29, 2014 - 18 answers

Where in MPLS can I learn to throw a punch?

Just moved to Minneapolis and would like to continue my martial arts training. I was doing shotokan karate for about three years and would like to pick up where I left off, but I'm open to other forms if there is a particularly good school you'd recommend. Any suggestions of places to look into or where I can find out more about my options? [more inside]
posted by princeoftheair on Jul 2, 2013 - 2 answers

Remember a family suicide in a karate film

I vaguely remember a scene from a Bruce Lee or Sonny Chiba movie in which a grieving (or shamed?) mother tries to kill herself and children. She ties them all together and to a weight and then in water they go... What was that movie?
posted by eedele on Mar 27, 2013 - 0 answers

Help me find the lost final scene song from Karate Kid

Where can I find the music from the Final Fight scene of Karate Kid I? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on May 18, 2011 - 7 answers

How to increase stamina and improve cardiovascular system.

I do Kyokushin karate, but my stamina burns up too quickly. What's wrong with my stamina or cardiovascular system, and how do I improve them (or at least increase my stamina)? [more inside]
posted by wz on Dec 1, 2010 - 22 answers

Extracurricular activities for the karateka.

What exercises will help me be a better martial artist? [more inside]
posted by LightStruk on Oct 4, 2010 - 18 answers

Pretty sure it's not the Karate Kid...

I'm trying to find the name of this movie, or perhaps figure out if it was all in my head. I saw it on TV in the UK probably 15 years ago, and it is sort of like the Karate Kid, but not... [more inside]
posted by thumpasor on Mar 5, 2010 - 7 answers

How can a five-year-old get a black belt in karate?

Is Varsha Vinod a hoax? How could she be biologically possible? [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Jan 30, 2010 - 20 answers

Can I Polish Up My Martial Arts When I Can't Afford a Dojo?

Is it possible to practice and brush up on martial arts? I can't afford a dojo and only have my wife to practice on (!!). I know...rather sad. But she is willing to learn so I teach her. Can I polish up my previous learning? I have 3 years in karate 2 years in small-circle jujitsu (wrist lock flowing techniques, and not the Brazilian stuff...which would be great, though)...and a smattering of Aikido. I am not looking to be Bruce Lee or the best cage fighter. I am wanting to perfect what I do know. Is it silly to watch youtube videos and books that I have (excellent reference by Marc Tedeschi etc) to refresh myself as well as practice teaching my wife? What are your thoughts on training in a vacuum if you will? If you have any training ideas or opinions I am open for your knowledge or criticism. I don't want to waste my time.
posted by snap_dragon on Jun 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Is 28 too old to learn karate?

Realistically, is 28 too old to learn karate or some other martial art (I mean, learn it and be effective with it, not just to have something to do on Saturday mornings)? [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Mar 22, 2009 - 27 answers

What is a good martial arts school in Chicago?

What is a good (criteria inside) martial arts school in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by burnfirewalls on Mar 17, 2009 - 8 answers

Limber me up, Scotty!

Yoga, martial arts, gymnastics, parkour, something else?! I'm looking to get more flexible, strong, healthy, and to have fun. What are the long term consequences of any of these activities (studies, anecdotes, etc)? Which should I do? (Bonus points if in Boston, but not necessary) [more inside]
posted by losvedir on Dec 20, 2008 - 13 answers

Most respected martial arts masters in the US/Canada today?

Most respected martial arts masters in the US/Canada today? [more inside]
posted by It ain't over yet on Nov 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Asia travel ideas for 18 yr old karate lover?

Can anyone recommend any martial arts learning opportunities (camps, workshops, lessons, etc) in Asia that an 18 year old would enjoy? My nephew in the US is a karate brown belt and he would like to travel to Asia when he graduates from high school this year. I am trying to help him find some interesting travel opportunities which relate to karate. He loves karate and has been searching for something to do in Japan or India for Summer 2008 but we haven't found anything yet. Thanks for any tips.
posted by RoadTripPlanner on Sep 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Athletic cup question from the mom

Does anyone here have experience wearing the Nutty Buddy cup? [more inside]
posted by jvilter on Apr 14, 2007 - 4 answers

Burien, WA (Seattle-area) martial arts question

I have practiced Shito-Ryu karate for about 3 years but my dojo has closed. I'm looking for recommendations for a new karate dojo. I know I won't find another Shito-Ryu dojo in my home town, so I'd consider switching to Shotokan or even perhaps to something else (kung fu or TKD?), but it needs to be close to my home in Burien. Anybody have a recommendation?
posted by jhendow on Jul 28, 2006 - 5 answers

A blow to the neck takes you out?

In the movies, you can take a guy out by hitting him on the on the neck, from behind, either with the back of a gun or - if you are James Bond-ish - with the hand of karate. Does this work? If not, why is it so common in the movies?
posted by mr.marx on Oct 18, 2005 - 30 answers

The Most Awesome Movie Training Songs?

I'd like your help in compiling a workout mix-cd of the most Awesome Cheesily Inspirational songs from movie training sequences. Think "Eye of the Tiger"... or even better, "Hearts on Fire" from the Rocky IV training sequence. And quite possibly the apex: Joe Esposito's "You're the Best" from the Karate Kid. (YOU'RE THE BEST! AROOOUND!) Stuff where you can't help but start going, "Yeah! I'm going to totally train in this montage to kick that guy's ass!" Doesn't even have to be from a training montage, just have that 'feel.'
posted by Stan Chin on Mar 31, 2005 - 65 answers

Martial Arts in DC

I'm going to be moving back to Washington, DC in late August to go back to college. I want to begin taking martial arts classes -- but what should I take? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by armage on Aug 2, 2004 - 16 answers

What is a good martial art for a 6 year old, and related questions

MartialArtsFilter: My son has been badgering me about a martial arts class. I know exactly nothing about martial arts, so I have questions:
1) what's a good art for a 6 year old kid?
2) how much should I expect to pay for a) lessons and b) uniforms and equipment?
3) any good schools in northern VA people want to suggest?
posted by Irontom on Feb 10, 2004 - 13 answers

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