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Flora last won the day on October 8 2016

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    Muay Thai, Environment, Veganism, Philosophy, Nutrition, Alternative medecine.
    And of course : Cats.

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  1. Hi, I have ripped gloves (used to be 12oz, now more close to 0oz haha) that I use for bag work, and I used to have "good" glove (14oz) for sparing only. I didn't really know where to post this, so I thought here was a good place ... to all of you DO NO BUY VEHEMENT GEAR. I had the worse experience ever with them, I bought gloves, and a few month after they started to be a bit ripped, so I wrote a message to the compagny (on their facebook page) to ask if they had any guaranty. They have never answer. Then 10 months later, the lower part of the glove was so ripped, it became tear up from the upper part. I wrote them an email (to which they have never answer). Then I wrote a review on their website (which they have never published or immediatly deleted). I've never had such a bad experience with a brand (I went back to my old top king gear which are still in better condition even though old). So from now on, I'll stick with TopKing ( or read all the thread and see if there is better brand ;) ).
  2. Totally agree with this. Discussion should be open in order to find the best way to minimize risk. Do you know more about the IQ test? I've looked into it a bit on internet, and although I don't know much about it, it doesn't seems revelant as you said. Because of different education/culture/etc. Also agree with you about freedom of choice for child, but I think they are not really aware or don't really understand the implication of such injuries ... then, it is responsible to let them choose? that the ethical problem I guess. @Kevin, is this the article you are looking for ? here a full link : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jmri.20656/full or maybe this one : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3703661/pdf/nihms-486669.pdf the brain scan you posted are from a poster, usually poster are presented before the actual study/article is published
  3. This result isn't new, there is a lot of medical study about combat sports, martial art and well sports in general and risk of serious injuries and brain damage, amoung children and adults. A few years ago, I've read a medical review paper about a campaign "doctors against boxing". In this paper doctors were litteraly asking for the ban of the sport, and saying that boxers shouldn't go to medical because basically they have choosen their "curse" (so if boxers are in pain, well, doctors wanted to have the choice not to treat them !!). It's a bit extreme ... I am not a parent, but I guess there is a nice compromise that can be done : practicing the sport but no actual fighting or competition (until certain age), enough rest days during the week, and good protection. Or maybe start with a sport than is "softer" or use more protections (judo, taekwondo?)? I struggle myself with the whole idea of fighting. I love muay thai, and I love fighting, but we have one body, one life and one brain so when I do see fights without protections (no mouthpiece, no shinguard, no headgear and 8oz gloves) ... I wonder if it is worth the love and passion. I think at least headgear should be mandatory... too many friends of mine got concussions. I'm saying this but I usually don't wear protection myself ... should practice what I preach ... :/
  4. Hey :) So I've said earlier "I'll let you know if the change in training will change anything (instead of pressure + heavy shot from him -> pressure + let me use him as a "living moving bag")". I've been using my coach more as a punching bag than anything else (well a bag that still kick your ass when u do something wrong). I still have hard sparing with some people way better than I am but I try to balance between hard and technical sparing. Also I've started sparing more and more with girls or people of my height + weight, and it's like my body is more willing to be agressive (because I know I can take those shot. Ehile with heavier people my body remembers previous injuries and is less willing to get in... so I'm just defensive). It's pretty damn nice to feel again that I can "attack" and not just "defend". Voilà!!
  5. I'd love to read some advices on this too!! I've talked with coach recently about changing the way he trained me, and we discussed the 'agressivity' topic for quite a while. Basically when I started MT, I was really agressive in sparing. But because I was inexperienced (and also, light weight girl compare to more experienced heavier guys) sparing partners wouldn't go hard on me, or would just be a "moving and living punchingbag". With time I would get a few more shot, more bruises or cuts, but everything was bearable, or at least I showed this... so much that it escalated and I actually took some really heavy punches/kicks (one in particular, that resulted in a 4 days in bed not being able to stand on my leg). Since then, it seems that I lost my 'agressivity', now I spare in a 'smart' way (which isn't actually smart because I'm thinking way to much before 'attacking'). I'll let you know if the change in training will change anything (instead of pressure + heavy shot from him -> pressure + let me use him as a "living moving bag"). Have you ever lost agressivity or you never add it? I'm curious to read you! :) oh and also, I talked a few month ago with a women who gives self-defence class about the way we look in the street. And she told me that to develop agressivity, I should look at something chin "up" (normal posture) and look at that same thing chin "down" (like when you are boxing) and repeat this. I don't know if I'm more agressive, but it is true that when doing it I feel a difference in my brain/feeling/emotion (I don't know how to explain this)
  6. Hi MT community, you can totally delete this post if it is inappropriate. I'm giving a conference soon about plants and sports, and I wanted to know a little bit more about sportives peoples in general. If you have friends who are training something else than MT (even yoga!) you can send them too my survey. Thanks Here the link : http://goo.gl/forms/FeAfW78eM3vChfQt1
  7. To heal quickly, beside ice I would suggest essential oil (you can't really have ice all day, while E.O. yes ;) you can message me if you want some more info) and also as they suggest you : k-taping (it's great, I've use it for my wrest) @Micc :D thanks for this link, I'll add them to my workout -with weight :)
  8. Thanks everyone, will check polymetric and Fitness Blender on youtube! Ohh this is such a good idea! I might try next week!!
  9. Hi! Thanks so much for the advices, I thought about running... will start soon (it's still a bit too cold for me right now, when it's below 0°C, my feet are just freezing!). Kick drill, yesyes! I'll check Sylvie's videos for tomorrow, Thanks Kevin! I went training today, thankfully my coach gave me some tips too about stuff to work on the bag. I would have run out of ideas after kicking ;) Also, I'd like to work on explosion/power, what do you think is best? I was thinking jumping squat.
  10. Hi everyone, I didn't find a thread about this, and Sylvie wrote about the importance of training around injuries. So here my problem : I broke a finger 3 days ago in training, which totally suck because I feel I really can't do anything. Any advices in what techniques I could work on in the meanwhile, how to keep my arm active (even if i can't do push up or pull up because of my finger), or anything else? Anything else you might think about that I could add to my -now- limited training Thanks a lot!
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