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  1. axelb liked Dead_pool's post in the thread New to BJJ as an older adult.

    1) congratulations! 2) it's a marathon not a sprint 3) put aside any other arts you've done before whilst on the mats for at least the...

    Nov 12, 2019 at 2:33 PM
  2. axelb liked Pretty In Pink's post in the thread New to BJJ as an older adult.

    Yeah, for a lot of people it's very lifestyle-ish. Much like other sports. Some places get a bad rep such as Gracie Barra places for...

    Nov 12, 2019 at 2:32 PM
  3. axelb liked aaradia's post in the thread flexible weapons historical use?.

    No, can't help but please share some of what you find here! If you find anything. I personally don't believe these types of weapons...

    Nov 12, 2019 at 10:31 AM
  4. axelb replied to the thread New to BJJ as an older adult.

    welcome to MAP :) I'm not familiar with gyms at Melbourne, a quick search and I can see a lot of well known named BJJ gyms available....

    Nov 12, 2019 at 10:25 AM
  5. axelb liked Van Zandt's post in the thread Can you spar kickboxing using a side stance?.

    My training background includes both TKD and MT; if you want to use side stance against MT fighters, you must respect their low kicks....

    Nov 11, 2019 at 11:11 AM
  6. axelb liked Monkey_Magic's post in the thread Can you spar kickboxing using a side stance?.

    While you’re healing, can’t you ask your sparring partners to go light? Also, I find light sparring is better for learning than heavy...

    Nov 11, 2019 at 11:10 AM
  7. axelb liked Pretty In Pink's post in the thread Can you spar kickboxing using a side stance?.

    Learn to block properly surely? Don't spar when it's healing, just train on pads/bag more.

    Nov 11, 2019 at 11:10 AM
  8. axelb liked Dead_pool's post in the thread Cheap BJJ Gi.

    ^ fabric softener, and washing your gi at 40% helps stop that!

    Nov 9, 2019 at 3:15 PM
  9. axelb replied to the thread Cheap BJJ Gi.

    My balding head knows what you're talking about ;) I don't know if that is a general wear issue, or if extra fabric softener would help?...

    Nov 9, 2019 at 11:14 AM
  10. axelb liked aikiMac's post in the thread Cheap BJJ Gi.

    I've had my eye on Tatami. Several people I've rolled with wear it, and their gis always seem to be fine. One of my gis is turning into...

    Nov 9, 2019 at 11:12 AM
  11. axelb liked Stuart Gilham's post in the thread Leaning Back Out Of Range?.

    [MEDIA] I made my video as I see it on the pro's and con's of leaning back out of range from Israel Adesanya at UFC 243. Generally it...

    Nov 8, 2019 at 9:26 PM
  12. axelb liked Xue Sheng's post in the thread Old guy training.

    Some are, especially if done incorrectly. But some simply are not for someone with arthritic knees. I looked at a lot of routines for...

    Nov 8, 2019 at 9:25 PM
  13. axelb liked Pretty In Pink's post in the thread Is one hour of karate a week worth it?.

    Yeah, striking is like language, you can only really learn one whole one at a time. Grappling is like math. It's a universal language...

    Nov 7, 2019 at 9:51 PM
  14. axelb liked Van Zandt's post in the thread Thought of the Day.

    Americans turn up late to everything.

    Nov 6, 2019
  15. axelb liked Van Zandt's post in the thread Thought of the Day.

    It's Bonfire Night here in the UK. I realised July 4th is just the Americans turning up late for November 5th.

    Nov 6, 2019