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Doctor insights on: Aikido Martial Arts

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What are the benefits of doing aikido over another martial art?

What are the benefits of doing aikido over another martial art?

Can be weak: "aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical strength"( taken from wikipedia) it has a philosophic and spiritualmunder pinning. ...Read more

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What can be done to shed pounds fast for martial arts ?

What can be done to shed pounds fast for martial arts ?

Not fast: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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will performing martial arts contribute or stunt my growth?

will performing martial arts contribute or stunt my growth?

Neither: Practicing martial arts should not make one shorter or taller. The most significant factor is genetic: the height of one's parents and ancestors. The second is eating a nutritious diet with adequate calories for your age and activity level. If there are still concerns about stature, one should consult with a pediatrician or pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How can you relief pain in these areas after martial arts training?

How can you relief pain in these areas after martial arts training?

Stretching: It is important to stretch prior to workouts, but moreso after your workout session. Take advantage of the muscles being warm to slowly elongate and relax them after the workout. ...Read more

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Is there an ultimate diet for a big man looking to study martial arts?

Is there an ultimate diet for a big man looking to study martial arts?

Low fat, low sugar: The best diet for martial arts or any sport that requires speed and agility, is one that is going to help you to lose wt, without losing energy. If you want to reduce wt, i usually advise a low fat/ low sugar diet, with lots of vegetables, whole grains, and avoid refined sugar. The important thing is to be patient and stick with the exercise and diet! congratulations are your endeavor to train! ...Read more

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Will signing up my child for martial arts lessons give him more discipline?

Will signing up my child for martial arts lessons give him more discipline?

Absolutely!: I'm glad you posted this question...Having studied martial arts myself and having enrolled my son in the study as well. 'studying' imparts not only self-discipline but confidence and self esteem as well; and can be great in potentially dealing with "bullies". The only warning would be the demeanor of the sensei(or teacher); your child needs to 'fit' with him/her so meet with first and decide. ...Read more

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Iq drop from martial arts/fighting, possible?

Iq drop from martial arts/fighting, possible?

Yes. Which Style?: Yes. Obviously, any martial art or fighting that involves contact with the head can lead to concussion, traumatic brain injury, etc. There may be some styles which may be safer, such as Tai Chi & Aikido. These arts rarely have percussive impact. It all depends upon how you train. ...Read more

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How can I prevent long term injuries in martial arts?

Conditioning: Make sure that you stretch and warm-up properly to maintain good flexibility. Make sure that you learn and maintain good technique because you want to maintain efficiency in your motion. Understand that martial arts when practiced is more than a sport or form of exercise but a way of life. ...Read more

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What' the best martial arts for someone doesn't self-defend very well?

Aikido: "aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical strength "(directly quoted from wikipedia). ...Read more

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