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Is capoeira or kickboxing better for self-defense?

Is capoeira or kickboxing better for self-defense?

Depends on you: As with most martial arts, the moves and forms practiced are self defense based; however, it doesn't matter what moves there are, it's important that you perfect the move and can execute it at the appropriate time. There are fantastic moves in both capoeira and kickboxing. “fear not the man who has practiced 10, 000 kicks once, but...The man who has practiced one kick 10, 000 times.” - bruce lee. ...Read more

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Which is better capoeira or yoga?

Which is better capoeira or yoga?

No comparison: Capoeira is a brazilian martial art and yoga is physical, mental and spiritual disciplen which originated in ancient india. These are not identical practices. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of doing capoeira for your physical health?

What are the benefits of doing capoeira for your physical health?

Can be great: This "modified martial arts, dancing, boxing, aerobics" style of training and exercise will really give you a cardiovascular and muscular work-out. Besides, you may learn something about self-defense at the same time. You can be injured, but you can be in nearly any exercise you embark on. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and do capoeira. My husband is anxious that this could hurt the baby. I disagree, but am tired of arguing about it. What should I do?

I'm pregnant and do capoeira. My husband is anxious that this could hurt the baby. I disagree, but am tired of arguing about it. What should I do?

Exercise: Exercise is safe in pregnancy. You want to avoid activities where you may fall or get hit. Part of a relationship is learning to respect each others concerns and then find the balancing act to keep each other happy. Give and take is part of marriage. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on how to alleviate my sore wrist from capoeira?

Any suggestions on how to alleviate my sore wrist from capoeira?

Wrist pain: One of the first things is to get a proper exam and diagnosis a hand surgeon can help. The range if problems for a wrist includes arthritis tendinitis nerve issues carpal tunnel ligament injury fracture stress fracture keinbocks masses in fact any structure can cause wrist pain . Simple solutions are splinting NSAID ice and stretching but done wrong it can make things worse so get evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have my niece do capoeira if she has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Is it okay to have my niece do capoeira if she has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes, but see doctor: All exercise is good for preserving joint motion. The danger would be if there were to be strong physical contact with a damaged joint that had lost range of motion. In juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, some joints become immobile and cannot bend normally. Also, the cervical spine should be examined for prior damage and the bone density should be assessed for osteoporosis. Needs doctor clearance. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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