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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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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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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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Help please. Could cocaine make you a more aggressive/powerful fighter?

Help please. Could cocaine make you a more aggressive/powerful fighter?

Oh, probably...: ... And much more likely to die from sudden cardiac failure or hypertensive crisis. And then there's the other medical complications, the legal risk, the crash when it wears off, etc. It hardly seems worth it. ...Read more

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I want to lose 30 pounds in a month. And i've done it before because im a cage fighter. I want to know the best way to do it and is it safe?

I want to lose 30 pounds in a month. And i've done it before because im a cage fighter. I want to know the best way to do it and is it safe?

Neither: Listen, there is no safe way to loose 30 pounds in a month. Plain and simple. Now, you may have gotten away with it before, but there is very few other crazy things you may get away with, without causing kidney damage, increasing your risk for stroke, bowel problems, ulcers and heart issues. ...Read more

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Looking for some direction with nutrition and supplements for beginner fighter?

Looking for some direction with nutrition and supplements for beginner fighter?

Tips: Best to focus more on a healthy balanced diet and less on supplements. Supplements are unregulated and often the claims on the label do not match results. Two helpful websites: winning sports nutrition http://www.Ucsfhealth.Org/education/winning_sports_nutrition/ myplate.Gov http://www.Choosemyplate.Gov/weight-management-calories/weight-management/better-choices/amount-calories.Html. ...Read more

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Can i still be a professional fighter, even with hepatitis b?

Can i still be a professional fighter, even with hepatitis b?

Yes as long as LFTs: Yes you can as long as your liver function tests are within normal range and you are otherwise in good health and not on any meds. That means if you are an inactive carrier of hepb. ...Read more

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Why sometimes i think of fighting some one (i am not a fighter, nor do I start fights)? What causes this random aggression?

Why sometimes i think of fighting some one (i am not a fighter, nor do I start fights)? What causes this random aggression?

Suppressed anger: You may be carrying around anger or resentment toward someone and not be consciously aware of it. You may fear that expressing it will damage the relationship, hurt the other person or get out of control. Look into yourself (or let a therapist help you) to see where the anger lies, then figure out how to let it out harmlessly. ...Read more