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    The Splits?

    I am working on trying to be able to do the splits.

    i want to be able to do flashy things when my school does demos. I also want to be able to say "I can do the splits!"

    right now when i sit down i can get my legs apart at a rigth angle and can get my chin about an inch from my knees at that point.

    what kind of things do i need to do, and what kind of progress should i expect.

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    I'm sure there are stretches and junk you can do...but your first question should be 'will this make me a better fighter?'

    The answer, unless you are REALLY inflexible is usually no.

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    Its not about the fighting, I dont train to be a fighter, I train to be a martial artits.

    Its an art, if i had to kick some ones ass i would throw out 95% of my training and use front kicks and basic punches and palm strikes. So why learn turn kicks, spin kicks, jump kicks, ridge hands, and knife hands?

    Why learn the splits?

    To grow the art, to grow as a human, and to do flashy things when I do Demos.

    I want some kid to see me do the splits in a form and say "wow, I want to learn the art now too"

    If i just wanted to learn to fight, I would stop learning new techniques, and perfect only 5 or 6 key tools.

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    You're a fucking moron, you don't deserve to be table to do the splits.

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    Stretching is like anything else, you get better by doing it. You have to be patient, there is no quick fix. For me, flexibility gains were always much quicker and more significant than strength gains, but that doesn't mean overnight. It may take months of dedicated stretching before you'll be able to do the splits, and depending on your age, genetics, discipline, etc., you may never be able to do them.

    Be patient young grasshopper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sempi_stone
    Its not about the fighting, I dont train to be a fighter, I train to be a martial artits.

    Its an art, if i had to kick some ones ass i would throw out 95% of my training and use front kicks and basic punches and palm strikes. So why learn turn kicks, spin kicks, jump kicks, ridge hands, and knife hands?

    Why learn the splits?

    To grow the art, to grow as a human, and to do flashy things when I do Demos.

    I want some kid to see me do the splits in a form and say "wow, I want to learn the art now too"

    If i just wanted to learn to fight, I would stop learning new techniques, and perfect only 5 or 6 key tools.
    Isn't there some XMA forum somewhere where your needs would be better addressed? And lord knows that to fight, all you need are "front kicks and basic punches and palm strikes", no ground work at all.

    If you're not training to fight, then you're not training to be a martial artist, you're training to be a dancer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sempi_stone
    Why learn the splits?

    To grow the art, to grow as a human, and to do flashy things when I do Demos.

    AhhhHAHAHHAAHHAAHA.. :jerkit2yf

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    Hey, at least he's being honest about it.

    This sentiment

    Quote Originally Posted by sempi_stone
    If i just wanted to learn to fight, I would stop learning new techniques, and perfect only 5 or 6 key tools.
    is actually pretty much on target.

    He says he's not in it to be a fighter, let him be. He realizes that his 360 spin kick falling into a split continuing to a forward roll then reversing to a kip up does not make him "t43 d3adly"

    Read the "stretching in detail" thread for some good advice on stretching that may help you reach your goal of being able to do the splits.

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=21555
    People of integrity expect to be believed. When they're not, they let time prove them right.

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    Since your being completely honest and not overtly trolling try this site out: http://www.trickstutorials.com/

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    This reminds me of an SNL skit where Will Ferrell finally reaches the goal he was trying to attain when he started yoga classes.

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