Posted On:8/15/2007 1:33am
Style: Pekiti, ARMA, other stuff
Originally Posted by Ryno
My club has broken every Smakstick brand stick we have ever tried, usually in the first session. (Think we're at about 7 broken right now.) Make sure not to hit too hard with smaksticks. We've had much better luck with homemade versions with a decent rattan core.
And to chime in with Red Elvis, by all means practice some throws and takedowns which definitely should come into play from the clinch. If you've already got mats, then by all means use them.
If you want to save some space for tires, just hang a few ropes from the ceiling with clips on the end. String up the tires when they're needed, and just take them down and pull the ropes out of the way when they aren't.
Hrm. I've broken every brand of stick BUT smak-stik and lameco. Usually the ones that i've broken the quickest have been the actionflex ones and the cheap little ones like they used on Human Weapon(those have a rattan core). Of course, the whole point of me having the smak stiks one is so that when we're going light for targeting that I can do it without having to throw on a bunch of gear or get my hand jacked up.
I got an axe to grind
Posted On:8/15/2007 12:17pm
Dude.. I buy that many flavors of sticks I may have to charge these guys out the
Or just make them buy all their own gear.
With respect to the tire dummies.. the plans I have for the stacked tires on stands can
be made with rollers.. so those can be moved into and out of position. I will
probably hang up those double-tire rigs too as Ryno suggested. Maybe
coat them with polyurethane so they don't get road soot on the gear...
That will be nice.. I never really had a practice space with a ceiling I could suspend
major stuff from.
With respect to the sticks thing... my background is all just rattan and we have
the cheapo padded ones
for the "first month if they are squeamish". I've let the newbs use rattan and I use
this on them for some largo sparring..
I guess I need to think about something between the karatedepot style foam
and the rattan...
I will post a pic of the space.. I'm still bursting into evil villain laughs from time
to time thinking about it...
let's talk about why fat-fu shall we?
Posted On:8/15/2007 1:58pm
Some pics of the space. Very rough... but with some hard work I think it will be
a very cool area to train...
It's pretty beat up, but it is a complete copy....
Posted On:8/22/2007 1:34am
Style: EBMAS WT/ Latosa Concepts
On Man, you remind me of my own first store front!
focus mitts and a solid heavy canvas hanging bag, make everyone buy some good gloves. Bag work empty hand and with stick saves money compaired to sticks wearing out.
big thick staves for hitting on to develope power, they last longer. Cut staves down into sticks, they end up much thicker. Thats we have to do in EBMAS or we just shatter those 1 inch sticks.
some kind of lockers or even just selves or cubbys to let people leave a few things. Sometimes people are willing to share gear and just leave it at the gym.
Mirrors break. But some kind of short shelf or decorations along the base to subconciously remind people of the edge. I have seen walls mirrors get shattered. even a stripe of painted trim will help.
I have run a store front operation in the past, PM me if you have any questions.
o ya, review your gym here at dojoreviews and link it to your username.
"If anything is gained from this, it should be you both wanting to get better so you can make up for how crappy you are now." KidSpatula about the Sirc vs DTT Gong Sau EventUntil the Bulltube is fixed:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaIbziWL0o0 DTT vs Sirc
Posted On:8/25/2007 9:42am
Style: martial arts
crack taoist ..... fan the madman???
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