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"/xs/ - Extreme Sports" is 4chan's imageboard imageboard dedicated to the discussion of extreme sports.

Welcome to /xs/ - Extreme Sports
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/xs/ is a place to discuss all types of extreme sports and similar physical activities, which include (but are not limited to) skydiving, surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, climbing, rafting, bungee-jumping, parkour, BMX & mountain biking, airsoft, paintball, etc.
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What's the best martial art for defending against a dog?
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/esg/ - Eternal Skateboarding General
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Basic brand information for beginners:
>https://pastebin.com/CxdBGA6W
Shoe reviews:
>https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnSv7MyhLozYdGM1a1FUMHNtTkRFN0xkVmt3dEZ0NHc#gid=0
Submit a shoe review:
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Old thread: >>125579

thread video:
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOqIHExaxhY
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/BJSUX/ BJJ Sucks General
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Discuss how much this martial art sucks. It's totally useless for the streets. Just learn to wrestle or Judo so you don't end up on the ground on your back. Judo has standing submissions. It's boring as ass to watch.

It's gay as fuck and basically just simulated sex with another man. It's pointless except for fighting other Brazilian lady boys on a beach in Rio or in the cage. It's basically run as a combination of a cult and Ponzi scheme. All it's high level practitioners like Gordan Ryan are total cunts. Fuck this gay art man. K1 should have become the dominant martial art & combat sport not this shit.
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/asg/ Airsoft General
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Unhealthy Hobby Edition

Old Thread: >>109590

Keep strictly real-steel related topics in >>>/k/, gun and gear porn's cool as long as you don't spam.

If you have a useful guide or want to rework one for the OP, post it and someone will add it to the next one.

>Updated Newbie pastebin
https://pastebin.com/Qy01C4Ta

>/asg/ retailer guide
https://pastebin.com/YHNFKKt6

>Legal comprehensive, crosscheck with your local laws to be on the safe side
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_issues_in_airsoft
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/sumo/ - Off Basho Sumo General
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agent of chaos edition

Next banzuke announcement: December 26
Next basho: January 8-22
Current banzuke: http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Banzuke.aspx
Current pastebin: https://pastebin.com/SF2ZNmkG

Previous thread:
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Is there some type of thing or place where you can just spar with other random people, just along as u dont really injure the guy u could both do anything u want, not like "fight club" but something where u both can walk away just tired and sweating but still fine
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Okay, so I'm still confused on the whole 'palm strike' thing. If palm strikes don't theoretically work as effectively as a punch. How come Bas was able to knock people out with them just as efficiently? Was it because he was technically using his wrist bone instead of his cupped palm which was more blunt and sturdy?
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What does /xs/ think about the WKND x Them skates collab? Does anyone care about the rollerblader and skater feud anymore?
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/cg/ - Climbing General #9
climbing perfection
Peak performance edition

>Should I start climbing?
Yes. Get a friend, find your closest gym, go there and rent some shoes. Start with bouldering. Usually two colored tape-marks set the start of the route and the color of the tape is difficulty. Route is the same-colored grips up until the topmost grip (not edge of wall). There's usually a difficulty chart around the gym somewhere. Two hands on the last grip = you've sent it, congratulations.

>How do I start toproping?
You have to learn how to belay. Almost every climbing gym has toproping courses if they have toprope walls. Same grip-color system as with the bouldering, but here it's more common with each route having a specific grade instead of being within a range of grades. The grading system differs internationally and for style see here for more info: https://www.sportrock.com/post/understanding-climbing-grades

>I just bought a BeastMaker 2000™, will I finally git gud?
No, you'll just fuck up your tendons. Google "Eva Lopez fingerboard routine" to learn how to use a fingerboards safely.

(Eternally remembered as /bog/)

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Do Fighters Wax?
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For the fighters that don't just trim, but look almost smooth.
Do they usually wax? Or just take an electric razor to the lowest setting?

I'm trying to do this for the first time. With the electric razor, I am left with stubble everywhere. I tried hair removal cream but it kinda irritated me and I still see visible stubble even if smooth.

Do most fighters like picrel wax to get that look? I see no visible stubble or anything.
Just curious I'm sure the subject comes up a lot. I know the REASONS they shave. That's not my question. The question is how they shave basically.
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/erg/ Earth Rocker General
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Being a musician is optional.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cpRB0TAhs4&ab_channel=uffesgrotta
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>in a fight, being huge is all that mat-
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Anthony "Rumble" Johnson has died
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FUCK. horrible news.
https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ufc-news-anthony-rumble-johnson-died-mma-community-mourns

One of my favorite fighters ever and one of the GOAT one shot knockout punchers. Dude just flatlined people. This fucking sucks.
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/mtb/ Mountain Bike General
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Delusional Boomer Shitbike Ad Edition
Post pics of ads of shitbikes priced way too high
Post monstrosities that used be good bikes but were ruined by boomers

FAQ:
> What good bike can I get for under $500?
a stolen bike. Possibly a newer used entry level hardtail but don't expect it to survive rock gardens, jumps, or drops. Or an older mtb which won't be as good as newer ones and will still have a front derailleur, but it'll be good enough.
> What good bike can I get for under $1000
Used hardtail
> What good bike can I get for under $2000?
New Hardtail
> What good bike can I get for under $3000?
Used full suspension
> What are the excellent value brands?
Marin, Commencal, Canyon, Polygon, YT, Propain, Kona, and many more. Sometimes the expensive brands have an excellent value bike
> What are the differences between an XC, Trail, Enduro, and Downhill bikes?
XC bikes are for going up fast, go down not as fast. Trail are bikes are for going up and down. Enduro bikes are for going down fast, and slower up. Downhill bikes are for going down really fast, needs a ski lift, truck, or the rider pushing it to go up.

This is a handy guide for affordable bikes. Not comprehensive but a good guide for american riders. Europeans and Asians have access to other brands.
https://youtu.be/p_xdAi1xVDE
https://youtu.be/ihlQDGClCbs
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/judo/ - Judo General
Aaron Wolf's Choke - Kodokan Cup 2022 okuri-eri-jime judo
newaza edition

Thread for judo (other jacketed wrestling styles welcome)

>IJF World Tour Schedule 2022

November 4-6 - Baku Grand Slam
December 3-4 - Tokyo Grand Slam

>IJF World Tour Schedule 2023

January 27-29 - Portugal Grand Prix
February 4-5 - Paris Grand Slam
February 17-19 - Tel Aviv Grand Slam
March 3-5 - Tashkent Grand Slam
March 24-26 - Tbilisi Grand Slam
March 31-April 2 - Antalya Grand Slam
June 23-25 - Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam
August 4-6 - Hungary Grand Slam
August 18-20 - Zagreb Grand Prix
September 22-24 - Baku Grand Slam
October 20-22 - Abu Dhabi Grand Slam
December 2-3 - Tokyo Grand Slam


>watch:
https://www.youtube.com/c/judo
live.ijf.org

previous thread: >>104970
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Wrestler Logan Paul 'Cancelled'
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Off camera footage leaked by a close friend. Turns out he's a massive misogynist and ISLAMOPHOBE. Based. And redpilled. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNYMIeMovTk
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Sparring is easy
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I can't believe how fucking easy sparring is. Literally just walk into them swinging as fast as possible with all of your weight and they can't do shit, it's like making someone fight the back of a UHAUL truck. I was sparring this 6'1, 39-year-old Muay Thai Marital Artist and all I did was just push into him while throwing over heads and occasional headbumps, elbows and sometimes a knee. It lasted all of it 4 minutes before we both kind of gassed and classed ended, but this has now forever cemented that sparring is incredibly easy. I've done plenty of other 'sparring' like Randori in Judo, but THIS has now made the impression that fighting is easy and it's 90% mental hesitation from pain.
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/marble/ - Marble League and Marbula One General
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Get comfy, pick your favorite marble team and root them on!

>What is Marble League?
The Marble League is a tournament that features the most decorated and dedicated marble sports athletes. Every year, teams of five marbles compete in Qualifiers and the top 12 teams, along with 4 automatically qualified teams, advance to the main tournament. After an exquisite opening ceremony, the 16 teams perform in a series of events that are inspired by real-world Olympic events, earning medals and scoring points towards an overall total. The team with the most points at the end of the tournament is the team that wins the Marble League, standing at the top of the podium during the closing ceremony and having the honor of extinguishing the torch at the end of each year.

>What is Marbula One?
Marbula One is a marble racing tournament. The name is a portmanteau of the word "marble" and Formula One, the latter of which serves as the direct inspiration for the tournament. Unlike other race events or tournaments, the races are lap-based.

>Channel Link
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYJdpnjuSWVOLgGT9fIzL0g/videos

>Official Website
https://www.marble-sports.com

>Fandom Wiki
https://jellesmarbleruns.fandom.com/wiki/Marble_League_Wiki

>Previous
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/DGG/ Disc Golf General #3
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/DGG/ Disc Golf General
My close personal friend Paul McBeth edition
Season is closing out if you live in a shit state sub edition

>What is disc golf?
Its golf but with frisbees or discs. Generally played at parks that have free courses.
>What do I need to get started?
A disc and some shoes to walk around comfortably. (You should probably also bring some water anon and maybe download UDisc for a scorecard, or print / make your own)
>I'm new what disc should I buy?
Pretty much any decent disc will get you out and playing. You don't need to buy a starter set immediately, instead buy a putter and approach disc as its a pretty easy to throw disc for a beginner and then buy more discs from there.
>Are there courses around me?
Almost certainly, check https://www.dgcoursereview.com/ for a pretty comprehensive list of courses and recommendations as to what ones near you are good.
>I bought a starter set and cant throw these things straight or far at all!
Go onto youtube and lookup guides idiot. Also learn to throw your putter first. It's most likely the easiest disc to throw in your bag and just because it doesn't fly as fast as a fairway or driver disc, It'll probably fly farther as It WILL fly straighter.

Most people you meet out on a disc golf course are gonna be pretty chill guys who'll either help you out if u get a disc stuck in a tree, or even give u a quick tip if you're new.

Post personal course, rounds, lies, discs and stuff
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How did he hit so hard, /xs/? What determines punching power?
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I'm strongly considering buying a sport bike motorcycle. I've never ridden a motorcycle and I don't know much about them. Is this a retarded idea? I think they're cool

pic related
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Help out an illiterate person.
I want to buy a bike for a 20km road trip every day, which it is mostly with pavement with the exception of a few part that are on dirt.
I can only afford a $600-$700 dollar bike.
So far I've only found these two:
- Cannondale Trail 8
- GT Avalanche Sport 29
Which one would /xs pick? also you can recommend another bike that is within this price range, but keep in mind that i live in France and for some reason is kinda difficult to get the most known brands.
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ITT: We take a non-extreme sport and change it to make it extreme.

Marathon but you can sabotage your opponents any way you want. Weapons allowed. Basically the Road Rash game but on foot.

Dodgeball with bocce.

Polo but with rodeo horses.

Water polo but the water is slightly acidic so your skin and eyes start to burn after a while and you can only get out (rotating with other team members) once you score.

Any motor sport but without brakes.

Soccer with bowling balls.

Squash but the room is so narrow and you can get hit by the other player's racket.

Basketball but the court is oiled.
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is competitive sidecar the ultimate and most refined/elegant unification of athleticism and motorsports?
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martial arts techniques for pit bull defense
Pitbullchoke
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPLBcCVwVi4

i've done some research on how to defend yourself against a pit bull and watched several pit bull attack videos and by far the most effective way to neutralize them short of using a lethal weapon seems to be to choke them out.
now, that's easy to do if the pit bull is targeting someone else but what if it is coming right at you?
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Taekwondo
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Opinions on Taekwondo? I know it's not considered a good martial art for self defense, but I guess it's good as a sport.
WTF or ITF? Which one has less injuries? Which one is more fun to do?
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How effective are groin strikes in a fight? Could you easily disable a much larger opponent with one?
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Self-Learning
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Is there anything I can do to learn a martial art without having to go to a gym. Getting the basics down at least. I want to be able to defend myself.
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What is /xs/ opinion on Isshinryu Karate?

Im testing for my black belt in january but have never taken the time to see what people on the internet think about it, whats the general consensus here?
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/tma/ Traditional Martial Arts General
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Discuss arts classified as Traditional East Asian martial arts here (Wing Chun, Tai Chi, Karate, Kempo, Taekwondo, Kudo, JuJutsu, Judo, Aikido, Hapkido, etc) in a safe space.

Discussions about effectiveness vs MMA etc are great but not for this thread.

Yes many of the ones mentioned are Budo which in Japan are classified as modern arts, this is for what Westerners perceive as traditional East Asian arts.

What is your art?
What is your grade/belt level?
What is the most important lesson it has taught you?
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In a one on one fight with no weapons, how would you defeat a sumo wrestler in a helmet? You cant really count on a lucky punch or kick to knock him out cause he has a helmet and if you try to get in the sumo wrestler already won. An average person weighs like half of what a sumo wrestler does and definitely isnt stronger than him.
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/f1/ - Comfy Formula 1 General - Exodus Edition
Diniz Ligier on fire
A new comfy F1 general now that the old one has gone off the rails lately

No Anime
No Twitterposting
No Redditposting
No posting literal shit
Strawposting and Gimiposting welcome

Also reminder that F1 has had more deaths than many of the sports on this board, therefore extreme
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Palm strikes or punches? General /psopg/
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3rd times the charm, mods please delete the other thread as it has once again turned into a two-man hay fire and completely derailed from the original subject which is very disappointing. I am not trying to spam or troll on here, I am genuinely curious as to which is the greater form of striking and WHY with ANY kind of evidence. Thank you for your patience and understanding, /xs/ and /xs/ staff.
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When will retarded redditors admit that the only thing that really matters in a fight is physical size? Martial arts just let men win more quickly and efficiently against manlets who were going to lose anyway.

If you’re less than 6’ tall martial arts will only delay the inevitable and make you look like a tryhard who thinks that brain > brawn, and this line of thinking will get you killed IRL. Manlet self defense should emphasize kissing ass and accepting your role in the pecking order.
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/thaig/ - Muay Thai General
Sillapathai vs Veeraphol (1) veeraphol hook heem
>muay thai gen #2 veeraphol edition
last thread hit image limit

thread for muay thai. ask questions and talk about muay thai and muay thai related stuff


>Understanding traditional scoring
https://khunkaogym.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/a-laymans-guide-to-scoring-a-muay-thai-fight/
https://youtu.be/7J4gzeJO-4Q


>Live shows
>Siam Fight News
https://www.fb.com/SiamFightNews/
>Lumpinee https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYMw_GleQjXnKMjhCY58V4w
>MAX https://www.youtube.com/user/maxmuaythaichannel
>Ch8
https://www.youtube.com/c/Muaych8
>PETCHYINDEE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsN96OvHRSZWiecrdPvy5Wg
>ONE Championship https://www.youtube.com/c/ONEChampionship
>Thai Fight https://www.youtube.com/c/ThaifightOfficial
Also check the thread there's often links posted during events

>Older fights and highlights
https://www.youtube.com/c/vrx_mt
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-GLytOn12hONKClFKipxLw
https://www.youtube.com/user/sasagym/videos
https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBOXINGWALLABYWORKSHOP
https://www.youtube.com/c/BoxingWorksHermosaBeach
https://www.youtube.com/c/SiamScholar1
https://www.youtube.com/c/ThaiClassic
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0h1-SKzondK8nGKCo-p8Q/videos
https://www.youtube.com/c/ThaifightOfficial
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7YLfEYzInp7HdTYJQX7SOA
https://www.youtube.com/c/RajadamnernChannel
https://www.youtube.com/c/LiveMuayThaiGuy
https://www.youtube.com/user/K1(kickboxing)

>Cool magazine about muay Thai
https://www.siamfightmag.com/en/ (translated from French)
>Descriptions of golden age fighters and their fights (ch.1)
https://www.siamfightmag.com/en/the-fights-of-anthology-of-golden-age-of-muay-thai-chapter-i/
>Can Thais box? The champions of muay thai + western boxing in Thailand
https://www.siamfightmag.com/en/the-champions-of-muay-thai-and-the-boxing-in-thailand/
>"123 ALL-TIME GREATEST MUAY THAI FIGHTERS OF THAILAND" Ch.1
https://www.siamfightmag.com/en/once-upon-a-time-muay-thai-s-greatest-champions-chapter-i-year-50-60/
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KARATE
Give me one good reason why i should start doing karate.
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/BJJ/ - BJJ General
Women of ADCC
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu General
Support woman grapplers edition

Smoothcomp
https://smoothcomp.com

Belt Checker
https://www.beltchecker.com

Previous thread
>>103915

Thread question
>What is a technique you have learnt from a woman grappler?
For me, it was an X-Guard sweep from Michelle Nicholini
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what is the chess elo equivalent in combat sports
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/esg/ - Eternal Skateboarding General
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>2023 trend predictions edition

Basic brand information for beginners:
>https://pastebin.com/CxdBGA6W (embed)
Shoe reviews:
>https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnSv7MyhLozYdGM1a1FUMHNtTkRFN0xkVmt3dEZ0NHc#gid=0
Submit a shoe review:
>https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Y70Tug_iI9-dW2VqBBzsI9PCnFlw1jIOu9yTlHcc-wY/viewform

Old thread: >>124878
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does /xs/ have any other free flight frens? i’m a P2 and i’ve been mostly ridge soaring these days
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/dance/ - Dance General
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I wanted to make a /dance/ general and figured that /asp/ would be the best board for it :DDDDD

So, Anon, do you dance? What type of dance? What do you like in dance?
Are you more of a ballet guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X0pyisNI2M
Or more of a footwork guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ4V75jJUMM
Or more of an irish dance guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QhAg0QYzwY
Or more of a Zulu stomper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv0B3No7ois
Or into some cool ass chain dance perhaps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzCqtMG6Bkc

Please anon, don't tell me you awkwardly jump around on EDM songs, right?
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please tell me im not the only one who swears his name has always been Mike Valley
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Punches or Elbows? Which is better and why?
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/heem/
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Currently banned from /sp/ edition

PFL is on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYBPFRRW3hQ
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parkour
front by anon
Parkour thread.

Where are you at with your training? How have you been working around the limits of weather and lockdowns? How much do you apply the utilitarian Hébertist mindset of being strong to be useful to your training routines?

Freerunners can post, too. Maybe even gymnasts and trickers if you don't get your own thread up and running.

original thread >>1236
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Bag work
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Judge my bag work please. What are things needing fixing and change?

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CkrGRHKpGcSxv-S7geErEimtKqb93iQwKLdeNg0/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=
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monster jam
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Who else loves them some high flyin mud slinging monster jam action?
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just took my first mma class
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>wrestling mma class
>never fought before
>get paired up with 2 year bjj guy because of my weight and height
>go a couple times drilling a move
>cunt throws me across the room
>this sort of thing continues
>he realizes i suck and starts going slow
>im still trying to get an idea of how any of this shit works
>he's visibly annoyed at me but trying to hide it
>im pretty demoralized
i dont think i want to go back guys honestly i knew i would suck but i didn't expect to get thrown about that much and really learn much at all in the first go. it doesn't seem very friendly atmosphere either kind of like i was intruding on peoples time or something
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/box/ general
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Repeat something 10,000 times and turn your body into a weapon.

The greatest style of boxing is catch-n-shoot.
The greatest defence is angling and slipping.
The greatest mental victory is being unreadable. Feign.
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>want to try kickboxing/Muay Thai
>want to learn it for fun and self defense
>only want to train and light spar
>don’t want cumulative brain damage that catches up with me in old age
Can it be done?
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Jumping Stilts
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I was wondering what kind of jumping stilts is Air-Trekkers or some different brand all together. Most YouTube videos have varying answers, and I want to be sure I get some built well. Thank you in advance, anons.
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Best Jumping Stilts / Kangaroo Stilts?
I was wondering what kind of jumping stilts is tir-Trekkers or some different brand all together. Most YouTube videos have varying answers, and I want to be sure I get some built well. Thank you in advance, anons.he highest quality, whether it was Skyrunners or Air-Trekkers or some different brand all together. Most YouTube videos have varying answers, and I want to be sure I get some built well. Thank you in advance, anons.
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/tsg/
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The Surfing General

First edition edition

>how do I learn to surf?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrwL5_57C6w

>How do I pick the right board?
Use a volume calculator, and find the right board type for your local break or waves you want to ride
https://www.jsindustries.com/volume-calculator
https://www.boardcave.com/surfboard-volume-calculator

>how do I know if the waves are good?
go check surfline or magicseaweed for reports
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lmao downhill bikers be like:
>this is my new 10,000 dollar trek magnum shart ranger.
>its titanium carbon fibre frame allows it to withstand even the roughest terrain
>NOOO YOU CANT LAY IT ON ITS SIDE YOUR LITERALLY GONNA BREAK IT
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gimi
gimi
gimi
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>mfw disgusting flatulences and in todays lesson we practice push kicks.
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/jsa/ Japanese Sword Arts General
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One year later edition.

A thread to discuss Kendo/jutsu, Iaido/jutsu. OP post tailored towards Kendo since it is the most commonly practiced.

>What is Kendo?
Kendo is a modern Japanese martial art which combines traditional Japanese swordsmanship (Kenjutsu) techniques with sporting elements for competition. It is practiced with shinai (bamboo swords) and armor. The philosophy of modern Kendo is based off of Budo concepts and aims to develop the self through practice.

>What are the rules of Kendo?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb13DKpDd_k

>Am I too old to practice Kendo?
No. Westerns start later and many people practice Kendo until they’re dead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm3CmNE72Bw

>Is Kendo a martial art or a sport?
Yes.

>Where can I find a Kendo/Iaido club or dojo?
https://www.kendo-fik.org/organization/affiliate

Start with the International Kendo Federation (FIK) and navigate to your country or region. If you live in a particularly large country, your country’s federation will most likely consist of regional federations. Some federations also include Iaido clubs.

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Sword/Blade Art MMA
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Kendo vs Oly fencing vs HEMA vs Eskrima. Who wins and why?

I vote Oly fencing as it has the biggest talent pool and pressure testing due to being an Olympic sport.

Then Kendo as it is a well established art again with a large pressure tested talent pool.

Then Eskrima as in the Philippines at least in gets pressure testing by people actually killing each other with blades plus full contact competitions.

HEMA last as it's the newest so somewhat dorkiest and has yet to establish a widespread pressure testing format.
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bas
How correct is he when it came to self defense?
https://youtu.be/bxTLE7O_Ac8
https://youtu.be/wJ5JUrS8S10
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/wma/ - Western Martial Arts General
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Discuss Western Martial Arts. I.e. living non-HEMA arts with documented Western/European lineages.

Anymore to add to this list?
- Wrestling (Catch-as-Can, freestyle, Greco-Roman)
- Boxing (Bare Knuckle, amateur, professional, Savate)
- Fencing (foil, epee, saber, single stick - can this one be classed as living still?)
- Archery (target, field, clout, crossbow, flight)
- Shooting (multigun, bullseye, field, rapid, clay, running)

Add and discuss any you think fit the criteria (I.e. a living art with documented Western/European lineage).

Modern hybrid arts with mixed Eastern-Western lineges like Kickboxing, Submission Grappling; or historic reconstructed arts like HEMA are great but not what this thread is for.
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What is the most extreme sport you can think of?
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16th century tomboy
/HEMA/ General - 16th Century Waifu Edition

>What is HEMA?
HEMA stands for Historical European Martial Arts, sometimes also called Historical Fencing.
It's reconstructing how to fight with swords, daggers, polearms and other weapons based on old European fighting treatises

>What does it look like?
Inside the World of Longsword Fighting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zueF4Mu2uM
Back to the source - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DBmNVHTmNs
Martin Fabian Sparring - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8QlbKfX84k

>Where can I find these treatises?
https://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Main_Page
https://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Category:Weapons

>Where can I find HEMA clubs near me?
https://www.hemaalliance.com/club-finders
https://hroarr.com/train/clubs-gear/club-finder/
https://ifhema.com/ifhema-members/

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Ski Thread
neckbuster
>Be me
>Midwest skiier, even the casual skis here are cut like ice skates for good reason
>go to keystone for the weekend, go off a few "cliffs" with someone I knew from csgo who lives there
(also the secret is that all the good tree skiing is actually hidden on the frontside)
>Get used to western natural mountain snow
>Go home
>go down my local cliff-like slope like I usually do for s&g
>can't catch an edge
>CAN'T CATCH AN EDGE
keep in mind that while it's still a "slope" and has some "hill" sections, it's icy and mogulled and really more of a 300ft tall snow-based cliff... Apparently the snow comp had changed while I was gone and I had forgotten to consider that when making the decision to simply fly off the edge at high speed.
>tumble down the whole hill
>of my very high din skis only one pops off
>I can't walk, have to get carted away by Ski Patrol

At least I didn't hit the snowmaker or break my spine?
I had to get my ACL reconstructed, very fucked!
How hard do you think it'll be to get back into the swing of things this season? Does acl surgery really make skiing that much harder?
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What's an underrated style MMA meta is sleeping on
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WRONG
/xs/! What is best in life?
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/scuba/ general
SCUBAsnax
What the fuck bros? There's no /scuba/ general?

Let's rectify that.

Best dive sites? Hairy or funny stories?

And the obvious question, what's better? PADI or SDI?

Here's an Australian Scuba FAQ until we make our own

https://scubaworld.com.au/learn-to-dive-faqs
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s-l300
Why there's no /bmx/ general?
Is a death sport?
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Dave Chaffee
How the fuck did this guy just beat Vitaly Leletin?
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1656011481337
>Levan said that Devon Larratt was easily #2 in the world when he faced him at KotT 4 and that nobody else could have beaten Devon on that day but him
WTF /xs/, you told me that Devon Larratt was just a meme Arm Wrestler?
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East vs West 5
wwew
Live today at 12PM Eastern Time

Will Prudnik crush Devon?
Will Dave continue his streak?

PPV is $15 at coresports.world
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night ops jumoer
is it possible to hire private trainers/tours/services, for skydiving, parachute diving etc, to the point they let me jump in the dark of the night,and also carryin stuff such as weapons?
Im just a normal guy who's obsessed with liberatarianism(joining a private army ,ie; military contractors,eschewing State-national militaries)and also with the incoming apocalypse. (protip;its between 2030 and 2060)
Same question for diving-related operations,such as mastering diving to the point one could perform demolition operations underwater.
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what is the best form of fighting that requires the least footwork?
CBD0535A-EC33-4E20-B9B1-D89AD0FD17E5
>be me
>actually very good fucking shape
>i have no right calf due to 24 (yes, 24) fucking surgical procedures on my right leg
>tldr; mild cerebral palsy in right leg, i can walk, run etc. but when it comes to mobility such as footwork i’m fucking retarded
>one leg is also shorter than the other so i slightly limp

again i’m in very fucking good shape but i just want to be able to defend myself and/or heem cunts. i’m insanely uncoordinated in my legs.

help bros what is the best fighting style pls
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Looking for fields
carlos
Anybody in the Midland Mi area know any good places for airsoft meetups
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hakuho
Just coming here to mention that I'm archiving /xs/ with full images and working search over at https://eientei.xyz/xs

I only have full images and thumbnails up until around a month ago, but I know a guy who has been archiving everything since the start, so it's mostly just a matter of me convincing him to go through the effort of sending me the stuff so I can import it, which might take a while.
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RIP
1668983152033234
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/pbg/ - Paintball General
1598614809375
90s Edition
Previous: >>15773

When was your first game? Got any vintage setups you still shoot?
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>wrestling, not even once
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/esg/ - Eternal Skateboarding General:
ourguy
>Skill Issue Edition

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Post your favorite ski locations
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/xs/ the Football Team
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Hey /xs/ faithful, we are a small but gnarly board. And a Digital football team representing us and our shitposting is playing today against /cm/. If interested, you can check out implying rigged dot org right now. As always, if you want *your* sport’s thread represented, put in how.
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Favorite match on the card?
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04deadfb52c3a2d4bdf9a6c717972e46
>thought this was the best board to ask this, because any good thread on /b/ is drowned out.

What in general is the most effective martial art against boxing? Something that would be the best general defense against a boxing style of fighting. To keep it short why I'm asking, there's a party in a few days where we're having a kind of MMA match with gloves and headgear. Almost everyone there will probably expect me to fight this specific person spent a few months training in a boxing gym. They have a slugger style of boxing, relying on their heavy frame to take hits and to deal heavy hits. It will just be a friendly match.

I personally am not much of a fighter, especially not a striker. Any fight that I have gotten in, I rely primarily on submissions and joint locks to make them stop trying to beat the shit out of me. That is essentially my one and only strong suit. Any martial art that is particularly effective against boxing, or at least advice against a slugger type boxer? Any is appreciated.
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Buhurt
that hurt
You've heard of Buhurt, right? A combat sport that has recently come back into popularity after being shut down and forgotten for nearly 600 years.

Then name Buhurt comes from a loose translation of some old french word for wallop. But that's not important. What is important is watching guys in full steel plate armor with real steel weapons stepping into a ring and beating the fucking shit out of each other.

Matches usually range between 1v1, 2v2, 5v5, 8v8, 16v16, all the way up to 150v150.

The rules are simple. Do whatever it takes to knock your opponent to the ground.
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Il_gHzy8AOKROiQ_SR1hfpVNMs-WDuSO0w7VWVEnsL0
Is the armwrestler physique the most aesthetic one? (Big forearms,huge biceps and lats)
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yuki
is bowling an extreme sport?
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dingsuit
I almost died in my wingsuit yesterday- AMA

>Ominous feeling a few days leading up to First flight course
>30th bday is next week
>dads bday is the day of the flight course
>had to buy a bigger and more aggressive wingsuit than I should be flying as a student because my body is Fat.zip
>dreaming of flatspinning and dying
>cant sleep for a few nights
>day of FFC finally comes
>ask instructor "how many people have you had flat spin on their first jump?"
>"oh zero dude- I have never seen it you will be fine"
>in plane
>momsspaghetti
>exit
>exit was actually pretty good, I correct my heading and start doing "practice pulls" so I know where my handle is
>first practice goes badly, didnt feel handle and went head down
>next 2 practice pulls were equally as bad
>thisisit.tif
>make final turn and keep flying the suit
>5500 feet- time to pull for real
>reach for handle
>do NOT close leg wing
>immediately go head down
>aighimmaheadout.jpg
>cant find handle
>4000 feet
>suit pressurizes from the airspeed, I now know where my handle it but I can't physically reach it because of how much air pressure is in the suit
>reach hard as fuck
>flatspin initiated
>3000 feet
>now spinning on my back, head down
>dads b day
>screaming in my helmet I rip my cutaway handle and reserve
>reserve pilot chute comes up between my legs
>instantly my reserve inflates and snatches my shoulders up under my legs, cracking every bone in my back in the resulting backflip
>I look up still seeing stars- no twists it's good
>then
>*beep beep* my alarm says
>1400 feet.
>time to begin my landing pattern
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2022 F1 Car Race Service - Ryan Davis-5
What I find the most amazing about the F1 is how they accelerate. You go from 218 mph to 62 mph in less than three seconds. I wonder what that would feel like.
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Headbutt Thread
headbutte'
Why is the headbutt the most based strike ever? This shit mogs so many people in Lethwei.
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true man hands
how can I get Real hands using dumbells and barbells? both judo/BJJ fingers(using grips with the fingers? kettlbell-style while holding a couple of dumbells with the handles in an X shape?), and karate/kung-fu knuckles.
Besides being useful for my future labor job, a a fundamentalist catholic man, the hands are one of the few parts of the body I can show in public. So, yes, Id like to make the most of that.
>can I manipulate a heavy barbell in a way thats the same as Rowing?
>can I punch dumbells for lack of a makiwara? plus knuckles pushups

And,basically, what other extreme sports cause a steady, trough time, "body modifications"? bouldering/climbing for the palms,also?
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391
Palm strikes or punches?

Last one turned into an insult match which is very sad and we never got a actual answer.
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2021-Yamaha-SuperJet-Action-4
bros i got a stand-up jet ski (2021 4-Stroke Yamaha Superjet) and i didn't really use it that much when I bought it, now that summer is coming (im in the southern hemisphere), im planning on taking advantage of it and learning it. Any tips? Can I get good at it before february? Im planning on taking mogger videos with the insta360° camera but since im shit now i can't do it
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Just bet me loiyf savings on vida vida then saw this ;(
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Tony_Hawk_2016_(cropped)
do a kickflip
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Recommend me some of the best fights
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Zorb thread
a_zorb-733232
How is your zorbing going
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/esg/ - Eternal Skateboarding General
rickmccrank
>that 35 year old guy skating by himself on a sunday morning filming himself on a tripod doing manual tricks edition

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How would you train a bunch of guys if they had to compete in a weeks time, but have unlimited budget and facilties.
5 guys, some basic knowledge (near end of whitebelt level), but very fit/athletic.
Ruleset: 5m round, nogi, submissions/hold down wins fight, no lower body locks.
Thats not the situation I am in, but I am in a very similar one.

My plan:
>Train how not to get injured first (breakfalls, basic defensive position (tuck neck, etc))
>50% learning, 50% just rolling (either from standing or from positions that we were just learning in)
>Work backwards from finishing the fight;
>Submissions
>then hold-downs/dominant positions
>guard/turtle/other stalemate positions
>Standing takedowns/throws (may not get time)
>arm fighting/initiation (may not get time)
>do a single rehersal with proper format so they have the feeling of a real match with a referee enforcing rules, have someone record said match
>1-2 days before tournament, no real rolling, maybe some soft rolling but a lot of going through the recorded videos, showing more techniques, questions/answers, stretching/recovery, looking at what good fighters for each persons weight/height do (analyzing matches of real fighters)
>all training is done with warmup consisting of a lot of breakfalls and working on wrestling stance/step (as well as other normal shit like short runs)

anyone got any suggestions? anything retarded im doing?
and no I can't just roid them up.
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gigachad
>BJJ? Ground work? How are they gonna get me on the ground? In my mind, if I'm on the ground, I've already lost.
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FaceApp_1668263119213-01
The Ipl and its consequences have been a disaster for the Indian cricket They
have greatly increased the revenue of those , who play in that league , but
they have destabilized cricket have made life unfulfilling, have subjected human beings to
indignities, have led to widespread psychological suffering and have inflicted severe damage on the cricket world. The continued development of this type of league will worsen the situation. It will certainly subject human beings to greater indignities and inflict greater damage on the natural world, it will probably lead to greater social disruption and psychological suffering, and it may lead to increased physical suffering even in India..
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/mtb/ Mountain Bike General
ebikefire01
Amateur Engineer Edition:

FAQ:
> What good bike can I get for under $500?
a stolen bike. Possibly a newer used entry level hardtail but don't expect it to survive rock gardens, jumps, or drops. Or an older mtb which won't be as good as newer ones and will still have a front derailleur, but it'll be good enough.
> What good bike can I get for under $1000
Used hardtail
> What good bike can I get for under $2000?
New Hardtail
> What good bike can I get for under $3000?
Used full suspension
> What are the excellent value brands?
Marin, Commencal, Canyon, Polygon, YT, Propain, Kona, and many more. Sometimes the expensive brands have an excellent value bike
This is a handy guide. Not comprehensive but a good guide for american riders. Europeans and Asians have access to other brands.
https://youtu.be/p_xdAi1xVDE
https://youtu.be/ihlQDGClCbs
Previous Thread: >>110612
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Beginner Starting combat sports
maxresdefault
What should a beginner add to their regular fitness training to prepare for a combat sport- I don't have the money to sign up at the moment, running and skipping? do more crunches? I've heard to not punch when training alone as a noob
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DA8D94C9-067E-43F3-82C9-1246F2976B26
Can we talk about archery here? I wanna talk about archery.
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/marble/ - Marble League General
Es_2R8dXIAAbvhP
/sp/ is too fast for /marble/ during non-Marble League periods, so this could be the base for this extreme sporting event during most of the year

>News
Marbula One Season 2 returns from its break starting with race 7
Oceanics managed to win the 2021 Winter Marble League, redeeming themselves after their disastrous 2019 Marble League outing

>What is Marble League?
The Marble League is a tournament that features the most decorated and dedicated marble sports athletes. Every year, teams of five marbles compete in Qualifiers and the top 12 teams, along with 4 automatically qualified teams, advance to the main tournament. After an exquisite opening ceremony, the 16 teams perform in a series of events that are inspired by real-world Olympic events, earning medals and scoring points towards an overall total. The team with the most points at the end of the tournament is the team that wins the Marble League, standing at the top of the podium during the closing ceremony and having the honor of extinguishing the torch at the end of each year.

>Channel Link
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYJdpnjuSWVOLgGT9fIzL0g/videos

>Official Website
https://www.marble-sports.com

>Fandom Wiki
https://jellesmarbleruns.fandom.com/wiki/Marble_League_Wiki
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Yan v O'malley
yvo
This was one helluva fight.
One of the best I've seen.

You may think you've had a bad day but at least you didn't have Yan attacking you for 5 rounds straight.
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/sumo/ - Off Basho Sumo General
C3o9zOHVMAA8_hF
Terao edition

Old thread: >>113606

Next basho: November 13 - November 27

Current Makuuchi banzuke: https://sumo.or.jp/EnHonbashoBanzuke/index/
Current Juryo banzuke: https://sumo.or.jp/EnHonbashoBanzuke/index/

Info on Sumo - Sumopedia: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/sumo/sumopedia/
Official Sumo site: https://sumo.or.jp/En/
Sumo database: http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Default.aspx
Last basho highlights: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/sumo/highlights/
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Anons, I want full ninja traditional history, the best you have, their exercises, their habits, their movements and tradition, diet ALL. I know they had some special techniques for everything, I read books about their meditation techniques and quiet movement techniques. Any recommendations for books/ links/pdf ? I am taking all

((please don't post https://www.realultimatepower.net I want educate myself for real )
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based soaper
soaping bros, we're home
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Olympic Fencing?
ICEPPJSXKNKANNBEGIIZSHEFNY
Not sure if this is supposed to go on /xs/ or /sp/, but what do you think of the sport? All I see on here is HEMA.

I'm trying to get into it and I'm looking to pick up some gear. I probably want to fence Epee. Any recommendations? The club has gear, but a lot of it is gross and sometimes not working, especially for left handed stuff.
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What fights do I show to a new MMA fan?
MMA_Image
Recently been getting my girlfriend into watching the UFC events with me and she’s been liking it a lot actually so I’ll show her some good fights here n there in between events.

What are some essential fights she needs to see? Not just UFC but any organization or any combat sport. Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing ect. (The more bloody the better. She gets amazed by that)
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sn-chimpsh
What is the most barbaric fighting stance, art, or sport you can possibly think of? Something with barley any style whatsoever and if used in a real fight would just look insane and disgusting. Just bear-mauling levels of damage, shit that would make corners puke when they found the body of whoever tried to snatch your wallet. Just name whatever combination comes off your head.

I'm thinking Kudo but with a focus on eye gouges and biting, where specifically training for a greater biteforce will help more. Or capoeira but the object is to stick your hand down their throat like a feral dog. How about Karate but with an emphasis on grabbing the genitals and literally using all of your primate force to rip them apart.
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Muay Thai gym closing, time for something new
ufcgym
My muay thai gym is closing at the end of the month :'(

I want to try something new, ive learned a bit of boxing, ive learned a bit of muay thai, now im thinking i may try a traditional martial art like kung fu or karate or even FMA. I like the idea of kyokushin sparring hard and bareknuckle but not punching the head, it seems like a good way to avoid CTE from aggressive sparring partners. There is a Jow ga kung fu school near me, i might learn a kung fu form just for the coolness factor.

Any recommendations on a new martial art to learn?
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kitesurfing
>extreme sports
>no kitesurfing general
???

I just started getting into kite surfing since where I live has no waves but a decent windy beach.
I'm looking at buying a fully new kit from the store with:
>2022 Rebel sls 11m
>2023 Jamie with carbon fins
>2023 entity foot straps
>2022 trust bar with freestyle loop
>a harness (whatever fits best)
>XL kite pump
for about $2700 USD

what ya'll think?
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/ratg/ Rough and Tumble General
dutch_combat_9
Discuss the ancient and barbaric fighting sport of American Rough and Tumble or Gouging general:
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gouging_(fighting_style)
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch_wrestling

It doesn't get any hardcorer than this.
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pic unrelated
I'm thinking of practicing a striking martial art (I have to decide whether it's taekwondo, muay thai, boxing, etc), but I'm a pussy and I worry about getting my teeth knocked out, I had some trouble with my gums in the past, but I would say it shouldn't be a problem now.
Would you recommend one martial art over other if I worry about stuff like this? Like, is Taekwondo less intense than Muay Thai, for example?
Either way I think I'll use at least a mouthpiece for sparring, maybe headgear to avoid cauliflower ears, idk. And I don't mind being the only one using them, but I think I would rather not be the only one. Are there some martial arts where people are more likely to use protective gear?
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Mauy thai and boxing
BeFunky-collage
Ive been doing Mauy Thai for a little less than a year and love it. But I've been thinking about joining a boxing gym to sharpen my hand offense, however I don't want to ingrain bad habits that'll get me knee'd/kicked in the head/body/legs. What should I do?
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its actually happening
1664365128553851
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-gzY89D2GY&ab_channel=MarcFlameZ

holy shit
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/esg/ - Eternal Skateboarding General
barkerbssmithchrome
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Ffs5cE_VsAEshEt
Can women box?
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Minmax a fighter
ec3d3799de291d5b179b6e6fb6a6dc10[1]
ITT:
Give a theoretical MMA fighter three martial arts.
Decide the martial arts to serve a single role as efficiently as possible.
Others point out the weaknesses, suggest combinations of martial arts that would be more efficient at serving the same role, and discuss what the fighters would be like practically.

>Judo
>BJJ
>Aikido
Primarily grappling, the purpose is to counter and grapple the opponent rapidly and powerfully. Sitting guard and Seizo stances can be swapped between if one of the two stances is established too. I figure it'd work out like getting the opponent to the floor and delivering nasty followups that are hard to deal with.
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Paul Vunak
vunak
Is this guy legit or some bullshido grifter?
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Systema
d6bb56c89e825f5cd0881998d7e76d37
MMA Gym is teaching 'Systema'

Is it a meme? Does anyone have any expiernce with 'systema'?
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_91408619_55df76d5-2245-41c1-8031-07a4da3f313f
>tfw too old to start skating
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2015-bubba-scrub-slow-motion-video-james-stewart
Why /xs/ doesn't talk about motocross?
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Dojo choice
721B6E51-E38C-4992-AB5C-9AEEEC633AD5
Moving to a new city soon and and want to learn a martial art there. Mostly joining for self-defence, fitness and fun. Can anyone help me decide? There's only four in the area:

Advanced Tactical Combat:
>Doesn't really say what martial art, get the impression it's basically just Krav Maga with a few extra bits
>Trainers seem well qualified, everyone has at least 10+ years experience in various martial arts, and experience teaching military/police
>Accredited by British Combat Association, OCFM and British KAPAP Association (dunno if these actually mean much?)
>Sound cool but not sure if they're legit or a mcdojo

BJJ:
>Biggest dojo in the area
>Offer Gi and No-Gi classes
>Owner has over 15 years experience, the head trainer has about 5. All of them are certified by Gracie Barra Europe
>Regularly send teams to tournaments, hold mini in house tournaments too
>Has a beginners class

Kickboxing:
>Not much info about their actual courses/team on the website, except that they teach kickboxing and recently refurbished their dojo
>Offer lessons three times a week, one of them is contact sparring
>Regularly send a team to compete at WKA and other tournaments, they also train the national team there
>Say beginners are welcomed to any of their classes

Muay Thai and MMA:
>Offer lessons in both, as well sparring in separate sessions
>Two trainers have over 10 years experience, are active amateur MMA fighters, have placed high in a couple of tournaments and regularly go to Thailand to train and fight
>Trained in boxing, muay thai, jiu jitsu, and judo
>They have MT a beginners course starting in January, 6 weeks, 2 lessons a week.

I'm leaning to the MT/MMA one at the moment, at least for the beginners course. Afterwards, I'll maybe keep doing MT and the BJJ depending on how much free time I have.
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Any way to avoid a shiner?
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I accidentally got headbutted while sparring in Muay Thai about an hour ago and I’m dealing with this. Does anyone have a good remedy that’ll fix this soon? I’ve got a date Friday night and seeing my family on Father’s Day and would prefer not to have a black eye for both.
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>both finalists in the first two UFCs were Dutch

coincidence? i think not
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American gym culture
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>be me
>did some extensive training in MT and Boxing in Thailand and the Philippines respectively
>competed
>decide to get back into many years later because I've become a fat fuck
>start looking for a boxing or MT in the US
>boxing gym flat out tells me he refuses to tell me prices or anything about his gym unless I come in personally
>wtf
>MT gym is some white guy larper that says I need to do a two hour personal interview with before he decides if I can join or not. everyone is also supposed to learn thai language, the right way to bow and show respect, participate in thai culture lessons and larp as Thais and other weird shit
>gets mad when I say they never made me do anything like that in actual Thailand and I just want to hit the bag
>mma gym is normal but also just a normiecore cardio gym. Also expected to do an intro to mma bullshit class about safety or something. Very limited on what they let beginners do in the gym
Wtf
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/xs/ LARPer infection
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Can we get fake sports like HEMA and Buhurt removed from this board? Maybe relocated to /tg/? These threads are shitting up the place.
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road trip extreme
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THE DATE: Post cellphones, but pre self-driving-cars.

THE PLAN: The vehicle is packed, the destination is set, now you(ses) just have to get there.

THE HITCH: You have to get there without sleeping.

THE PUN: Intended.

What do you do? How far can you go before you will fall asleep? Will you use drugs to keep you awake? Keep in mind that local laws are still in effect, speeding rolls one D20(jk). Ignore time zones(no cheating).

IRL my furthest distance driving without sleep is 2,750ish miles(4425km). I nearly dosed off once but the bumpy line brought me right back just 400 miles from the destination. Crazy trip, I almost saw two truckers go into the ditch on that trip, one actually did.

Remember: its the last mile that counts.

You have one week to prepare for this journey. What's your strategy, driver?
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The best lb per lb martial artist in the world has a background in.. Rugby League and Greco-Roman wrestling. Traditional martial arts are a lie sold to dorks & dweebs. Athleticism from hard full contact sports beats all.
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8x BJJ world champion Leandro Lo was killed
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Last night in São Paulo Leandro was in a club with a few friends drinking in a table when this guy went there and grabbed a bottle from them while asking what they would do about it, Leandro got up and got bottle from his hands, in the altercation he took him down and "deescalated" the situation, their friends broke it apart and the murderer pretended to walk away, Leandro was sitting down when the guy walked to his table and shot him in the head twice killing him on the spot
I hate brazil
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/kg/ - Karate General
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karate thread - spinny shit edition

previous thread: >>60644
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/esg/ - Eternal Skateboarding General
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Kook edition. Hardcore skaters go home. Only the lamest and goofiest tricks are welcome in this thread.

Basic brand information for beginners:
>https://pastebin.com/CxdBGA6W (embed)
Shoe reviews:
>https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnSv7MyhLozYdGM1a1FUMHNtTkRFN0xkVmt3dEZ0NHc#gid=0
Submit a shoe review:
>https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Y70Tug_iI9-dW2VqBBzsI9PCnFlw1jIOu9yTlHcc-wY/viewform

Old thread: >>120462

What's in your kook trick bag?
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>walk into fighting gym
>its just a glorified cardio class

why are they all like this?
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Which way? AND WHY?
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Martial Arts Youtubers
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What martial art youtubers do you guys watch? I personally watch Ramsey Dewey and sensei seth.
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