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  1. How do people find Muai Thai in terms of injuries? Is it easy to break bones? I'm just asking this because I've found some of the martial arts seem to entail a lot of injuries. I'm a strong person, I'm not a woose, but I don't want to do a martial art just to break a bone and then be unable to train for so long. My colleague at work talks about how people are always getting hurt(broken bones etc) at his Karate school. To me that just sounds stupid, sure take some bruises, cop some in your mouth on the odd occasion, but getting serious injuries just seems counter-intuitive to actually learning self-defence.
  2. What's people's views on the best/most reliable form of practical self-defence? Without having to train for 7+ years or having to spend thousands on learning. I've been doing boxing on/off for about 3-4 years, and since I became more serious about my health and general body fitness last year, I've got more into it. I've always been interested in learning a Martial Art but have been discouraged by people that have experience in Martial Arts who view it as impractical.. I have met some who view it as very practical, and I respect them for this. But like I said, I've never learnt any Martial Art just because I'm worried about not getting anything out of it. A friend of our family's studied Takewondo, Karate and Boxing for over 15+years and still viewed Boxing as being the most practical in self-defence. I have a colleague at work who has been studying Karate for over 15 years and is very proficient in it. But he said to me it took him a very long time to learn it. He showed me some of his moves, but they seemed highly impractical in many self-defence situations, unless you knew them back to front or practised them on a day to day basis. I find boxing to be very practical in self-defence situations because of the footwork and hand work. (I must say I haven never used it in real life though, mostly because I believe in pacifism and see violence as a last resort only). I really wanted to learn Krav Maga because of its emphasis on self-defence situations, but was discouraged by my work colleague who thought it would be inappropriate for any probable situations where we live... I'm think I would really like to learn Taekwondo for the kicks, because I currently know no kicks.. But I don't want to learn Taekwondo for upper-body - which I have got from boxing.
  3. Someone I have as a contact on Facebook recently posted this: Wtf? Not another person whinging and whining about vegetarianism/veganism because they themselves don't have the moral courage or will to go that extra mile.
  4. I checked out that video man, cool. I've been doing Boxing for the last couple of years, and I would like to work on learning some kicks.
  5. Man don't you think it's a good thing you no longer feel that way about women you see? I think vegetarianism connects us back to our minds and hearts, I would always choose a meaningful relationship over some sex-obsessed promiscuous lifestyle. I'm not the conservative type, I just think that overwhelmingly I've found girls don't like the sex-obsessed weirdos. I've heard vegetarianism lowers your testosterone which is actually a good thing I think. When I was with my ex-girlfriend I found eating raw vegetables before 'going to bed' was amazing.
  6. I'm a vegetarian. My body doesn't react well to excess fibre. I always found it hard to understand how the raw vegans deal with it. It might be worth going to the Doctor just to get a professional opinion on the matter. Last year I went through a major period of stomah/digestative issues which was very debilitating. Something advice I recieved this year is to only drink a half an hour before eating, and only drink two hours after eating. I've been following this, and personally I think I have had a lot of success with it.
  7. I've come across this kind of thing a fair bit - more with vegetarians. I'm a strict vegetarian, but I do eat free-range eggs and dairy yoghurt (something which I always disclose). I've met people that have said 'I'm pretty much a vegetarian', 'I was pretty much vegan last year', 'I'm vegetarian, but I eat chicken and fish', 'I'm vegetarian but I eat fish and I occasionally eat meat'. I remember one guy telling me that he is 'vegetarian' just because he watched an animal rights video. It seems as though there are a lot of people that view vegetarianism as being a purely external thing - something they can impress people with. Almost something like 'I can bench press 100kg'. It goes against why I became a vegetarian, which was because I thought it would be a good personal challenge and a good thing to do for the environment and for animals. I've thought more about not disclosing the fact that I am vegetarian at all, in order to continue this personally - without it being something so external or approval-seeking.
  8. feel_ngreat


    Hey guys, Sorry for taking so long to make my first post. I am 23 years old, male and from Australia. I originally started out vegan before I switched to becoming vegetarian when I went to South America in late 2009, which I then became vegan again when I returned to Australia (early 2010), before switching back to vegetarian a couple of months later - which I still am today. I decided to join this website to learn more about a non-animal diet based around exercise and working out. Looking forward to learning!
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