Oxford Karate Academy

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Welcome to the OKA forum!

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4

Author Topic: Strength Building  (Read 34929 times)

Shihan Paul

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 214
  • Don't forget to try a class. Call 07956 902101
    • View Profile
Re: Strength Building
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2007, 05:49:13 PM »

THC is tetra hydra cannabinol/tetra hydrocannabinol (abbreviated to d9 THC).

The active ingredient in marijuana sativa is THC (tetrahydra cannabinol), a mind-altering (pscyhoactive) chemical. The marijuana sold today contains higher percentages of THC than that sold in the 60's and 70's. Skunk is grown under artificial light to make the THC reach levels that are hallucinogenic. Skunk can also be known as CHRONIC! Skunk has other labels, such as Northen Lights, Durban Poison, Blueberry, AK-47.

Marijuana has both short and long-term health consequences. Short-term effects include problems with short term memory loss; memory and learning; distorted perception; paranoia; decreased thinking and problem solving skills; loss of motor co-ordination; increased appetite; and increased heart rate, anxiety. Long term effects include risk of cancer, respiratory problems, and negative effects on both the male and female reproductive systems.

Under the influence of marijuana, students may find it hard to concentrate and learn and may eventually lose their motivation for schoolwork and other activities they once enjoyed. Young athletes could find their performance is diminished, since both timing and coordination are affected by THC.

That is a researched opinion, not that of a karate person, parent, goody goody two shoes, or anything else. However, I'm sure if people want to indulge in any form of recreational drugs, this forum is a karate forum. KEEP it that way. This topic will probably be deleted by the admininstrator anyhow, as it is a KARATE web site.

« Last Edit: September 30, 2007, 10:44:40 AM by Shihan Paul »
Logged

Shihan Paul

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 214
  • Don't forget to try a class. Call 07956 902101
    • View Profile
Re: Strength Building
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2007, 10:47:50 AM »

kara = empty and te = hand, denoting a hand with NOTHING in it.

Logged

shotofook

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 43
    • View Profile
Re: Strength Building
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2007, 04:16:41 PM »

My=Bank, denoting an account with nothing in it. :'(                                                                      Xiaoyun, no need to apologize you were right to defend Shihans honour,and debate is a good thing, when done by the masses. :)                                         
« Last Edit: September 30, 2007, 04:35:12 PM by shotofook »
Logged

Xiaoyun

  • OKA Member
  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 87
    • View Profile
Re: Strength Building
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2007, 12:42:32 PM »

Thanks Shotofook,  ;) as Shihan said this is a Karate website, so an apology is in order... so lets rather talk about karate! may i ask how long have you been studying/ training in Goju? are you fairly new to Shihan's classes? I left nearly a year ago but I still like to keep informed on what's going on in England/Europe/Japan. Was hoping to go on the Japan trip, but likewise my bank is looking poorly :-\, as hard as I try to save!!! Maybe in a few more years time when I have a full time job I might seriously be able to go, still saving for July just in case I do manage it!  ;D
Logged

shotofook

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 43
    • View Profile
Re: Strength Building
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2007, 07:32:50 PM »

I have been studying Wado ryu for four years,and studying with Shihan for the last six months.Shihans classes are a lot more informative than my other style,its just what i was looking for.In some respects i wish i had started this style first,but i don,t think i would have had the confidence to go along without doing wado first. I would also like to go to the seminar in Japan,but it all depends on a lot of things.Keep saving might see you there you never know.     :)  By the way can i ask, what grade are you.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2007, 07:35:17 PM by shotofook »
Logged

Shihan Paul

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 214
  • Don't forget to try a class. Call 07956 902101
    • View Profile
Re: Strength Building
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2007, 10:54:04 AM »

An empty hand, devoid of a spliff, joint etc  ;D
Logged

Xiaoyun

  • OKA Member
  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 87
    • View Profile
Re: Strength Building
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2007, 04:25:44 PM »

I'm currently a purple belt (over here green with a black stripe) going for my next belt (1st brown one here) in December. missed a grading due to uni stress! and they're only 3 months apart which seems short now due to what we have to learn! But still enjoying the challenge even though it is considerably harder and much more technical.

Wado ryu sounds interesting, I believe that Sensei Fraser did something like that or maybe it was Wing Chun???  I've only ever studied Goju but I find it so complete and that's what is so interesting, that it never ends, your knowledge can always be extended. It's a lifelong dedication and I like the idea of something that I can follow and learn all my life with (hopefully) never tiring of it.  :) Much like my love of languages, why learn one when there are 6,912 more to learn?!  ;D  and why stop at a black belt when there are ten more levels to go! ;D no so easy tho! haha

Are you studying at the moment Shotofook?
Xiaoyun
Logged

shotofook

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 43
    • View Profile
Re: Strength Building
« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2007, 08:49:44 PM »

Not studying at college,sadly a little to old for that.And never really been academically minded.But i am studying life in general.I get to meet a lot of different people,from all walks of life.Its good to see how they get on in their daily life.Recently i have been talking to a millionaire who travels all around the world,but he is bored stiff.Oh to have his problems hey.   Also been speaking to someone who is in great debt,but he is extremely happy.Its a strange world is,nt it. What are you studying.And how long for.   
Logged

Xiaoyun

  • OKA Member
  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 87
    • View Profile
Re: Strength Building
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2007, 07:33:05 AM »

Studying a Bachelor of Arts - French, Chinese, Political Science and English Literature to go on and double major in Chinese and English Lit. 3-4 year course depending on my majors. So Shotofook do you work?  re the millionaire and the guy in debt... they say millionaires never smile .. and judging from the one I met - I think that statement is very true. It's important to find out what makes you happy and stick with that!  ::)

PS. re Karate, hows it going?  i'm finding it so hard working on my yoko geri's (spelling is probs wrong there)  but practice practice practice... will prevail.

Yes it is a strange world, but one I am determined to travel around! Here's something for your study of life - do you know of anyone who's been to Russia and did they like it? ;D
Have you traveled much?
Logged

Shihan Paul

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 214
  • Don't forget to try a class. Call 07956 902101
    • View Profile
Re: Strength Building
« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2007, 11:02:30 AM »

Moscow airport was scary enough!
Logged

Xiaoyun

  • OKA Member
  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 87
    • View Profile
Re: Strength Building
« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2007, 03:13:28 PM »

Really? Why?
Logged

Shihan Paul

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 214
  • Don't forget to try a class. Call 07956 902101
    • View Profile
Re: Strength Building
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2007, 12:55:01 AM »

Very aggressive, military etc.
Logged

Xiaoyun

  • OKA Member
  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 87
    • View Profile
Re: Strength Building
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2007, 01:51:33 PM »

Really? I wouldn't have expected that, although I suppose as a communist country and one with such a strong history of a powerful military I shouldn't be surprised!  ;D

maybe i'll put that trip on the back burner. ::)... hmm..

re: fitness - I would be really interested to know what sort of level of fitness black belts maintain? and daily? Naturally a very high one...and I understand this varies from person to person, but how much exercise outside of classes might one recommend? Black belts? I guess what I'm asking for is just an idea of a fitness level to work towards...

i.e is there a minimum amount of sit ups etc you do just to keep in shape and fit enough for class?
Comments would be appreciated
Logged

Shihan Paul

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 214
  • Don't forget to try a class. Call 07956 902101
    • View Profile
Re: Strength Building
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2007, 02:43:08 AM »

So many people do other sports and hobbies. I know some of the black belts do weight training, bag work, running etc.
Logged

Death

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 36
    • View Profile
Re: Strength Building
« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2007, 01:37:30 PM »

For fighting, I'd suggest high intensity training because that normally the intensity you'd encounter during a fight or simulation of one.

There's a simple way to clearly see what kind of fitness you need for fighting.
Basically take a jog/run, you'll notice that you should be able to go for a fair amount of time before you feel the need to stop (or all day if you run often! well, not quite).
Now have a session on the bag, punch it as hard and fast as you can at a constant rate (just as the running was at a constant rate until you need to stop.

You should notice that you are worn out a lot quicker from the bag work than the running, the main reason being is that the two are of two completely different levels of intensity, the jogging being 'low' intensity and the bag work being 'high' intensity.

What I mean by intensity is simply the harder you work, the more oxygen your body needs to maintain the activity, through training you condition your body to adapt to the intensity and physical demands of your sport/job/etc.
So when training you want to know that your training simulates the stresses of your activity as accurately as possible, you do not want to be training for a marathon (long distance running) when training for a fight.

This article explains it a lot better and quicker than me.

http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1343138&cr=performanceTraining

Logged
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4