Illegal moves for white belts

There are a lot of moves banned in many tournaments for white belt competitors.  The process of making a technique illegal often arises when the governing body or organization identifies a position with the potential to cause injury.  Often, the move or position won’t start off being illegal. It’s only after injuries keep recurring that the move or positions legality comes up for discussion.  Especially, for newer competitors that are often unfamiliar with competing, rules, and controlling themselves.  If you’ve

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How many days per week should you train?

Alec Baulding

When I first began training I wasn’t quite old enough to drive. So I had to rely on my local public transportation (my city was not very commuter friendly) and rides from family and friends to get to training. At most, I was able to train up to two times during the week and maybe a Saturday class on weekends if I was lucky.   I maintained this schedule up until I reached blue belt. Which happened to coincide with

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