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Radok
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Joined: 23 Apr 2002
Posts: 601
Location: Florida
Styles: Okinawan Shorin-ryu Karate-do

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2002 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take Karate and have found that I have the luck of unbeleivably hard shins.

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Karateka_latino
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Black Belt

Joined: 21 Jun 2001
Posts: 1299
Location: Panama city, Panama
Styles: Goju-Ryu Karate do; Kung Fu.

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2002 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi..
Sure go and do kickboxing.. you'll get in shape and you'll learn all the moves and get stronger..


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dafabe
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Joined: 08 Apr 2002
Posts: 77
Location: Strike Force

PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do Thai Boxing and I have found that the reson that people hurt there shins is cos they try and build them up to quickly, I also had really weak shins, but after 5 weeks i already feel a difrance, the best thing to do is kick a heavy bag as hard as you can with out it hurting, and gradually build it up, this is really enjoyable and it feels great when you kick the bag quite hard.



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zulu
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Joined: 03 Mar 2002
Posts: 11
Location: Salt Lake City

PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i understand your concern regarding your shins but they are actually a very strong bone, alot stronger than those little bones in your foot you'll break when kick someone with full power. If you properly condition your body and legs including shins you shouldn't have any difficulty unless you have a pre-existing medical condition that may weaken your bones. When i started Muay Thai my shins bruised and were sore fro about the first week or two but after that i kick the pole bags at full speed and it feels better the harder i kick. I also think it's a very realistic fighting style and functional with the low kicks they're awesome. with your bigger frame your reach will be good and when you grapple which will happen in any street fight unless you knock him out you got long legs to generate great power from a knee strike which will send him down fast.
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