[a / b / c / d / e / f / g / gif / h / hr / k / m / o / p / r / s / t / u / v / vg / vr / w / wg] [i / ic] [r9k] [s4s] [cm / hm / lgbt / y] [3 / aco / adv / an / asp / biz / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / fit / gd / hc / int / jp / lit / mlp / mu / n / out / po / pol / sci / soc / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / vp / wsg / x] [Settings] [Home]
Settings Home
/asp/ - Alternative Sports

[Advertise on 4chan]

4chan Pass users can bypass this verification. [Learn More] [Login]
  • Please read the Rules and FAQ before posting.

10/01/15Happy 12th Birthday, 4chan!
09/21/154chan is now owned and led by Hiroyuki Nishimura, the founder of 2channel. Read more.
06/21/15It's now possible to use the legacy text CAPTCHA in the Quick Reply window. You can find the new option inside the [Settings] menu under "Quotes & Replying."
[Hide] [Show All]

Happy 12th Birthday, 4chan!

New trial board added: /aco/ - Adult Cartoons. Please read the sticky before posting!

[Catalog] [Archive]

File: Prince Puma.jpg (285 KB, 600x889)
285 KB
285 KB JPG
Previous Thread.


In other news, what do people want to see from season 2? I'm sure it's something we've all thought about.
169 replies and 24 images omitted. Click here to view.
So they're actually running with this Balor Club thing. Anyone got any idea why? The demon thing was awesome and over as fuck. Anyone reckon it was because they were bringing the Demon Kane back and didn't want it to clash?
Honestly the Demon Thing is cool but it only really happens at PPV's. And I would imagine that even with the Balor Club he is still going to go full body paint for PPV's
Its uploaded now
Tigre Botcho in prime "fuck my match up fam" form yet again. At least this time he injured himself with his shitness instead of others
Do you honestly believe Kevin Nash can still even walk to the ring? He's done with wrestling since his awful feud with Hunter/Punk a few years back

File: temple crag view south.jpg (3.01 MB, 5425x1997)
3.01 MB
3.01 MB JPG
seriously. just go to the store and try them on.
196 replies and 27 images omitted. Click here to view.
How useful is flexibility? I'm absurdly inflexible atm (literally a gap of a foot when I try and touch my toes) but was thinking of picking up pilates/yoga/etc. in order to change that. It isn't really hindering my climbing rn (indoor V3/4, 6a/b); will it in the future?
Flexabilty isn't required on a lot of climbs, but it will help on almost every climb. Yoga will help, along with just general stretching before climbing.
My beighbour has a pair of gymnastic rings and he says I can use them to train anytime. Google results seem to mostly be advertising-esque, what's the best exercises and schedule for gymnastic rings to get better at climbing?
hip flexibility is a lot more important than being able to bend over at the waist. if you can drop into a full atg squat with your feet flat on the ground you'll generally be okay.

calcium deposits on one of the tendons in my right shoulder. from years of heavy abuse pushing hospital beds, climbing and lifting. have had pain for a year and a half, finally got it looked at.

File: 1433914174361.jpg (413 KB, 1534x1227)
413 KB
413 KB JPG
go out and play damn it edition

Old Thread >>733290

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

>Newbie pastebin

>/asg/ retailer guide

>Maintenance 101
faggot who made it chimped out. open for takers.

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
266 replies and 63 images omitted. Click here to view.
File: GerogeCostanzaImageA.jpg (14 KB, 310x450)
14 KB
>being an AR fag this hard
File: 20150921_225012.jpg (1.19 MB, 2304x1296)
1.19 MB
1.19 MB JPG
>Hey, can I borrow a mag?
>Oh, so you're running 7.62x51 mags too?
Who'd thought AK fags would be worse on /asp/ than /k/
>Implying AR and AK fanboys aren't one in the same
Post your recent acquisitions!
>mfw getting such a great deal on based Russian airsoft pyrotechnics.

File: kicking_out.jpg (61 KB, 425x282)
61 KB
lets be honest here, there is no good reason for a bjj blackbelt to take as long as it does to get.
we all know it mostly comes from price gouging thanks to a regulatory body that is only interested in making money. Seriously on average 10+ years to reach the first degree for something that only addresses one phase of combat is nonsense.
Meanwhile its parentage which is largely the same ground techniques and vastly more stand up will have you at black in 3 years if you train hard.
and wrestling which is just as effective at the same thing can have you at a world class level within 4-5 years and is taught for fucking free in public schools.

literally it is the most expensive belt to earn in all of martial arts and only available for a privileged few that can afford the thousands of dollars it takes to "earn" one

now gentlemen, how do we stop these mcdojo practices imposed by a bunch of greedy 3rd world faggots?
42 replies and 4 images omitted. Click here to view.
I have arranged to test that out against a guy I work with who boasts about his gracie blackbelt all the time
I can tell you I am at the very least purple belt level because I have beaten purple belts in various ways, and beaten people that have wrestled from highschool through college

and mind you I have done so by casually practicing newaza with a judo friend for 2 hours a week
you sound rly tough
Hahahahahahaha the delusion on this fucking board
File: Image-1-Guy-Fieri.png (402 KB, 402x536)
402 KB
402 KB PNG
I don't expect it to be a problem.
We work for a pretty big athletic facility, I am officially the designated martial arts instructor, that is my title. He is a group fitness instructor.

File: ping-pong.jpg (86 KB, 1024x768)
86 KB
How do i git gud at ping pong?
5 replies and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
Get decent equipment, 3* Stiga Balls, regulation size table, and grippy paddles. You don't have to spend a ton but don't get the cheapest option either. Other than that, get some friends to play with regularly and don't keep score most of the time. If you always play games you will just learn stupid glitches, and never develop. It's better to practice long rallies, keep the ball alive, etc. Then play games competitively every now and then.
I play in Oklahoma, we have a huge table tennis club. Get a good paddle(not one from Walmart or academy) practice your forehand strokes and make sure you swing through. Practice backspin but focus on a nice forehand drive. Learn shake hand because pinhold has tough on backhand drives.
File: chow.jpg (62 KB, 680x478)
62 KB
Put handle of paddle in ass while padding ass.
Do it with your eyes closed and rage when you lose
any Websites where i can get a good paddle?

File: chess-1427831819-2352632.jpg (149 KB, 2122x1416)
149 KB
149 KB JPG
So I heard you guys like checkers. 1. e4
1 reply omitted. Click here to view.
I prefer backgammon
almost considered learning and playing this because of Hikaru no go.
It's actually complicated a fuck.
no we don't, unless it's bjj.
>Hoge Rielen.jpg
Nostalgia'd hard, it's been 13 years since I was there, was thinking about that place not an hour ago.

Also, OP, while /asp/ sometimes discusses chess, /tg/ is the better place.

Go has extremely simple rules.
It's just that those rules create extraordinarily complex situations.

File: ne waza.jpg (207 KB, 4288x2848)
207 KB
207 KB JPG
White belt Judoka here,

I'm trying to improve my ground game, before the BJJ folks jump in and say to just do BJJ I can only afford to do one martial art atm and I'm loving Judo thus far.

Since I can only really go once a week I try to do my best to drill the movements at home, is there any way I can drill Ne Waza at home?

Youtube BJJ solo drills. There should be plenty of stuff, but start simple.

>is there any way I can drill Ne Waza at home?

Not really. Nothing equals actual practice, especially at the beginning. You'll need others to improve, you'll need to understand how it feels. I mean for throws you can at lest practice the footwork, but for Newaza it's difficult.

What you can do is grab a real big pillow or blanket and get your basic positions (Kesa Gatame and so on) straight. Or try to set up a Lock from a hold.

But honestly the point of all "sparring" is that it's all a game of action/reaction. It sucks to get tapped often in the beginning but it's necessary to find mistakes ("oh, I shouldn't have left my arm outstreched"). A passive object doesnt show you your own mistakes.

What you can do is, if you always get caught with a certain technique, think about why and what you can do to avoid it. Or look on youtube (i.e. escapes from a certain hold). But most Judo dojos have their own preferred variants, so it's good to stick with what you teacher and the higher belts say.

And it's much better to have 3 techniques you can apply than to know 15 technique you can't apply.

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Thanks, any little bit of info helps

Aye I know you can't really beat actually applying it and to be honest I don't mind tapping out, I still find it fun either way I'm just looking for any ways I can improve during my downtime so to speak since I can only really go on Friday nights.
Get those 2 books, they're available somewhere in r/judo:
Isao okano - vital judo grappling techniques
Dynamic Judo - Grappling Techniques - Kazuzo Kudo
You can learn some useful drills, but you need a partner to train combat sports, especially ne waza.


get comfortable and mobile in low positions like crawling, squatting, kneeling, etc.

you want to have good mastery of these positions to not get unbalanced and shit on

Questions, opinions, history, brotips and so on.

The old thread is archived. >>715627
112 replies and 7 images omitted. Click here to view.
>Implying Mayweather didn't call of his jail sentence to fight pacquaio
>Arturo Gatti
>Who cares
Can't believe Matthysse lost to that chump, the only thing Postol has is a jab
Do you mean Rosado? As I recall, Golovkin never fought Salido. Holy shit though, Golovkin's jab is a fucking bomb.
After long hook, my wrist started hurting. Can't bend it too far or whatever, and cant go with horizontal-palm hook for better reach. Trainer said I just punched wrong, but I punched same as he was. I feel comfortable with vertical hook, but it's best at close distance, I dont know if i can bend wrist for longer reach, or is it bad. Please help, cant find info for proper technique

File: skateboard2.jpg (112 KB, 610x777)
112 KB
112 KB JPG
Information for beginners (UPDATED), PLEASE READ BEFORE asking: http://pastebin.com/C6rEGbzD

Shoe info and feedback, feel free to contribute on the 2nd link (the first is the shoe reviews): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnSv7MyhLozYdGM1a1FUMHNtTkRFN0xkVmt3dEZ0NHc#gid=0



old thread:>>737822

SkatePark etiquette: Go early or go burly

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
306 replies and 40 images omitted. Click here to view.
File: skateplant2.gif (709 KB, 240x180)
709 KB
709 KB GIF
excellent post, have some deerman
tell me why does he wear the mask?
nobody knew who he was until he put on the mask.
This is the vibe.
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
bamboo skateboards? yah or nah

pic related is on its way in the mail, I know the graphic is gay as fuck but I can't really complain about it because based free 2-day shipping.

File: wraslin'.jpg (80 KB, 396x594)
80 KB
any wrestling bros? get in here!

freestyle/greco/submission ect ect all welcome, yes, even sumo.

what do you guys do for conditioning? how long does it take you?
237 replies and 43 images omitted. Click here to view.
whats your WL stats if you dont mind me asking
Judo guy here.
First week of practice went pretty well. Had plenty of chances to throw and hiptoss guys because they never expect it, even though they are perfectly legal.I do pretty well in the clinch and if I get taken to the ground but I have trouble defending against their double and single leg takedowns. Any advice that would work on a no-gi opponent?Besides Whizzer...
>besides whizzer
Best thing for a single...work on your 4 lines of defense (hands, head, hips and feet). Drill your sprawl and don't forget to circle out of it. It takes time.

File: hema3.jpg (61 KB, 952x600)
61 KB
Historical European Martial Arts Thread
Please keep it kind and on topic. Also no SCA/Reenactment please.

Essential Information:

271 replies and 39 images omitted. Click here to view.
heh, den Witz hab ich doch schon mal gehört
Kein Witz, nur geraten. Hab ich was verpasst?
Grande Zurigo
Wie sagen die Vorarlberger zu Jesus? Dornbirn

Aber Spass beiseite, ich bin z.Z. eher in Salzburger Region unterwegs
Mal wieder was gelernt!

File: gaston bolanos.gif (1.95 MB, 500x195)
1.95 MB
1.95 MB GIF
Old thread hit image limit. Last night I was watching Lion Fight at the gym while running on the treadmill and there were some crazy knockouts. In honor of that, I present you this.
161 replies and 102 images omitted. Click here to view.
dude, moving to the outside would have required a sidestep that would have nullified the power and timing of the counter punch.
File: krav sucks.gif (2.83 MB, 305x225)
2.83 MB
2.83 MB GIF
File: ronda hadoken.gif (1.6 MB, 417x338)
1.6 MB
1.6 MB GIF
If you're rambling bullshit, post a gif.
>tfw I would have just completed the kimura and pulled guard.
This is exactly what I was thinking

File: download.jpg (6 KB, 275x183)
6 KB
hay gyes i am at a crossroads hear im at a point in my martial art life when i need to learn tai chi (chen style) but for that i need to drop ether wing chun or southern praying mantis and i want to ask you gyes what the pros and cons of wing chun and praying mantis are (as i have only practiced for a month each one and i havent really grasped the concept of them both) and why they would be good to be paired with tai chi as well(please dont start a debate on which one is better i want a balanced opionion
26 replies and 3 images omitted. Click here to view.
There is no more toxic environment than a McDojo.
That's bullshit and you know it.

Marco Tentori is kickboxer, no matter how you shitcunts want to categorize him, he isn't using Kung Fu one bit.

Considering his background seems to be overwhelmingly Kung Fu, it seems unlikely that he 'isn't using it one bit'. Traditional martial artists sometimes adapt well to competition. Sometimes is not always or even usually, and nobody was recommending training a traditional art with a view towards entering combat sports, but acting like nobody makes the jump ever is just blatantly false.
Mantis is more complete and a great style in my opinion. WC is mostly about punching.
If i find you I kill you.
I normally shit all over CMA in general, but Omega from Bullshido has a Ba Gua back ground and he's a retired pro MMA fighter who has geared his training system for actual fighting.

So really you just have to train like an actual fighter to make CMA work.

See: San Shou.

Could learning the Dempsey roll actually be useful in boxing?
27 replies and 2 images omitted. Click here to view.
How to get your ass kicked : Volume 1, the dempsey roll
File: 1443904437023.png (141 KB, 1302x969)
141 KB
141 KB PNG
Was your trainer a weaboo?
File: 1442819229511.gif (3.97 MB, 320x240)
3.97 MB
3.97 MB GIF
Tyson never, EVER used the Dempsey roll. The body upper he used to end fights looks pretty similar but definitly NOT the Dempsey roll.
>only if you're implying someone can be knocked out whilst standing

Have you never heard the phrase "standing knockout" before?

So you've never been in an actual fight gym or interacted with actual fighters before I see.
Don "The Dragon" Wilson advocates head movement in time with punching.

Source:I participated in a pre fight seminar he ran for a card I fought on a few years ago.

File: aikido11.jpg (127 KB, 1024x681)
127 KB
127 KB JPG
I'm participating in my first Aikido competition on Saturday and i'm nervous as fuck

How do I keep composure and win?
36 replies and 2 images omitted. Click here to view.
When my coach (black belt+d1 wrestler) sees someone doing a takedown bad, he says they did it brazilian style.
I'm gonna need to see this in action because it looks like >>741509
Don't think I can find video, but it's some sort of irimi nage variation.

Yes, I'm so shitty I medal in more than half of the competitions I enter.
So have I, but that's because there's always only two other guys my weight class in these bumpkin local tournaments
I'm a middleweight, typically there's 10 to 20-something people in my weight class.

[Advertise on 4chan]

Delete Post: [File Only] Style:
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[Disable Mobile View / Use Desktop Site]

[Enable Mobile View / Use Mobile Site]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.