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    Has anyone do any trainng in water for the extra resistance?

    If you haven't tried it yet, you are really missing out. Try sparring someone in water up to your neck and see what happens.
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    i would like to try this, but alas I have no access to a pool
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    Has anyone do any trainng in water for the extra resistance?

    If you haven't tried it yet, you are really missing out. Try sparring someone in water up to your neck and see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    Has anyone do any trainng in water for the extra resistance?

    If you haven't tried it yet, you are really missing out. Try sparring someone in water up to your neck and see what happens.

    The sparring went great.. up until I tried to do a take down ... lemme tell you, grappling is not conductive in water.

    The other added benifit of water training that I see is that it forces you to slow down, which with carefull observation, can help perfect technique. All too often speed kills technique, water is a good way to force yourself to slow down, and get an exellent workout.

    I got a very stange look from my neighbors when I started doing forms in pool of my apartment complex
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    Has anyone do any trainng in water for the extra resistance?

    If you haven't tried it yet, you are really missing out. Try sparring someone in water up to your neck and see what happens.
    When I lived in FLA did this all the time. Its great to help with stances vs. the ocean.

    Also throwing techniques, very fun, helps with many things.

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    im 5'4" . i would have to sparr someone my own hight or i would drown or the other person would have a better advantage

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxershane
    im 5'4" . i would have to sparr someone my own hight or i would drown or the other person would have a better advantage

    Is that an excuse to get out of hard work? I'm telling Mrs. C.
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    she could always consider it a good way to train her lung capacity
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    Is that an excuse to get out of hard work? I'm telling Mrs. C.
    lol.. so your saying that because i dont do water exercises means that my training isnt hard work???? j/k.. i have done forms and stuff in my grandparents pool.. but they live in philly. so i dont have access to a pool

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    Resistance training in the pool is great, but as Mr. Seck points out... training stances in the surf can be quite productive and eye opening! I wish I lived closer to a beach. Sparring in the surf would be very interesting.
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    Bringing this topic back to the forefront. I have always loved training in teh water, what about you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_Crippler View Post
    Resistance training in the pool is great, but as Mr. Seck points out... training stances in the surf can be quite productive and eye opening! I wish I lived closer to a beach. Sparring in the surf would be very interesting.
    I agree, have worked on this several times at Lake Michigan. Also working forms etc. in a pool.

    As an add on, anyone try running laps in a pool? GREAT exercise when it is at about solar plexus height because you have to use your arms to help propel you through the water. Gets your heartrate up and it is no impact on the joints. I use to do that for about 15-20 minutes after laps when I was in college.
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    I have not practiced sparring in the water, but I do have some experience in the pool and most people don't realize how much you can sweat by training in the water.
    It is great exercise.
    I have done forms in the water and liked that, so I need to try the sparring.

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    only once. most of the class went to the beach for training and a cookout during this summer in full Gi. nothing like working (esp stance set 2) about thighs high in the ocean :-p turns your legs to jelly by the end of the day..

    sucks when the sand goes right out from under your feet with the waves. ah well, good practice w' balance.
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    Nothing like training in a cool pool on a hot July day! Just don't like to get my face wet. Maybe someday when I get over my fear of the water I will get a greater benefit from this training. I do think it's a great tool, and fun, too.
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    Hey Rob, what is it this, "teh water"? I can't find it anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxershane View Post
    im 5'4" . i would have to sparr someone my own hight or i would drown or the other person would have a better advantage
    I'm 5' 1", anytime you want to spar lemme know. I never get to spar people close to my own height.

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    Sparring is fun in the pool especially trying to do flying kicks
    It is great way to build resistance and stamina

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