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Cycling and Martial Arts?(10 posts)

Cycling and Martial Arts?Xoc
Apr 12, 2003 4:43 AM
Are any of you martial artists in addition to cyclists?

I've been studying Aikido for about 6 months now, and it's really helped my flexibility, balance and situational awareness.

Just curious if anyone else does the same. :)
re: Cycling and Martial Arts?Scot_Gore
Apr 12, 2003 6:31 AM
I'm Sankyu in Aikido but have been away from it for about 12 years, so really I'm back to RhoKyu for all practical purposes. Where Aikido will help you the most in cycling is in Endo Tori.

Scot
re: Cycling and Martial Arts?Xoc
Apr 12, 2003 8:15 AM
Let's hope my ukemi is up to a clipped-in forward roll. :D
re: Cycling and Martial Arts?rwbadley
Apr 12, 2003 7:58 AM
I was involved in many styles from '75 to '98. Martial arts is great for awareness and flexibility. Cycling I believe is better for developing cardio fitness. They dovetail nicely. I had to retire from MA due to some tendinitis problems. I still stretch and practice some aspects tho.

RW
yup..! Tang Soo Do.. great winter workout.. nmCarbon fiber fanatik
Apr 12, 2003 8:08 AM
re: Karatec722061
Apr 12, 2003 9:32 AM
I do Karate for years. Not seriously, just keep my body flexible.
Shotokan... (nm)Akirasho
Apr 12, 2003 10:14 AM
Be the bike.
yupsctri
Apr 12, 2003 1:53 PM
Hapkido, which i have found to be great for fexibility and my instructor takes great glee in improving our core-strengh, and we even dabble into some plyometrics for kicking-power, which I think has only helped by bike legs.

RC
re: Cycling and Martial Arts?capnjim01
Apr 13, 2003 5:46 AM
Tae Kwon DO for 18 years, Hap Ki Do for 2 years. Started riding to develop leg speed and endurance for competition. I got my instructor involved and now he's hooked.
I believe Miss M does ...Humma Hah
Apr 13, 2003 8:46 AM
MB1's 19,400-mile-a-year significant other, Miss M, if I recall, does a kick-boxing class at lunchtime.