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        Christopher Adamchek Lots of very light stretching and very light cardio to improve the injury

        to make up for mobility vast improvements are needed in seeing telegraphing, and working on intercept timing

        To make up for gaps in training you need to master simplicity, keep the moves simple and minimize any and all unnecessary movement

        And you will be a force to be recond with
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        KSP08 I haven't had an incapacitating injury that required crutches or surgery so far, but I have had several injuries that required me to take a several weeks off each time, and to continue actively training, these are some things I did:

        1. Write- I wrote out my forms and self defense combinations. I have little cards with different points of a form (i.e. Dan Gun #13), and Inpractice working through a form starting at those checkpoints (helps me memorize pattern better for teaching). Also talking through them out loud helps me learn. I do all this for normal training anyway.
        2. Swim- I was able to do leg exercises and sometimes a little cardio in the pool despite my injuries
        3. Theraband training- supporting my injured leg, I used a theraband brace to strengthen the other one (or both when it was just a foot injury) by doing kick drills with resistance.
        4. Abs
        5. "Boxing"- I tend to use my hands a lot for a TKD fighter, and even when my mobility was limited and I couldn't use footwork, I could still throw combos hard on the bag for timed rounds to build endurance
        6. Watch videos about sparring, or form videos online. I usually record myself doing my forms or sparring a bag, and I review for mistakes or chart my rounds (which techniques, tendencies/tells, etc (I do these for normal training anyway).


        I've had 2 classmates require ACL surgery, and they brought their physical therapy workout to our school so they were still part of class and could watch and learn, as well as assist in instruction.
        I would be sad if I no longer could take classes, so I would want to try to be involved in some way after an injury, even if it meant I had to make modifications and not go full-speed for a while (or ever). I know my instructor would make those adjustments (and make me follow them). So if you get hurt, please don't give up!
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        Al W Beverley Hills Ninja would be in my Top 10
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        Mark I would put Fists of Fury on there since it pretty much introduced Bruce Lee to the majority of the world. Also as a personal favorite I would add Shogun Assassin.
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        Michael Wow! I would put Enter the Dragon right at #1 and remove Crouching Tiger Hidden Character Motivations right the off the list.
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