75 thoughts on “3 Martial Arts Lifehacks for Flexibility, Strength & Health

  1. You sit down for 7h straight without getting up IN SCHOOL.
    Most people have to wear black polishable footwear (no barefoot shoes) IN SCHOOL.
    Whilst working on a desk we often have to tilt our head to read/write IN SCHOOL.
    School is ruining my martial arts!!!

  2. Another great video, Jesse san!
    I had already heard about the impact of shoes and footing in martial arts performance. In fact, once an instructor warned me that my feet were too opened in some stances, so he recommended that I watched my footing while walking in order to place my feet more straigh and less open. Turned my both my stances and my footing improved considerably.

  3. all three for me Jesse how do i keep my ankle that has had surgery on it and it re torn from getting hurt again

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  5. that so true for me! thank you as always <3 I love to walk barefoot. I like use barefoot shoes, and I can't stay in the same position sitting for much time, I feel need to move. I'm glad to know I'm not wrong^^

  6. it make five years than i wear no shoes most of the time and the strength of my foot today and when i was in school it's another world

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  8. Startes doing the seiza on my desk chaur everyday at work for a few minutes and already have less tight hamstrings at the end of the day🤔🤔

  9. Another thing that can be done to counteract sitting is to rest in a squat. This helps to decompress the lumbar vertebrae which become compressed from sitting too long, and it also helps to open the hips.

  10. As a kid doing Okinawa karate for 4yrs, and being able to do the splits, I was no longer able to when I became man and got a full time job 😭

  11. Thank you for sharing. Now i know why my hamstring starts to become tight because on my job , i always sit too much within 8 hours a day. 6 days a week and i can only train on sundays.

  12. Thank you for your insights as always, didnt know about the feet… Thank you, you made me buy barefootshoes! 😂

  13. Hey @jesse you did a video once on your style or the different styles of karate. But you never said what your style was called! So I was still wondering what your style is called? 🙂 ps come open a dojo here in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands!! Haha

  14. Good video, I watch some of your videos and use some of the training and advice in my taekwondo classes, do you or would you consider doing a seminar to teach and train with us here at Odessa Texas, do you know or talk to Alex Wong, Samery Moras, or Chloe and Grace Bruce

  15. I really like the videos you’ve done with other martial artists from other arts, how about doing one with Kajukenbo or Tukong Moosul or info on the difference in ITF, WTF, and ATA Taekwondo

  16. Have you seen or heard of Al Thomas and his Budo jujutsu or Master Tsai protect yourself videos, is there a difference between jujutsu and jiu Jitsu besides spelling, have you seen Simon Rhee video on how to protect yourself

  17. Hi Jessie being an electrician it is not sitting down or using a phone no phones on site my problem is steel toe cap boots no choice health and safety at work act dictate my actions what else can I do to help me?

  18. Jesse, can you or do you have a video where you explain how to run a karate gym? (Scheduling, pricing, budgeting, etc.)

  19. sir i saw a man doing a kata Chantan Yara Kushanku he was making sound probably from his gi…. so can you suggest us how to di that
    please sir please
    please
    please

  20. I like Belleville jungle boots. They're very light, and they have a very wide toe box. The best part is the 5mm heel rise. That's less than 1/4 of an inch ( .193 ). They are excellent for running and forefoot striking. You can retrain your running strike with the 100 up method. Look it up here on you tube. Wrestling stones aren't bad either. Good video, my freind.

  21. Good tips, Jesse. I dug out my old Vans and have been wearing them for the past week and my knees and lower joints are recovering much better after heavy training sessions.

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  23. Great video Jesse, Thanks!!… Just curious what is your accent? As for my problems, i sit too much… As for shoes i'm not sure, i generally wear skate shoes, which are flat… Pretty sure you said to find flat shoes…Thanks

  24. This video just made me stand up more at my desk job lol!
    One question though, any tips on back pain when I do stand up on my desk for longer hours? Should I just keep switch to sitting and standing several hours a day?

  25. For maintaining a good neck curvature and avoiding cellphone neck. You can use two socks together or a small pillow or soft ball directly behind your neck, then sit on a chair with a high back or in your car seat, after that you can count 2 sets of 10 neck extensions(try to move your head back), you will feel the pressure on the cervicals and strengthen back and neck muscles, this will promote proper neck curvature

  26. Great video…I think the mats I had were too soft…8 years on them led to many injuries and surgeries. I just upgraded to a firmer mat and it was like night and day!

  27. I just did hours of research and eventually bought these voovix barefoot shoes on amazon for 28 pounds. I have flat feet and inwards rotating feet so I need some with some more support. I do find normal shoes hurting my wide feet (toes ) which I recently injured so I hope to strengthen them and meanwhile allow my toes to spread more. It should also make those little muscles stronger. I hope you are right Jesse. We will see. They were really hard to find. I had to go look online and take my own specific needs in consideration. They should arrive in days.

  28. I work security overnight the (graveyard) shift. I sit 8 hours a day some time i do get up to use the rest room and try move and stretch as much as i can.

  29. Check out how to handle forward head posture on youtube. One simple exercise:
    Take off your belt, stand in yoi, keeping your arms straight and a bit wider (like double shoulder width) while holding your belt tightly with both hands.
    Now look upwards with your head and move your arms all around until the belt touches your back. Move back to the front and repeat. Always keep your arms straight and the belt tight.
    This really massages the shoulders – do it at least once a day, or better as often as you can if you need to sit all day.
    You can also do some strength exercises to improve your shoulders and back too.

  30. this is very interesting and useful
    I mean those are natural habits us humans have so i think this was a great video Jesse Sensei I got better at karate because I've bin watching your videos taking your advice thank you so much keep up the good work

  31. Hello Jesse, This is excellent advise. I didn't realize how everything you mentioned rained true in my daily habits. I will make the change. Thanks again.

  32. I work 12 hour shifts sitting at a desk the entire time tha I can't go very far from. I have neuropathy in my hips & lower body due to diabetes. Even just standing up can get to be excruciatingly painful. I try & move around as much as I can & do kata every couple hours. It helps a lot.

  33. Umm, well I always try to have good posture, I think I lie down more than I sit 😂, and I’m always barefoot in the house (I don’t go outside enough). So, I think I’m doing quite well so far. I actually run toe to heel most of the time anyway (well more like running on my tiptoes err sumthin), unless I’m wearing tennis shoes (it really depends, actually). Anyway, arigato gozaimasu, Jesse-sensei!

  34. Sitting isn't a problem for me because I maybe get 2.5 hrs of sitting a day on public transit and my half hour break at work. Shoes probably aren't helping but I already have a hard time finding steel toes that fit my tiny ass feet, my new balance are a couple years old so I will consider these brands for replacements. The phone thing really is the killer.

  35. Thanks a lot for this video. I have been training Shotokan karate for only 2 months and I am having lower back pain. Now I guess my problem is that I am sitting way too much.

  36. If you want to get the bad consequences of these habits fixed faster in order to have a "fresh start" with your body, I recommend therapies like Rolfing and Feldenkreis.

  37. If you can, get up and exercise for 1-2 minutes every hour or so through the day, hip rolls to loosen the back, throw some fast hands to get the heart pumping, juggle, dance to a song, movement is all good. Sitting all day is definitely the worst way to live.

  38. I really love ur teaching videos😉😘 nice work 😎👏👏💪👍
    l just want to do a nother video about how we do a split hold in home without a trinore thank u very mush 😉😊

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