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"Wide or deep"? is a classical question in a lot of different domains, and I think the answer depends largely on what your goals are and how you define "expert." You will generally have some set of base techniques–usually but not always from a single style–that you will learn to instinctively fall back on under times of stress, but this doesn't preclude ...


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Yes, it is possible to become an expert in different martial arts. The first thing to realize is that all martial arts are, are different ways of moving your body. Some martial arts have overlap in their methodologies - and where that happens, it's easy to learn these arts and become good at them without too much extra effort - the baseline skills and ...


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The Samurai were advised to master seven different martial arts. I don't expect to master even one in my lifetime. I've been studying Aikdio for 20 years or so now and Tai Chi for one. I've also studied Shindo muso ryo jodo and mugairyu (both for far too short a time). I'd like to study Bagua. I'm not sure that I'm comfortable with the assumptions ...


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IMHO, it's not only possible, it's advisable. Here is the reason: martial arts (in general) are divided into Hard and Soft A hard technique meets force with force; either with a head-on-force blocking technique, or by diagonally cutting the strike with (one's) force. It is an example of the defender using the attacker's force and momentum against him or ...



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