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Prevention, as it applies to martial arts, is the avoidance of violence, both for the aggressor and defender. Use this tag when your question involves avoiding violence.
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defined as a strike with a closed hand, making a fist. This tag should be used for questions related to striking techniques that are performed with a closed fist.
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Tai chi grappling exercise.
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a polysemous word, generally referring to a circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine.
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A specific type of European, straight edged thrusting sword. This tag can apply to rapiers meant for war or fencing foils. Use this tag when your question involves this specific type of sword. If unsu…
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Choosing a martial art, tool, technique, teacher, or training partner.
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Minimizing or evaluating risk in the practice of martial arts. Includes inherently harmful techniques like strikes to the head, as well as potentially damaging techniques like chokes, and avoiding inj…
Ancient Japanese Warriors, who had their own social class. Famous for using katanas, but also used bows and spears.
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a subdivision of a particular type of martial art OR a particular organization which teaches martial arts.
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a countermeasure that involves defending oneself, one's property or the well-being of another from harm. Anything not related to a specific martial art, any hypothet…
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Unsupervised Training; practice on your own or without an individual with more expertise present. Usually self-training comes from doing exercises from memory or from some sort of training manual, suc…
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Prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, on the basis of sex within martial arts.
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a covering for feet, which can possibly extend up to ankles and shins. Some martial art traditions require specific footwear. Use this tag when the question focuses on footwear.
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A term that describes a student's progress in learning any disciple. Shu or "obedience" indicates the initial stage when the student follows forms strictly. "Ha" or "detachment" indicates the stage w…
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Questions related to the social aspects of practicing martial arts.
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Testing of techniques through practice with a partner or against an opponent.
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Questions related to martial arts when treated as a sport, and the pursuant official rules and regulations.
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a position that is designed to create greater stability or to improve movement.
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Strength training methods, historical and modern. (Strength is the ability to produce force.) Also includes questions about relevance of strength to various techniques and strategies.
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