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revised Training Body Reading Without Sparring
Clarifying.
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comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Used to play very actively, not as much any longer, unfortunately.
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revised Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers: 17th century French Rapier
Changed "area" to "period"
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comment Training Body Reading Without Sparring
That's a really excellent approach for learning to read the other person as a matter of personal work. Not quite what I am looking for since I am looking for drills to train others with, but I may adapt it as a way of explaining how to frame it.
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asked Training Body Reading Without Sparring
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revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
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answered What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
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revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
grammer.
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comment Do shock knives make a good 'training' alternative to real knives for knife fighting sparring?
We used to use pens (normal ballpoint pens, caps in place). Worked rather well.
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revised Do ninja follow the bushido?
Fixed grammar (treating "ninja" as the plural).
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revised Rule 1: Cardio. What exercises are worth doing to increase cardiovascular fitness?
Making the title clearer.
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comment Rule 1: Cardio. What exercises are worth doing to increase cardiovascular fitness?
In my mind there are still too many questions, independent of the topicality of the theme.
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asked Going up on the ball of the foot for a front snap kick
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comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
Yeah, the fact that he had a gun and it was in your home frequently–though not always–makes it a "lethal force warranted" situation under law, which simplifies things significantly for force short of lethal.
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comment What martial notation systems exist for describing techniques in writing?
If you do play with it and it works well, let me know how it turns out ^_^ I'd be interested to see.
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comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
The basic rule in the US is that "A person may [...] use physical force upon another person when and to the extent he reasonably believes such to be necessary to defend himself or a third person from what he reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of unlawful physical force by such other person" with a few added caveats and conditions. Very similar.
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comment Is practising techniques on both the left and right sides beneficial or detrimental to martial development?
This is partly a difference in large weapon training versus hand-to-hand or small weapon training. With large weapons you tend to focus heavily on one side, since switching is cumbersome. The angles also change more dramatically when the opponent switches hands, so you tend to focus on one direction. Meanwhile, with a small weapon or with hand-to-hand things can be a little more fluid and the angles don't change quite as dramatically.