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revised Rule 1: Cardio. What exercises are worth doing to increase cardiovascular fitness?
Making the title clearer.
Feb
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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.
Feb
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asked Going up on the ball of the foot for a front snap kick
Feb
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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.
Feb
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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.
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revised How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
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revised How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
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answered How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
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revised Is aikido a good addition to Karate? Or shoud I go for jiu-jitsu?
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revised What characteristics should I look for in a sensei?
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comment Are chi-sao-style drills found anywhere other than in Wing Chun?
We did a variation of it in my tantojutsu class (derived from aikijujutsu) as well.
Feb
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answered Which martial arts focus on self defense?
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comment Official Term/Good Reference for Hapkido Advanced Basics
USA Hapkido Association (no online presence to speak of), from one of Lee Ki-Duk's students.