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Dec
9
comment Could Bushi Ban martial arts prepare me for the Olympics?
Fencing is also an Olympic combat sport, coming in three varieties (foil, epee, and saber).
Jul
16
comment Wrist strength for sticks
Not sure of the exact weight, but I believe they are made of oak and thus on the heavier end of the short stick spectrum.
May
28
comment Hung Gar institutions
Much better, reopened and thanks ^_^
May
26
comment Hung Gar institutions
Welcome to the site! Please take a moment to look at our FAQ. This question is very narrowly focused in both time and location, making it difficult to answer and for helping others. If you can edit it so that it is a little broader (e.g., more about what you are looking for and more detail about the styles you are considering) then it can be easily reopened.
Apr
5
comment Thrusting Targets in the Leg
Any situation where life and death are at issue, rather than points.
Mar
19
comment Translation for “Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything.”
Not so much: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/11494/…
Feb
10
comment Fighting styles that use a katana from the beginning
@John.Weland I already mentioned it. "Gumdo" is a different romanization of kumdo (검도).
Feb
2
comment Avoiding “Belt Factories”
I will say that if they are any good and they are looking at anything specific as pass/fail criteria, it will be forms and one-steps, not sparring.
Jan
31
comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
There have actually been more up votes than that, but there have also been downvotes. Seems contentious.
Jan
29
comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
This seems like a good conversation for chat.
Jan
22
comment Why does Seido Karate only teach weapons training at black belt level?
There are two questions here, both good, one of which is in the title and the other of which is in the body. Which do you want an answer to, or are you hoping one will lead to the other?
Dec
5
comment Injury during training session, after 2 months still feel the pain
If the question can be edited to bring it back more to MA it can be reopened. Otherwise the answer starts with "talk to a Doctor."
Oct
24
comment What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
Great answer! Welcome to the site ^_^
Oct
24
comment Good music themes for Tai-chi
Closing until it can be improved to fit within the scope of martial arts. Discussion on whether music and other "thematic" elements around martial arts can be considered on topic should go on the meta.
Oct
23
comment “Spinning Block” Pattern Origination
Thanks! Excellent answer. In my class we'd describe it as a "soft block" which for us includes cover techniques and deflections. That may be simply a difference in how we are defining things, or it may be a notational term based on the "looks like" principle, i.e., "this isn't originally conceived as a 'block,' but it looks and flows a lot like the soft techniques we practice, so we call it one."
Oct
19
comment How do I find out what are the laws on edged weapons in my country?
Discussion around topicality/localization/closing belongs on the meta.
Sep
17
comment Drills for teaching range analysis
Empty hand, specifically, though more general answers would also be good. Rapier I know plenty of drills for, but they require significant adaptation in some cases since empty hand lacks some of the visual cues that rapiers let you check within an inch.
Aug
28
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
That doesn't narrow it down much from the other question that was asked, which despite not explicitly mentioning these still covers the same territory.
Aug
28
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
A couple of things. One is that I hadn't been pinged (generally report things once you feel they are ready to be reopened), so I hadn't actually taken another look at it. Another is that it is still a very broad question with vague specifications that isn't clearly different from the other question that was asked in this regard. The major distinguishing points seem to be that he mentions a bunch of different things that are "widely" available (as opposed to just asking generally) and says that he "wonders" whether a "throwing or grappling art would be a better choice."
Aug
26
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
So fix it quickly so that it can be reopened quickly.