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Jun
25
comment How harmful are kicks to the private parts in krav maga?
Yup, the conversation would be a great thing to take to chat except where it is leading to edits.
Jun
24
comment How can one practice well alone?
Welcome to the site! Would you mind cleaning this answer up slightly? At the moment it is difficult to read as it is a single large block without much in the way of periods.
Jun
13
comment Good sources on using sticks for grappling/locks?
@JD3Creative Would you mind editing the answer to include your comment here with the explanation and anything else you can tell us?
Jun
2
comment What is the strategic difference between Krav Maga and Systema?
It's a little difficult to tell what exactly you are asking here. System and Krav Maga have some significant dissimilarities and different histories, and so I'm not sure how to narrow down a good answer from the question.
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.