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Aug
26
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
Fix it, then it can be reopened and can be answered. That's why it is a community site with edit privileges. The fact that I "don't know how Singapore makes it different" is part of the problem in that such needs to be spelled out in the question, and it isn't even clear that locality is at all the focus in what @KyawThurein is asking about.
Aug
25
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
1) That it is based in Singapore is not mentioned in the questions 2) It is not clear how that makes it any different. It needs to be improved. If it can be improved and made into a great question, I can happily reopen it.
Aug
25
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
Incidentally, I am closing this as currently it isn't a particularly good fit to a Q&A format and may very well be an exact duplicate. If it can be modified and/or clarified to the point where it can be reopened then it is easy to do so.
Aug
25
comment Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
@KyawThurein Is your question covered by this question?
Aug
23
comment Should I learn karate if I had a slip disc problem in past?
Have you spoken with a doctor about it?
Aug
19
comment If I'm worried about concussions, should I train tae kwon do, or karate, or neither?
You might find How to select the right Aikido dojo, What characteristics should I look for in a sensei? and What martial art should I start with? useful.
Aug
14
comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
"What are the disadvantages or advantages of taking notes after class?"
Aug
14
comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
Can we rephrase the question slightly to make it less of a poll of the community?
Aug
8
comment In fencing, what is a point of fact?
Can someone point out a specific article that discusses the term "point of fact" in context of this controversy?
Jul
22
comment How can you practice wrist locks/grappling holds without a partner?
If you are put in that lock? That'd could make a good question on its own, since it depends a bit on where the opponent's other hand is.
Jul
17
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
If you think that "boxing/kickboxing/TKD/kyokushin challenge matches" are representative of "combat" or "fighting" then there's already a problem.
Jun
16
comment How to train to avoid target fixation?
That's all really excellent advice.
May
24
comment Sliding the Feet in Contact With the Ground
That's really interesting context. I hadn't ever looked up the Hung brothers before.
May
16
comment Sliding the Feet in Contact With the Ground
I like the point on iaido, so +1 for that, but I think your impression of rapier is a bit off. We did live steel tests on melons and sides of beef and pork: if you hit with anything other than the lightest possible touch with a blade, you ended up binding your blade and not being able to retrieve it quickly. So hitting with power was never the intent, speed was.
May
8
comment How to cover all of the material? Especially in small classes
Around 4—5 most days, including the head instructor. A few more during the summer.
May
7
comment How to cover all of the material? Especially in small classes
@Trevoke I can answer that, but I don't know how relevant it is for the general case since all that it changes are the specifics of the application and the specifics of the pacing. The question stands regardless of the number of belts, time between them, or the number of lessons involved.
May
3
comment Wide shoes for martial arts
Need a little more information to effectively answer this one, but wrestling shoes of various sorts should come in a range of effective widths (same as other shoes), though you may have to custom order them.
Apr
22
comment Does anyone know a good source of information about Sambo on the web?
@fpessoa If you found the answer useful to you and you, you can mark it as an accepted answer ^_^ You can always change it later, and this encourages people to answer your questions in the future.
Apr
20
comment How can I improve my “bananeira” (hand-stand / walk head-down)?
Welcome to the site! It would help for answering this question if you could give a little more explanation as to what you feel is going wrong. When you say you "never managed to past this barrier," what happens?
Apr
15
comment Is stretching with a partner beneficial, dangerous, or both?
Unfortunately this doesn't really address the core of the question, since my question specifically is with regards to experienced practitioners who move very slowly and communicate very quickly.