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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.
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.