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I am a software developer with delusions of being a political and economic philosopher. Yes, that means I'm LOTS of fun at parties.


Dec
9
revised How many (and what) things have I failed to do if I get into a fight?
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Dec
7
comment How many (and what) things have I failed to do if I get into a fight?
I have found that the more useless the martial arts school, the bigger the emphasis is on running away rather than fighting. That being said, the best thing to do to avoid a fight is to not go to places where idiots hang out. And don't wear your TapOut shirt. Those things are douchebag magnets.
Dec
6
answered How many (and what) things have I failed to do if I get into a fight?
Dec
6
comment What does it take to get a black belt in Taekwondo?
My pleasure. It feels good to get serious sometimes.
Dec
5
answered What does it take to get a black belt in Taekwondo?
Dec
5
answered Weapons in taekwondo?
Dec
5
comment What does it take to get a black belt in Taekwondo?
Hard work and discipline, baby!
Dec
4
comment Controlling my emotions during sparring
That's sort of what I said. But you need to be realistic. Mike Tyson will knock you out before you've ever had a chance to learn anything. But you might learn a lot from fighting the guy who just went pro last weekend.
Dec
4
answered Controlling my emotions during sparring
Nov
27
comment Between Kyokushin and Shotokan, which focuses more on hard sparring and less on kata?
That's what you get when trying to quote from memory something you learned more than a decade ago.
Nov
26
answered Between Kyokushin and Shotokan, which focuses more on hard sparring and less on kata?
Nov
25
answered Why are ankles wrapped in Muay Thai?
Nov
25
comment Why are ankles wrapped in Muay Thai?
It's pure speculation.
Nov
25
comment Are there good alternatives to wood for weapons?
Rattan is quite nice. So is bamboo. Bamboo can be baked in a kiln (don't know the right temp) to make it quite hard and durable.
Nov
25
comment Why are ankles wrapped in Muay Thai?
It may prevent burns from scraping the ankle or the top of the foot on the canvas when slipping and getting back up. But I highly doubt that's the reason fighters wear them. I think it's more psychological. I remember when I was a your Taekwondo-ka, if I had wraps around my knees and ankles, it just felt like I could kick better. There's no science to support this, but it felt real enough.
Nov
18
answered Effectiveness of low kick to inner thigh of opponent's leading leg in mauy thai boxing?
Nov
12
comment Can I be bulky and fast at the same time?
Because it is science.
Nov
5
answered How to defend against dog attacks?
Nov
4
comment How to improve speed and footwork?
I found HipHop classes helped my Taekwondo tremendously.
Nov
4
comment How to defend against dog attacks?
A long sharp knife is best. Also steel-toed boots for kicking out their teeth.