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Tae Kwon Do: Sam Dan


Apr
10
comment Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
This is incorrect: "Power is force over time." You're thinking of work: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_(physics)#Mechanical_power The correct definition is "Power = Force times velocity = Work over time." Power is also a poor choice as a physical principle due to it's lack of conservation. Try kinetic energy instead = 1/2 * mass * velocity^2.
Apr
10
comment Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
@BerinLoritsch, so it's an unanswerable general question according to the FAQ: martialarts.stackexchange.com/faq#dontask There are too many variables, undefined terms and a missing metric (what is "best"?).
Apr
8
comment Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
"No, I can't define the methods of breathing that I refer to" - if the terms aren't defined, then this is not an answerable question.
Feb
22
comment How do I coach her mindset to better suit karate competitions?
Totally agree: if you're engaged, you can't give objective feedback. That said, you can talk about "what worked for me" and see if that's useful. Realize: it might not help. Her issues are not your issues.
Feb
22
revised Value in Practicing Spinning Kicks
added 744 characters in body
Feb
22
comment Correct usage of the title “Master”?
+1 Very true - in class, the students call me "doctor Cross" - if they called me "mister Cross", I and my two sons would all turn at the same time....
Feb
22
answered How to overcome fear to jump?
Feb
22
comment Value in Practicing Spinning Kicks
@RoryAlsop, you're welcome. I agree - that bout is fascinating and terrifying at the same time. Both of those men are far outside my weight class (and I'm in an age bracket where I know better). The forms on your site are interesting - I had never seen how cross-shaped chon ji really is. On a side note, the bounce that the performer does before every move is very distracting for me. Different styles....
Feb
22
comment Correct usage of the title “Master”?
This question is too localized - how do you define "correct"?
Feb
21
awarded  Quorum
Feb
20
awarded  Beta
Feb
19
comment How helpful is it to film yourself during training and analyze videos after training?
@dmckee, well we have to pick a word. I do a fair amount of public speaking as well and had to help edit a video presentation of one of my talks. I was ready to claw out my own eyes before we were done.... ;-)
Feb
19
answered How helpful is it to film yourself during training and analyze videos after training?
Feb
19
comment What's this posture called, and does it signify something
@knb, you are welcome. You aren't wrong in noticing the difference between the form and the picture. Personally, I would call that a variant that, in real life, would certainly be adapted to the situation of the moment (i.e., block high if the attack is coming high). Your mileage will obviously vary.
Feb
19
revised Value in Practicing Spinning Kicks
added 450 characters in body
Feb
19
answered What's this posture called, and does it signify something
Feb
19
comment Value in Practicing Spinning Kicks
@Trevoke, if you're speaking about the overall population, sure, they are not inclined to back kick. They are, however, inclined to get their head out of the way. The OP was asking from the point of view of someone who is being trained in spinning kicks and does not understand the motivation. That is not the average person. So, when I say "you" in that sentence, you can substitute "David H. Clements."
Feb
19
answered Value in Practicing Spinning Kicks
Feb
18
awarded  Commentator
Feb
18
comment Are students with disabilities tested differently?
Check the comments on that post, particularly Robert's comment "But, if your question is intended to gather a list of equally relevant answers, and you don’t expect one answer to be the most applicable, it should be a community wiki anyway. Community wiki on a “list of X” question suggests that the value of the question is in having the list of answers as a collection (i.e. a collaboration)." Is it possible to answer this question definitively? As far as I can tell, the answers "yes", "no" and "maybe" are all equally valid.