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Mar
20
revised Avoiding Knuckle Scrapes with Bag Work
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Mar
20
comment Avoiding Knuckle Scrapes with Bag Work
@grovberg Makiwaras are for conditioning, not sparring. The katas have strikes at varying heights. (I might also argue that shoulder height is about half-way between two primary targets, the head and torso, so splits the difference.)
Mar
20
comment Avoiding Knuckle Scrapes with Bag Work
@grovberg A makiwari or similar is used across many arts; rarely used with gloves as one of its purposes is to condition the knuckles for striking. I mean, bag gloves are pretty common when doing bag work of impact, and their primary purpose is to protect the skin. An uncoated canvas bag is fairly abrasive.
Mar
19
comment Avoiding Knuckle Scrapes with Bag Work
@JuannStrauss Hm, yes; hooks in particular could do that if they're not landing flush or they're grazing before solid contact. Still... I've not really seen this happen. Maybe the bag is particularly rough.
Mar
19
answered Replace Broken Kwan Dao Handle?
Mar
19
answered Pain and if it can be eased in a fight
Mar
19
comment Is 16 too late of an age to start hapkido or judo?
No age is "too late"; I only barely understand the thought process that makes someone think it might be. There's no sense in waiting until you're in "really good shape", either.
Mar
19
answered Avoiding Knuckle Scrapes with Bag Work
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Sep
17
answered What are the benefits of learning weapons?
Jul
17
comment Can Karate/Hand Chops be lethal?
Compound fractures generally imply risk of infection which can interfere with healing, but in a healthy population, mortality should be low. More interesting are things like penetration of the subclavial artery etc.
Jun
20
comment Good sources on using sticks for grappling/locks?
It's a nice classical reference work, but I think it's far from what the current state-of-the-art is in this area.
Jun
20
answered Which techniques are available in Muay Thai for blocking/avoiding a high roundhouse kick to the head?
Jun
19
comment Endurance vs. Technique in Boxing
AFAICR, many martial arts specifically do involve more than (insert incapacitating element here) the opponent(s). In many of those cases, it's because actual combat demands more than technique: it deeply involves the mind and the ability to remain calm during said confrontation. Regarding the appeal to authority for the blanket statement: there are a bunch of authorities who would disagree that all martial arts are solely about incapacitating opponents. I don't really believe that kind of attitude is the best way to settle disputes.
Jun
19
answered Good sources on using sticks for grappling/locks?
Jun
4
revised What is the application for tai chi's single whip?
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May
30
comment Why do we do ukemi aka break falls?
Personally I find the purpose to be self-evident and a tautology: you do break falls to learn how to break falls. Not sure how it isn't obvious.
May
30
comment what is the real history and purpose of silat in a fight?
@TheWudangKid I've never heard the "chambering" theory, and it doesn't seem like it'd do anything but rob some energy. I'll ask my teachers, though.
May
30
answered what is the real history and purpose of silat in a fight?
May
4
comment The (hidden?) meaning of “Karate is life”
I think they had more experience. Anything can be a "way of life". Any art, or endeavor, that requires full integration of mind and body can have the same effects.