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May
18
answered How, historically, did American push-hands get so restrictive in comparison to Chinese push-hands?
May
18
answered What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
Apr
19
comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
@Dave You're certainly welcome to your opinion; decades of evidence proves something very different. Nothing more entertaining than watching a neophyte get stabbed in their face when they try to punch a knife. (And I'll ignore the obvious weirdness of assuming I'm only talking about Krav Maga, but it's quite a bit more focused on SD than Judo or boxing.) Good luck!
Apr
18
comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
@Dave Obviously. But if you want to learn SD, learn SD. Don't start martial arts thinking you're learning SD: the time it takes to learn SD through MA is an order of magnitude longer than learning SD.
Apr
12
answered How useful is a grappling dummy, when you don't have a live training partner available?
Feb
6
comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
IMO none of the arts listed are "self-defense" arts. If you want to learn self-defense, study self-defense. Any of the listed (and many others) are an adjunct, but the time required to build usable skills makes them inefficient if the primary goal is self-defense.
Jan
31
awarded  Teacher
Jan
31
answered Best weight lifting exercise to develop a Wing Chun chain punch
Jan
31
awarded  Autobiographer