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comment How can I become a good training partner
+1 The sibling / friend idea was going to be my answer.
Aug
25
comment Learning grappling without an instructor
have you considered a wrestling coach instead of "grappling instructor". Your local high school or college might have a wrestling team. The coach might be willing to work with you, or maybe an experienced student would. A lot of MMA champs are wrestlers.
Aug
21
comment How to avoid aggravating a sprain while training in MMA?
Like it or not, sometimes medicine and training intersect. MA is, to a degree, an interdisciplinary study. Just as martial artists can be clueless about how to advise someone on medical topics, persons with medical degrees are often wrong about what is safe in training. I personally know people who have been told they should never train martial arts again because of a torn meniscus. Not trying to grind an axe here, just trying to say this kind of question shouldn't be dismissed out of hand.
Aug
20
comment Martial Arts Weapons for Home Defense?
Spear is absolutely the wrong way to go. Too long for use in tight spaces of a home, unless you live in a mansion or a castle. Why not try maneuvering your spear where you think you might need to defend your home? You'll see what I mean. Others here are suggesting Kali sticks. I second that. They're more maneuverable than a baseball bat, and have more utility, but do not strike as hard. I will say, though, if I hear a noise in the night, I reach for my .45
Aug
20
comment Martial Arts Weapons for Home Defense?
Just gotta say there exists a strong potential for blood if you hit with force.
Aug
20
revised How can I learn martial at home when I'm alone in home?
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Aug
20
comment How can I learn martial at home when I'm alone in home?
Maybe somewhere where you won't be in such danger. If the only reason you want to learn martial arts is to defend yourself, maybe you could solve the problem by avoiding it. I say this with the full realization that you may not be able to move because of your situation, but I still recommend it if at all possible.
Aug
20
revised How can I learn martial at home when I'm alone in home?
Grammar
Aug
19
revised What are the benefits of learning weapons?
thought of something else
Aug
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answered What are the benefits of learning weapons?
Aug
15
comment What is the oldest martial art?
There's really not an answer to this question, or if there is one, we would have to talk about what we mean by martial arts. If we mean a systemized method of combat, well people have been doing that probably for as long as people have been fighting. ::shrug:: Still an interesting question.
Aug
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I improve my jumping technique for jumping maneuvers?
Aug
14
comment Should I sign up for my school if I notice inexperience black belts?
Avoid any school where you see a 10 year old black belt. People have differences of opinion on the matter, but for me this is a hard line: once you give someone a black belt you're saying to the world "this person represents my school/my art". People should ask themselves if a 10 year old is capable of representing a school. Because what that 10 year old does/can do is what the world is going to think a black belt does/can do. Sorry for the rant, folks
Aug
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Aug
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reviewed Leave Open Should I sign up for my school if I notice inexperience black belts?
Aug
14
comment What is the oldest martial art?
Plato himself was a wrestler. His name means "broad"/"flat" and was given to him by a gymnastic coach, according to Diogenes. His real name was Aristocles.
Aug
14
revised What is the oldest martial art?
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Aug
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answered What is the oldest martial art?
Aug
13
comment What is the biggest force ever produced by an impact from the human body?
Not really sure why this question is receiving downvotes, other than that it is so brief. I was tempted to downvote myself, but then I read it again. I think this question could definitely be revised to include what the asker means by "powerful". Otherwise, we can reasonably assume most psi. Deformation of tissue is too difficult to measure.
Aug
8
revised Benefits of training to fight multiple attackers
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