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May
22
answered Is it possible to learn martial arts only by myself?
Apr
30
answered How to avoid knee injury?
Apr
22
answered As a beginner, how many classe(s) a week to take?
Apr
20
comment Can anyone ever fight as people do in movies?
It's all good! It's better to have a lot of good answers to choose from.
Apr
16
answered Can anyone ever fight as people do in movies?
Apr
15
answered Is Wing Chun or krav maga suitable for a sailing lifestyle
Apr
10
comment The 180 degree leg split
You also may have the hip structure which prevents 180 splits, period. The angle of your ball-socket joint may prevent it - there's no way to stretch through your bone contacting bone barrier. You may want to talk to a sports trainer or PT to see if that is the case. In which case, you will know that there is a limit and you can work on other areas of your training instead.
Mar
14
comment How to avoid injuries in spinal ligaments?
Yeah, but forward/back bending is "normal use" of the spine and not like a car accident or sudden whiplash or similar injury-inducing effect. So this is more about hyperflexion/extension and wearing down of the ligament than sudden tears. You should also have your PT check the angle of your hip sockets - some ppl cannot get full splits or beyond a certain ROM in the hips because of their bone structure - they often try to make up the difference by torquing the spine to change the hip angle.
Mar
14
answered How to avoid injuries in spinal ligaments?
Mar
9
answered Identifying a physical training device (pictures of a vertical padded tube with horizontal pipes coming out)
Mar
7
answered Is this shaolin tutorial any good for self-study?
Feb
18
answered What is the liability issuewith personal defense classes?
Feb
16
answered Is mutual death (ai uchi) the outcome of any duel between champions in saber?
Feb
6
answered What are the corrects words to greet our shifu?
Feb
4
answered Is a Master always required to learn kung fu?
Jan
28
answered Martial Art focused on upper body strikes
Jan
25
comment Close quarter's defense: when you stand face to face with an attacker
I think the reason you're finding they don't have a technique for that is because when someone is threatening and you see they're threatening you don't wait for them to get within your body space before taking action to get away? The folks who get that close either have run up on you from behind and are attacking or have a weapon at your side or back and are threatening you. Otherwise it only happens when two guys start playing the yelling/pushing game before fighting.
Jan
25
comment Close quarter's defense: when you stand face to face with an attacker
So, to clarify a) You cannot walk/run away, b) there's no obstacles you can put between you and the person, c) are they just talking trash? Is this life threatening?, d) do they have to get THAT close before you can act? Might they have a knife? Might they have friends? I feel like this question lacks critical context in a lot of ways. And, as Dave pointed out, grappling works as well. It's not like there's 1 miracle technique that works up close for everything. Tell us the situation w/o scraping off the reasons.
Jan
24
comment Close quarter's defense: when you stand face to face with an attacker
This question seems a little too general? It feels like the question boils down to "How SHOULD I hit someone?" to which there's as many answers as there are styles of defense. Can you give some more specifics as far as what you're looking for or limits to the situation?
Jan
22
comment Self-defense with hemiphlegia
Yep. I really emphasize looking into what is legal to carry.