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Just spent 2013 recovering from cancer and am now getting back into gaming. I grew up self-teaching out of the Red Box D&D, moved onto other systems from there, and got deep into indie RPGs with funky rules like letting players take narration or having GM-less systems, etc.

I mostly love rpgs that are either narrativist and drama focused, and/or tactically fun. Including games that do both.


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answered How can I learn martial at home when I'm alone in home?
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answered Martial Arts Weapons for Home Defense?
Aug
9
comment Are Aikido joint locks harmful to children?
My training is in kinesiology & physical therapy, so I have a baseline level of the science behind it, but not specific to children. If you do find deeper science sources, do you think you could link it back in this question? I'd be happy to see more myself.
Aug
8
comment Are Aikido joint locks harmful to children?
Well, OP asked for medical science, so I gave it to him. Even then this is a very watered down version. I can break it down in more layman's terms, but I've found most people tend to think you're "making things up" when you simplify past a point, even if it's true as far as function goes.
Aug
8
answered Benefits of training to fight multiple attackers
Aug
7
answered Are Aikido joint locks harmful to children?
Aug
5
comment How do boxers survive punches to the head?
Concussions cause permanent brain damage. "recovery" is basically 10 days to several months where it can happen, but it's mostly your brain rewiring around the damage. This is why concussions "build" upon each other - eventually you get enough damage things can't route around it.
Aug
3
comment Down a hand, looking for new martial art
Can you hold objects? Might be a good time to play with a weapon art like escrima/kali or a knife art, as long as you're not doing impacts/blocking drills... it'd keep your arm moving, get some strength in your grip and be a useful skill to add on.
Aug
2
answered How do boxers survive punches to the head?
Jul
30
comment Slashing vs thrusting (bladed weapon vs pointed weapon)
Thanks! Sorry it wasn't initially up to what you were looking for.
Jul
23
answered Slashing vs thrusting (bladed weapon vs pointed weapon)
Jul
16
comment Is a triple-sworded style viable against one or dual wielding sword oppenents?
As fun as the One Piece Manga is, martial arts from it are not real. Though, the rentjong dagger from Indonesia is designed to be held by the toes against the foot, and can be used with two daggers in the hands. Nonetheless, it's better as a surprise weapon than "3 weapon style".
Jul
12
answered Reality Based Self Defense Scenarios
Jul
12
answered How to train for improved balance?
Jun
24
answered Solo martial art learning
Jun
24
comment How harmful are kicks to the private parts in krav maga?
"your body grow defences to prevent further damage" actually means either nerve damage or scar tissue. In this case, because the groin is so sensitive, that would be nerve damage. Regularly taking shots is probably not a good plan, regardless of how macho folks get to feel at the end of the day...
Jun
15
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Jun
15
comment Practical knife defense stance
I'm guessing you're referring to the femoral artery? 100% bleed out doesn't seem to match medical studies ( sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0741521401700912 ), although granted these injuries probably were not "skilled personnel" inflicting them, but with 46% being gunshots and 12% being blades, you'd think there'd by a much higher rate of death or at least amputation if it was that bad overall. No, it's not good to get cut there, for sure, it's just not 100%.
Jun
14
comment Good sources on using sticks for grappling/locks?
Thanks! I had seen some of the Dog Brothers' stuff years ago, but all I saw was striking. I'll look again, if they've branched out into takedowns and grapples with it.
Jun
13
comment Good sources on using sticks for grappling/locks?
Thanks for the recommendation. I'm not really concerned about the culture of origin, more about working with the actual sticks themselves. So, for example, people might have good sources involving older police batons or clubs that would be just as applicable. Thanks!