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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.


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.
Jan
21
answered Self-defense with hemiphlegia
Jan
7
awarded  Yearling
Dec
28
comment Can my body learn to split at 25?
I second PNF stretching techniques. The only restriction to people being able to do splits isn't age, but rather the angle of the femur head in the hip socket, which, for some, is set such they can never fully get splits. Otherwise, it's really just a matter of time and patience. And, along with flexibility - make sure to do strength exercises at the far ranges of your range of motion to stabilize your joint!
Dec
23
answered Defending against an aggressive and heavier opponent
Dec
16
answered Martial art without exam and secrets
Dec
12
answered Chinese Dadao info?
Nov
27
awarded  Enlightened