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Nov
15
answered Preventing and/or healing sore wrists and elbows in boxing
Nov
2
comment Only one ankle weight when kicking
@SeanDuggan: we use rubber bands for kyokushin training - mae geri, mawashi geri, hiza geri (front, turning/roundhouse, knee) - but it's always someone sitting a few metres behind you holding the other end....
Oct
21
revised How do I make sure students refer to me by my title during class
Emphasised that the question seeks advice on how to approach this, not second-guessing whether it should be done.
Oct
20
comment How to learn these movements?
@JohnP "Just because YOU don't like it, doesn't mean it isn't a valid, recognized extension of martial arts." - don't put words in my mouth... I don't consider it a martial art because it doesn't aim to optimise fighting ability... nothing to do with likes and dislikes. What's the rest of what you say got to do with anything?
Oct
19
comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
"due to your training you may not remember the exact sequence of actions that took place and the exact force you may have hit with - you are trained to react without conscious thought which makes remembering really hard" - in my experience it's more the opposite - real life altercations have been over quickly and I typically remember them blow for blow afterwards, with a lot of the subtle positional, conversation (if any), timing, distancing, footwork, even my own thinking and decision making at various stages of the conflict. I could reenact them accurately - unlike dojo/tournament kumite.
Oct
19
answered Best martial art for a late bloomer
Oct
19
revised Is it respectful for someone of a coloured rank to date a black belt?
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Oct
19
comment Is it respectful for someone of a coloured rank to date a black belt?
@OscarMcPherson: things differ school to school, but e.g. in my first school: knock on the master's office door when he didn't seem busy (not soon before class), say there's a matter you're wondering about and you'd appreciate his letting you know what's expected of you. Then explain there's a girl from [high?] school you like and wanted to ask out, but she's training at the dojo too now. You understand there are potential issues - which you would of course try to manage and minimise - but would appreciate his clarifying the school's expectations. Something like that. (We were very formal!)
Oct
19
answered How do I make sure students refer to me by my title during class
Oct
19
comment How to learn these movements?
"Taekwondo is pretty far removed from tricking" - ummm - there is this... :-/
Oct
19
comment How to learn these movements?
@SteveWeigand it's about as strongly related to martial arts as Billy Blanks Tae Bo workout... nothing wrong with either if you want acrobatics or a aerobic workout respectively... though for a martial artist to also do Tae Bo would probably be less destructive to their technique than practicing tricking: with Tae Bo you could actually continue to do technique properly if you've the energy, speed and discipline, but the aims of tricking distort the posture, balance, timing, footwork and "flow" of martial arts, undoubtedly developing disruptive habits.
Oct
18
answered How to learn these movements?
Oct
18
revised Is it respectful for someone of a coloured rank to date a black belt?
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Oct
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revised Is it respectful for someone of a coloured rank to date a black belt?
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Oct
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answered Is it respectful for someone of a coloured rank to date a black belt?
Oct
13
comment how realistic is martial arts portrayed in the movie Old Boy?
@cameron: regarding the arm bar - if the guy who had kicked had kicked around knee height he'd have been well placed to smash his right forearm into Oh Dae-Su's throat or head... having just kicked, he definitely wasn't in a position to do a "flying" movement like that, and there's no need... done correctly those techniques "coat hanger" an opponent even without much backswing, and being grounded helps.
Oct
13
answered Is it allowed in Muay Thai to throw a cartwheel kick with your standing leg when the other is held?
Oct
9
comment how realistic is martial arts portrayed in the movie Old Boy?
@cameron "if they were all trained" - several of them hit him from behind - they wasted the chance to tackle, enclosing his arms and taking him to his knees, head tucked out of reach should he attempt a backwards headbutt, giving the others ample time to apply a choke or finishing strikes. At 0:43 a guy kicks too high allowing his leg to be caught, with hands down unable to defend against the hammer - a good fighter would have kicked just above the knee and had an arm bar or punch ready too. At 0:45 he's hit in the back; a better opponent could strike decisively to his head. On and on....
Oct
6
comment how realistic is martial arts portrayed in the movie Old Boy?
The 2003 South Korean movie or Spike Lee's remake?
Sep
18
comment What are the differences between ITF and WTF Tae-Kwondo?
"side kick with the heel vs the blade of the foot" - the difference in ITF is in the direction of hip rotation, not merely cosmetic.