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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.
Sep
18
comment What are the differences between ITF and WTF Tae-Kwondo?
Taekwondo has no connection to taekkyeon - that was all a lie so Choi could claim it wasn't purely bastardised karate. You might want to read "A Killing Art" - akillingart.com
Sep
18
comment What are the differences between ITF and WTF Tae-Kwondo?
"ITF is the original style of taekwondo." - taekwondo predates the ITF/WTF divide, had no "sine wave" until the 1980s, and there are many other subtle and not-so-subtle changes made in ITF and almost every other school.
Sep
18
answered What are the benefits of learning weapons?
Sep
12
answered What is the difference between Muay Thai and Kickboxing?
Sep
5
answered Footwork in JKD for advancing elbow strikes
Sep
5
answered What are the common techniques to close the gap in jeet kune do?
Sep
5
answered Is it okay to use a pulley to stretch?
Aug
22
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Aug
22
comment How should a college club train for MMA?
-1 for "You won't learn that from a martial arts instructor either. Not in a way that works." and "qualified instructor; a judoka, a wrestler, a BJJ high blue/purple, then you can have a good class" - clear and absurd bias.
Aug
21
answered Down a hand, looking for new martial art
Aug
20
comment Martial Arts Weapons for Home Defense?
@grovberg: it's definitely played out that way sometimes, in the end it's all elusive statistics with many factors. Two of those: even untrained people may intuitively perceive deterrent value in a trained stance/guard, especially with sticks, and as long as they're far enough away that they think they have the option to leave they're less likely to panic and shoot you if they have a gun.
Aug
19
comment Martial Arts Weapons for Home Defense?
+1 for lots of good context.
Aug
19
comment Martial Arts Weapons for Home Defense?
+1 Kali sticks make sense to me (though personally I'm an unarmed kind of guy)... someone trained can use them quite effectively, can even things up against a lot of weapons someone might bring/find, but I think most people who saw them lying around wouldn't even consider using them as a weapon and if they tried wouldn't know how to use them very well - all ideal.
Aug
15
answered Which kind of breath provides the most striking power?
Aug
12
comment Benefits of training to fight multiple attackers
@harmlessdragon: my old school used to practice 2v2, 3v3 - sometimes more - not for competition but just in-class sparring... doing it more competitively is again a bit dangerous - one thing with multi-opponent sparring is that people get hit from all sorts of angles and in places they'd normally protect better given a single opponent in a known position, with less chance that they're vaguely prepared for it, and often in the middle of their own movement or attack, so injuries happen very easily. Still, it's more credible than 1-vs-many competitions.
Aug
10
answered Benefits of training to fight multiple attackers
Jul
26
revised Difference between Judo, Karate and Martial Arts?
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Jul
25
revised Slashing vs thrusting (bladed weapon vs pointed weapon)
Addressed technique part of the question.
Jul
24
revised Slashing vs thrusting (bladed weapon vs pointed weapon)
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