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comment How widespread is oomoto-kyo within the Aikido community?
Not a universal answer, but definitely one for someone on the ground.
Apr
27
comment What martial art should I try if I want to train with a wide variety of weapons?
shrug Not having been in any sort of melee outside of SCA and Escrima, I can't speak too much to it, but what I learned was pretty bare of any sort of mysticism flashiness. Instead, it focused on things like how to keep the knife out of immediate view to keep your opponent focused on it, and where to cut.
Apr
27
reviewed Close Self development and training
Apr
27
answered What martial art should I try if I want to train with a wide variety of weapons?
Apr
25
answered Why do ninjas stop with their follow through when attacking
Apr
24
comment How do I choose a suitable martial art for me?
Ah. I thought we'd covered this one before... But if that question doesn't cover you, perhaps because you have different circumstances, just edit that info into your question and it will be noted as potentially able to be reopened.
Apr
24
answered Why is it so essential to do a full leg split to learn martial art?
Apr
24
comment How do I choose a suitable martial art for me?
That's a really broad question... but I think that it does have concrete answers in terms of listing the criteria to consider. I will mull on this.
Apr
21
reviewed Reviewed Why do boxers huff each time they throw a punch?
Apr
21
reviewed Reviewed Wing Chun for practical, close in defense
Apr
13
comment Systema: “Beyond the physical” force generation
I set up a Meta question at meta.martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/432/…. Maybe we could move discussion over to there?
Apr
13
reviewed Approve Should I go to boxing practice while still sore? Is it normal soreness?
Apr
13
comment Systema: “Beyond the physical” force generation
I think a significant question is, would you accept the answer that most branches of Systema do not espouse a power other than the physical? Because what I seem to be finding doing some searches is that they generally do not include things like qi, c.f. the discussion of there being no "dim mak" in Systema at knucklepit.com/mixed-martial-arts-aaron_ellis-systema.htm
Apr
13
comment Systema: “Beyond the physical” force generation
@Sardathrion: I dunno... I think he's got a good point about saying that he doesn't want the answer to consist of "your belief system is ridiculous". Imagine if someone asked a question about the handling of transubstantiated host on the Christianity SE and several answers consisted of "You know that you're an idiot for thinking it turns into flesh and blood, right?"
Apr
12
comment Systema: “Beyond the physical” force generation
The information at martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/104/… may be a bit helpful to you. I am not a Systema practitioner, but my impression is that their technique has less to do with an idea of "qi" or "inner power" and more a matter of moving in a steady and relaxed manner to get maximum efficiency,
Apr
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revised Aikido forward roll with backpack
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Mar
30
comment Maximizing Liver Shot Damage
@Sardathrion: Only in that asking the best way to incapacitate an opponent with any technique would. One could say the same thing about asking the best way to score a knockout punch in boxing.
Mar
29
reviewed Approve Practicing a form with closed eyes
Mar
29
comment Low kicks vs high kicks in street fight
@VaibhavGarg: It was Unknown Capoeira: Secret Techniques of the Original Brazilian Martial Art by Mestre Ricardo Cachorro. Despite the somewhat hokey name, it's basically a listing of Capoeira movements, how to train for them, recommendations for when to use them in the roda or outside of it, and what to do in response to them.
Mar
27
comment Low kicks vs high kicks in street fight
I'm honestly a bit surprised this got accepted as the answer, but thank you.