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Nov
17
answered Frequent ribcage injuries, is this normal?
Nov
10
revised In which situations in Muay Thai is the 'super man' punch used and why is it more effective than the normal 'cross punch'?
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Oct
27
comment Only one ankle weight when kicking
The other item I've occasionally seen, which seems more plausible, are rubber bands that attachment to the ankles. They would provide resistance in the correct direction. I have personally seen situations where people have taken out their own supporting leg with them, though, and it doesn't answer the OPs question.
Oct
23
comment Backspinning Heel Kick, Hapkido Origins
Just to comment, Armada is closer to an outside spinning crescent kick, striking with the blade of the foot. Meia lua de compasso is more like the Hapkido spinning heel kick, striking with the heel and also doing the "dip the torso close to the ground" part of things. Although, as you noted, the names do very a lot between schools.
Oct
10
comment how realistic is martial arts portrayed in the movie Old Boy?
@Larry: We had a regrettable case recently involving a kid with a butcher knife who cut his way through a hallway of kids. Most of the kids were larger than he was. But no one wanted to be the person who risked getting into the range of the knives until the security guard tackled him. Trained martial artists or security personnel would probably know better. Fortunately, Oh Dae-Su was up against a set of thugs more used to being the aggressors against weaker opponents.
Oct
10
comment how realistic is martial arts portrayed in the movie Old Boy?
@Larry: Admittedly, the TV Tropes entry is a bit heavy on weaponry examples, but it shows that it could be done. I think that, in the end, it's a matter of psychology of the opposition. One of the points of military training is teaching people to ignore self-preservation and charge forward. As a whole, they can win, but as long as most people are holding back, you get a limited number of attackers at a time, which is more manageable.
Oct
10
comment Is it allowed in Muay Thai to throw a cartwheel kick with your standing leg when the other is held?
I would disagree that there is no leverage to do damage — I have seen such kicks connect with considerable force — but it would be difficult to land on a prepared opponent and the odds are extremely low that you would be able to land on your feet again, let alone catch your balance in time to defend yourself..
Oct
9
comment how realistic is martial arts portrayed in the movie Old Boy?
{nods} If the answer addresses your question and you're reasonably certain a better one isn't going to pop up, can you accept it? :) Gotta feed my rep-habit...
Oct
9
comment how realistic is martial arts portrayed in the movie Old Boy?
I have a sneaking suspicion that this answer was not what you were looking for... :-P
Oct
7
comment how realistic is martial arts portrayed in the movie Old Boy?
Or just determined? Pigpile. It requires an arc to use a weapon like a hammer effectively. Pin the arms and they can't get that swing. That many people, they would have just piled on. There are ways to fight multiple people like that, but it requires mobility enough to be able to prevent them attacking you all at once. That was not the case in the corridor. For that matter, anyone with something heavy could have started chucking it at him and he would have had no defence.
Oct
7
answered how realistic is martial arts portrayed in the movie Old Boy?
Oct
7
comment Holding Thai pads safely
It would be a little bit more helpful if you could summarize some of the advice from the video just in case the video gets taken down.
Sep
10
accepted Is grabbing or manipulating the nose potentially an effective attack?
Sep
9
asked Is grabbing or manipulating the nose potentially an effective attack?
Aug
29
comment Martial Arts Weapons for Home Defense?
I feel like this largely replicates the answers above recommending stickwork since there are so many potential improvised weapons around the house that use that technique.
Aug
27
awarded  Quorum
Aug
18
comment What is the biggest force ever produced by an impact from the human body?
@coltonon: To be fair, they asked each of the practitioners to "use their most powerful technique". But yeah, they ought to have either found one technique to be done by all of them or tested multiple techniques to find the one that generates the most force.
Aug
15
revised How do I improve my jumping technique for jumping maneuvers?
Cleaning up the answer a little.
Aug
14
suggested suggested edit on How do I improve my jumping technique for jumping maneuvers?
Aug
4
revised How do electronic sensing socks / chest protection sensors work in sport competition?
Clarifying some sentences that were less than clear