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comment Is there any information on pre-19th century Irish weapons-based martial arts?
My problem is this: John Hurley doesn't provide evidence for the existence of a codified system. It seems more likely that "Scianóreacht" for instance refers to the use of or skills with a knife in general, rather than a particular set of techniques, which likely existed in a less unified, familial training sort of form, much the way many european traditions were passed. In the 19th c. traditional weapons were banned, and the shillelagh became a popular replacement – after all, how do you ban tree branches?
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answered Measuring the foot when buying Tabi (and giving the size using the japanese convention)
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answered Légion étrangère close combat system
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explanation of better understanding of shinobi
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answered Why should I wear my gi with left side over right side?
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comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
From a legal standpoint, you're always in a gray area with self-defense. Self-defense is an affirmative defense; you're acknowledging that you committed the act for which you're charged, but stating that exigent circumstances made the action necessary. First strike does not necessarily negate self-defense; it does make it harder to prove. Being surrounded, however, gives you a good defense.
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comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
Never really left; just been inactive until the site adopted a more hopeful tone.
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answered What is the best bo staff for an 8-year-old for competitions?
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answered Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
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comment how to overcome “freeze”?
Practice does not make perfect; only perfect practice makes perfect.
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